Monday, May 25, 2009
Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 26) sees the release of a DVD that's a treat for lovers of Hanna-Barbera: Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 1. This DVD provides a grab-bag of fun H-B favorites including Top Cat, Atom Ant, The Flintstones and Quick Draw McGraw. (Many of these cartoons have already been released in "complete season/series" sets but this surprise package-type DVD is being released in an apparent attempt to attract viewers who would not buy the pricier "complete" sets of a given show or character.) Best of all for my money is the inclusion of two excellent H-B "super hero" adventures: The Herculoids and (my favorite) Frankenstein Jr. Neither of these series have been previously released on DVD, and the inclusion of a documentary on Franky (another great reason to get this set) indicates that perhaps a full set was planned and this compromise two-disc set was released instead. We Frankenstein Jr. fans will take what we can get! Now we just have to wait for Shazzan.