Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Powerpuff Girls The Complete Series - 10th Anniversary Collection|
Actors: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kane, Tom Kenny
Directors: Chris Savino, Craig McCracken, Genndy Tartakovsky, John McIntyre, Lauren Faust
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
In the city of Townsville, the frustrated Professor Utonium is gathering all the ingredients to make a perfect little girl (sugar, spice, and everything nice). But when his lab assistant, a monkey named Jojo, causes the ac... more »
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Nathan Redmond | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | 10/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Speaking as a 16 year old Canadian male, I can safely say that The Powerpuff Girls was awesome. With its unique animation style, immensely likeable characters, deliciously over the top cartoon violence and razor-sharp sense of wit, this show served as a reminder that Cartoon Network was once great. But unfortunately, to say the series has barely received any worthy home video releases is an understatement.
Until now, that is.
After a few scattered, kid-friendly compilations and a lacklustre first season set, the complete run of the show is at last making it to DVD. Considering that the past home video releases have completely neglected the last three seasons of the show, and that a fair amount of notable episodes from the other three seasons have also been neglected, it's great to see Warner Bros. is finally giving all of it to us in one handy package.
According to TVShowsonDVD.com, this set will be comprised of 6 double-sided discs containing all 78 episodes of the show and the previously released Christmas special, "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas". It's worth noting that the final episode, "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" (notable for being an all-singing episode), has never been broadcast in the States (although it has been broadcast in Canada and the UK), so it will be interesting to have.
If you're a fan like me, this set is an obvious must-buy. As for those who have never seen the show, it's easy to get into: just look past the sugary-sweet femininity and you'll find an incredibly sharp sense of humour.
UPDATE (01-23-09): Okay, so I got my copy. Each of the 6 discs represents one season of the show, and considering the sheer amount of material on each double-sided disc, everything is mastered at a pretty high bit rate. Of course, the episodes are all very lovely looking and sounding, as they'd better be, considering the animation style and age of the materials.
While I haven't thoroughly looked at the special features, I can tell you something fans might want to know:
"The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!", that completely new episode animated in Adobe Flash and broadcast in the States the day before this set's release, IS included here. You need only pop disc 6, side B into your player and look under the extras section.
So did this set live up to my expectations? Oh, yeah. Still highly recommended, narrowing of classic to clunker ratio in the last two seasons notwithstanding."
Finally, a proper send-off for the 'puffs
Maek | Phoenix, AZ United States | 11/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here it is in all its glory! Despite the random, haphazard packaging of episodes on older DVD releases with even menu options that were inconsistent, the Powerpuff Girls finally get the royal send-off in ONE PACKAGE.
So who are the Powerpuff Girls? They are the by-product of Professor Utonium's desire to create girls using sugar, spice and everything nice except things go awry when he accidentally spills "Chemical X" into the concotion. The result: 3 little girls with super-powers. Blossom is their leader who is level-headed in most situations. Buttercup is the Powerpuff who will most likely charge into a fight without regard to consequences. Bubbles, despite her superpowers, is most easily scared and is the most sensitive 'puff of the bunch.
The double-meanings and creativity of the episodes were a delight and it was something that I used to watch guiltily as a 20-something man. They were downright hilarious, though, so it was hard not to watch. The violence might be a little too much for some parents, but my 5-year old daughter knows that it's fake and plays it up for the humor that it is. She hasn't gone around the house bashing things up nor has she exhibited any violent tendencies. Still, parents be warned and decide based on your own lifestyle and viewing choices.
The only minor complaint that I have is that it doesn't include the theatrical movie, but I'm sure that the lawyers can be well-paid and thanked for that licensing issue. Still, the movie is available for purchase separately, so no harm done.
The other minor complaint is the use of double-sided DVDs which naturally brings the price down, but makes the average parent a nervous wreck in terms of keeping the DVD surface clear of scratches.
Still, it's nice to finally have the entire TV series out, including the 78th episode never aired in the States. My daughter and I are ready to adventure the complete 'puffs!"
A Great Box Set With Few To No Problems
Derek | 01/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh wow I loved, loved, loved this show as a kid! And now every single episode is now in one pretty package!
I was ecstatic when I discovered they were releasing the complete series on DVD, And after I keep checking for a season 2 dvd and nothing came up, I feared that I would never see a powerpuff dvd again! Boy was I wrong!
The series set is a great thing for any powerpuff fan as it's loaded with extras Including: The Original short that started it all "The WhoopA** Girls" the 2 original pilots from the "What A Cartoon Show" "Meat Fuzzy Lumkins" & "Crime 101", A load of classic PPG promos, The christmas special "Twas The Fight Before Christmas", a great all new 30+ minute documentary featuring interviews with Craig, Voice Actors, and other people who worked on the show, a never before seen in the states episode "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey", and the all new 10th Anniversary episode (Which was just aired this past monday in the states) "The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!"
And much more including commentaries from Mojo Jojo and The Mayor.
My only gripes with it are that the DVD's are double sided (Which is not that big a deal) "The Powerpuff Girls Movie" is not included in the set, and the menus on the DVD are kinda boring and theres a Cartoon Network bug on the menus (Which is also not that big a deal)
But beacuse my gripes are only small little things that don't really effect the DVD I will still give this otherwise fantastic set a 5 out of 5 as this is one of my faviorte shows of all time! "And So Once Again The Day Is Saved Thanks To The Powerpuff Girls!" THE END"
ULTIMATE GIRL POWER !!!!
Tim Coogan | Millville, NJ | 01/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like I said before: "Way before he broke ground for an orphanage that houses imaginary friends, Craig McCracken created the world's youngest superhero team !"
Now the Powerpuff Girls are back again with a brand new COMPLETE series set!!! This commemorative 10th anniversary collection has six double-sided discs each one representing a complete season. So let me break it down for those of you in the know.
It's pretty much exactly the same as the complete first season set which is also available. So see my review on that as well as my fave episodes and special extras.
Favorite episode: "The Powerpuff Girls Best Rainy Day Adventure Ever" - In that Richard Scarry titled episode, the Girls turn a rainy day in Townsville into a fun day of pretend.
Extras: They're features most likely taken from other PPG DVDs such as the commentaries done by Mojo Jojo and the Mayor. I liked those.
Favorite episode: "Powerprof" - The Professor dons a special super suit so he can spend more time with his girls. But the Professor really isn't all that's cracked up to be.
Extras: The music videos by Shonen Knife and The Apples in Stereo. I just wish they also added the videos by Devo and Cherish, though....
Favorite episode: "Nuthin' Special" - Blossom has ice breath. Bubbles habla espanol. And Buttercup ? Well, see for yourself.
Extras: A Mayor blooper reel and the holiday special "Twas the Fight Before Christmas".
Favorite episode: "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" - A lot of my favorite episodes are from the 5th season, but I have to say I liked the lost rock opera episode the most where the girls trade their powers to a magical gnome for a new way of life. I don't know why they never aired it on TV in the first place; it's a great episode despite that almost all the dialogue is sung.
Extras: 3 Mayor promos and one called "Mitch Rocks" where Mitch Mitchellson tells you what's cool and what's lame. So far the set has only one of those three shorts. Why can't they put in the other two ? Now THAT'S lame.
Favorite episode: "Mo' Linguish" - My favorite Mojo Jojo episode has the evil simian teaching an English Speaking class making Townsville's citizens talk elaborately like him.
Extras: An impressive in-depth documentary on series creator Craig McCracken as well as his latest special episode as seen on Cartoon Network: "The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!"
In conclusion, these tiny titans are still the cutest super heroines that ever graced Cartoon Network's airwaves. Whether or not you own previous DVDs including the complete first season, this super set will be THE penultimate Powerpuff set EVER ! And if you take out all six inserts out of their cases, you'll discover a special poster designed by Craig himself !
So as the saying goes like always, "So once again, the day is saved ! Thanks to the Powerpuff Girls !""