How I Come to Like Wander Over Yonder despite being cancelled
Sorry this post came in late due to school project. Though I’m not gonna miss this moment to share my thoughts in how I got into the show.
Well, my first time hearing about the show was from the Disney Channel promo during Phineas and Ferb’s Mission Marvel where the show is set to premiere (as a sneak peek) with The Picnic. I also saw that it was created by Craig McCracken who made one of my favorite animated shows growing up: The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Plus I was pretty surprised that Craig moved from Cartoon Network to Disney because with how CN at that time was doing CN Real thus causing him to leave, and doing a different approach to his cartoons as more Looney Tunes inspired than Hanna-Barbera like in PPG, I thought of giving it a shot.
I saw The Picnic and I actually liked the comedy and animation. Though I didn’t watch them in their premiere times due to focusing on other shows and routines. And also that I thought it would one of those shows that I tend to catch up if anything interesting shows or a funny moment prompts me to check out the episode.
I didn’t get into a regular watcher until the news of S2 having a new arc with a new villain, and I got more interested. As I was close to catching up with Gravity Falls (as it got more serialized in S2), I was motivated by one of my online friends to get caught up in S1, and I did. And I never regretted doing that ever since.
Thus I believed that it’s one of Craig’s best shows as it’s better than Foster’s Home, and somewhere in line with The Powerpuff Girls. And watching S2 in the premiere dates have been fun.
Hearing its news of it being cancelled really sadden me as it really gotten more fun and engaging in the characters, music, animation, and stories even if some aren’t that perfect. And with S3 meant to complete the silly and sincere experience of the Main 4 with a more interesting conflict and a few back stories, it was really one of the missed opportunities Disney declined on just for the sake of saving money (though props on them for planning ahead on new show pipelines).
The #SaveWOY campaign since then has gained new grounds and I hope it can succeed to get a Season 3 for Craig and a few key players in the initial production run to make the conclusive Season worth showing and entertaining. I’m glad I come to respect this show, and whatever future events happen down the road, this show will never be forgotten so long as more newcomers discover the show’s intentions and future plans waiting to be realized.