Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s Vol. 1
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Re-live your childhood with this collection of 12 cartoons featuring some of the following beloved characters: Speed Buggy, Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Funky Phantom and many more!]]>
- 17 cartoons on two discs
- Solving Crimes the Chan Clan Way: Hear how the Chan Clan came to be from Hanna-Barbera alumni Jamie Farr and Eddie Carroll and why the show was such a challenge to write
- Heavens to Betsy Ross: The Spirit of Funky Phantom: Hanna-Barbera shuffles the Scooby-Doo deck, adds a dose of American history and a designed dune buggy to the mix and out pops Funky Phantom
- Intended for the adult collector and not suitable for children
Top Customer Reviews
Those that have been previously released on DVD are worth the entire sets.
1962's THE JETSONS feels out of place here, but it was still in network re-runs on Saturday Mornings. However I wish another 1970's show would have bene included. As this is "volume 1" I am sure the missing shows will see their way to DVD.
These were all produced by Hanna-Barbera.
THE JETSONS - The Space Car (also on season 1 DVD set)
THE BATMAN TARZAN ADVENTURE HOUR
HONG KONG PHOONEY (also on complete series DVD set)
GOOBER AND THE GHOST CHASERS
WHEELIE AND THE CHOPPER BUNCH
AMAZING CHAN AND THE CHAN CLAN
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS (also on season 1 DVD set)
THE NEW SCOOBY DOO MOVIES (also on a Best-Of DVD set)
Bonus Documentaries on THE FUNKY PHANTOM, JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS and THE CHAN CLAN.
This is a great sample of pop culture history. Remember, no home video market in the '70's so the best chance to see the new comedy or adventure animated fare were only on Saturdays. It was an weekly event for kids and a boon for animation houses like Hanna-Barbera and Filmation to name a few. I was very pleased to see some long forgotten favorites such as Filmation's Tarzan and HB's Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (an early precursor to Pixar's 'Cars'). Speed Buggy is another fun show represented I can't believe isn't on its own series DVD set yet. Of course other classics are represented here as well like The JETSONS and SCOOBY-DOO although the episodes here have already been released on other series DVD sets.
Which leads to where I think this set falls short. Too many episodes here that are already on other Hanna-Barbera series DVD sets. There is already a Scooby-Doo Movies set featuring every episode guest-staring the Harlem Globetrotters. Why not feature an episode from that series not currently on that set? There are plenty of them still missing to select from. And by the way, the opening for the Scooby-Doo Movies has been edited. The scene of the robot cowboy gunfire or other "violent" acts have been removed. I really hate the PC-ification of animation history. Questioning other episode selection choices, why run a Josie & the Pussycats episode already on their DVD set when a better choice would have been Josie & the Pussycats in Outer Space, which isn't out there yet?
And boy the mix of series selected here really don't do the Hanna-Barbera legacy any favors.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It needs more scooby doo cartoons but that is just for my preferencePublished 2 months ago by Janel Sheridan
Memories of Saturday mornings in PJs. Very happy to share these memories with my kidsPublished 3 months ago by dolphinlvr7