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After about eight months since the last episode, the Eddsworld crew finally returns with Mirror Mirror. As a massive Eddsworld fan, was it worth the wait? Well…let’s start at the beginning.
Now there’s really no major story. Matt buys a mirror from a magic shop, and on the other side are female versions of Edd, Tom and Matt: Ell, Tamara, and Matilda. Then they fight a genie in a box, and…that’s it. It almost kind of sounds like something Edd would come up with. Normally Edd would just think of a word and build the whole episode around it, and Mirror Mirror’s plot sounds like it was formed using that method.
The animation is…cute. I wouldn’t call it spectacular, but I’d say it’s cute. I love how fluent the characters move. It’s not stiff with only certain parts of the body moving like other Flash-animated shows. It’s very bouncy and expressive, almost like a Disney cartoon. It’s not mind-blowing, but I like it nonetheless.
To go off on a tangent here, I thought it was super cool that Ell is voiced by Edd’s sister Vicky. In fact, the actresses who voice the female characters do a great job. If you were to close your eyes and listen to their voices, you could tell who’s who because their voices have similar qualities to their male counterparts. Alice Ann Stacy, admittedly, makes Matilda seem kind of cute. The voice acting as a whole is pretty much up to Eddsworld standards. I’m glad that Tom doesn’t provide additional voices, which was always a problem in the past for me because Tom’s voice is just too distinct.
I don’t really have anything else to talk about. Since it’s only two-and-a-half minutes long, I can’t exactly spend ten minutes talking about it. But as a whole, how do I feel about Mirror Mirror? Well I suppose it can be fun, but in general it just kind of feels like a throwaway episode. Like it could’ve been so much more, but the execution left a lot to be desired. If the guys actually went into the mirror and met face to face with their female versions, that would’ve made a much more interesting episode.
Part of me feels like that was the original idea for the episode, but I guess they decided to shorten it down just to get something online to please the fans. If that’s the case, then I wouldn’t have minded waiting a little longer. Better to wait a year for something great, and to wait eight months for something…there.
And those are my thoughts. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it, and here’s hoping the next episode is a whole lot better.