Winged Warriors, just like Bad Weasels and Wacky Weasels, features two weasels, Slim and Glutton, trying tirelessly to catch three chickens, Free Range, Uncle Waddles and Small Fry, and eat them for dinner. Unlike in Bad Weasels and Wacky Weasels, Winged Warriors tends seems to elaborate on a single story. The film begins with Slim […]
Winged Warriors, just like Bad Weasels and Wacky Weasels, features two weasels, Slim and Glutton, trying tirelessly to catch three chickens, Free Range, Uncle Waddles and Small Fry, and eat them for dinner. Unlike in Bad Weasels and Wacky Weasels, Winged Warriors tends seems to elaborate on a single story.
The film begins with Slim and Glutton trying to catch the chickens, as usual, but then moves into a much more elaborate plot than usual. In an attempt to prove her ingenuity, Small Fry builds a rocket and the chickens fly to the moon. Glutton and Slim hitch a ride on the outside of the rocket after takeoff and their mishaps continue in outer space.
In this film, the chickens almost seem to ignore the weasels. The story is more focused on what the chickens are doing rather than the weasels trying to eat them—hence the name Winged Warriors as opposed to a title relating to the weasels. It is clear that the focus of the film is more comedy than anything else—as many of the things the weasels try to do will clearly not work as planned. As in most cartoons with this storyline, the good guys (the chickens) are never captured or injured while the bad guys (the weasels) sustain tons of injuries throughout different unfortunate circumstances.
This film in particular seems to borrow from the other movies—more specifically from Wacky Weasels. One scene is almost exactly replicated from one film to the other, with the exception of some lines being changed and rolls reversed. It almost feels like the creators were trying to decide which portrayal worked better.
While Wacky Weasels and Bad Weasels tend to stick to original cartoon themes and humor, Winged Warriors moves the plot in a new direction—in a direction that includes futuristic elements like space travel. The plot of Winged Warriors leaves little room for the incorporation of Christianity; its plot is just too generic and straightforward.
It does include some mild name-calling and references to the weasels cooking the chickens in different ways.There are some lines that could be offensive to some: for example, Uncle Waddles makes a few comments that could be taken sexually (but only if the viewer listens for them in that way). Mild violence is present, but only in ways that are funny and pertinent to the plot. In addition to this, no blood or gore is shown on screen and even instances that should have been deadly—like being placed in a refrigerator for an extended period of time or being eaten by a plant—are not. The characters are able to bounce right back from all of their mishaps. Winged Warriors is a funny and family-friendly movie. It does not require much attention to understand the plot, so it is also really great for some comic relief after a long day of work. The authors did a great job mixing humor with appropriate material.
The Dove Take:
Winged Warriors, a continuation of the stories found in Bad Weasels and Wacky Weasels, comically relays the classic storyline of predator and prey as they go after one another.