All-Star has the bombest swagger.
All-Star from ‘The Snorks’.
Everyone knows that the Snorks are similar to the Smurfs in a few ways and it is actually by design.
What fewer people know is that the two are more deeply connected than a quick smash-grab move by saturday morning cartoon merchandisers to capitalize on the unchecked zeitgeist of Smurfsteria… though it was that too.
The guy who created the Snorks had actually previously worked on Smurfs as an executive. At some point he couldn’t get Peyo (creator of the Smurfs) to sign off on liberties being taken with the TV adaptation of the Smurfs, courts got involved and everything got reeeeaal messy.
His solution was to create a new show… you guessed it ‘Snorks’ Which had a similar style and feel to Smurfs. It was initially almost certainly a hanger-on to that gravy train. It seemed to me though, that Snorks had a definite difference in theme and atmosphere and certainly broke out of only being a pale imitator of Smurfs and into it’s own weird thing.
Whereas in Smurfs everyone besides Brainy and Papa are basically the same outside their respective gimmicks, with the Snorks you can have All-Star, who’s kind of a bossy cuss sometimes, Kasey, who’s brave and good and true, that green freak snork who can’t talk, the wild-kid snork and your mad scientist uncle and they’re all good-guys but they’re also all different and distinctly themselves.
Oh… and also, you can still hate the CRAP out of Junior Wetworth, cause he’s a dick.
Weird, awesome thing, the Snorks.