I have posted an early review of the MAGILLA GORILLA DVD set over on GAC: http://reviews.goldenagecartoons.com/magilla/
Go check it out!
Today's the day two more Hanna-Barbera classics come to DVD. Let's make sure these sell strong so me get more releases of other cartoons.
Magilla Gorilla, is a loveable but clumsy gorilla, who lives in Mr. Peebles' Pet Shop. Mr Peebles repeatedly tries to sell or give away the gorilla with no success. Backing segments include Punkin' Puss & Mushmouse and Rocochet Rabbit & Droop-a-long Coyote. These 23 complete cartoons plus 8 bonus Magilla Gorilla classic Hanna Barbera cartoons are now available for the first time ever on DVD!
Special Features Include:
Feel free to discuss both the show and the DVD! And you can hopefully expect my review by the end of the week.
- Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
- 23 episodes on four discs
- Magilla theme song, live and unplugged: rare footage of Hoyt Curtin and Bill Hanna at the piano, introduced by series animator Jerry Eisenberg
- Mr. Peebles Pet Shop: interactive interview gallery with Magilla Gorilla voice Allan Melvin, series animator Jerry Eisenberg, and animation historian Jerry Beck
- Here Comes a Star: archival TV special goes inside Hanna-Barbera Studios to introduce this new simian character
Excellent review! You make some really good points in there, Jon. That's a shame that they didn't include the original opening and didn't restore the cartoons as well as Huck and Yogi were. Unfortunatley, I have to wait until Tuesday when its released to the public to get my set and review it for HB Shows.com.
Very interesting, too bad it's a bit of a dissapointment. I'd like to see one on Hong Kong Phooey too.
Hey guys, thanks for the comments.
Look for a HONG KONG PHOOEY review on GAC in the coming weeks. I'll post here when we have it up!
Magilla Gorilla has never been one of my favorites. And I was hoping they'd have Sneezly & Breezly on the set. But I'll pick it up because I don't want the folks at Warners to quit putting out non-Scooby sets. Also I like the idea that the voices were Sam the Butcher and Ernest T. Bass.
are the pictures all screenshots from the DVD?
If they are, that's just shocking, i've DOWNLOADED episodes like that after all.
Yes, those are all actual screen shots from the DVD. I took them from a bunch of random cartoons so people could see how much the film quality varies throughout the set.Originally Posted by Uncle_Lina
I'd definitely RBYB before plunking any money on it, even for a half-price sale.
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