Top Cat - The Complete Series
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Top Cat: The Complete Series (DVD)
In the tradition of great screen con men – one of the few with a visible tail – Top Cat holds a top spot in the hearts of cartoon fans. The smooth-talking New York City cat, known as T.C. to his kitty cohorts Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Spook, The Brain and Fancy-Fancy, is always on the make toward a big score or swindle. And the bothersome – and ever exasperated – Officer Dibble is relentlessly on his case (although always one step behind) throughout 30 fast, funny episodes. This deluxe 5-disc set offers terrifically top Bonus Extras as befit, so the swinging theme song immortalizes, “the chief. He’s the king, but above everything: he’s the most tiptop Top Cat!”]]>
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In the tradition of great screen conmen--one of the few with a visible tail--"Top Cat" holds a top spot in the hearts of cartoon fans. The smooth-talking New York City cat, known as T.C. to his kitty cohorts Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Spook, The Brain and Fancy-Fancy, is always on the make toward a big score or swindle. And the bothersome--and ever-exasperated--Officer Dibble is relentlessly on his case (although always a step behind)--throughout 30 fast, funny episodes. This deluxe 4-disc set offers terrifically top Bonus Extras as befits, so the swinging theme song immortalizes, "the chief, he's the king, but above everything: he's the most tiptop Top Cat!"
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Apart from the quality of the animation, the show's great weakness is that it apparently didn't have a "series bible" to keep the writers straight on character background, which, if you have a good memory and care about consistency, will irk you. In one episode Benny has a mother, in another he was reared in an orphanage; in one Choo-Choo got at least as far as fifth grade, in another only kindergarten; in one Dibble's been on the Force 15 years, in another only 10. My own favorite segments, I noticed, tended to be those in which Dibble and T.C. team up (as in "Dibble Breaks the Record," when the cats decide to help him top Iron Man Muldoon's record for pounding a beat without missing a day, or "Dibble's Double," in which a notorious criminal master of disguise makes off with some paintings while posing as him, and T.C. and the gang jump in to clear him); they don't seem to realize that if only they could stop disagreeing, they'd make really formidable allies.
The heart and soul of it all, of course, is T.C. Fending off would-be usurpers from out of town, taking full advantage of his opportunities as they arise, "protecting" his "boys" from exploitation as he defines it (though often with ulterior motives), he's admittedly a feline Sgt. Bilko, yet somehow you can't help liking him--his quick, creative mind, his brashness, his wit, his occasional sentimentality, and his persistence. Three one-sided discs and a double provide all the series episodes plus bonus material.
Furthermore, the newly developed MOD release has EVERYTHING that the original commercial release did right down to the great load screens (my secondhand copy of the original release was scratched and several episodes skipped).
I was suspicious that this release would no longer have the animated disc menu and was thankfully proven wrong! This release also appropriately uses FIVE discs instead of three single sided discs and one double-sided.
This is truly a worthy collection at a great price for those who didn't collect the original release of several years ago or who's discs may be worn out.
The quality of the video is fantastic--and it's GREAT seeing them all in color. (I had no idea Choo-Choo was PINK)... of course it was only done that way to create all the right shades of gray/white/black for a show that only aired in black and white--but in color it's even better. The audio could be a little louder, unless it's just that my DVD player doesn't pick up the audio track that well; I have to have the volume almost to full 100 to get it clear across my living room. Other than that, I split my sides watching the antics of TC and company, and am amazed at how much I remember even after not having seen this show in over 40 years! I KNEW sooner or later he'd call officer Dibble--Officer Dribble... I distinctly remembered it... and he did. Memories, Memories!
Benny the Ball, Chooch, Fancy, Brain, Spook, and TC, they're all here and what fun it is to share them with my grandkids who love them as much as I did. It's SO refreshing to be able to show them cartoons that do NOT have kids who hate their parents, dysfunctional families that are rife with obscenities, and sexual innuendo... none of that.. just good clean wholesome...and funny entertainment. Love it.
Oh, and the extra features on each disc are fun as well... interviews with the voices of Leo De Lyon who was both Spook and Brain, (Am I just spinning wheels, or was there a character called Leo the Lion, and Hardy Har Har?---could this be the guy who was THAT voice too? LOL) and in another one, the guy who was Chooch's voice, and even Top Cat himself. They also have one episode on each disk where you can hear them discussing the show as it's played (this is NOT the regular show--but an extra)... and it's really enlightening hearing all the commentary.
I was leery of the investment at first, and still rue the fact that there aren't a whole lot more episodes of this wonderful show available. That said, anyone who came up in the era of those great Hanna-Barbera cartoon shows like Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Deputy Dawg, Flintstones, Jetsons,...all great FAMILY fun... will just love TC and the Gang!