One difference is that it is being released by Netflix, the streamcaster's first kids' show and ergo a historic moment. And unlike the other series mentioned above, it has been squashed from its theatrical three dimensions more or less into old-fashioned 2-D, with bright, flat colors, thick outlines and relatively minimal shading or lighting effects. The characters look hand-drawn, whatever that technically means these days, though the world they inhabit also borrows conventions from video games — it's about racing, and it's 2013, so how could it not? — along with cinematic split-screen and slow-motion effects. And some shots are viewed as if through a convex lens, which feels new to me.