Josie and the Pussycats - The Complete Series
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An all-girl rock band! Catchy tunes! Exotic adventures! Fabulous hair! Lead guitarist Josie and Pussycats Melody and Valerie sing their way through a slew of escapades as an assortment of busy rascals tries to kidnap, drown and otherwise harass the girls. But Josie and the Pussycats keep right on singing while they circle the globe, bringing music and mayhem wherever they go.]]>
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When I got it, I put it in and was sorely disappointed. On a semi-big screen TV, you'll quickly notice "dirt" galore all over the episodes. This is bad because Josie ATP is a brightly-colored cartoon (unlike the darker Scooby Doo) so the dust, dirt and lines are instantly visible. Another big thing that urks me is there is NO LAUGH TRACK ANYMORE. WHY? Well people all over the internet who sneer at the laugh track, enjoy the awkward pauses where the laughs use to be! And the packaging...it's hard to get the DVDs out! Who's the genius that designed this??
I'm glad I only paid 20 dollars, although I would have probably been better off buying bootlegs on the internet or something. Although it's great to see Josie and the gang, and a nice tribute to poor Dan DeCarlo, this DVD set is surprisingly disappointing. 3 stars because they actually gave Josie a DVD set...but they could've done a lot better.
This Hanna Barbara series retreaded tracks left by the Beatles (in Help! and Hard Days Night) and the Monkees (The Monkees: Season 1). What makes this work is the animated adventures. Some of the humor could only be done in animation...and it worked. This 70's show paved the way for the animated adventures of the (musical) Hardy Boys, The Partridge Family 2020, The Jackson Five and The Osmonds (all not available at this time on DVD)
The show had great animated voice talent. Janet Waldo (the voice of Judy Jetson and Penelope Pitstop) did the voice of Josie. Jackie Joseph did the voice of the lame brain Melody. Barbara Pariot did the voice of Val. Radio DJ and the voice of Shaggy from Scooby Doo Casey Kasem did the voice of their manager of Alex Cabot, the band's manager.
Only 16 episodes were done of this series, but for Hanna Barbera fans these cartoons are golden oldies. They are still great work that could run on Saturday morning TV again or Cartoon Network today..so why arent they
I have a question for those at Warner Brothers DVD animation..when are you releasing the Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space?
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
Its release on DVD sparks many a memory of Saturday mornings spent in my pajamas as a six year old, enjoying Alpha Bits or Fruit Loops cereal while partaking of the broadcast fare. "Josie and the Pussycats" was a very important part of that ritual. My memories of the show are so vivid that I even remember the "In the Know" segments sandwiched between programs that featured the cast of "Josie" presenting light news features. If memory serves "In The Know" presaged "In The News" which ran for years on CBS Saturday Mornings.
Watching re-runs on Boomerang, I am amazed at how well the show holds up and the 'chase' songs were consistently good. Sure the plots were almost interchangeable, but, so what? The shows were fast paced, hilarious, and to borrow a lyric from the theme, we were invited to "c'mon watch the good guys win."
Unfortunately, this great cartoon premise lasted only a season before producers made the stupid decision to place the characters in Outer Space and for a show with far out plots, this premise was too way-out.
Can't wait to view the original adventures of Josie, Valerie, Melody, Alan, Alexander , Alexandra and Sebastian the Cat with my kids for another generation of enjoyment.
This show is not an original production of Hanna-Barbera (as some have mistakenly believed); instead it grew from Don DeCarlo's comic strip JOSIE, created for Archie Comics. In the wake of Filmation's successful ARCHIE SHOW, HB attempted to create their own teen-rock-band show, which wound up being SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? However, HB still wanted their own version of the Archies and finally went to the source, securing the JOSIE property from Archie Comics for development. The resulting production detailed the escapades of sweet-natured guitarist/bandleader Josie (Janet Waldo), level-headed, inventive tambourinist Valerie (Barbara Pariot), happy-go-lucky, impossibly dumb drummer Melody (Jackie Joseph), stalwart roadie Alan (Jerry Dexter), cowardly braggart and manager Alexander Cabot III (Casey Kasem, in a variant of his Shaggy character), and his vicious sister Alexandra Cabot (Sherri Alberoni), who continuously schemes to gain Alan as a boyfriend and take control of the Pussycats, sometimes with the aid of mischievous and occasionally faithless cat/band mascot Sebastian (Don Messick). Invariably, the gang ran afoul of a villain in the midst of world takeover; after a series of misunderstandings, chases, songs, and general slapstick, the villain was thwarted and Josie and Co. lived to play another gig.
Many have muttered about JATP's similarities to SCOOBY-DOO (in fact, some of the same score music can be heard in these episodes).Read more ›
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