Tuesday, June 12, 2007


It thrills me to no end that one of my favourite shows has been turned into a cartoon! The popular action series 24 made its internet debut a few weeks ago on degreemen.com.

Produced by the producers of the show, 24: Day Zero is nine Flash animated vignettes that tell a story of Jack Bauer and CTU before the events of season one. Fans will be happy to know that they will be able to see the return of some of their favourite characters, including Nina Meyers, Tony Almeida and George Mason.

Icebox, the animators of these shorts, chose to create a very comicbook-like style for their show which works very well. The constant split-screens seem more like comicbook panels now. However, some of the characters don't translate too well, the animation is very limited and the writing is nowhere near as good as the show. But it is still 24 fun and Keifer Sutherland even voices Jack Bauer!

This isn't the first time we've seen an animated version of 24. One week before these hit the internet The Simpsons aired an excellent 24 parody as part of their 400th episode season finale! Sutherland lent his voice to that show too.

Three episodes are availible on degreemen.com with another coming in a couple of days.

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