really cute, really fun, and a little more thought-provoking than i had expected. also, it draws from some classic horror films and includes some scary elements of its own -- all dressed up in a children's show! very impressive. i would have loved this to death if i had seen it as a kid.
Two brothers wander in the woods. They seem lost, but it also doesn't seem that important. But what's that over there? OVER THE GARDEN WALL is like falling headfirst into a storybook. It's told over ten chapters where you'll meet strange characters, hear amusing songs and steer clear of a threatening presence dubbed "the Beast." This is the kind of story that makes adults feel young and kids feel old.
8 - A superbly atmospheric, whimsical and imaginative miniseries that, despite falling into some of the traditional pitfalls of children's animation (overdone exposition, forced happy ending(s) and predictable plot turns), provides enough charm, genuine bite, and resonance through masterfully-constructed allegory to more than adequately compensate for these relatively minor shortcomings. Just lovely.
Prepare to be surprised by this charming ten part mini-series courtesy of the guys at Cartoon Network. Over the Garden Wall is every bit as endearing as its cutesy-looking characters may indicate, but there are also sinister and mature tones at play here giving the adventure crossover appeal that both children and adults can enjoy. The only thing better than the zany dialogue is The Blasting Company's OST. Beautiful.
This is an incredible miniseries in terms of its creepy humor, its nostalgic original soundtrack, and its fantastic story. It manages to keep true to the traditional elements of fairy-tale lore while providing something wildly original, with characters that you'll immediately fall in love with. The only downside of it is how short the series is.