The Awesomeness that is Catbug
If you watch Bravest Warriors then you’ll know all about Catbug, and chances are you love him to death. What’s not to like about the little guy? He’s a flying blue lady bug-cat. That fact alone should make you want to run out of your house and buy all the plushies. But what really has people coming back is his over all personality.
The concept behind Catbug’s character is so simple yet it works so well. Catbug is a child, plain and simple. He isn’t motivated by much other than his love of fun, peanutbutter squares, friendship, and being a loyal pet. When he’s on screen he’s mainly there for comic relief. Even when he played a significant role in season one’s finale, “Catbug,” by traveling to the see-through zone, he still maintains his childish personality. We see this time and time again; regardless of the situation he’s still the same Catbug. He provides a very nice escape, from the boring, and sometimes troubling, world in which we live. It’s nice to just come home, snuggle into bed with some brownies, and watch this little, blue, ball of fur act out a heartfelt drama between a potato and a stick.
“Rebecca! I wovveee you!” (Catbug, 2013)
What elevates this character is his voice. Sam Lavagnino is the boy behind the Catbug and he is, believe it or not, even more adorable than the half-cat half-lady bug pet. Impossible, right? Not at all, check out Cartoon Hangover’s ‘Meet Catbug’ video to see for yourself. It’s the combination of his voice acting and the entire Cartoon Hangover team that really bring this amazing creature to life. Needless to say the writers of Bravest Warriors did something wonderful when they decided to bring Catbug into this world, and I, for one, would like to thank them greatly for it.
Remember that heartfelt drama I was talking about?
And to see more Catbug check out Cartoon Hangover’s youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CartoonHangover
Do you have a favourite Catbug moment, tell us about it below. And if you don’t watch Bravest Warriors, tell us about any characters you know that sound like him.