Just realized that the key guys behind the lackluster Gary the Rat are also the key guys behind the stylish and generally interesting Lucky: Mark and Rob Cullen. Clearly they are capable but not consistent.
Gary started life as a webtoon, apparently. It’s not the first webtoon to break out beyond the small screen (we saw it happen when Undercover Brother hit the theaters), But I hate to think of how many fine Flash cartoons there are out there that look better on the computer screen than this one did on the big screen, and from a writing standpoint it was not well designed for its very limited animation.
Usually, I’m not surprised when someone disagrees with my taste, but sometimes, I’m just left wondering what they saw.