The Brady Kids: The Complete Animated Series
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The Brady Kids sees the return of members from the original Brady Bunch cast, to voice their iconic roles. When the six Brady kids befriend a magical bird and two panda cubs, their adventures become more amazing than ever! Watch the Brady kids travel to ancient Greece in "It's All Greek to Me," blast off for an out-of-this-world trip in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the End Zone," and help thwart a bank robbery in "Cindy's Super Friend." This rollicking collection contains all 22 episodes of the classic animated series.
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Trivia note: Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, and Chris Knight were involved in a contract dispute in the second season episodes and were replaced by producer Lou Scheimer's kids Lane Scheimer as Greg, Erika Scheimer as Marcia, and Keith Sutherland (son of animation director Hal?) as Peter.
And now after a lifetime I finally have the pleasure of owning it on DVD. ;)
Unlike The Archies cartoon, The Brady Kids was blessed with cool songwriting for its musical interludes, which of course were always the highlights of all the episodes. For those who haven't heard the entire song catalogue before, the music is genuinely enjoyable and at times even filled with surprisingly touchinv depth and insightful maturity ("Come Run With Me" and "Playing The Field", for example). With music like this, it's no surprise that the Bradys' albums featuring the material have reigned supreme as beloved collectors' items by music fans for decades now. And the goofy episodes are still as enjoyably silly as ever. It's hard for me to imagine anyone not being charmed by its seventies aura.
Presented in TV-style full screen (natch), this is a very basic release; you basically get all the episodes and nothing else. The menu is absolutely nothing fancy tech-wise and simply gets the job done, but it's easy on the eyes and is easy to navigate. The episodes, sadly, don't appear to have been touched up at all. However, they *are* reproduced in the same condition as they were wheneved they aired on television throughout the years, and I haven't noticed any glitches. By comparison, the ultracool "Jackson 5" cartoon set, while beautifully reproduced with superb packaging and brightly restored colors, suffered a few technical glitches here and there visually (see my review for details).
All that said, the episodes do appear to be in better viewing condition than in the "Mission:Magic" set, which appeared to be a bit more dingy in comparison to this.
Interestingly, the original CBS logo at the end of each episode has been replaced with an ultramodern high tech which is simply glaring when placed within the rest of the closing credits sequence.
Also oddly, Ping and Pong's faux Chinese has been doubled in its loudness. Why, I don't know, but it does make listening to them a bit grating; I'd always loved the two pandas, but their vocals' being twice as loud does take some getting used to. What originally sounded cute now threatens to sound somewhat impenetrable.
Nevertheless, The Brady Kids remains a wonderful trip back in time to a simpler era, a time when Saturday mornings truly were super and The Bradys brightened up homes everywhere with their groovy funshine and delightful music.
It Is simple animation and a truly retro nostalgic surprise if you do. If you don't then acquaint yourself and your family with the continuing adventures of the Brady Kids voiced by the original actors!