Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Here They Come to Save the Day

I'm intrigued by Team America: World Police. While the South Park series is frequently funny and quotable, I usually think their episodes fall short of their potential. There have been a few great ones, but most range from merely very good to mediocre. This could be because of the short writing period they give themselves, which would explain why South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut managed to be so brilliant. Hopefully, the schedule of Team America will allow Trey Parker and Matt Stone to create some of that same magic... but with puppets. I'm also optimistic that, as with the feature length South Park, satire will be given priority over shock humor (not that it won't be welcome) and songs will be prevalent. If it's anywhere near as good as the South Park movie, they could even be up for another Academy Award nomination -- at least according to this surprising tid bit from an article originally in Variety:

Aside from "Shrek 2," upcoming possibilities for the animated feature race include DreamWorks' "Shark Tale," Disney-Pixar's "The Incredibles" and Par's pair of "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" and "Team America World Police" (from Trey Parker and Matt Stone and, yes, puppet pics are counted as animated films).


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