Planet Sketch Volume 2
Planet Sketch is a kids television series aimed at (I
assume) under 10s. Each ten minute episode consists of mercifully short
sketches featuring various characters such as the Dragon doctor who
unsuccessfully tries to eat his patients and Japanese Fighting Fish who
speak with an hilarious mixture of English accents.
The computer generated animation is a creation of Aaardman studios. With
this impressive pedigree, it’s even more disappointing that the
animation is bland and simplistic; much of it looks like something you’d
find in a flash animation on the net.
Still, there are some clever characters and the humour, though juvenile
is occasionally quite clever. The gags with the flatulent horses are,
however, not in that category. But far be it from me to be a grumpy old
man, this show will most likely please its intended audience. Each
episode offers variations of the same gag - great when you watch one
each week but not so much when you watch seven of them in a row. Planet
Sketch is a decent children's show, but it really deserved better
animation. Not that the kids will mind.