From the creators of Yo Gabba Gabba! and frontman Christian Jacobs comes the perfect blend of live-action and animation! Follow the amazingly wild comic antics of The Aquabats, the galaxys first group of musical, crime-fighting superheroes! MC Bat Commander, Crash McLarson, Ricky Fitness, EagleBones Falconhawk and Jimmy the Robot will take you along on their most outrageous adventures to protect space from the creatures and super villains out to destroy it! All 13 Season One episodes can now be found in one deluxe collection sure to banish boredom and make anyone an instant fan of the worlds most inept superheroes!
The debut season of the irreverent and entertaining Aquabats! Super Show!
presents the veteran Southern California rock-and-ska band as a new, potent, and wildly creative force in children's entertainment. The live-action Super Show!
neatly transposes the elaborate and absurd mythology that swirled around the Aquabats' albums and live shows--filled with costumed superheroes and outrageous giant monsters--to a live-action series format that, like Yo Gabba Gabba!
(co-created by Aquabats frontman Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, who perform similar duties here), celebrates kid-TV culture while also poking good-natured fun at its tropes. Here, the Super Show
blends an old-fashioned superhero series, with Jacobs and his bandmates as spandex-clad, singing crime fighters in both live-action and anime-style cartoon forms, with elements of tokusatsu
in its horde of absurd villains and creatures, Banana Splits
-style pop music interludes, and a Sesame Street
-like array of interstitial segments featuring the band's mascot, Lil' Bat, and commercials for bizarro products like anti-Mummy Spray and the hideous Scruffy Scruff toy. The result is frantic and funny enough to captivate most imaginative young viewers while also keeping their parents entertained with the barrage of retro-references and genuinely catchy tunes, as well as guest appearances by famous grownups like Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite
), Lou Diamond Phillips, Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SVU::
), the apparently immortal Rip Taylor, and "Weird Al" Yankovic. The double-disc season-one set includes all 13 episodes of the first season, as well as commentary by all five Aquabats (as their superhero identities) on five episodes and the series' pilot, which offers a very different format than the eventual series (alternate theme song, concert framing device, and more animation). An eight-minute-plus collection of "behind the scenes" clips featuring the Aquabats in various silly scenarios and a blooper reel should provide additional laughs for newly minted and longtime Aquacadets alike. --Paul Gaita