Lucas was planning on a fun summer filled with candy and video games at Grandma's house, but instead he uncovered a deadly secret -- her cats are trying to kill her! They're pulling out all the stops, including robotic cat monsters, mini golf disasters and even electric cozy chairs! Can Lucas rescue Grandma from the crazy cats' fatal traps?
When a swimming pool appears in the backyard overnight, Grandma is thrilled! It reminds her of her time on the Titanic! But Lucas is less thrilled since he knows that danger can lurk under the surface of the water.
The cats try to use Grandma's love of Justice (and Judge Georgia) against her when they put her on trial for crimes against catmanity, but Lucas is able to prove that she's not the only culprit in the courtroom!
When Lucas discovers Grandma's past history as a famous wrestler, he thinks that this could be the perfect way to turn the tables on the cats. But has he set Grandma up for the title belt or the big grand slam?
The animation is ehh, but the voices are TERRIBLE. Grandma's voice sounds like a man and the "humor" Isn't very pleasant. I mean, in the first episode the grandma gets out of the bath and her 'you know what' Goes ON TO THE BOYS FACE while they slide down the stairs. The scripting doesn't even sound remotely normal and to top it off, the grandma sound extremely dumb-down. I didn't even get to episode 5 until I was done.
Okay so clearly the voice actor for grandma is stealing a voice from family guy and I was like yeah this might be funny if those people are involved, but then it waivers, and the writing doesn't really match up or stay consistent with her character at all. "Capital Idea!" Something no American or even Canadian would say without being in a British situation. Honestly, that's the most annoying part. There's no way this should be Y-7. PG for sure. But then again, I also think My Little Pony is Y-7 and not Y so maybe I just expect too much from ratings boards. Its not that this isn't a good concept, but the execution is so annoying.
This is a Dreamworks production (I will admit, it's Dreamworks TV, so it's not going to be as well known as their movie pieces). But dreamworks is known for typically including vulgar, inappropriate, non-child like humor. As with all their other TV shows, this is another flop. To be completely honest, the only TV show I like from Dreamworks is their Netflix Original called Voltron: Legendary Defender (if you have a Netflix account, please check that show out over this one. It's dark, but still a TV show that children could love). The animation is so promising, so clean, so expressive, so flexible in appearance. But the problem is, the animator(s) at times cheap out/get lazy with how they decide to animate a certain scene. Just in the first episode alone, it was more than enough for me to cringe and decide I was done. The grandmother's voice, as someone has mentioned in another review, is remarkably similar to the Greased Up Deaf Guy from Family Guy (and surprisingly, it's not the same voice actor for the character). While the voice is slightly humorous for a family guy character, it's the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard in this instance. If you a fan of inappropriate humor such as Drawn Together, Family Guy, American Dad, or The Cleveland Show, then I guess you can enjoy it. But honestly, the jokes are crude and remarkably inappropriate for a child's show. To give an example, in the first episode alone, there is a part where the grandmother is naked (covered in bubbles) and due to the shenanigans from the two cats, her and her grandson fall down the stairs, the end result has her "no-no zone" area basically slide across her grandsons's face. While the grandson does not mention this, he is clearly uncomfortable by the action. And while you cannot physically see the two parts touch (thankfully because of the bubbles), it's so obvious on what happened, that it's borderline disgusting to see in a "children's cartoon."
Keep in mind, I babysit kids between ages 2-6 years old, I watch adult cartoons in my spare time with friends and relatives (such as Rick and Morty, Futurama, Simpsons, etc.). I actually have a strong interest in 2D animation and children show's specifically, to a point that it's frustrating to see how much Potential Dreamworks repetitively wastes, simply because they cannot employ any decent writers for their television shows.
From the Beginning. Cats pretend to be cute, but act like the worst criminals to their loving keeper. No wonder people mistreat animals. There are plenty of things to joke about. Animals displaying guile isn't one of them. Yes, most kids will understand it is humor, basically. But it still introduces suspicion and directs the imagination to develop the idea that an animal has the capacity to really act like this. It is really garbage. A waste of an artist's talents. Visit an animal shelter instead.