Adolf Hitler: Funny, charismatic, artistic, wonderful, humanitarian, vegetarian, optimistic, just an all around swell guy. But the master of a magical mustache?
Storm Gardens animations sure seem to think he has one, seeing as their latest project Hitler's Magical Mustache came out recently and in their email claimed it to be "a comedy/fantasy animation that is similar humor to southpark [sic], regular show and the simpsons."
As it would turn out, they weren't lying. HMM is in fact similar to all those shows listed. Unfortunately, it's not in the way you'd initially think. So for the sake of this article, let's look at what you'd be hoping to be compared to in those shows and how it actually is here.
|"My greatest dream is a world without jews." - Lauren Faust <3|
In fact, it's somehow below the dirty animating from the earlier seasons of South Park, looking cheaper than what ever the Candians are animating these days, and trust me that's not a good thing at all. However I can look past bad animation from online projects, after all you have to sympathize with a lack of a team or a budget. So long as the other aspects are good, it can be overlooked.
|TIME TO TAKE YOUR OTHER BALL, ADOLF|
Could I be cool with a fucking bizarre anthropomorphic cat-banana wielding scissors kidnapping Hitler and shaving his mustache, which all turns out to be orchestrated by Anne Frank so she can put the mustache hair in her diary, have the banana cat pants the guards, and fly off in to the night to her attic? Of course I could, I do drugs. However you have to make it work, and here it just doesn't. It starts off with Hitler being pissed at not finding Anne Frank and then BOOM, cat-banana. Poorly drawn cat-banana. Which I'll admit his entrance was so bizarre it got a shock laugh out of me, but besides that nothing works here due to the lack of any set up.
|Anne always did enjoy hairy situations|
If you wan to see what three shows this most resembles, check out memorable shows such as Angela Anaconda, The Three Friends and Jerry, and Kappa Mikey. To be fair, I think HMM is better than any of those titles, but the production cost, themes, and general style seem right on par with them. Ugly designs, inappropriate themes, and lacking animation match up respectively.
Look Storm Gardens, you're a young animation 'company'. You're around the level where people like OneyNG and Stamper were when they were first starting out on Newgrounds. It's important to remember the one fact every person producing content needs to know, and that's that your first projects are going to suck. Badly. This goes for drawings, films, stories, or really any entertainment medium. Do not be discouraged by your suckiness, revel in it and learn from it. So don't take these harsh words too personal, but be angered by them anyways. Call me a cunt and continue making your art. Your very, very confusing art.
FINAL SCORE: 3/10
(But keep trying, Storm Gardens)