- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 4
- Genre: Kids Movie,CLASSIC CARTOON
- Starring: Jay Ward, Bill Scott
- Studio: Universal Pictures
- Release Date: 2018
What’s it about
The animation was, to be kind, stylized (not even quite as good as the “limited animation” of the great Hanna-Barbara cartoons of the 1960’s), but what these cartoons lacked in lush graphics and great backgrounds, they more than made up for in great comic writing and imagination. Season Two had some of the most memorable flights of brilliance like “Metal Munching Mice” – a 16-episode jaunt that had six-foot metal “moon mice” bent on destroying America by devouring television antennas. “Upsidasium,” another season-two classic, spanned a whopping 36 episodes and revolved around the anti-gravity metal, Upsidasium, sought after by all governments of the world (a tremendous and playful riff on the nuclear paranoia of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s). And what baby boomer didn’t love all the additional special features (“And now here’s something we hope you really like.”) like Fractured Fairy Tales, Dudley Do-Right, Aesop’s Fables, and (my personal favorite) Peabody’s Improbable History.