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Krypto The Superdog: Episode Reviews
Season 1 - Episode 26: Storybook HolidayReviewed by: Felix Vasquez
Actors & Roles this episode:
Samuel Vincent - Krypto
Alberto Ghisi - Kevin
Nicole Oliver - Kevin's Mom
Tabitha St. Germain - Andrea/Melanie
Storybook HolidayWritten by: Matt Wayne
Directed by: Scott Jeralds
Story by: Alan Burnett and Matt Wayne
Ah, the holidays are here, the time when we open gifts, expect Santa Claus, and spend time with the super-powered alien dog we discovered in a ship. Also, it's the holiday where we're forced to spend time with relatives whether we like it or not, and Kevin must now contend with his eccentric grandmother, crazy aunt, his evil cousin Bailey, and so many more of his family who have arrived to the household to celebrate the holidays for the week.
Kevin's grouchy ba-humbug ways conflict with the occasion at hand, and he's sent out to cool off by his mother. He decides on the way to buy a gift for his sister and stops off at a bookstore. But after buying a fairytale book for his sister from a kind bookstore manager, he is accidentally warped into it after reading a spell aloud. Kevin and Krypto embark on a frightening but exciting adventure through every famous fairytale you can imagine. On the way to find Kevin who is lost in the land, Krypto meets up with all the famous storybook characters from yesteryear.
Krypto fights with a hyperactive gingerbread man, has a super-breath contest with the evil wolf chasing one of the three pigs, and clashes with the witch from "Hansel and Gretel" who almost comes close to eating Kevin. One aspect of "Krypto" I've always liked is the wonder and imagination the creators capture within the spectrum of the Superman universe. "Storybook Holiday" is a creative adventure this time around for the holiday season adding more wonder to the series.
We're not only given the moral of the story about family through the adventure, but it ends up being a lot of fun watching Krypto attempt to fight off the villains from the fairytales and work with the heroes. Eventually, after facing off against the threats in the fairytale land Kevin and Krypto decide to find a way out, and on comes the surprise plot twist that gives Kevin a sense of perspective. "Storybook Holiday" is the perfect holiday program for this year, and highly recommended for the budding Superman fan.
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