One of the most enjoyable, and popular shows on Nickelodeon (and that's a word I use loosely) is Birds of Prey, featuring the adventures of the best bird-warriors in the world - Captain Underpants, Dora the Explorer, Li'l Abner, Elmo, Sesame Street, etc. The show starts with the students at Goose Goggles Elementary School as they go on adventures that take them into strange new worlds, and they encounter animals from all around the globe.
So what does this have to do with the newest Nickelodeon TV series, "Birds of Prey" (and the Fantabu), which is based on the comic book? Well, there are some major differences between the characters in the two shows, and that has fans of both wanting more. You can tell the difference when you watch the two, and the same goes for the sound.
Even with the differences between the two series, some of the things that make these shows so great continue to be the same, and that is the amazing voice work done by the cast of the series. With the exception of the premiere of the Fantabu, which featured their lead actor voicing Dora and Li'l Abner, the show is largely based on the comic, with the animated characters going around solving crimes and saving the day. It's great, but it will come to an end soon.
The only thing different about this new series, and the first of the new series for Nickelodeon, are the source material; "Birds of Prey" is based on the comic book series created by Will Eisner, and Alan Moore. Much like the comic, "Birds of Prey" features underwater adventures of aquatic creatures, but it takes place in New York City, much like the show. The other thing that is different is the concept of the whole series. A lot of the original "Birds of Prey" concept has remained intact, but there are some new elements.
One of the differences is the way the characters talk in the comics and TV show; it's not the same. Some of the scenes are pretty similar, but some of the scenes are completely different, and this has fans of the comic excited, wondering if it's going to be a continuation of the adventures of Dora and Li'l Abner, or if they're going to be dealing with something completely new, something new for the TV series. Like the first season of "Birds of Prey," the only thing for sure is it'll end sometime soon.
So how can you get your hands on the show and see if it is as enjoyable as it sounds? You could simply catch it on television, but that would be very expensive and quite a hit and miss proposition, and quite a gamble on the part of the production company, since you never know if the actors are going to be "up for it," or if the people behind the scenes are taking the show too seriously, etc.
What you can do, instead, is to get the Blu-ray version of the season three of "Birds of Prey" and make it a special treat for yourself. It's only a short season, but there are some really cool moments and themes in it, so I wouldn't be surprised if you loved it, but you can save yourself a trip to the theater for that next time you go. The Blu-Ray of the season three won't be available until the second week of March, so if you want to watch it, now is the time.
The Blu-Ray version of "Birds of Prey" is set to arrive in time for Valentine's Day, which is quite a nice touch - the perfect Valentine's Day gift. The Blu-Ray of "Birds of Prey" is a wonderful way to experience one of the greatest cartoon shows of all time, and it's even better than a standard DVD of it, because now you can actually use it in your home entertainment system.