The Jetsons: Season 2, Vol. 1
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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!]]>
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That's because the "original" Jetsons, which debuted Sept. 23, 1962, lasted for only one season on ABC, but became much more successful when it eventually ended up in syndication. (Those episodes have already been released on DVD. The Jetsons - The Complete First Season)
That successful syndication led to a brief revival in 1985 with all-new episodes. The new series, referred to as `Season Two,' boasted more advanced animation, which had richer color, along with attempts to add content to make it seem even more futuristic than its parent show.
The first 21 Episodes from 1985's `Season Two,' have been collected here for the time in this three-disc boxed set from Warner Home Video. Jetsons-Season 2 V01
In addition, a special featurette, `Jetsons: Return to the Future,' is also included that focuses on the evolution of the series. Among those interviewed is animation expert Mark Evanier.
`The Jetsons' was originally conceived following the iconic success of Hanna-Barbera's `The Flintstones,' which featured a `modern' Stone Age family. Hanna-Barbera decided to turn their Bedrock success on its ear, creating a similar family cartoon, but changed the setting to their vision of the Space Age - the 21st century!
The Jetsons originally lived Orbit City, a city where the houses were literally way, way up in the air, like Space Age needles.Read more ›
1. Some of the episodes feature some horrible cliche early eighties style rock. It's really bad.
2. Orbity is overused and pointless. Remember how The Super Friends were ruined by the Wonder Twins? Well there you go...
3. The plots to the individual stories are poorly written and watered down when compared to the earlier season.
I want to like this season but its pretty bad esp compared to what Hanna Barbera was able to do several years before with Yogi, The Flintstones and The Jetsons. I guess the original season was written and created for adults during primetime where this season was built for Saturday morning kid time. I'm a child of the late 70s and early eighties so perhaps this appealed to me as a kid but the earlier season is a much better fit now. 3 stars for these episodes.
For DVD production quality I would give this a big, fat fail. Each episode is a gamble. Some are grainy and dull others are bright but fuzzy. A first year media production grad should have been able to clean this up better than this. The producers of the DVDs should feel very bad. Perhaps they were severely under-funded. It reminds me of those bad 100 cartoon for $5.00 DVDs you see at Walgreens or Big Lots. 1 Star here
If you get it below $10.00 like me then buy, otherwise you're over-spending.
The Jetsons: Season 2 Volume 1 is a simple and strong reintroduction to the first family of the 21st Century. The DVD collection contains over 20 of the classic cartoons that were not just entertaining for The Jetsons, but just a great deal of excitement for a whole new generation of fans. The episodes have all been remastered beautifully, and just a great reminder of what made The Jetsons so special. The collection of shows includes great episodes like Elroy Meets Orbity, which featured the debut of the lovely and adorable suction-cupped alien from an asteroid who hatched from and egg Elroy brought home from a field trip, The Cosmic Courtship of George & Jane, where George & Jane re-tell the tale of who they first got together, after George accidentally forgets about their anniversary of how they fell in love and then finding out their marriage ceremony was not legal from the person who conducted their wedding ceremony. For that notion the family goes to Las Venus to get married all over again. Also there is Family Fallout where Mr.Read more ›
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My grandson and his friends LOVE this series. They have watched all of them together.Published 7 days ago by Muzzie
A walk down memory lane! Today's kids have know idea what us baby boomers thought was so far away in the future. Funny to see how much it has evolved from futuristic to reality.Published 13 days ago by GB
I am such a fan of the Jetsons and my children enjoy watching it too. I am pleased with my purchase.Published 4 months ago by Peacenme
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It cannot be as bad as A Pup Named Scooby-Doo which remains the worst transfer I have seen in 12 years of collecting!
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