Mind blowing colors and art
Mark Dillman | Topeka, KS USA | 01/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Colonel Bleep" is said to be the first ever made for TV cartoon series to be made in color! Boy, what vibrant, bright, loud color! And what amazing art and design! Clever plots, too. "Colonel Bleep" is one of the very best cartoon series of the 1950s. There is a LOT of influence here on the art and style of "Ren & Stimpy". John K. and company were easily familiar with "Colonel Bleep" when making "Ren & Stimpy" and other cartoons. No doubt about it.
I watched "Colonel Bleep" on TV (in black & white, of course) in the 1950s when I was not yet old enough to go to school. I never forgot this cartoon!
The cartoons on this DVD have had little done digitally to clean up the picture and sound. Well-used films were the source here, not original negatives, for certain. Until something more definitive comes out, this DVD will be the one to have."
Cool Retro Toon!
dcboinc | Washington,DC | 01/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're interested in vintage animation from the 50's,you'll love this DVD. Really cool artwork. Know that this DVD was made from some scratchy, well worn prints but I'm not complaining, just glad to have it available."
ROBIAM4SF | Santa Barbara, CA, USA | 01/21/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Colonel Bleep is even more primative than I remembered. I was less that 7 when I watched these in the 1950's. If your child demands sophistication in cartoons, skip this. I loved its simplicity. A caveman, a living wooden puppet, and a super science alien protector of our space sector, none of whom speak, make up the cast. The narrator provides all the verbal info. Give it to a small child whose sense of wonder is intact. This is for someone who likes Fred Rogers. It's sweet; it's simple, it's Spacey. Bleep has a lab and a cool island where he and his sidekicks live and their adventures begin. The characters and situations have signature sound effects that young kids will like."