The Curse of Molly McGee has been ordered for Disney Channel and we take a look at the limited information we have on the show and decide if we feel like it is going to be a Hit or Miss. The story has Molly McGee, as a tween character, stuck together with Scratch, a ghost who likes to spread misery. Some sort of incident happens and Molly McGee and Scratch are stuck together with two differing views of life (or unlife in Scratch’s case) with optimism and misery.
So…knowing nothing more than that we take a crack as trying to figure out if we think this will be a hit or miss. Lately we have had some great animated shows for the teen audience really shine, and we believe the reason that they are doing so well is the overall story woven in to the episodes. Bill Motz and Bob Roth are hilarious and the opposite character mentality of Molly and Scratch should land them in some funny predicaments. That being said will the two characters be looking for a way to separate themselves? Will that be the overall story arc, or will it just be a self-contained adventure each time. Even with Big City Greens we had some semblance of a larger story from time to time, like the introduction of the mother, but our kids have gravitated to liking the shows where there is a goal. If The Curse of Molly McGee can bring that larger goal to the table, like trying to break the curse, we think it has a great chance to be a Hit!
The animation, based on the poster of The Curse of Molly McGee, looks good, but we reserve the right to hold our judgement until we see a bunch of the backgrounds. We have come to realize in our wisdom of being older, that backgrounds can make or break the look of the animation. The characters though look good and show good emotion even in the still shot.
DISNEY CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES, ‘THE CURSE OF MOLLY MCGEE’ FROM DISNEY TELEVISION ANIMATION
Disney Channel has ordered original animated series “The Curse of Molly McGee,” a buddy comedy about tween optimist Molly McGee and grumpy ghost Scratch, from Emmy® Award-winning duo Bill Motz and Bob Roth (“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”) who serve as executive producers with Emmy Award-winner Steve Loter (“Kim Possible”). The series, from Disney Television Animation, follows Molly, who lives to make the world a better place, and Scratch, whose joy comes from spreading misery. When one of Scratch’s spells backfires, he finds himself forever cursed in Molly’s presence.