Amanda F. (Scooby3) from HENDERSONVLLE, NC Reviewed on 3/28/2010...
This is a great mix of the Jetson's, Scooby Doo, the Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, and Top Cat Although I wish they had included more cartoon episodes.
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Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 02/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you get this title, you'll LOVE this DVD. Hanna-Barberians rejoice and bluenosed animation critics take a hike! This contains the best of some of Hanna-Barbera's early work that will warm the hearts of children of the 60s and 70s and bring smiles all the way down to the Kim Possible crowd. In other words, parents and kids can enjoy this together.For harcore animation fans-there is the super-rare film of "The Flagstones" (1959)-the Flintstones pilot, along with the more polished version of this episode. However, Flinstone fans note that this 1960 episode contains the original credits, not the more famous one of Fred sliding down the dinosaur or the better known "Meet The Flintstones" theme. The classic Jetsons episode "A Date With Jet Screamer" is here with the song that inspired the title of this review. Must be seen to be beleived! Yogi and Huck are along with the ride (the Huck cartoon is quite amusing while the Yogi episode has moments, but the ending was not well thought out) as well as lesser remembered H-B stalwarts Pixie and Dixie and Top Cat. Hopefully, they'll be more of these in the future with some of the other H-B all stars."
Thank you Bill and Joe
Gord Wilson | Bellingham, WA USA | 04/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Why only three stars? Not because I'm one of those "experts" who consider H-B "hardly great animation." When I got this DVD, it was the only Hanna-Barbera you could get. While I was excited to see Huck, Yogi, Top Cat and the gang in the line-up, like anyone I have my favorite episodes, and none of them made the cut. This DVD just whets your appetite for the main course and makes you want to see a lot more HB cartoons, which luckily are starting to come out on DVD. If I got the Boomerang channel, I'd probably be watching it all the time. I'm very excited about The Jetsons being out on DVD, and I hope The Ruff and Reddy Show makes it back soon --with the dreaded MuniMula Men ("aluminum" spelled backwards. Is that witty or what?) "Two Stupid Dogs,""Powerpuff Girls,""Dexter's Lab"-- all pay fond tribute to the groundbreaking HB style in these early cartoons. Welcome Back Hanna-Barbera."
Douglas Allen | South Orange, NJ | 10/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There have been so many overhyped animated DVDs released and yet I never hear anything about this one until I found it at the local Tower Records. This is a lot of fun and oddly enough features the only "Flintstones" episode available on DVD. Not only that, but it also includes the original pilot episode of "The Flintstones" when it was called "The Flagstones". The episodes on the DVD are fun, the extras are solid, and the price is good. All in all a great buy!"
Great mix of crack-ups
Gord Wilson | 08/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My teenage sisters thought I was nuts when I brought this in for them to watch and now they won't give it back to me. I have always been a cartoon fan and this mix of toons curbs my cartoon appetite nicely. There is no getting sick of watching the same show as there is only one episode of each cartoon show. The extras were cool too. Seeing the original flintstones pitch was interesting. Seeing the differences in their original ideas and the final product was awesome. This is a must have for any cartoon lover."
Excellent variety of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons!
Robert Johnson | Minneapolis, MN USA | 09/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Animation was great! Excellent variety of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons that I remebered as a kid. I was very pleased to see they included the original opening theme songs for "The Flintstones", "The Jetsons", "Scooby Doo", and "Top Cat." Plus the DVD had some fun extras--drawings/sketches of the various characters in progress, before the way we are used to seeing them today.I would buy more of these. I love the older Hanna-Barbera cartoons--the ones I grew up watching. I feel very strongly that they should come out with a second "Cartoon Crack-ups" with "Quick Draw McGraw", "Magilla Gorilla", "Ricachet Rabbit", "Wacky Racers", a "Johnny Quest" episdode, and "Jose and the Pussycats.""