Thursday, April 28, 2005
"The height of two men, the weight of four and the strength of sixteen!" So goes the introduction to the latest cartoon I discovered showing on the Disney Channel, The Big Knights. A British cartoon that follows almost the same of the crude method employed by the creators of South Park. The story is set in the kingdom of Borovia where two brothers, Sir Boris (the finest swordsman in the World) and Sir Morris (not the finest swordsman in the World, but the most enthusiastic) reside under the employ of King Otto as one of his loyal defenders. Only thirteen episodes have been created and so far I've only been able to catch only one. That was when King Otto asked the two Big Knights to accompany his daughters, Princesses Lucy & Loretta to the house (more of a castle, actually) of their aunts on the other side of the black forest for a month's worth of visit. The two girls manipulated them from taking the road and taking a shortcut through the forest where a load of monsters lie in wait. But even if the two brave men managed to face off with the huge monsters without any problems they did, however, met their their match with the two amorous umarried sisters of King Otto. They did manage to escape early the next morning and the episode ends when they were asked to go back to the castle again to fetch the princesses. It's shown 11 a.m. every Sunday on the Disney Channel.