The Internet's hottest cartoon comes to DVD! Who are the cutest, most cuddly cartoon characters around? The Happy Tree Friends, silly! They're so cute and adorable you'll want to squeeze them until their little eyes pop o... more »ut! These 'lil critters are sure to tug at your heart and make you laugh so hard you'll break your funny bone! Featured in the Jennifer Aniston film The Good Girl, and the anchor cartoon series of Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Film Festival, the Happy Tree Friends are sure to attract a wide audience. DVD Special Features: Creator commentary, character profiles, storyboard to episode comparisons, early character design, and never before seen episodes.« less
Genres:Television, Animation Sub-Genres:Television, Animation Studio:Mondo Media Format:DVD - Color - Animated DVD Release Date: 02/11/2003 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003 Release Year: 2003 Run Time: 2hr 20min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 1 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
TRULY SICK & HILARIOUS STUFF THAT'S NOT FOR THE KIDDIES!
Claude Bouchard Jr. | Frederick, MD | 12/14/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"OK, first of all...THIS STUFF IS NOT FOR CHILDREN! Parents, please note that even the cover of the DVD states this. These are "adult" cartoons for the the 18+ crowd. Got it? Good!
Now, though these cartoons are great, this particular DVD is a bit of a rip-off. There are a total of 16 cartoons, each about a minute in length, plus some extras. But would it have killed Mondo Studios to put everything on one DVD instead of three? Must they be that greedy?
Back to the cartoons: incredibly violent, truly twisted and screamingly funny.
Cartoons: 5 Stars DVD value: 1 Star You make the call..."
Makes Itchy and Scratchy look like Disney
David Koppel | Lititz, PA United States | 05/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like the idea of a totally sick and demented cartoon masquerading as a cute and cuddly children's cartoon, then you may want to check out the Happy Tree Friends. I was laughing hysterically within minutes of putting in this DVD for the first time.
The DVD includes 16 episodes (14 episodes, plus the original episode, plus a "bonus" episode). However, they are EXTREMELY short. Each episode runs for about 1 minute. I watched all 16 in about 20 minutes. The DVD lists a running time of 140 minutes. Apparently, they are including all of the "extras" in that running time. Of the remaining 120 minutes, most of it is the Creator's commentary (several of the creators discuss the cartoon as the episodes are played without sound next to images of the original storyboards), as well as a mini-feature where the creators go through a bunch of their earliest sketches of the characters.
In addition, there are 4 "Smootchies" on the DVD. These are take-offs of the "Tamagoochie" thingamambobs that were popular for a little while (the little digital pets that kids were supposed to "take care of" by pushing buttons to "feed" or "play" with the pet). Each "Smootchie" features a different Happy Tree Friends character, and each offers 3 buttons that lead to various disturbing deaths for the character in question. I found this very amusing at first, but the humor was wearing off by the time I finished all three options on the last "Smootchie".
All in all, I am glad I purchased this DVD, as the cartoons are hysterical. However, I am disappointed that there is only 20 minutes worth of actual cartoons, especially since there are a number of Happy Tree Friends episodes that are not on the DVD. Instead of splitting it up into 2 DVDs so they can charge twice as much, it would have been nice if they had given Volume 1 enough episodes to make it longer than 20 minutes worth. Especially since many of the episodes can be viewed for free on the Happytreefriends.com website."
Holy .funniest cartoons ever
A. Luciano | 02/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love to see furry cute animals having their eyes poked out and intestines splattered all over the road, this is it. These guys are better than itchy and scratchy. So much violence, so much blood and pain. This is a great party DVD, its a little short but worth every penny. Buy this now you wont be dissappointed. WARNING this is not for anyone under 16 years old alot of blood and violence!"
J. Irps | sparta | 09/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i love these cartoons because they are just so wrong. so so wrong. the brutal killing of cute cuddly creatures are enough to keep a little kid and a grown adult entertained. the second and third dvds are better because they left out the openning theme song which becomes very annoying by the end of the first dvd. the second dvd has a decent amount of scenes but the third has longer scenes by about a half a minute extra a piece. overall the shock value is worth buying at least one of these dvds so you can scare off some witless relatives you want to be rid of or to please your drunk friends."
Looney Tunes they ain't.
Jaime Rafael Vazquez | Jersey City, NJ. USA | 08/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike many of you lucky people reading this review, I do not own a computer. I must purchase my cds, dvds and etc. over the internet on a Webtv (MSN, ask around). It does not download movies, music and it does not work half the time. What Webtv is also incapable of doing is downloading episodes of the Happy Tree Friends from their website. So when I found out that they were putting episodes on a dvd I went out and got my copy and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. I found out about these zany little guys from a family member and I was hooked from the start. The Happy Tree Friends consist of the cutest, cuddliest lil animals you've ever seen. You then get so sick from their cuteness that you just wish someone would come up and gut them like a fish with a long, sharp hunting knife and then play with their lower intestine, 5 seconds later that's exactly what happens to them. These lil guys get stabbed, crushed, cut, electricuted, drowned, sufficated, Bar-B-Qed, decapitated, and thrown into a jet engine (I left some stuff out, you know, for the children) all in the name of funny. And it is, from the time you press play till the end, if your not giving out at least one chuckle, then you sir (or ma'am) do not have a sense of humor. The dvd includes 14 episodes from the website (about a min. and a half a piece), the very first episode ever made (call it the test run), and a "never before seen episode" that you can only get here. It has 4 "smoochies", that's when they get one of the Happy Tree Friend members, puts him or her in a box on your tv screen and then you decide the lil guys fate. From choking on a carrot to seeing them sneeze their brains out (literally) to suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning to seeing them eat nine eggs then watching as they hatch in their belly and busting out like that thing in the first Alien movie, Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. You get a commentary for most of the episodes from the creators them selves, and as you watch and listen to the commentaries you get to see the "Storyboard to episode comparisons". They have bios on 17 of the Happy Tree Freinds and you can read them all here. They have a "Pop Corn Video" were they take an episode and treat it like VH1's Pop-Up video. And last but not least, you get to see how some scribbles on a napkin made by some drunk frat guys late one Tuesday night became what is now known as one of the weirdest, wildest, funniest shows on the internet today. HAPPY TREE FRIENDS, FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY (I'm serious, I showed this dvd to my 5 and 10 year old cousins and either their very sick or have a great sense of humor.)"