It is just what it is
Darren D. Wheeler | Georgia | 05/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, "Here Comes The Grump" is a silly, senseless maniacal cartoon of an unending chase but if you were a kid at the time it ran on television it is worth the sentimental value to order it and have a copy to watch every now and then just for the sake of memories."
Andrew Ragland | Chicago IL USA | 03/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Amazingly, this series is just as much fun now as it was when I was a kid. It's aged well. My kids are now getting into it, watching it with me. The DVD menu is a bit sketchy, but that's okay, I can live with it. The episodes are well presented. The hours of fun:cost ratio is good. I'm happy with this DVD."
Gord Wilson | Bellingham, WA USA | 04/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been wondering if, in the wake of the complete Pink Panther, this other DePatie-Freleng cartoon would make it to DVD. As it was a personal favorite, I'd probably give it five stars, but since I haven't seen this set I'll stay with a safe four. The "Freleng" in DePatie-Freleng is Looney Tunes animator Friz Freleng, and the dragon bears at least a passing resemblance to the one Yosemite Sam rides in the famous Bugs Bunny cartoon ("dragons is so stupid!").
Part of this series was already released on single DVDs in Spanish (and the package design is a lot better). What I liked about this show is it was quite unique, being based on a sometimes leisurely and sometimes hurried chase, and didn't follow the Warner Bros. antagonistic animals pattern. It has much more in common with Gulliver's Travels on the one hand and Yellow Submarine on the other, in that the scenery and landscape changes frequently as the characters journey in search of their goal, meeting various curious (to them) creatures along the way. Not to mention their incredibly cool pet/ sidekick, Blip.
The DePatie-Freleng studio had a different sense of style, as shown in their take on the Pink Panther, and the accompanying Tijauana Toads (Texas Toads) and The Ant and the Aardvark, loosely drawn from comedian Henny Youngman. The D-F style hearkens to the starkly graphic, minimalist UPA look mixed with the sort of phantasmagoric psychedelia (another reviewer called it surrealistic) sensibility which Hanna-Barbera also briefly toyed with in Chatanooga Cats. Which, all in all, renders it eminently watchable and hearkens back to the amazing time (in this case late '60s) when Saturday morning was a cornucopia of great cartoons. Now when will they release The Super Six?"