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CARTOON REVIEWS

TOP CAT - THE COMPLETE SERIES

Top Cat DVD Features:
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Available Audio Tracks: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
All 30 episodes, 3 with commentary by series veterans and historians
Two documentaries on the series
Storyboard comparison
Singalong
Art gallery
Vintage commericals
Number of discs: 4

REVIEW:
This is a DVD set that everyone will enjoy -- regardless of age! You don't have to be a kid to enjoy these toons. They are intelligent, witty and funny! What more can you ask for? Top Cat was one of the coolest cartoons I watched as a kid. Arnold Stang's voice was just perfect for this hip cat from New York!

This DVD set is wonderful -- bringing the best of Hanna-Barbera to the marketplace. I can't believe that there are only 30 episodes! It seems as if they have run forever on some channels

The DVD package extras are worth every minute. The documentary Back to Hoagy's Alley is very nice. The interview with Top Cat (Arnold Stang) is terrific. As for the quality of the DVD set -- it is outstanding. The graphics do not loose clarity, even on a larger screen.

In short, this is one set you can sit down with to watch yourself -- with your kids -- or even your grandkids.







The Flintstones - 2nd Season DVD Features:
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
32 episodes with commentary by animation experts on 3 episodes
New documentary "Carved in Stone"
Vintage commericals
Songs from The Flintstones album
Pencil drawings & archival featurette on drawing Fred
Number of discs: 4

REVIEW:
They don't make cartoons like this anymore! The industry has gotten too sophisticated -- technically. However the stories and animation are still very good. I enjoyed the commentary on how the characters were drawn -- outlining the figures so that they would stand out on a flat background. For anyone interested in cartooning, there is a lot to be learned by the old masters. They did a great deal with very little. While the conversation was a bit dry in spots, overall you learned some interesting tidbits! Did you know that Mel Blanc was in a car accident that prevented him from doing Fred Flintstone for several weeks? And that he did a number of the voiceovers from his hospital bed? The Flintstones may have been one of the originators of cameo roles for guest stars!

The Yabba-Dabba-Doo guy is wonderful. It is a bit of a time capsule as well. Seeing the twin beds for Fred and Wilma gives you a bit more background into the atmosphere of the era.

I enjoyed the drawing lesson given with narration by Hanna & Barbara. Now if I only had a bit of artistic talent!

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