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|Bob Clampett's Beany And Cecil Vol 2|
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Beany and Cecil fans rejoice! Bob Clampett's fabulously popular duo is back in this second volume of classic cartoons from the 60s TV series. Join Beany and his pal Cecil the seasick sea serpent aboard the Leakin' Lena alo... more »
Am I the only person who just wants the cartoons?
Jayfest | 06/27/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I realize that this item has not been released as of this writing. While I am definitely pleased that there is enough interest in Beany and Cecil that someone feels it is financially feasible to release a second volume of the wonderful original cartoons, I found the extras on the original Special Edition to be a major chore to get through and this volume promises much more of the same. If the "approximately 200 minutes" of this disc and the previous one had been filled with just the cartoon shorts, all 78 of the cartoons could probably fit into only 3 discs. Instead, after two volumes, less than one third of the shorts have been released. I'd like to live long enough to be able to see them all, but even with this release, I'm having my doubts. So.... Cartoons: 5 stars; Extras: based on the similarity from the description to the extras on the previous disk, 2 stars. I'm willing to stand corrected if these extras do turn out to be not so similar to those on the first disk."
Worth the price for the "Lost Work" alone!
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 07/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It has been decades since I have seen the "Lost Work" of Bob Clampett. I am ecstatic that they will be included in this DVD set. The hand-puppet shows are also great nostalgia.
In these days when TV show sets are bare of any bonus material, it is GREAT that we are being treated to an abundance of bonus goodies from the Clampett Estate collection!
I just hope the Clampett estate will release volume 3 sooner than 10 years from now!"
Of Fathers and Sons
Mark Schildberg | Houston, TX USA | 10/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like its predecessor, the second volume of Beany and Cecil cartoons was produced by Robert Clampett, Jr., and is a heartfelt outpouring of love from a son to a father. Bob Clampett's genius lay in his ability to find humor in virtually anything and the contagious joy he evoked in bringing it to the world. He was a remarkable, seemingly endless fount of ideas, from his beginnings at Warner Bros. Cartoons to his last days. Beany and Cecil was one of his greatest successes, and I watched it faithfully for years on television.
As I grew up and learned more about Bob, I viewed his Looney Tunes with awe; they took animation to places I didn't know it could go. He was graced with superior resources in his animators, his storymen, musical director Carl Stalling, and the best voice artist of all time, Mel Blanc. But it was Bob Clampett's synthesis of these strengths that resulted in some of the greatest Hollywood cartoons ever made.
Beany and Cecil is a gentler creature, aimed as it was at children, but the wit and endless stream of ideas are unmistakably there. Beyond the cartoons themselves is a treasure trove of bonus features that bring shape and dimension to the life of a great creative force. I thank Robert Clampett, Jr., for sharing with animation lovers everywhere the life story of his father, a titan in the world of entertainment."