Thursday, November 19, 2009

Two Times the Suck

1985 was not kind to The Walt Disney Company. In theaters, you had The Black Cauldron and Return to Oz, two movies that I liked but the rest of the world hated. In hockey arenas you had Disney on Ice starring Sport Goofy. And on television, you had The Wuzzles.

The Wuzzles, to put it mildly, sucked. Sucked hard.

A marketing gimmick disguised as a TV show, The Wuzzles existed solely to sell plush toys and other assorted crap. The cartoon only lasted thirteen lousy episodes, and boy were they lousy. Take a look at the opening sequence if you don't believe me:

As a kid I was obsessed with everything Disney, but this was too much even for me. I hate the Wuzzles.

The worst part is, early Gladstone issues of "Walt Disney's Comics and Stories" got infected with this junk. Here's a "story" from WDC&S 514, inexpertly scanned by yours truly. The art's nice and everything, but I can't get past the stupid, stupid concept. How could something be part lion and part bumblebee anyway? It doesn't make any sense. What are they, mutants? Refugees from The Island of Dr. Moreau? It's just stupid. Anyway, enjoy the comics.

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