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‘Praise the Maker’ brought back the memories of cartoons we were watching fifteen-twenty years ago without fully understanding the plot, but with a fun-factor that made us happy to just fill our time with something. Even though the world evolves and creates more complex cartoons visually and story-based, this one went back to the ‘Beavis and Butthead’ era, triggering all sorts of feelings, making us super nostalgic, and becoming a guilty pleasure almost instantly.

Going back on the memory lane we should state that the plot reminded us a little bit of the beloved video game ‘Grand Theft Auto San Andreas’, as the dialogues were similar not only when it comes to their intensity, but also for the voicing and back-sounds. If you listen closely, you can hear the roam of the street, some guns being shot somewhere in the background and, of course, a song that comes at the perfect time, exploding with GREAT VIBES!

Being made in an old-school fashion, Ashante P.T. Stokes’ ‘Praise the Maker’ can win the audience from every group genre. We have seen recently the revival of the 80s and 90s pop culture and how deep they got under our skins especially being exposed to clothing, in TV commercials, or even in movies and music. The giant wave of yesterday makes recurring appearances in our lives, and a short like this one is riding the wave directly into the viewers’ hearts. We salute the effort of Ashante P. T. Stokes for giving us the right dose of retro magic, and we strongly believe he will not stop here, as the world needs more of this to move forward.

Written by Vlad A. G

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