Love, Death, And Robots: ‘Alternate Histories’ Analysis

by Tito W. James

Based on the short story by John Scalzi, Alternate Histories depicts six timelines where Hitler dies before WWII. The short parodies animated educational programs like Crash Course, In A Nutshell, and TED Ed, by emulating their uses of mixed media, voiceover, and round character designs.

The various ways Hitler kicks the bucket all guarantee a laugh. My personal favorite was the group of interdimensional magical girls who looked like they were ripped straight from Super Drags. A close follow-up was the death by jello.

Love, Death, and Robots is currently streaming on Netflix.

Tito W. James

Tito W. James is a journalist writing for Comicon.com with a focus is on highlighting high quality independent content. His comics draw heavy influence from hand drawn animation and incorporate action and comedy into various genres.

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