In the year 1999, an animated television series called “Ed, Edd n Eddy” aired on Cartoon Network. The Basic Premise for the show, is about three guys who share the same name, they have a goal to con local kids by creating a certain scam in order to obtain money to purchase their favorite candy called jawbreakers, in almost every episode, their scheme goes awry or as they say, karma will bite you in the butt. The series lasted a total of six seasons and it went on to become an instant classic among viewers.
The Trio consists of Ed, the simpleton who’s known for his super strength, a massive appetite, and his love for chickens, buttered toast, and of course gravy. Edd, (Double D) is the smart one who’s known for coming up with inventions to help out on a selected scam, he’s also a neat freak when it comes to germs, especially Ed’s poor hygiene. Eddy, the leader of The Ed’s, is the short one who’s responsible for all of the shenanigans surrounding his attempts on conning people in order to take their money on his quest to buy jawbreakers.
Besides holiday specials, the show spawned merchandise and they’re pretty rare to find now a days including action figures, t-shirts, comics, and a video game. When the show was unexpectedly cancelled in 2008 with only one episode for season 6, Cartoon Network decided to end the series with a TV Movie called “Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Big Picture Show” as a proper farewell gift.
The film earned critical praise from longtime fans and critics alike. I’m also a fan of the show ever since I was a little kid, and I’m lucky growing up during the Golden Age Of Cartoon Network’s lineup of original shows called, “Cartoon Cartoons.”
With the release of “Hey Arnold The Jungle Movie” airing, I want to show you guys and gals the grand finale of Ed, Edd n Eddy and how it ties everything connected to the episodes.
This review is a NON-SPOILER article, it means you’re allowed to view it, just in case if you never got a chance to witness Ed, Edd n Eddy’s one last adventure.
Positive & Negative Elements
Positive: Voice Actors from the animated series reprise their roles one last time and they all did a fantastic job on their performances.
The Animated format is hand drawn in 2-D with elements of digital ink. Think of it as a combination of both old and new blended as one.
There’s Slapstick Humor throughout with all of the characters surviving constant pain without giving up, to put the cherry on top, one character breaks the fourth wall that he can’t handle it anymore.
Outside of The Ed’s, every single character has a purpose and they weren’t a distraction after all. Which means there personalities are also fleshed out.
Opening Scene starts in a big way, I mean it in a grand scale way, indicating that the finale is gonna be one heck of a last ride for us longtime fans.
A Chase Scene with The Ed’s reminded me of Mad Max: Fury Road. I think George Miller might’ve been inspired by the this movie so he can make the Mad Max film we’ve always wanted, and we did. I have no choice but to give the chase scene Bonus Points, because I’ve never seen this much intensity involving The Ed’s!
If you’re a life long fan of the show, there are tons of Call-Backs from previous episodes including Ed’s various forms from various episodes.
The Film manages to flesh out all the characters, due to Character Development, as a result on how much they’ve gone throughout the show.
A Pause Worthy Moment involving Lee Kanker’s eyes, if you have a DVD or Blu-Ray player, you’ve finally got your wish on taking a glimpse of Lee’s eyes.
We finally get to see Eddy’s Brother for the first time who was often mentioned by Eddy in a couple of episodes.
A Plot Twist reveals a potential Plot Element depicted from the entire series, if you’re a fan of the show, you’ll be mentally scarred for life!
A Post Credits Scene is featured near the end of the entire film.
Similar to Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, The Ending manages to shed a few tears in my eyes, because this is the end of my childhood saying goodbye.
Negative: To be honest, I couldn’t find anything wrong with this movie. I’ll have to give this an Extra Point for the animators on making a flawless gem and not breaking my Suspension Of Disbelief.
The Final Verdict: A, FOR APEX!
My honest opinion about Ed Edd n Eddy’s Big Picture Show, is perhaps Cartoon Network’s magnum opus and final swan song to Cartoon Cartoons as a representation of ending an era for us 90’s Babies growing up on the network’s golden age. I strongly recommend on watching the entire series before you watch the grand finale. It’s definitely a must see picture.
I hope one day in the future, Cartoon Network should bring back Ed, Edd n Eddy much like Will & Grace is back on NBC, if The Ed’s won’t come back on TV, I want them to be a part of the DC Extended Universe, I’m not gonna lie, they appeared in comics published by DC Comics, which is owned by Warner Bros. (WB for short) Please Hollywood make this happen as a multiverse franchise! If I were the Chairman Of WB, don’t turn The Ed’s as live action characters, retain their animated forms much like The Looney Tunes from Space Jam interacting with Michael Jordan. Geoff Johns, I beg you to bring them back, break the boundaries and start crafting a multiverse like in the comics!
Thank you Cartoon Network for entertaining me on your shows. You’ll always be remember by your Cartoon Cartoons lineup I grew up on, until Teen Titans Go and the current Powerpuff Girls series ruined them for me.