Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 1
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Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960's Volume 1
Re-live your childhood with this collection of 14 cartoons featuring some of the following beloved characters: Top Cat, Peter Potamus, Porky Pig, Quick Draw McGraw and many more!]]>
Yearning for simpler times? Pour yourself a big bowl of sugary cereal (preferably while you're still wearing your pajamas), then plop yourself in front of the TV and let yourself be transported to a time when Saturday morning meant cartoon time. The smooth-talking Top Cat opens this 33-cartoon, 1960's compilation with the classic episode in which Top Cat becomes the beneficiary of a one million dollar donation, but unknowingly tears up the check. Fred Flintstone goes through the roof when Wilma takes a job outside the home in The Flintstones: The Happy Household--who remembers that that Wilma actually sang in that episode? The Porky Pig Show showcases episodes "Often an Orphan" with Charlie the dog, "Mice Follies," and private eye Daffy Duck in "Super Snooper." The clueless hero Quick Draw McGraw, his alter-ego El Kabong, and his Mexican burro sidekick Baba Looey save the West from an assortment of villains despite a multitude of gunshots to the face and there are also episodes featuring their friends Snooper and Blabber, and Augie Doggie. The futuristic Jetsons acquire a new robot maid named Rosey, Marine Boy saves the world, The Impossibles foil the evil Spinner, and McGilla Gorilla gets adopted and learns a thing or two about playing football. Also included are classic episodes of Atom Ant, Secret Squirrel, Winsome Witch, Precious Pup, The Peter Potamus Show, Hillbilly Bears, and Squiddly Diddly. While these cartoons are great fun for the adult set, it's interesting that what was considered kids' entertainment in the 1960's is now deemed unsuitable for children due to things like excessive cartoon violence, dishonesty, animal cruelty, and sexist and chauvinistic behavior. Bonus features include previews of each disc (little more than plot summaries), additional Quick Draw McGraw and Augie Doggie episodes, and three interesting featurettes with animators and producers about how Hanna-Barbera pioneered made-for-television cartoons as a response to the decline of theatrical cartoons; the rise of superheroes, action, and fantasy in cartoons sparked in part by the art of Alex Toth in The Herculoids; and the influence of pop culture on cartoons as exemplified by The Impossibles. --Tami Horiuchi
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Disc #1 - Top Cat - The Tycoon, Atom Ant Show with Precious Pup & The Hillybilly Bears (one of my favorites), The Peter Potamus Show with Breezly & Sneezly and Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey, Secret Squirrel Show with Winsom Witch and Squiddly Diddly, The Flintstones, The Porky Pig Show, The Quick Draw McGraw Show with Super Snooper & Blabber Mouth and Augie Dogie & Augie Daddy
Disc #2 - The Jetsons, Marine Boy, Space Ghost & Dino Boy Show (easily one of my all time favorites), The Herculoids, Marine Boy, Herculoids (Another one of the all time greats), Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles (A pure joy from my childhood), The Magilla Gorilla Show starring Punkin Puss and Ricochet Rabbit.
The big plus in having all of these cartoon greats in one collection are the bonus features where you can get the behind the scenes info on Quick Draw McGraw, Magilla Gorilla, and Frankenstein Jr & The Impossibles.
If you are into Saturday morning TV and especially cartoons from Hanna-Barbera, this set is definitely recommended.
The Flintstones cartoon on this set uses an instrumental theme with footage of Fred Flintstone driving home from work. Most of us are familiar with the catchy Flintstones theme song. There's a Quick Draw McGraw cartoon on this set. I laugh out loud as an orange dog named Snuffles gets ecstacy from eating dog biscuits! This DVD set is worth the money if you are a cartoon buff.