Containment season 2: what are we watching? # Day21

How to keep busy during the long evenings of confinement? Unmissable classics, nuggets or novelties, delivers a selection of series, films, books, comics and albums.

Futile series, award-winning classic, instructive documentary, family cartoon, indie album or hectic comic … everything is good to populate confined evenings. Here is our selection for # day21 of containment season 2.

● To watch: Scooby (VOD)

Scooby-Doo is getting a makeover. The famous dog from the studio Hanna-Barbera returns in Scooby, a 3D animated film, the first since the character was created in 1969. At the helm, an absolute fan of the character, the director Tony Cervone, who has worked for almost twenty years on the animated series and has known its creator Iwao Takamoto well. Scooby-Doo and his friends have occasionally received a little facelift. The traditional investigation has been abandoned in favor of a more eventful plot, which calls upon the superhero Blue Falcon and his assistant, the robot dog Dynomutt, two key characters in the universe of Hanna-Barbera brought back to the taste of the day. An adventure film for adults and children now available on VOD.

Scooby-Doo © Warner Bros.

● Listen: Rumors, by Fleetwood Mac

It’s a classic from the 1970s, considered by specialists to be one of the best albums of all time. Rumours, from Fleetwood Mac, was released in 1977 and yet its tracks have not aged a bit. The proof: more than four decades after its release, this opus is experiencing an incredible resurgence in popularity thanks to social networks – and in particular TikTok, where young people (and not so young Internet users) use pieces to accompany challenges.

From Second Hand News at Go Your Own Way through cults Dreams and The Chain, this record is a machine with timeless hits, recorded however in an atmosphere of discord, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie lost in a whirlwind of ruptures and deceptions. When it was released 43 years ago, Rumours had reached number one on the charts and stayed there for 31 (non-consecutive) weeks.

● To read: Le Château des Animaux – Tome 2, by Xavier Dorison and Félix Delep

The prolific comic book author Xavier Dorison published the second volume of the Animal Castle, designed by Félix Delep, tribute to Animal Farm by George Orwell, on civil disobedience. Cats, rabbits, rats, chickens, allied themselves there to try to overthrow the despot, a tyrannical ox who reduced them to slavery. “Paradoxically, the more we move away from humans in the representation, the more we arrive at something universal. We understand that it is a timeless truth since it is not attached to a reality” according to Dorison. A magnificent fable for adults and children, about totalitarianism and non-violent resistance.

Animal Farm, by Xavier Dorison.Animal Farm, by Xavier Dorison.
Animal Farm, by Xavier Dorison. © Casterman

The Animal Castle- Volume 2: Winter daisies, Xavier Dorison and Félix Delep, Casterman, 56 pages, 14.95 euros.

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