Bananas has gotten off to a strong start- on it's first morning it got 200,000 viewers, which is pretty high. It beat Sesame Street and a lot of other shows that day. It got a little write up in the SMH Guide which was pretty positive.
The expectation is that they may be some negative reaction at first, with the revamp and the shift to animation, but the hope is that the parents will kinda stop worrying about all that, and the new generation of kids will enjoy it. One comment I read on a thread of an article about it said, They're just scary sell outs... Poor form ABC!!
Youch. Can't win 'em all.