12/17/07

ETL 101 A Long, Annoying Party

(2001, Comedy/Fantasy/Sword and Sorcery/Animation, color)

Rating: ***1/2

All they want is an excuse to run around being adorable...

Summary (from the original episode list at SciFi.com):

The streets are empty 'cause everyone's at the party.
The hamlet of Pushington Downs throws an exceedingly cute birthday party for Edward, a discontented Pudge who plans to seek out a considerably less cute existence, far away in the mythical Island City.

Thoughts:

They nail Tolkein's style in their first episode with a narrator that spits out a bewildering array of complicated Pudge names and customs. My favorite: "Izzleberry Cornstalkflower."