Frisky Dingo: Season Two (DVD Review)30 Nov, 2008 By: Rachel Cericola
Prebook 12/2/08; Street 1/6/09
Superhero fans can get a very bizarre fill of the genre via Adult Swim’s “Frisky Dingo.”
Created by Matt Thompson and Adam Reed, the minds behind “Sealab 2021,” this cult cartoon follows the relationship between villain Killface and the goofy superhero Awesome X (aka billionaire Xander Crews). The second season sees the two go head-to-head in a different kind of battle: to see who can become president.
However, this cartoon isn’t for the kiddies; it’s on Adult Swim for a reason. Sex, drugs, politics, profanity, smoking, and Fred Dryer (TV’s Hunter) shout-outs would (or should) most likely turn off younger ’toon watchers. Even the animation would bore the younger set.
The actual drawings are very detailed and reek of comic book cool. However, it’s all talk and very little action, as the style really limits character movement.
Fans of season one, as well as other Adult Swim staples, such as “Robot Chicken” and “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast,” will clamor for all 12 episodes of the second season here.
Like the first season’s release, this one is pretty bare bones. However, fans will be treated to a few extras, including the “Xtacles Skit,” which is also known as the 13th episode, as well as a quickie political-themed commercial for the DVD.