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Animaniacs, Vol. 3
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Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs! The adventures or misadventures of the Warner Brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner Sister, Dot, who were so crazy that the studio execs locked them away in the water town at the Studio.]]>
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Be happy that the sets are UNCUT and are split into scenes based on the shorts. If you don't like a particular character, you can skip that one's cartoons & go on to the ones you DO like. My husband & I love being able to skip shorts we don't like & go on to stuff we DO like such as The Warners, Slappy Squirel & the Goodfeathers. The animation department at Warner Bros. has been doing a spectacular job on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection sets, Droopy, & this series. (I can't speak for every single animated series by Warner Bros. but I own these). This effort needs to be encouraged, not poo pooed by people who whine about packaging & bonus features. At least the Animaniacs sets have CONSISTENT PACKAGING, unlike the 4th Golden Collection set. Finally, be happy that Warner Bros. is putting this out UNCUT & preserving the integrity of the work.
Were we all crazy? On one hand, the show was a blatant attempt on the part of Warner Brothers to enhance its brand image - after all, the main characters were CALLED the Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister). However, the sheer creativity of the writing managed to transcend the obvious corporate propaganda of the premise. And it was really, really, REALLY funny.
How well does it stand the test of time? I watched this DVD with some friends of mine and their two-year-old daughter. The two-year-old loved the singing, the dancing, and the fast-paced animation - and was thrilled by the fact that us grown-ups knew the words to the theme song. We also loved the singing, the dancing, the fast-paced animation, and the fact that we remembered the words to the theme song - plus, we laughed at the jokes and '90s pop-culture references. (And we took comfort in the fact that very few tattoo parlors are likely to give a two-year-old a tattoo of Wakko on any sensitive parts of her anatomy).
A good time was had by all.
The wacky Warner Brothers and the Warner Sister, as well as Doctor Scratchansniff, Slappy Squirrel, Skippy Squirrel, Rita, Runt, Buttons, Mindy, Pesto, Bobby, Squit, Randy Beaman, Chicken Boo, Katie Kaboom, Minerva Mink, and a gaggle of other original characters are gonna have you bursting out in laughs whenever you like. Like the first two volume sets, expect a ton of fun with more parodies, puns, schticks, lampoons, and songs more than you can shake a slapstick at !
Some of the funniest episodes include "The Warners and the Beanstalk", "Yes, Always" featuring Pinky and the Brain, "Wakko's Gizmo", "Woodstock Slappy" featuring Slappy Squirrel, "Baloney and Kids", "Lookit the Fuzzy Heads", "The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special", "The Mindy 500" featuring Mindy and Buttons, "Pigeon on the Roof" featuring the Goodfeathers, "Super Strong Warner Siblings", "Deduces Wild", "A Hard Day's Warners", and "The Kid in the Lid". Fun songs of the series include "I'm Cute", "Schnitzelbank", "A Quake, a Quake!", "U.N. Me", and "The Presidents Song".
If you thought those episodes (and much more) were cool, they've thrown in TWO bonus features in the set ! They are "They Can't Help It If They're Cute, They're Just Drawn That Way" (an interview with the artists and designers of the award-winning series) and "They're Totally Insane-y In Cadence with Richard Stone" (a tribute to Richard Stone, the great music composer of the series).
The Animaniacal third volume of this rabble-rousing romp of an animated TV series will be a great addition to your cartoon collections, as does the Volumes one and two sets. I certainly hope volume four is on the way eventually.
I'm a bit surprised that others are complaining about packaging of all things! Who cares about the packaging?!? As long as my DVDs play! I do wish that there was a bit more bonus footage/behind the scenes at WB, however.
A must buy for real cartoon fans!
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Had to buy again because my first copy wore out after playing so many times for my niece and nephew!Published 2 months ago by J. Zaun
This was by far my favorite show growing up! I remember wanting to try and record every episode on VHS back in the day, but I could never get home from school in time to catch the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brandon Hann
Watched these on TV with my son on cartoon network. Educational and FUNNY!!Published 10 months ago by MICHELE
We love the Animaniacs!!
Be aware, check disc 4 that it will play. There appears to be a bad batch or recording this disc. I have two copies and my friend has one. Read more
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|Please Release The Final of Animaniacs||
I agree! Come on Warner Brothers, release the last volume! What are you waiting for? I already own the first three and waiting to buy the fourth. I'm especially looking forward to seeing the Star Wars episode. Come on, you have a customer here with credit card in hand, just waiting to place my... Read More
Feb 20, 2008 by SM11542 | See all 10 posts
|Oh, Amazon, how you tempt me so...||
Yeah I know. I hate volumes but I wanted to have some episodes of the show. These are in order of original air date though not just a compilation of episodes. Look at the episodes on your disc and compare them to the guide and you'll see they are at least in order of OAD. Though I wish they... Read More
Jun 1, 2007 by David L. Lee | See all 5 posts
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