Pound Puppies (2010)
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Pound Puppies is a 2010 Canadian/American animated series by Hasbro. It was a sequel of the 1986 series. It was cancelled in 2013. It lasted 3 seasons, with a total of 65 episodes.
The show follows five dogs (Lucky, Cookie, Niblet, Strudel, and Squirt) who find homes for dogs at Shelter 17.
Why Its Proud
- Original animation style. It cleverly uses flash animation.
- Interesting characters.
- Amazing music score by Daniel Ingram.
- Great morals.
- Good voice acting, especially from Eric McCormack.
- Fascinating plots.
- It manages to use a formula without being too repetitive.
- Funny jokes.
- Squirt is a Chihuahua. He could have just been another Mexican stereotype, but he actually has a New York accent and came from Hoboken.
- The episode "There's Something About Camelia" contains an implicit allusion to transgenderism.
- Speaking of stereotypes, the episode Hot Dawg had a scene that shows how silly racism is when Squirt says "I'm a Chihuahua!" and Niblet replies, "Why should I believe a word of a Chihuahua?"
- Kath Soucie, Grey DeLisle, and E. G. Daily are overused as puppy voices. And even if they weren't overused, they would still make Anime girls sound ear-pleasing!
- Niblet, Dot, and McLeish are quite aggravating.
- Some bad episodes like Lucky Gets Adopted.
- Later episodes have toilet humor.
- It can sometimes seem that its pandering towards furries.
- The first 7 episodes have bad animation from 9 Story, but did get a lot better when the studio switched to DHX Media.
- It is one of the few Canadian cartoons to have American voice actors, although they were used only because they were popular.
- It is one of the few cartoons to have never seen the change from Hub Network to Discovery Family.