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Discussion in 'Other / Multiple Studios' started by Dave Koch, Oct 29, 2013.

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    Well, I've read the beginning strips of U.S Acres (Orson's Farm in International Markets) and i have formed a slight opinion on those strips, and yes, the strips so far that i've read, there's some good stuff here and there and like how Jim Davis occasionally broke out of his three panel formula and have the gag pushed to four panels, but that is how very far Davis could go seemingly in this strip and the Plaid Sunday was a nice touch and sometime in 1988-1989 Jim Davis handed the strip to Brett Koth, one of his paid minions and a former Disney artist, and Koth also received credit and pushed out some surprisingly stylish fun and cartoony material and defiantly indeed stylish (whereas Jim Davis' original work comes out very conservative by comparison).

    But the main problem i have with the strip (and especially what's been recorded on the Garfield site so far) is that for the most part, the characters are all very dumb idiots with VERY little personality, and that is pretty much why it never caught on, and there were no specials of it, and Bill Watterson wasn't kidding or making stuff up about the whole intelligence thing, and in the first few strips, there is NOTHING distinctive whatsoever about Orson's brothers totally unlike in Garfield and Friends where each of Orson's brothers are given very distinctive designs, and U.S Acres managed to continue on Garfield And Friends because the characters and stories were a lot better and fresher in animation than Davis could ever pull off in print, and after season 4, there was no more material from the comic strip to adapt into quickies, so the U.S Acres quickies were axed altogether.

    So, how about you guys, what are your opinions about this one?, help yourself and give it a try!.



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