Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Van Beuren Classic Cartoons Vol 1|
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
9 FULL LENGTH EPISODES B/W & COLOR TELEVISION CLASSICS
Great price, but duplicates other DVD releases.
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 06/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great price for classic cartoons, but most of these have been restored on other DVDs. Serious cartoon fans will buy those DVDs.
The 'toons in original production order:
FRISKY FROLICS - I can not identify this title, it could be a re-titling of "Frozen Frolics (08/31/30)" which is on the "Cartoon Craze presents Let's Sing With Popeye" DVD.
CAT'S CANARY (03/26/32) (also on the restored Mackinac "Aesops Fables" DVD)
GAY GOUCHO (11/03/33) (also on the restored Mackinac "Cubby Bear Collection" DVD)
CROON CRAZY (12/29/33) (also on the restored Mackinac "Cubby Bear Collection" DVD)
HUNTING SEASON color (08/19/35) (also on the "Cartoon Craze presents Molly Moo Cow" DVD)
BOLD KING COLE w/Felix the Cat color (5/29/36) (also on the restored Image "Cartoons That Time Forgot: Van Beuren Studios" DVD)
CUPID GETS HIS MAN color (07/24/36) (also on the restored Image "Cartoons That Time Forgot: Van Beuren Studios" DVD)
IT'S A GREEK LIFE color (08/02/36) (also on the restored Image "Cartoons That Time Forgot: Van Beuren Studios" DVD)"
Brilliant cartoonig from a past age
somewhere in England | england | 05/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not too many cartoons in this package-discounting the duplication of It's a Greek Life there are 8 films- Bold King Cole, Cat Canary, Croon Crazy, Cupid Gets his Man, Frisky Frolics, Gay Gaucho, Hunting Season and Its a Greek Life.
I keep going back to Croon Crazy, a black and white animation made surely for an adult audience (but still family rated). It has a very early hand drawn well done morph sequence from dancers in Antartica to Hawaiian dancers, splendid work.
Frisky Frolics and Gay Gaucho are more black and white cartoons with distinctly surreal elements, very imaginative, and not the safe material Disney provided.
Fun, enjoyable, and even if not enough of this studio's work has survived, well worth the low price. But more for adults to enjoy as the humour is quite subtle in places."