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Unicorn Wars

This was described as a cross between Apocalypse Now, Bambi and The Bible by its producer. The joke being that they’re three of the director’s favourite fictions. I suppose it does have a few parallels with each if you’re willing to look for them, but I don’t think it’s anywhere near as successful as any of them.

There’s a big push around this for the idea that it’s adult animation, and that animation needs to be something that can be for adults too. I get the point that’s trying to be made, but it feels as if sometimes it goes a bit too far into proving that point, and we just end up with teddy bears being dicks to one another for the sake of it. I can see why that would appeal to some, but I found it quite dull.

I won’t spoil it, but what I did think was very well done was the ending. That’s really where the biblical stuff comes to fruition, and what seemed like a bit of a pointless, overlong Adult Swim short turned out to have some kind of meaning behind it. I just wish it happened earlier.

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