Do you remember the Dexter’s Laboratory Made-For-TV special-cum-movie, Ego Trip?

Well, I do remember Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip. I have once seen it on New Year’s Day 2011 at 7AM on Cartoon Network in my basement.

And I like that movie besides James Cameron’s 2009 science fiction 3D extravaganza, AVATAR, or one of Dreamworks’ better CGI flicks, How to Train Your Dragon (2010), but nothing in Ego Trip or AVATAR is as epic as the climatic battle that pits Dexter and his future selves against Mandark and his future selves in Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip, or what James Cameron describes as “The Mother of All Battles”, the Climatic War-Cum-Battle that pits Jake (as Toruk Makto, aka Rider of Last Shadow), Neytiri, Tsu’Tey, the Na’vi clans, Norm, Trudy Chacon, and The wildlife of Pandora (a Leonopteryx, Banshees, Direhorses, Hammerheads, Viperwolves, Sturmbeests, and last but not least, the Thanator that Neytiri rides in battle against Quaritch in his AMP Suit), against Quaritch and the so-called “Sky People” (and especially those in AMP Suits, too, especially Quaritch) in James Cameron’s AVATAR.


But alas…there is a difference between Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip and James Cameron’s AVATAR and both scenes from both movies.

You see, while the Na’vi of James Cameron’s AVATAR had come across as Performance Capture CGI and brought to life from actors’ performances such as those of Sam Worthington, Laz Alonso and Zoe Saldana…

Dexter, with Dexter and Dexter and Dexter…

and Mandark with Mandark and Mandark and Mandark…

 as well as Dee Dee herself…

 are only 2D traditional hand drawn animated cartoons.

 And while James Cameron’s AVATAR is made for movie theatres and in 3D and runs between 162 and 180 minutes…


Dexter’s Laboratory Ego Trip is just a one-hour Dexter’s Laboratory made-for-TV special-cum-movie.

But anyway, I love both Dexter’s Laboratory (and Ego Trip as well) and James Cameron’s AVATAR.

What did you think of the climatic battle scenes in Ego Trip and Avatar (the James Cameron Movie), respectively? Which one is superior? Which one is better? Which one is funny? Which one is violent and grown up? And how do you compare and contrast the climatic battle scene in Ego Trip with the climatic battle scenes in James Cameron’s AVATAR?

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