Kevin Michael Richardson
The problem is that Queer Duck lacks originality or humor. Itís a collection of one-liners that make it confusing to whether itís laughing at or with the gay community. The storyline is atrocious and itís obvious the creators knew they didnít have enough for a whole movie and so they pasted several cartoons together. But thatís not really fair to criticize the storyline of a cartoon of this nature, so then we have to focus on humor, of which there was none. Again, there was nothing here to grasp hold of. The dialogue was horrible and I expected more from someone associated with the Simpsons.
Also, Iím very curious as to whether or not the gay community finds this offensive or funny. Is the true goal of Queer Duck to offend or mock? Who is this cartoon marketed towards? Adults will be bored out of their minds with the scattered plot and outdated one-liners. So that leaves kids, and I wouldnít think the sexual material and innuendoes would be appropriate for the typical Saturday morning crowd. Either way, Queer Duck doesnít work and itís just plain bad.
People Behind the Voices (9:03): This runs a bit long for what it is, but itís the most interesting of the bunch. I like seeing the real people behind the voices and this did a decent job of showing all the real people.
Getting the Right Homosexual (4:50): This involves the creatorsí search for the perfect gay man to portray Queer Duck. This is similar to the movie because everyone else seems to think itís funny to be a homosexual. Itís not.
How to Find a Partner if Youíre BiÖUm Coastal (3:39): Apparently, the internet is a great way to find a partner if youíre an animator. The creators did a lot of web cartoons before torturing us with Queer Duck. I donít know if thereís anyone out there that doesnít know the internet can connect people, but if youíre out there, then you should take a look at this.
Character Assassination (2:45): I donít know why ďfamousĒ people like to be made fun of in animated form, but they do. This looks at the celebrity appearances and how they were involved. At two minutes, itís worth a look if you have the time.
Queer Duck Shorts (16:55): A ďshortĒ is about as much as Queer Duck deserves. Iíll admit that heís funnier in spurts, so if youíre interested at all in it, check these out first.
There are also some Previews.