Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s Vol. 2 Review

Posted 8 years ago by Television

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s Vol 2

You’ve read about the new 1960s DVD set, so now I present Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s Vol. 2 from Warner Bros. This two-disc set contains 21 episodes of various awesome cartoons, including:

  • Help! It’s the Hair Bear Bunch
  • The New Adventures of Gilligan
  • Sea Lab 2020
  • Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
  • Shazzan
  • Yogi’s Gang
  • The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour
  • Valley of the Dinosaurs
  • The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show
  • The Banana Splits Adventure Hour
  • Inch High Private Eye
  • The New Adventures of Batman and Robin (featuring Adam West and Burt Ward!)

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 2 Review

Posted 8 years ago by Television

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Vol. 2

Yay, more Saturday Morning Cartoons on DVD! I previously told you about Vol. 1 of this series, and today marks the release of Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s Vol. 2 from Warner Bros. This is a two-disc set jam-packed with 34 episodes, so pour a bowl of cereal, put on your pajamas, and hit that “Play All” button.

This set includes episodes from the following shows:

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The 10 Greatest Puppet TV Shows of the 90s

Posted 8 years ago by Television

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Everybody loves a great puppet show, and in honor of the decade that doesn’t get written about much, I give you the 10 Greatest Puppet TV Shows of the 90s. I didn’t want to include the 80s for various reasons, but mainly because there would be a lot more obvious choices in that list. Hopefully you’ll remember some shows you haven’t thought about in a long time, or discover some you’ve never heard of.

Whether you’re trying to remember what that puppet show in the 90s with the dragon was called or just want to be reminded of some awesome shows, this list is for you.

10. The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

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First up is the short-lived puppet series based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The Wubbulous World ran on Nick Jr. for two seasons (96-97) and included all of the classic Seuss characters, but in new stories. I always had a fascination with shows that I knew I was too old for in the 90s, and I remember watching a few episodes of this. I loved how well Dr. Seuss’ characters translated into puppet form. I’d take a movie in this style over either of the horrible live action Seuss stories any day.

9. Dog City

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Dog City was a cartoon/puppet hybrid show that aired from 1992-1995. It was a spinoff of the Dog City segment on an episode of the Jim Henson Hour, which was all puppets. The puppet segments revolved around Elliot Shag, a dog cartoonist who creates the detective character Ace Hart. I know there was more cartoon than puppets, but I still had to include it.

So far in the states the only way to legally find the show is to download episodes on Amazon for $1.99. Boo for Amazon Video on Demand being Windows only. You can also check out the intro on YouTube.

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Peanuts 1970s Collection Vol. 1 Review

Posted 8 years ago by Television

Peanuts 70s Collection

Previously on SMC, I told you about the cool Peanuts 1960s Collection Warner Bros. released. Well, after that set’s success they’ve released the new Peanuts 1970’s Collection: Volume 1. On two discs it collects the first six television specials from the 70s, all remastered and fancied up.

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Cool Event: SNICK Live Retrospective in NYC

Posted 9 years ago by Television

If you grew up in the 90s like I did, you are probably aware of Nickelodeon’s SNICK, the two hour block of programming including Clarissa Explains it All, Ren & Stimpy, and Are You Afraid of the Dark.

Well, if you live close to New York City, you may want to mark this down on your calendar for Saturday, November 7th. A live recreation of a night of SNICK on stage at the Creek in Long Island City, Queens. There will be bumpers, ads, a live rendition of the Midnight Society (featuring audience submissions), specially themed drinks, and maybe even some familiar guests.

I wish I could go to this (#nothingcooleverhappensinindianapolis), so if you make it out, be sure to snap some pics and send them my way, and I’ll post them on the site.

You can read more details and RSVP on the event’s Facebook page, and remember, they’re taking ghost story submissions!