Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
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"Up on top, on my own,

A human girl, so far from home, The flowers are big, And the bees are weird, It's dangerous, just like I feared,

On the surface worl—AAH! STAY AWAY!"
Genre: Action
Adventure
Science Fantasy
Comedy-drama
Running Time: 24 minutes (Season 1)
23 minutes (Season 2 and 3)
Country: United States
Release Date: January 14-October 12, 2020
Network(s): Netflix
Created by: Radford Sechrist
Distributed by: NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Netflix
Starring: Karen Fukuhara
Sydney Mikayla
Coy Stewart
Deon Cole
Dee Bradley Baker
Sterling K. Brown
Dan Stevens
Jee Young Han
Amy Landecker
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 30


Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is an animated television series created by Radford Sechrist, adapted from his 2015 webcomic Kipo. The series is produced by American company DreamWorks Animation Television and animated by South Korean studio Mir.

Plot

Kipo, a sheltered girl, gets a crash course in survival when a mutant attack sends her to the surface, far from the safety of her underground home.

Why It Rocks

  1. Beautiful animation, from the same studio that brought us Voltron: Legendary Defender, and The Legend of Korra.
  2. Geometric character designs that call to mind anime.
  3. Decent writing.
  4. Well-crafted story arc.
  5. Lots of world-building and lore. The universe of the world is very expansive and has a lot of mystery surrounding it.
  6. Nicely written characters, such as Wolf, who has a tragic backstory. The characters work off each other well and their interpersonal relationships are examined in great detail.
  7. Threatening villains.
  8. Stunning soundtrack. The soundtrack is very memorable and combines pop with hip-hop.
  9. It's the first kids' cartoon to have a character say "I'm gay". Benson comes out as gay in the episode "Ratland", when he tells Kipo that he only likes her as a friend.
  10. Good voice acting, such as Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) as Kipo.

Bad Qualities

  1. It can be boring sometimes.
  2. The show only lasted for ten months in a year, despite having three seasons, making the entire series short-lived.
  3. In Season 3, with the exception of Doag and Greta, all the other humans' redemptions were all forced just to avoid villain deaths.
  4. Because pretty much all the humans were reached, Kipo never learned that you just can't redeem everyone, which is a problem as this is a lesson society's parents deliberately not want their children learning.

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SuperStreetKombat

4 months ago
Score 0
To think this show ended with a grand total of 3 seasons in one year... wow.

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