A French-Canadian cartoon series created by François Reczulski that began airing in 2001, made by Alphanim, France 3, YTV Super Écran and Tooncan. It aired on France 3 and Jetix in France, and on Super Écran and YTV in Canada. It was broadcast elsewhere as well, and was apparently popular in Germany. The series is about two teenage ducks, Slax and Geextah, and their adventures in their passion of extreme sports. It lasted 78 episodes.
Why was it forgotten?: THE ANIMATION IS ABSOLUTELY HIDEOUS.
TODAY WE’VE GOT THE VERY FIRST COMPLETELY FANMADE SUBMISSION EVER ON THE CARTOON BADLANDS. I’M JUST GONNA SIT BACK AND LET THEM HAVE AT IT. SO TAKE IT AWAY, TUMBLR USER CORROSIVE-VOMIT
For a series that was anything but short-lived, it is difficult to believe how limited the amount of information about the series is; particularly information about its reception while it was airing. There are small IMDB and “Simple English Wikipedia” pages about it, but while there is a comprehensive-looking page about it on the German Wikipedia, this is not the case with the English Wikipedia. There are plenty of episodes on YouTube, but as far as I can tell, all of them are in German.
Obviously, the fact that I cannot understand the language of the available material makes it difficult to assess the series in terms of dialogue, but the animation is so overwhelmingly poor that I think it is fair to say that there is zero chance of the writing possibly making up for the appearance. In case the intro provided was not enough for you to understand, the animation of this show is so poorly-constructed and disturbing that it is difficult to believe that anything of its nature was ever intended for children.
Needless to say, the designs of the two main characters are terrible enough. It is well-known that cartoon birds are regularly drawn with teeth, but why would a person want to make them look like they are in urgent need of a visit to the dentist? From what I can tell, none of the other characters in the series make consistent appearances, but they are all equally (and unbearably) ugly, with no shortage of giant teeth, exaggerated slobber and bulging eyes, and the backgrounds look like they were completed in the space of thirty seconds.
As for the concept of “extreme sports”, there is hardly anything sport-related about it. It does not take much to understand that this show revolves around nothing but overwhelming lunacy.
Honestly, I only bothered to watch one episode before writing this, but no person in the right mind could possibly want to see any more. So, put short, watch at your own risk.
To be completely honest, I can understand that some people with very unique interests in terms of animation would want to watch this, but it would not fail in making plenty of people uncomfortable, either. It feels to me like an overdone imitation of John Kricfalusi’s work.