It looks like Cartoon Network may have a good thing going with their newest series Unikitty. Based on The Lego Movie, developed by Ed Skudder and Lynn Wang, this Unicorn-Kitty hybrid character just sticks to the brain with her cheery optimism and uplifting personality. She was as cute as can be, with a occasional dash of rage in The Lego Movie – directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and it’s lead to her having her very own series.
The adventures start in Princess Unikitty’s kingdom, where she has a posse of sorts. Her brother Prince Puppycorn, a Dog-Unicorn hybrid, is just as enthusiastic and full of energy as she is. Dr. Fox is the kingdom’s scientist, who works in a lab underneath Unikitty’s castle. I like to think of Dr. Fox being obviously the most logical member of the squad, and sort of being the voice of reason when she sees the rest of the characters getting into something that could lead to trouble. Hawkodile is – you guessed it. A hawk-crocodile hybrid who just happens to be Unikitty’s bodyguard. He’s the muscle of the group, but his crush on Dr. Fox makes him appear soft. The character who’s the most interesting but just happens to have a dull monotone voice at the same time is Richard. He is Unikitty’s royal advisor and the caretaker of the castle. Unlike all of the rest of the characters, Richard has a normal name and is not a hybrid of any animals. He is just a plain grey Lego brick, which could be a nudge at his personality. Richard is very dedicated to keeping the castle in order and doing his job.
Unikitty has just officially premiered this year on January 1, 2018. Lately there has been emotions of mistrust that happens when a new cartoon comes to light, but I think it could be different with Unikitty. This series features characters will unlikely animal hybrids and names, and it could give some the impression of being silly or even ridiculous. So much that they could forget to actually give the show a chance. Unikitty is not just some pretty, colorful fantasy. Like every fantasy series with a castle full of protagonists, there are bound to be evil antagonists as well. Master Frown is the villain who stirs up trouble with Unikitty and the gang, along with his sidekick Brock. Princess Unikitty has a dark side when people cross her, and it’s pretty hilarious. As seen in The Lego Movie, she turns bright red and full of rage. I think that when it comes to running gags and humorous one-liners, Unikitty is pretty much killing it.
The voices behind the characters are the work of many great and memorable stars. The voice cast is led by Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!) and Grey Griffin (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!) along with Kate Micucci (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!), Roger Craig Smith (Regular Show), Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) and H. Michael Croner. (press)
Unikitty has been stamped with the seal of approval here at Cartoon Buzz. I think it gives off a humorous message of a “cute but deadly” princess and her friends who have her back when it’s time to kick some villainous butt.