The Huckleberry Hound Show - Vol. 1
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THE FIRST ANIMATED SERIES TO WIN AN EMMY®: 10 ORIGINAL CLASSIC HOURS OF HUCKLEBERRY HAPPINESS! Rediscover one of the most beloved good ol' hound dogs ever in this Deluxe DVD Set of 26 original episodes of The HuckleBerry Hound Show. The cool canine charmed early TV audiences with his unique personality, a slow southern drawl and fast wit that'll win you over across four delightful discs. Viewers also got familiar with Pixie and Dixie (and nemesis Mr. Jinks the cat, who hated meeses to pieces") and future icons Yogi Bear and sidekick Boo Boo, all of whom starred in their own segments. Now in brilliant blue and every other color – and fully remastered and restored – Huckleberry welcomes the DVD generation to the retro-hip zaniness of the first animated series to win an Emmy® along with Special Features to raise many a howl!]]>
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Following the Ruff and Reddy Show, this was Hanna-Barbera's second foray into bringing cartoons to the small screen using limited animation to meet the much smaller budget for TV shows. Hence, it plays like radio, with Don Messick narrating and Daws Butler voicing a cornocopia of characters, whose dialogue he called "pure butter." Visually, the show is also a feast, if a minimalist one, with clean, bright colors, modern background design, witty writing and such unforgettable stars as Huck, Yogi, Boo Boo, Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks.
Here's the ground-breaking show that established Hanna-Barbera, set the standard for TV 'toons, and inspired the retro look of Cartoon Network's "Two Stupid Dogs," Dexter's Lab," and "Johnny Bravo," designed as cartoon tributes by such animators as Genndy Tartakovsky and Scott Shaw who love the look of classic H-B. When this show aired in its 6:30 PM time slot in New York, adults and college kids made up a large percentage of its 16 million viewers, and I can imaging kids taking to Huck as they have to another H-B hound, Scooby Doo.Read more ›
When I got Volume 1, I quickly ripped off the cellophane and opened the packaging. Actually, it wasn't that quick. The quadruple accordion-folded packaging holding the discs was stuffed into the plastic sleeve like the proverbial two pounds of baloney in a one-pound bag, so tightly, indeed, that it took some trying to get it out (Hint: Hold by both sides with open end down and shake). WB people: fix this on Volume 2.
When you put in the first disc and play the first episode from the main menu, you will discover, to your horror, that the original opening theme is absent. Neither the familiar opening nor the closing are included in any of the episodes on the main menu on any of the discs. DON'T PANIC! They are actually included in the special features section on discs 1 and 4.
Besides the 6 episodes on disc 1, the special features section also has episodes 2 thru 6 in "reconstituted" form, that is, exactly the way they were originally broadcast, with the original opening and closing themes and bumpers between the Yogi, Pixie & Dixie and Huck toons. Seeing these episodes with their associated introductory and concluding themes and commercial plugs gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling I got as a five-year-old watching my favorite shows right before bedtime. The opening and closing themes on the disc were also fuzzy, and in black & white.Read more ›
Many of my favorite Huckleberry Hound/Pixie & Dixie/Yogi Bear cartoons were in seasons 2 and 3. So I thought, "If Volume 1 (Season 1) is THIS great, then I want to order Volumes 2 and 3!"
But......there ARE NO Volumes 2 or 3 on DVD. Rats. Volume 1 came out WAY BACK in 2005. And since then, NO DVDS of seasons 2 or 3. A story all too commonplace in the DVD marketplace. The baby boomers who love these shows are healthy enough and rich enough AT THE PRESENT TIME to make it a worthwhile endeavor. I sure hope someone in the industry is reading this.
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First, let me list the positive: The cartoons are well restored and just as good as when I was a little girl and enjoyed them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James May
Its been years since "volume 1" came out is there not actually going to be more volumes? the title suggests otherwise. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carol Vandergriff
My favorite cartoons. DVD excellent shape. The outside cover was sliced like a razor cut about 6" long.Published 6 months ago by Lazs R, King
I bought this and it's missing limited edition animation cell and packaging on the front right is slightly damaged. You can tell the damage was caused on a machine assembly line. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
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