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"The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan" is a great example of those hijinks-laden `70s cartoons. A total mish-mash of Charlie Chan, Hong Kong Phooey, and Scooby-Doo, the stories juxtapose pure cartoon logic--a car that turns into a hot dog stand at the touch of a button--with the solid sureness of the capable Charlie Chan. Sixteen episodes were produced in total, all of which are included on this Complete Series set.
The series was groundbreaking when it was released. An all-Asian leading cast is rare even today, some 40 years later. more Keye Luke--who often played Number 1 Son in the Charlie Chan mysteries-- voices Mr. Chan, making him the first actual Chinese person to play the famous character. Luke fought against the stereotypical broken English of the Chan series and gave Mr. Chan a full, educated vocabulary. The Chan Clan was also originally dubbed with an all-Asian cast, but after the first test-showing, however, producers decided that the accents from the Asian voice actors were too thick.Read more ›
The story lines are good, perhaps a little simple for today's viewing audiences. There is no violence, no compromising situations, no inappropriate language. The animation is theater quality, not the crudely drawn images that are so popular today. Thanks to the production crew for making this type of entertainment available, then, and now.
Would I recommend this for purchase by others. YES! It's good entertainment and safe for children, of all ages, to watch!
The basic premise of each episode: venerable Honolulu detective Charlie Chan is called in to investigate some kind of wrongdoing (never murder - this WAS a kid's show) ... and though he tells his ten children to behave and stay out of the case, all of them somehow become involved (often with not-so-great results) before the culprit is unmasked. Everything about the show was simplistic, from the animation to stories to character development - yet it was just such FUN (and funny), watching Chan solve each mystery, sometimes because of (but more often in spite of) his highly inquisitive children.
I hesitated to purchase this DVD at first, knowing that each one was manufactured directly on DVD for each purchase, but several years back I fell in love with the show all over again - thank you, Boomerang! - and though I haven't seen the series since losing the Boomerang station, this seemed my one shot to own the entire series (sadly, only 16 episodes). I'd always loved Keye Luke voicing Chan, thought the various mix of personalities of the kids (one of them - the tomboy - voiced by Jodie Foster when she was still a "kid actor") a lot of fun - so just had to get it.
I'm glad I did.Read more ›
1. The Crown Jewel Caper
2. To Catch A Pitcher
3. Will The Real Charlie Chan Please Stand Up?
4. The Phantom Sea Thief
5. Eye of the Idol
6. Fat Lady Caper
7. Captain Kidd’s Doubloons
8. The Bronze Idol
1. Double Trouble
2. The Great Illusion Caper
3. The Mummy’s Tomb
4. The Mardi Gras Caper
5. The Gypsy Caper
6. The Greek Caper
7. White Elephant
8. Scotland Yard
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Faithful to the Charlie Chan novel backstory in which Chan had 11 children and was a widower (no mom in the series). Read morePublished 13 days ago by A. Yee
Poorly made disc that keeps freezing. Warner is too big a company to be making cheap products that don't work half the time! Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ron M.
My girlfriend watch the first disc and she will watch the second on friday.i have not watch it yet but did seen it on tv a time back.but will see it soon.thanks albert.Published 3 months ago by Albert Carpenter
***INCREDIBLE Item & 1st Class Sales/Service! Fast Transaction!! 5 Star***** Asset To The Amazon & Selling Community!!! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eric Bryfogle
I remember seeing "Charlie Chan and the Amazing Chan Clan" decades ago. This DVD set, containing the entire 16-episode cartoon series by Hanna-Barbara, bridges the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rush Glick
OK although sitting through episode after episode could be too much of a good thing so would have preferred the original format when it was aired ie with other cartoons sandwiched... Read morePublished 14 months ago by David Chiang
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