TV Club: Wander Over Yonder: “The Fremergency Fronfract/The Boy Wander”
Before I get in the thrust of this review, I just want to say that Wander Over Yonder animates some of the best wacky facial expressions I have ever seen. I wish Tumblr would pay more attention to this show as much as other cartoons, because the distorted faces of its characters are hilarious, and arguably beat out Spongebob Squarepants for expressions worthy of meme/gif status. If you didn’t laugh at one of Hater’s ridiculously drugged-out faces or Wander’s barely-contained-excitement expressions during “The Fremergency Fronfract,” then maybe this show isn’t for you. I mean:
And that’s not even the best one.
Wander has always been a wacky show at its core, but it’s a very tightly structured, controlled wackiness. Every frame is meticulously chosen, and the way the animation flows prevents that wackiness from spilling into annoyance territory. That’s particularly important, because …