Daria: The Daria Hunter (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A paintball outing reveals personality clashes and hidden talents in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) and Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes) are desperate to keep their parents in the dark about the hands-on tactical warfare demonstration Mr. DeMartino (voice of Marc Thompson) is planning. But when they and their fellow students arrive at the wilderness battle site, Helen (voice of Wendy Hoopes) and Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo) are there to greet them, paint guns in hand. Daria and Jane (voice of Wendy Hoopes) are smart enough to get taken out of the game early and deliberately, freeing them to wander off in search of a local shop owned by a shark-hunter with a suspiciously familiar shtick. Meanwhile, Brittany (voice of Janie Mertz) reveals that doing the splits and spelling out words with her arms are the least of her talents as she leads her team on an impressively orchestrated killing spree. The Fashion Club proves similarly adept at dealing out death; unfortunately though, they're better at accidentally massacring each other than at raining fire down on their enemies. Eventually, actual rain and extensive casualties force both chaperones and students into their tents, where abrasive principal Ms. Li (voice of Nora Laudani) gets into a catfight with Helen and bitter divorcée Ms. Barch (voice of Ashley Albert) finds comfort in the sensitive arms of Mr. O'Neill (voice of Marc Thompson). By the time everyone is ready to leave, Daria and Jane have rejoined the group, but the elder Morgendorffers get left behind -- along with Sandi (voice of Janie Mertz), who enacts a very convincing imitation of the climactic scene from Platoon.

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