Cartoon Network July 2022 Ratings Report

July was a rare month for modern Cartoon Network, because we got the premiers of not two but THREE cartoons! Craig of the Creek, We Baby Bears, and Total Dramarama all premiered new episodes, and we also got a re-run rating for Craig of the Creek.

That’s not all though: we got the ratings for four movies premiered by Cartoon Network in July: Gulliver’s Travels, Men in Black 3, The Book of Life, and Tooth Fairy.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 412: Escaping Expulsion (from The Owl House)

GC13 and Soren discuss Escaping Expulsion, continuing with The Owl House’s second season.

Well, we’ve officially met Odalia, and she’s just as wonderful as we thought she was. At least she’s no liar: the Abomaton really won’t stop going until it’s killed Luz. And since Luz has to finish the presentation to get her friends back into Hexside… Yeah, she probably should have asked some followup questions.

Next week we’ll be whipping back to season one, so look forward to that!

From Rule Ghoul to Rebel: Principal Bump Learns a Lesson From The Owl House

The Owl House gave Principal Bump a… Let’s say memorable introduction. Starting out wanting to dissect Luz for pretending to be an abomination, The Owl House revealed him to be a surprisingly merciful principal—provided a witch was willing to hocus-focus, of course.

Then, in season two, he goes all-in. Oh sure, it starts with multi-track studies, but we all know that road ends with attacking the Emperor’s minions. Principal Bump pulls no punches, and neither does The Owl House.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 411: Separate Tides (from The Owl House)

GC13 and Soren discuss Separate Tides from The Owl House.

No, don’t adjust your browsing device, we have skipped ahead four episodes to the start of The Owl House’s second season. We want to discuss the last episodes of season one with David, so we skip for now.

And what a skip it is. If you’ve already watched The Owl House then you know how much changes after season one, and even if you haven’t then you’ve probably figured that out already given how much foreknowledge we use when discussing the show.

Are They or Aren’t They? Amphibia Plays Games in A Night at the Inn

I can’t be the only one to have seen this so many times: characters who seem nice, the main character thinks are evil, but really are nice. Well that’s not what Amphibia did with A Night at the Inn: those nice-seeming characters are definitely evil, just like you’d expect. But Amphibia likes to have its fun, so A Night at the Inn toys with us first.

After its cards are on the table though… Well, never let it be said that Amphibia doesn’t give satisfying endings. Vengeance, thy name is Anne.

Lunar Sea Spire episode 410: Understanding Willow (from The Owl House)

GC13, Soren, and David discuss Understanding Willow from The Owl House.

Remember, when your friend falls ill at school, it’s important that you take them straight home without going to the school nurse at all—the school nurse probably isn’t a criminal willing to perform illegal medical procedures.

Also, consider this a reminder that forming parasocial relationships isn’t healthy. If you have to turn yourself into an open source intelligence analyst to compile information about a celebrity, they might want to keep their private life private.

Boscha’s Dramatic Reading: The Owl House’s Jock and The Good Witch Azura

Any Sport in a Storm had a lot going on for it—The Owl House was eager to give Hunter a chance to go good. But were you paying attention to Boscha when she stopped by the Azura Book Club booth at the club fair? She’s apparently such a fan she can read with her eyes closed. Will The Owl House ever cease to amaze us?

Except if you believe that… Let’s just say Boscha makes it clear she’s not a fan. The Owl House may make fools of us yet, but there’s another way she might be so familiar with the series, one that makes perfect sense.

Lunar Sea Spire episode 409: Really Small Problems (from The Owl House)

GC13 and David discuss Really Small Problems from The Owl House.

In a world where wild houseflies are intelligent enough to serve as steeds and follow complex instructions involving not eating food, it’s probably a good thing their hairs are so fine, even on a very small scale.

It just gets weirder where it’s also a world where someone would rather add an unpaid snack seller to the staff than cash in the largest bounty the nation has ever seen. It’s a strange world.

Change For the Better: The Diamonds’ Powers in Steven Universe

The Diamonds are the strongest characters in Steven Universe. While initially all four had damaging, devastating powers, each would have a change of heart that left them with much more passive, restoring powers. Pink Diamond was the first, going so far as to change her very self and giving birth to our title character: Steven Universe.

She wasn’t the last though: Steven was able to change the other Diamonds’ minds, and leave them with a commitment to leaving the universe a better place. Vote Zircon!

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 408: The First Day (from The Owl House)

GC13 and Soren discuss The First Day from The Owl House.

That’s right, we’re back to The Owl House! It’s Luz’s first day in a magical school. With a hat that can sort– we mean choose your coven track? Well, at least it’s not a boarding school…

How much foreshadowing do you see in season one? How many callbacks? There are a lot of bread crumbs left in The Owl House to follow, even if they can be rather subtle at times.