The Cuphead Show Summary
The Cuphead show is based on video game Cuphead developed by Studio MDHR. Dave Wasson created the tv show is expands between the original game. The plot of the video game follows two protagonists Cuphead and Mugman. Two brothers living under the watchful eye of Elder Kettle. Cuphead and Mugman was bored and started venturing out of Inkwell Isles to a Casino owned by The Devil. Mugman and Cuphead on the roll but soon got into some trouble at the Casino. Now Cuphead and Mugman must bring soul contracts for The Devil monitored by King Dice. In order to win their freedom from The Devil. In the tv series, there is no plot but random episodes. Cuphead and Mugman gets into trouble and meet villains on the way. The Cuphead show has some characters from the original game.
But some of them serve as background or cameo characters. In the opening, there was Carla Maria and the Dragon bosses. Along with Miss Chalice from Cuphead DLC The Delicious Last Course makes a appearance in this game. The original game is a run n gun boss rush dark souls style. While the show runs like Looney Tunes cartoon segments. There is episodes that features bosses from Cuphead like Ribby and Cloaks. Along with The Root Pack, which portrays as freeloaders in Elder Kettle garden. There is Porkrind, who spells you weapons in the game and merchant in the show. King Dice (Wayne Brady), host a game show and still works with The Devil. The Devil has a henchmen who is original character in the show. In episode 1, Cuphead and Mugmen goes in Carnevil and gets their soul sucked out.
This prompt Devil to pursue Cuphead and Mugman’s souls making him primary enemy. Even goes far as putting on a sweater to protect them from The Devil. During the course, the two main characters take care babies, journey into a island and getting into some mischief. This show has classic 1930s style 3D background with 2D digital artstyle. Which makes the show stand out event more. Don’t forgot the musicals numbers that characters sing. Slapstick humor that’s reminds me of retro cartoons that I have watched as a kid. There is some reference like the dancing skeleton from older cartoons. It was a joy to see older animation fit into a modern ear. The voice actors did a great job such as Grey Griffin, Tru Valentino, Frank Todaro and Luke Millington Drake.
The Cuphead Show has 12 episodes in total and don’t know about season two. Since last episode ended with a cliffhanger. This shows fans of video game how Netflix handles it’s animation with the right people. I had mixed feelings about Castlevania in season 3 which fell off. I heard they’re making a animated Devil May Cry on Netflix, but never heard from it. Ever way, fans of the original will surely enjoy this one. Any demographic can enjoy it younger and older audience alike. I have played Cuphead on Steam and remember having hard to defeating bosses. But the artstyle got me interested in playing because I remember 1930s cartoons on Disney and Cartoon Network. I heard of Popeye and Betty Boop along with other characters. Haven’t forgot Who Frame Roger Rabbit movie which he will appeared in new Chip and Dale movie.
I would recommended The Cuphead Show to everyone who loves 1930s cartoon style humor. Cuphead TV show is available to watch on Netflix but I don’t know if show getting cancelled due Netflix animation shut down. But I hope that’s happen and Cuphead show should get renewed for season two. Buy Cuphead video game on Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Let me know what do you think of Cuphead show in the comments or social media. If you want more info on the blog, follow me on social media or Discord. Support the blog anyway you can by sharing, donation and reading. Thank you for reading and taking the time to read this blogpost. Tune into the next blogpost from your truly.