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Jetsons: The Complete First Season (DVD)
Meet George Jetson and his quirky family: wife Jane, son Elroy and daughter Judy. Living in the automated, push-button world of the future hasn't made life any easier for the harried husband and father, who gets into one comical misadventure after another!]]>
The Jetsons (1962) was the third primetime series from the Hanna-Barbera Studio, after The Flintstones (1960) and Top Cat (1961). Although the show was cancelled after its first season, it proved a durable Saturday-morning favorite, running for more than 14 years on all three networks.
Like The Flintstones, The Jetsons borrowed heavily from live-action sitcoms, notably The Donna Reed Show and Hazel. The 21st century became a Futurelux vision of a '60s suburb. George Jetson (voiced by George O'Hanlon) pushed buttons for the penny-pinching Mr. Spacely (Mel Blanc). Judy (Janet Waldo) was a typical teenager with a crush on rock & roll singer Jet Screamer. Elroy (Daws Butler) was a bright little boy whose experiments always blew up. Astro (Don Messick) was one of the first anthropomorphic dogs that became a Hanna-Barbera standard. Jane (Penny Singleton, basically reprising her role in the Blondie films) kept everyone and everything on course. The Flintstones used rocks and animals to approximate everyday appliances; The Jetsons had high-tech gadgets that invariably malfunctioned and clobbered George.
Aside from two commentaries by Waldo and a short making-of video with old footage of Hanna and Barbera, the DVD set has little in the way of extras: no bumpers, commercials, etc. The Jetsons hardly ranks as great animation, but for anyone who grew up during the '60s and '70s, these discs are the comforting video equivalent of a slice of yellow cake with fudge frosting and a glass of milk. (Rated G: alcohol and tobacco use, minor cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon
Of all the recent Hanna Barbera collections that Warner Brothers has done this is the best. First its a cardboard cover not the so called see thru plastic ones that will tear. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bob
A 9 year old boy loves these DVDs and watches them over and over.Published 1 month ago by Z Builder
I bought this set because I started watching on Amazon Instant Video and didn't have the disc space to store the whole season.it plays just as well on my Blu-Ray Player. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ms. Susan L. Silverberg
Great set! Reminds me of my childhood. Happy I can introduce my children to the joy of The Jetsons.Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Bruty
A classic! I watched this as a kid and then introduced it to my nieces and nephews and remembered how very wonderful it was! Kids loved it too!Published 2 months ago by kitka