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Cool McCool - The Complete Series

4.7 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

That suave secret agent from theiswingin' sixties isiback...for 2007What do you get when you mix the suave debonair demeanor and chiseled features of James Bond the Buffoonery of Maxwell Smart and the colorful villains of Batman? You get Cool McCool the saucy secret agent of the swingin' sixties from the creator of Batman Bob Kane.This classic king features animated series (seen on NBC from 1966 - 1969) has Cool facing down some of the most heinous villains in animation history! See Hurricane Harry The Rattler Jack-in-the-Box The Owl Dr. Madcap and Greta Ghoul! And cool does it all on behalf of his company "Secret Inc." and his boss Number One. It's laughs espionage and intrigue served hot...by McCool!Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN/FAMILY Rating: NR UPC: 787364702091

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Product Details

  • Actors: Chuck McCann, Bob McFadden, Carol Corbett
  • Directors: Gerald Potterton, Gerald Ray, Peter Sander, Ron Campbell
  • Writers: Al Brodax, Bob Kane
  • Producers: Al Brodax, John Coates, Leon Becker, Mary Ellen Stewart
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Bci / Eclipse
  • DVD Release Date: March 13, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000M8NMVE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,824 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Cool McCool - The Complete Series" on IMDb

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I remember watching this show before school. Only in B&W, (okay, so I'm old) and never missed an episode. Now, finally, I can re-live those early mornings in color, and in pristine clarity. I have to say, as soon as the menu came up with the theme song, my old grey cells kicked in, and I had a smile from ear to ear.

Like "The Archies", "Groovie Goolies" and "Top Cat", the REAL openings are there, captured in their FULL format. Unlike "Magilla Gorila", "Batfink" and "Rocky & Bullwinkle" where they've cut them or re-edited them and changed the theme.(very disappointing indeed)
But you'll be very happy with Cool McCool, restored in its entirety.

You get 20 FULL 25 min episodes(over 8 hours) on three single sided discs. Great value!
Packaging is excellent.
Menus are animated with music. Realy good.
Episode menu has great chapter selection through the episodes, and has some great special features.

Brilliant picture and sound, and in perfect sync.

Do yourself a favour, you won't be sorry. (Well worth the money)
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From 1966 comes Cool McCool, the witty, limited- animation SatAm King Features/ Hearst 'toon that parodied the '60s spy craze. Created by Bob Kane, creator of Batman, and Al Brodax, creator of the Beatles Cartoon Show and Yellow Submarine, this fast- paced, rollicking, slapstick cartoon has all the right stuff. Fast, funny and frenzied, it also features voice actor Chuck McCann, who provides play by play commentary on many of the shows as a bonus feature.

This set also marks the strong entry into the DVD- making field of Ink and Paint, who have here produced a beautiful set, with three one- sided discs in three slip cases in a box set. There's a subtle tip of the hat in the cover blurb: "That suave secret agent from the swingin' sixties is back...for 2007", with the OO7 enlarged through a magnifying glass. This box set includes the full run of Cool McCool with twenty episodes, each consisting of two Cool segments sandwiching one Harry McCool 'toon (My pop the cop), who with cohorts Tom and Dick make up a very limited animation Keystone Kops team.

The show was also unique for its cool jazz theme, which starts "OO", another way of almost saying "007". Cool's tag line was "Danger is my business". Like Bond and Maxwell Smart, he had an array of super gadgets, and can whistle for the Cool Mobile, but they usually foul up and he winds up stammering the recurring line, "Sorry Number One, that will never happen again". Don't expect lavish Disney animation, but if you want to see an imaginative cartoon played for laughs, made, as were all of King's 'toons, on an extremely limited budget, it doesn't get any cooler than this.
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For those of us who were kids in the mid to late 60's, this is a wonderful set of a hilarious series that is of the style of Rocky & Bullwinkle and George of the Jungle. This has some great extras involving Chuck McCann, who introduces each episode (though I don't know why he refers to the middle cartoon as The Comedy Cops, when their title is Harry McCool). If you long for the great cartoon shows of the mid to late 60's & early 70's as I am, you must add this to your collection.
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What I love about the DVDs
* single sided DVDs

* bright colorful fun packaging (each DVD has a different pic on it too)

* Full episodes (including the theme song, which is what I usually remember and loved from cartoons, and which is sadly missing on most of the old cartoon DVD's we buy these days). This in itself is a huge feature and is worth 5 stars!!

* Music and Cool McCool's singing during the show - classic stuff and so "Cool McCool"

There are two Cool McCool episodes and one Harry McCool episode per show. Villains include the Rattler, Hurricane Harry, Greta Ghoul, the Owl, Jack-In-The-Box and Dr. Madcap.

Only one negative - some of the coloring is bad - eg Cool McCool is bright fluro green as is his car, and other characters at times and background. Sometimes can go from a normal colored scene to a bright fluoro colored scene.

That'll never happen again Number One
What did he say Harry, What did he say?

Overall I gave it 5 stars, it's great value and really fun to watch and I am enjoying watching it for what it is.
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COOL MCCOOL-THE COMPLETE SERIES: When BATMAN became a boob-tube phenomenon in 1966, its creator BOB KANE also launched his zany animated spy spoof COOL MCCOOL, a bumbling secret agent who spoke in JACK BENNY-esque tones and gave headaches to both the underworld and his excitable (though never fully revealed) boss, NUMBER ONE. Other than human wind machine HURRICANE HARRY and the slithery, plant controlling RATTLER, the colorful cast of cackling criminals were reminiscent of Gotham City's baddies, from PENGUIN knock off THE OWL and JOKER-like prankster JACK IN THE BOX to MAD HATTER clone DR. MADCAP. Voice pros BOB MCFADDEN and CHUCK MCCANN provided the show's punchy personalities; MCCOOL's oft repeated "That will NEVER happen again, Number One!" and "Danger is my business!" smacked appealingly of Agent 86's best known tag lines. Featuring high tech gizmos including the mustache phone and Lassie-loyal Cool Mobile, this inventive, gag heavy toon (with its snappy guitar driven theme song) was a notch above most Saturday morning fare of the era...a fun filled free for all that will NEVER happen again.

RATING: FOUR TRENCH COATS
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