Re-mastered, but not restored!
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 12/03/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The case boasts of the shows being re-mastered, but there are streaks in the backgrounds from negative fading.
These are the later 1980's Depatie-Freling TV specials, not the classic Chuck Jones cartoons. (The Jones toons are issued by Warner Brothers). They have their creative moments, but much of the time they feel like cheap imitations of Dr. Seuss.
The Hoober-Bloob Highway is the superior of the two shorts.Why only two 22 minute shorts? Universal could have gotten all four of their Dr. Seuss DVD releases on one DVD!"
Daniel R. Lally | North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada | 10/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike the "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Grinch Night," this production has the grinch living in a house, owning a car, and not near Whoville. He still has his dog Max but again receives slight changes to his voice and appearance. While the first story has him disguising himself as Santa Clause and the second one has him using two forms of magic, this story involves him inventing two diabolical machines. Of course he also lives not too far away from the cat in the hat. The grinch first appears to be unusually nice but is later reminded to retain his mean grinch ways by his reflection. The cat in the hat experiences trouble from him after the two characters meet. As a result of continual trouble from the grinch's machines he (the cat in the hat) seeks out try and find a way to change the grinch. However, the grinch causes him to crash his car on the way and end up inside a restaurant in a town where the trouble is also brought upon everyone there as well. This is a must-see production. Unfortunatle, I have not presently seen "The Hoober-Bloob Highway" and, therefore, can not give any details."