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The Perils of Penelope Pitstop - The Complete Series (2005)

Janet Waldo , Mel Blanc  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Paul Lynde, Paul Winchell, Don Messick
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Turner Home Ent
  • DVD Release Date: May 10, 2005
  • Run Time: 357 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007QS31K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,458 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop - The Complete Series" on IMDb

Special Features

  • All 17 episodes on three discs
  • Retrospective featurettes: The Players in Peril, Penelope Pitstop's Spinouts
  • Collectible animation cel replica

Editorial Reviews

Pretty Penelope finds peril at every pit stop, pursued by Sylvester Sneakly (alias The Hooded Claw and also alias the incomparable voice of peerless Paul Lynde) until the notorious Ant Hill Mob somehow bumble to her rescue. But don't let Penelope's girly Southern belle drawl fool you. This damsel in distress can fight back, aided by her stylish retro-chic go-go boots! If you loved Wacky Races, you'll love this spoofy spinoff with Penelope Pitstop, the girl with beauty and brains (other than her inability to figure out Sneakly's dual identity). Enjoy all 17 fun-packed adventures in one racy package with a marvelous mob of DVD extras!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stop releasing syndicated versions, please! May 14, 2005
The three stars I give to this release is not to the show itself, but the shabby treatment it's been given. It looks like the syndicated editions of this show have been used to make the DVD, which means all the cliffhanging tags that ended the programs have been omitted. The original series usually left you on a cliffhanger note that was continued from one program into the next, and here, all the episodes end nice and cleanly. I don't see any reason for this, since you are getting the complete season, after all. It's a shame that so much material was left off this release (when this is probably the only time it will ever get such a deluxe treatment), but I suppose it's better than not having it available at all. I wish Warner Bros. would pay more attention to what they're leaving out when they release these Hanna Barbera sets. I wasn't happy about the edited shorts being included on their Tom & Jerry 2-disc set, the syndicated end credits (instead of the more proper one from the original broadcast) used on the "Wacky Races" set, and certainly not over this. Even the lamer opening theme is used on the Penelope Pitstop episodes. Just very disappointing, overall.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By J. Rose
Penelope Pitstop returns to your TV screen in this DVD release, the third part of a trio consisting of WACKY RACES, DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES and THE PERILS OF PENELOPE PITSTOP. In the days of their release upon the public, they heralded Hanna-Barbera's return to gag-laden slapstick comedy that began with such series as YOGI BEAR and HUCKLEBERRY HOUND.

The plot is simple: Our semi-hapless heroine Penelope Pitstop, fresh from her tenure in WACKY RACES, is heir to a vast fortune of millions (which probably enables her to travel the world and have adventures, if this series is any indication). Unfortunately, her legal guardian Sylvester Sneekly, in his guise of the Hooded Claw, is determined to destroy Penelope and gain her fortune for himself. Hot on the trail to aid Penelope Pitstop are the Ant-Hill Mob (also from WR) and their loyal car Chugga-Boom, whose desperate attempts to rescue Penelope from the clutches of the Hooded Claw often wind up with the Mob having to be rescued by the strangely resourceful Penelope (who surely must be used to this sort of thing--after all, she DID race with Dick Dastardly).

By today's standards, this cartoon is dated, predictable and rather lame; however, it's lame in a way that can be described as unrepentant. It NEVER pretends to be more than it is, and it often manages to acknowledge its own goofiness simply by playing everything deadpan-straight. In this age of grossouts, fart jokes and pretentious self-referencing in cartoons, this is downright refreshing.

The voice cast features such HB stalwarts as Mel Blanc, Paul Winchell, Don Messick and Janet Waldo, who voices Mlle. Pitstop.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product August 8, 2007
Good cartoons, ideal for kids and people who enjoys good humor. It makes me forget about bad cartoons for children. All family comedy, great to spend the afternoon with children. It's a shame studios nowadays produce so conflictive cartoons. I recommend this product.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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When I ordered "Wacky Races" in May, originally, I wasn't going to order either of it's spinoffs. However, after renting the DVDs of the complete series of both spinoffs, I decided to not order "Dastardly & Muttley & their flying machines" but I couldn't resist ordering "The Perils Of Penelope Pitstop". I think that "Perils" is a wonderful series, just as wonderful as "Wacky Races". I love the plot which has Penelope inheriting a vast amount of money and her legal guardian, Sylvester Sneekly, A.K.A. The Hooded Claw, tries to do away with her so he can have the fortune all to himself. However, the Anthill Mob, who are Penelope's loyal friends & protectors, always foil the Hooded Claw's schemes by coming to Penelope's rescue, although, sometimes Penelope rescues herself, then has to rescue the Anthill Mob, sometimes. I also like the fact that the episodes take place in different locations (the jungle, a carnival, the North Pole, a movie lot, etc.). I also love the collectible print and how the set is packaged in full-color. What I really love are the characters, especially Penelope Pitstop & the Anthill Mob, whose members I really like are Yak-Yak, with that laugh of his, and Zippy, because he's so fast and, sometimes, says things twice! Plus, I must admit, I even like the Hooded Claw, with the amazing voice of Paul Lynde, and the Bully Brothers, especially when their schemes fail. To sum it up in one word, this DVD set is wonderful. Just like "Wacky Races", I love this DVD set and, to anyone that's a fan of 60's/70's animation, Hanna-Barbera cartoons, or any cartoons, in general, I recommend that you buy this set because, believe me, it is TERRIFIC!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last it's on Dvd Yeah!!!! August 8, 2005
This is one dvd set that does not disappoint. It has lots of extras from commentary, interviews, and a collectible print. The cartoons are really good kept me laughing the whole time! The Ant Hill mob, Bully brothers and the hooded claw all add to the pure enjoyment of this dvd. Two thumbs up for this dvd set it was worth the wait.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this cartoon, it was a good purchase
It is good to go back and watch the cartoons of old, they do bring a nostalgic feel to it when you are watching them.
Published 1 month ago by Liz
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid gold Hanna Barbara :)
Hanna Barbara highlight. I mean, come on Penelope Pitstop :)
Published 2 months ago by TCJ
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Published 4 months ago by Nette1313
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic cartoon show
This is an excellent classic cartoon series. You will enjoy watching this and can share this with your family. It is a very family friendly show. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ninja_008
5.0 out of 5 stars happy happy happy
im am so excited for my friend to open this on christmas she has been wanting it and i finally found it and we are going to have a marathon!!!
Published 9 months ago by Megan lingafelter
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality
Well done, and good quality.

I am glad to see they are bringing these to DVD anyway they can.
It would be a shame to loose this part of our history.
Published 12 months ago by TN
5.0 out of 5 stars Another in the great Hanna-Barbara lineup
If you grew up in the 60s-70s you'll remember the Wacky Racers, Dick Dastardly, and of course Penelope Pitstop. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Randy E. Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Not only does this series go above the culture of female characters who only appeal to female viewers, but is a genuinely solid show. Read more
Published 13 months ago by David Soltys
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I was happy to be able to purchase the entire series at such a good price. The product arrived promptly. I have not viewed the product yet. Thank You.
Published 14 months ago by Donald L. Bush
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
This was a spinoff of Wacky Races but this series is mostly about Penelope Pitstop and the Ant Hill Mob against the Hooked Claw.
Published 16 months ago by retrokid289
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