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|Cool McCool - The Complete Series|
Actors: Chuck Mccann, Bob McFadden, Carol Corbett
Directors: Gerald Potterton, Gerald Ray, Peter Sander, Ron Campbell
Genres: Comedy, Television, Animation
That suave secret agent from theiswingin' sixties isiback...for 2007What do you get when you mix the suave debonair demeanor and chiseled features of James Bond the Buffoonery of Maxwell Smart and the colorful villains of ... more »
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Sorry Number One, That Will Never Happen Again
Gord Wilson | Bellingham, WA USA | 03/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From 1966 comes Cool McCool, the witty, limited- animation SatAm King Features/ Hearst 'toon that parodied the '60s spy craze. Created by Bob Kane, creator of Batman, and Al Brodax, creator of the Beatles Cartoon Show and Yellow Submarine, this fast- paced, rollicking, slapstick cartoon has all the right stuff. Fast, funny and frenzied, it also features voice actor Chuck McCann, who provides play by play commentary on many of the shows as a bonus feature.
This set also marks the strong entry into the DVD- making field of Ink and Paint, who have here produced a beautiful set, with three one- sided discs in three slip cases in a box set. There's a subtle tip of the hat in the cover blurb: "That suave secret agent from the swingin' sixties is back...for 2007", with the OO7 enlarged through a magnifying glass. This box set includes the full run of Cool McCool with twenty episodes, each consisting of two Cool segments sandwiching one Harry McCool 'toon (My pop the cop), who with cohorts Tom and Dick make up a very limited animation Keystone Kops team.
The show was also unique for its cool jazz theme, which starts "OO", another way of almost saying "007". Cool's tag line was "Danger is my business". Like Bond and Maxwell Smart, he had an array of super gadgets, and can whistle for the Cool Mobile, but they usually foul up and he winds up stammering the recurring line, "Sorry Number One, that will never happen again". Don't expect lavish Disney animation, but if you want to see an imaginative cartoon played for laughs, made, as were all of King's 'toons, on an extremely limited budget, it doesn't get any cooler than this."
Pj Thorp | 03/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Batman creator Bob Kane sent up Batman and Robin in his cartoon series "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse" in 1960, which is well worth buying too, by the way.
A few years later, he sent up James Bond very well with Cool McCool. Courageous Cat voice artist Bob McFadden returns to voice Cool McCool himself.
Chuck McGann (voice of Thing and Blizzard in Marvel Action Hour in 1990s) voiced most of the other characters, including 2 out of the 3 cops in the Harry McCool segment.
Enjoy the laughs, the music, and some great extras including live convention footage of Chuck and interviews.
Packaging is great, with 3 indidvidual slimline cases, and all the episodes itemized with brief story synopses on the back covers. Click on "Buy", and have fun.
Great DVD Set
Michele Hoffmann | Australia | 08/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What I love about the DVDs
* single sided DVDs
* bright colorful fun packaging (each DVD has a different pic on it too)
* Full episodes (including the theme song, which is what I usually remember and loved from cartoons, and which is sadly missing on most of the old cartoon DVD's we buy these days). This in itself is a huge feature and is worth 5 stars!!
* Music and Cool McCool's singing during the show - classic stuff and so "Cool McCool"
There are two Cool McCool episodes and one Harry McCool episode per show. Villains include the Rattler, Hurricane Harry, Greta Ghoul, the Owl, Jack-In-The-Box and Dr. Madcap.
Only one negative - some of the coloring is bad - eg Cool McCool is bright fluro green as is his car, and other characters at times and background. Sometimes can go from a normal colored scene to a bright fluoro colored scene.
That'll never happen again Number One
What did he say Harry, What did he say?
Overall I gave it 5 stars, it's great value and really fun to watch and I am enjoying watching it for what it is.
Cool McCool The Complete Series
Kathy | 09/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was so funny to see again and the theme song was such a blast from the past. The episodes are still good to watch even when I'm not 10 years old anymore. If you are a fan of your old Saturday Morning cartoon shows then you will love this one. Quality and packaging is excellent so go for it."