Friday, October 21, 2005

DillDoe's Rant ( vol.1 )

Ok, so theres a new batman cartoon from WB (not that new, up to season 3 already) and I just finish watching season 2 when I notice something.

BUT first, some background info for the clueless.

This series is sorta like Batman Begins, like the movie, it takes place early in Bat's career when Bruce Wayne first becomes Batman. It's made by the same people that did the Jackie Chan Cartoon. Unlike the comics/previous Cartoons/Movies, they introduce new characters and mix around some character's background.

Two detectives that are on bat's tail:

Ethan Bennett
Who is voiced by Steve Harris (black guy from the Practice)

Ellen Yin
Who is voiced by Ming Na Wen (chinese chick on ER)

Well After season one, Bennett was turned into ClayFace by the Joker, so he's out of the good guy business. That leaves Det. Ellen Yin without a partner UNTIL she teams up with Batman as his behind the scenes cop (this was before Commissioner Gordan showed up).

(photoshopped rendition)

Kinda cool, this allowed Bats to have help inside while providing slight romantic interest.

Then it HITS me, why the hell does this seem SOOOOO FAMILIAR?!

Minority Detective in the Cop department helping out a guy that comes out at Night (to fight crime) flying thru the city, and yet by day he's in his big Mansion!

Kinda reminds you of THIS, doesn't it?

Disney's Gargoyles!

Goliath stays at the Mansion during the day, then at night busts out and flys thru the city to fight crime with the help of Det. Elisa Masa!

I mean come on, they look IDENTICAL!

Det. Yin is Asian and Det. Masa is Hispanic.
Even their names are similar.
First name starts with an E, last name an ethnic name.
And as you can see, they even shop at the same clothing store!
They both act and talk alike.
Granted some asians (filipinos) can look hispanic, but this is too big a coincident!

Guess Disney was too busy dealing with the lost of Pixlar to notice WB copying their stuff.

Then again, it's good to see Gargoyl...I mean Batman again :)


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