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Dil and Ichy Showcase - March 2020

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So I still promised you guys a drawing for this month, as last month my thumb was acting up and I couldn't really draw anything. Luckily it's been getting better again, a little bit every day, so I figured I would draw you guys something today.


Tickles went on another adventure

I've mentioned it here before on the forum, but the Land Before Time IV was actually the only VHS of LBT I had growing up. So yeah... I've seen this movie countless times as a kid, but in Dutch, where Dil's voice is male. Nothing will change their genders in my mind, so for me, Dil & Ichy, both males :P

They are likeable. I enjoy their "cooperation" for food. Quite a unique concept. Yes, they are "silly", but what else do you expect from a children's show? Their babbling gets a bit annoying at times, but I would be frustrated too in either of their positions, haha.


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I like Ichy's genuinely smiling pose as Tickles rides him. Almost makes it seems like he's enjoying carrying Tickles around. Plus, the three of them look like a towering totem swifting charging through the Land of Mists in a water race, haha!
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Aww, Tickles looks like a kid on a dad's shoulders! :DD Cute.

I've mentioned it here before on the forum, but the Land Before Time IV was actually the only VHS of LBT I had growing up. So yeah... I've seen this movie countless times as a kid, but in Dutch, where Dil's voice is male. Nothing will change their genders in my mind, so for me, Dil & Ichy, both males :P

They are likeable. I enjoy their "cooperation" for food. Quite a unique concept. Yes, they are "silly", but what else do you expect from a children's show? Their babbling gets a bit annoying at times, but I would be frustrated too in either of their positions, haha.
Funny, I literally just mentioned elsewhere that I grew up thinking (English) Dil was a male, since I kept hearing her name as "Gil." :PCera

And, yeah, even though I don't care much for Ichy and Dil, I do realize they're typical kids' show villains, and they're far from being the most annoying villains I've ever seen in a children's cartoon. (That prize, my friends, goes to Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone. Yeeuck!!)
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Oneday I want to see Guido vs Itchy! :D

Feather Showdown!  :bestsharptooth

I always thought it was weird that in LBT XII they act like feathers are unheard of. :p I mean, what about Ichy? And then the continuity mishaps get even worse when the word "feather" is actually used by the characters in XIV! :rolleyes
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Oneday I want to see Guido vs Itchy! :D

Feather Showdown!  :bestsharptooth

I always thought it was weird that in LBT XII they act like feathers are unheard of. :p I mean, what about Ichy? And then the continuity mishaps get even worse when the word "feather" is actually used by the characters in XIV! :rolleyes

Feather Amensia, the Gang forgets about feathers because Itchy used a feather power to make them forget constantly lol :lol
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After recently watching LBT IV again, Dil and Ichy still aren't my favorites, but they at least didn't annoy me as much as I'd remembered. And "Who Needs You" was pretty catchy, so it looks like I need to update my favorite/least favorite list with a new least favorite LBT song... :thinking
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After recently watching LBT IV again, Dil and Ichy still aren't my favorites

Would you say that Tress Macneille and Jeff Bennett are likable as other characters they voiced?


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After recently watching LBT IV again, Dil and Ichy still aren't my favorites

Would you say that Tress Macneille and Jeff Bennett are likable as other characters they voiced?

Yeah, for some reason I was just never crazy about their Ichy and Dil voices...
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After recently watching LBT IV again, Dil and Ichy still aren't my favorites

Would you say that Tress Macneille and Jeff Bennett are likable as other characters they voiced?

Yeah, for some reason I was just never crazy about their Ichy and Dil voices...

I get the same way. I guess I don't like how they sound when they argue, their song is... "Eeehhh"  :rhett_ohsnap to me.


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Dil and Ichy's song was funny and catchy, but they almost came across a little stupid to me. I will say one thing I like about Dil, she is the only girl bad guy. All other bad guys were boys! Pterano didn't even have a girl in his posse! :facepalm

Maybe Redclaw is a girl. :bestsharptooth
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Dil and Ichy's song was funny and catchy, but they almost came across a little stupid to me. I will say one thing I like about Dil, she is the only girl bad guy. All other bad guys were boys! Pterano didn't even have a girl in his posse! :facepalm

Maybe Redclaw is a girl. :bestsharptooth

Unless you count Chomper’s Mom in LBTII, and Pterosaur Mother who drops Ducky in a best of baby Pteradons. :)
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It still surprises me how much bile these two get. I always thought they were pretty funny and entertaining. Maybe people just found them too over-the-top and goofy? Which even I will agree that it is unfortunate that we never had another antagonist in the series quite as good as the original Sharptooth. Still, I think Dil & Ichy were two of the better villains for sure.

I will admit, it also surprises me how most people seem to prefer Ozzy & Strut, whereas for me it was the opposite. More surprising still because I always had the impression that LBT 4 is the most popular of the Roy Allen Smith sequels, and one of the more popular sequels in general, although I guess it's for reasons other than Dil & Ichy.

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Perhaps the reason I didn't care for Ozzy and Strut was because I found them too jarring a contrast, coming on the heels of the menacing Sharptooth from the first movie. Whereas by the time I made it to the fourth movie, I was more used to the idea of comedic villains. Although I still think Ichy and Dil were more well-done in that regard anyway.
Beyond that, though, I'm not really sure why I liked Dil & Ichy better. It's hard to articulate.

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They both speak the leaf-eater language in the film, which is curious, especially in the case of Dil who is an obligate carnivore. How do you think that Dil learned the language?  Was, as proposed in this topic, Dil and Ichy formerly friendly sharpteeth?  Or do you have another idea that you would propose?
A good question, albeit one that I never thought of before. Note that Ozzy & Strut can speak it too. Hmmm. The best answer I can offer is perhaps that regular T-rex Sharpteeth have their own language, but most of the other dinosaur species all speak the same common language, which includes Dil & Ichy. Even though I guess Dil could count as a Sharptooth as well, she seems different from the standard Sharpteeth due to being a crocodile. Or else perhaps she learned to speak it from Ichy, although I'm learning more towards the former explanation.

However, that itself leads to the question... why do T-rexes have their own separate language from everyone else?
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Regardless, I do think the language thing is an interesting concept, and one that I wish the series had explored further.
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