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The Greatest Sci-Fi Cartoons of All Time
The Greatest Sci-Fi Cartoons of All Time
Actor: Greatest Sci-Fi Carttons of All Times
Director: Various
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
G     2004     1hr 27min

Science fiction has been a big seller from nearly the beginning of films, and these amazing sci fi cartoons will thrill and delight you. Enjoy entertainment such as Max Fleischer's Superman cartoons to "Dodo In Japan" feat...  more »

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Actor: Greatest Sci-Fi Carttons of All Times
Director: Various
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Science Fiction, Animation
Studio: Sunset Home Visual Entertainment (SHE) / Good Times Video
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 02/24/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 6
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Worst Sci-Fi Cartoons of All Time
Gord Wilson | Bellingham, WA USA | 04/28/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"(...)you almost can't watch this DVD once. But if you want to appreciate the great things Hanna-Barbera did with limited animation, watch these to see how badly others did it. The one exception is "The Lunar Luger," because it's Col Bleep from 1956, the incredibly imaginative series that John Kricfalusi parodies (and paid tribute to) in the Ren and Stimpy cartoons "Marooned" and "Space Madness." Of course some of these cartoons aren't sci-fi ((...) it's "not as advertised") and some of them aren't even cartoons. There's a George Pal Puppettoon (interesting in its own right), "Jasper in a Jam." There's also a live-action instructional film called "Duck and Cover," showing school kids what to do in case of a nuclear attack (also interesting as a bit of history). But if you want sci-fi cartoons, wait until Terrytoons make it onto DVD and watch Astroboy, or get Col. Bleep when he finally gets to DVD (he made it to VHS), and (hooray!) The Jetsons have finally shown up. Then there are the incredible Fleischer Superman cartoons. After all, some of the best cartoons were sci-fi themed--you'd think they could have found some for this DVD."
Avoid, Avoid, Avoid!
Cincy Kid | North America | 01/06/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If you enjoy cartoons ... avoid this product!

If you enjoy sci-fi ... avoid this product!

If you enjoy sci-fi cartoons ... avoid this product!

While I understand a good review should detail parts of the product, I nearly had to stab myself in the eye to get to the end of the cartoons in order to end my misery. As such I refuse to expend the effort to go into great detail for such a shameless titling as "The Greatest Sci-Fi Cartoons of All Time" ... argh."
Animated Potpourri
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 02/20/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Forget the misleading "Sci-Fi" title and enjoy some classic public-domain animation. Among the highlights in this 87-minute potpourri: George Pal's 1946 Puppetoon "Jasper in a Jam," with a memorable vocal from Peggy Lee; "Granite Hotel" (1940), a sepia-tinted Max Fleischer Stone Age cartoon; the legendary 1950s Civil Defense short "Duck and Cover"; Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion "The Story of King Midas" (1953); and the Oscar-winning "The Hole" (1962) by John and Faith Hubley. Ironically, the two Superman cartoons - "Electric Earthquake" (1942) and "The Underground World" (1943) - have nothing to do with science fiction. An uneven collection, to be sure, but worth buying at a bargain price."
It's not what it says
Parrot | 08/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I have all the respect in the world for the restoration skills of the reviewer 'a satisfied buyer' who is from the studio who restored these classics. The quality of the animation and colour is quite good.

That technicality aside, this collection claims to be "The Greatest Sci-Fi Cartoons Of All Time". The term 'Greatest' is subjective, so I'll accept that the people putting this together thought the cartoons were pretty great. However, the term 'Sci-Fi' is much less subjective - and the majority of the 'cartoons' on this DVD do not fall into the Sci-Fi genre!

Why would you call this a collection of Science Fiction cartoons? Out of the 10 cartoons, 2 are old Public Service Announcements, 2 are claymation style animations that have nothing to do with anything scientific, one takes place in PREHISTORIC times, kind of a precursor to the Flintstones, and one takes place in some sort of construction pit or mine or something (The Hole).

Speaking of The Hole - WTF was THAT?!?!? Time out of my life that I'll never get back, that's what! Apparently it won an Oscar... I couldn't understand WTF was going on... must be some sort of artistic thing that I didn't get.

Anyway, that leaves 4 out of 10 shows that are actually Science Fiction! There are 2 Superman episodes (Electric Earthquake and The Underground World), Dodo in Japan, and The Lunar Lugar.

One of the Public Service Announcements is the famous Duck and Cover film. That's historically interesting at least. And you could say that it's science is actually more fiction than fact... and it does have a cartoon turtle... so I suppose if you stretched your definition a bit you could call it a Sci-Fi cartoon.

But no matter how you try to stretch things, the plain fact of the matter is that when you buy this DVD you're not getting what you were promised. This is not a collection of Sci-Fi cartoons, it's a few Sci-Fi cartoons with a bunch of other random junk thrown in for good measure.

But hey, you get a couple of cool old Superman episodes and some of the other stuff is pretty interesting. It's a cheap enough DVD, if you're interested in this kind of thing it's not a bad buy."