Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match

Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match

On DVD: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Pound Puppies - A Perfect Match, is, in the parlance of our times, a reboot on the old kids series of the same name. Unlikely the previous version, presented by Hannah Barbara, this new version goes in a totally different direction as far as the animation is concerned. 
While the original Pound Puppies all looked rather similar, even with funny hats, patches, and sporadic fur designs, they all had the same rounded faces, noses, and eyes. This time the animals vary in size, breed, and design. I think the original idea was to create an animal that everyone thought would be cute and just duplicate the design, but this time you have dogs of all sorts. Basically a dog for everyone, which is pretty much the theme of the show. 
The cast of this newly revamped version is pretty impressive as well. Eric McCormack of Will & Grace fame stars as Lucky, along with Futurama and Adventure Time alum John DiMaggio, Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown, and Actor/Director Michael Rapaport. The list goes on, including a recurring character voiced by everywhere actress Betty White. 
The style of this show, to me, felt more like Clifford then it did The Pound Puppies. Instead of fantastical adventures (even their underground base was pretty tame) most of the episodes are spent watching the villain McLeish (Rene Auberjonois: Star Trek Deep Space Nine) fumble his way through schemes to make himself look good and put his pound on the map. 
The idea behind the show now is pretty much displaying the characters of the animals from Lucky’s happy go lucky attitude that all dogs have their own human and every human has their own dog, it’s all just a matter of time before the Pound Puppies find that match. Really, it’s not them finding a match, but when a kid comes in for a dog they do all they can with their limited capabilities to make sure things work out all while putting their personalities on high display for viewers. It’s a cute show but the animation isn’t stellar and the execution doesn’t stretch itself anymore then what’s already been done before. That’s an adults perspective, but kids will more then likely enjoy the show anyway. 
AJ Garcia
Review by AJ Garcia
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