Episode Reviews - Bunny Raven...or...How to Make a Titananimal Disappear
Episode #37 - Bunny Raven...or...How to Make a Titananimal Disappear
Original Airdate - January 8th, 2005
The Amazing Mumbo is up to his old tricks. When the Titans try to stop
the madcap magician in mid-performance, Mumbo pulls a fast one. With a
wave of his wand, he sucks the Titans into his hat...where our heroes
discover a strange, magical world of weirdness.
Review by Amazing Spidey
Media by Bird Boy
Written by Louis Hirshorn, Joelle Sellner
Directed by Ben Jones
Producer Glen Murakami
Producers Linda M. Steiner, David Slack
Music by Lolita Ritmanis
Casting and Voice Direction Andrea Romano
Animation Services by Lotto Animation
Greg Cipes as Beast Boy
Scott Menville as Robin
Khary Payton as Cyborg
Tara Strong as Raven
Hynden Walch as Starfire
Tom Kenny as Mumbo Jumbo
"Master of Your Fate"
Written and Produced by Andy Sturmer
Performed by Tom Kenny
Note: Theme aired in Japanese.
Teen Titans is a damn weird show. Watching episodes like this and
then expecting to take the characters seriously in the next episode is a
trick that the writers seem to have mastered. These comedy episodes arenít
often highly praised, but I find them to be some of the best episodes the
show has to offer.
To say this episode ranks up there with the likes of "Fractured" or the
original "Mad Mod" is a lie, it was a bust your gut funny affair, but proved
entertaining all the same. The main problem lies in its pacing, the episode
seemingly took forever to get where it was going. It took forever to lead up
to the presumable massive Teen Titans fights that I love so much, but
no, Robin went Batman on Mumbo and ended it with a single robinarang.
Iíve always thought that the showís main strengths lie in itís characters,
and found that since they disposed of Slade that the villains have become a
little lacking. Mumbo has quickly become a favorite, and I hope we see him
again. After some truly poor villains, one of which looks to be the main
villain of the season, lord knows we could use more quality villains.
The animation was awesome throughout. Lotto Animation prove to be the
masters when it comes to Teen Titans. No complaints here.
The singing scene was a little disappointing and again, doesnít compare to
the previous musical scenes of Mad Mod. The obvious highlight was Ravenís
adorable performance as the bunny. It works on the same level as Baby
Etrigan in Justice League Unlimited's "Kid Stuff."
And last but certainly not least, Beast Boy actually proved to be amusing
with his turn as the phone. When thereís trouble you know to call!