Sunset Paradise is an Australian computer-animated web series created by Luke and Kevin Lerdwichagul, produced and animated by Glitch Productions and funded by Screen Australia for GLITCH. It was revealed in SMG4: War Of The Fat Italians 2020. The pilot episode of the first season released on March 26, 2021 at 4 PM PT, and nine more episodes were released weekly starting on June 4th, 2021, and concluding on July 30th.
Why It Rocks
- Like Meta Runner, the CGI animation is amazing with the real life animation added to Meggy only with a little bit less realistic.
- Whisk without the mask on being shy is really funny which caused a lot of funny moments for her like when the birds stole her mask, Auri putting an electric on her mask, etc in which it also proves she's two sided.
- Heartbreaking scenes such as Auri finding out the Funky Force are secretly villains to the point where he was forced to burn all his merchandise on them.
- Once again like Meta Runner, there can be a lot of easter eggs hidden around here and there such as Beeg SMG4 in the pilot episode.
- The part where Auri got himself killed in order to protect Meggy was very emotional especially with Meggy crying for his death though Auri got thankfully brought back to life in the next episode.
- The same case goes to the mayor who died in "Mad Meggy" due to the fact ultimately killed by the Funky Force when he sacrificed himself to save Meggy and Auri was also emotional with the statue at the end of the series.
- "WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT JOE FRESH!!!!!"
- The Friday Night Funkin' short is a very nice bonus we could have in the series and this is to honor the game's existence and popularity.
- The bonus ending to the episode having Sir Benedict Cumbersnatch getting dealt with Aloysius Bori is a nice alt ending the series could have.
- We get to see a cameo image of Meggy's friends in the SMG4 series in the episode "Cat-sino Royale" as well as Tari and Melony's cameos in there though when Mario made his cameo, Meggy's thumb was covering him which is most likely due to copyright.
- Extremely catchy theme song that is nicely done by Lizzie Freeman.
Sunset Paradise has an 8.2/10 on IMDb.
- This is the first SMG4 GLITCH show to be forcused on the canon SMG4 timeline as Luke confirmed the SMG4 Tari and the Meta Runner Tari aren't the same person.
- Shadow Meggy for some reason, only appears in odd number episodes and never appeared in any of the even number episodes (except for the final episode).
- Auri made a cameo in the SMG4 Christmas special in a video call with Meggy making a couple fans wondering if there will be a season 2 of Sunset Paradise since Meggy also said in the ending episode that she'll come back to Port Auora one day.