Awful picture quality = awful DVD
Brent Clark Rogers | Mi, USA | 11/28/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Cartoon Crazys spared no expense in restoring the sound of these great cartoons, but the picture quality is near nonexsistant. I have some of these same cartoons on video, and even after years of repeated viewing, they do not look as bad this dvd offering. The colors are so faded & muted, that I know I'll never ever buy another volume of Cartoon Crazys. They actually look like they were adapted straight off of a dollar store copy of the videos!"
Not a bad DVD, certainally interesting!
Lee David Glover | Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom | 12/30/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is another installment of the excellent range of Cartoon Crazys DVDs. This is not one of the strongest, but it is worth buying for its curiousity value.
Among the usual Betty Boop, Popeye and Superman cartons, these includes three rare cartoons: One called Do-do, an Australian/British cartoon about an alien boy with a robotic bird, and both of them speak in rhyme!
Another one is Tobor the 8th Man, a B/W Japanese rip-off of Superman with a puzzling title (8th Man???). This cartoon is boring and pointless with no ending, but has a great line (making these signs oriental does not help to find your way!).
The last one is Little Nero, and although is only two minutes long, it was made in colour during the early days of silent animation! A true gem for any animation fan!
Winstar's commitment of restoration of these public domain cartoons does show on most of them, and is certainally the best I have ever seen. The "Feel The Sound" process is not as off-putting as I have feared, and it certainally enhanced the Superman cartoons to great effect.
This DVD is most suited for animation fans and Cartoon Crazys colectors. Not one of the best, but a good addition to my ever-growing animation DVD library!"
Little Nemo and Popeye Make it Worthwhile
sloan123 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | 02/06/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For the most part, this collection is made up of sub-par characters like Raggedy Ann, Little Audrey, Do-Do, and Tobor the 8th Man.
The value comes from Popeye, Superman, and Little Nemo.
Popeye is one of my favorite cartoon characters, and his adventures in this package ("Out to Punch," "I Don't Scare") are funny as always. Superman was never one of my favorite characters, but "Underground World" and "Electornic Earthquake" are some of his best. "Little Nemo" is the first colour cartoon ever made, and it's fascinating and funny.
Cartoons, especially those of Superman, Toonerville Trolley, and Betty Boop, look good. In fact, they look much better than the public domain videos and DVDs you're used to getting. The usual Cartoon Crazys extras (Production Notes, Reading Lists, Restoration Demo) are all here, as well as a few novelties. (Comic book gallery, wallpaper.)"