Now every first and third Thursday each month, ANIMATED INSIGHTS BY SHANNON MUIR takes you inside Shannon’s latest reflections on her passion for animation as a medium, and other animated insights about life. To catch up on all posts, check out the Animated Insights portion of the website! This week, Shannon shares some spoiler-free thoughts about CARMEN SANDIEGO.
DISCLAIMER: Shannon has previously worked on animated series with some of the staff of CARMEN SANDIEGO, but has no connections to the series.
As someone who grew up aware of the original video game and PBS game show based on WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO?, and also both a fan and author of mystery and crime fiction, I eagerly looked forward to what the new CARMEN SANDIEGO series might deliver. It did not disappoint!
By deciding to look at “why in the world is Carmen Sandiego,” while telling great action/adventure tales with a redeemable thief, it strikes the balance of mystery and character I try to strive for in the work I do. Each episode also weaves in a bit of education in the form of historical background that is critical to each plot, and in that way remains true to the intellectual property as well.
If you haven’t given CARMEN SANDIEGO a try, consider taking a look. Here’s the Netflix trailer: