Category: Cartoons

Join the club today! Long-time fans should be familiar with my reviews for the new incarnation of My Little Pony.  The latest DVD release from Shout! Factory is a compilation collection of select episodes, the theme this time being episodes centered on the Cutie Mark Crusaders (Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo).

Episodes included:

  • The Cutie Mark Chronicles
  • The Cutie Pox
  • Flight to the Finish
  • Pinkie Pride (Not sure why this is on here)
  • Twilight Time

Since this is a compilation retail release this isn’t really targeted at the older fans. This is aimed towards causal fans and of course, the younger demographic. So unless you don’t own the season sets or just need a DVD for your kids to watch, I’d say pass on this release. But if this title interests you, it’s available right now!

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What time is it? ADVENTURE TIME! With Jake the Dog and Finn the Human, the fun never ends.

Available November 25th from Warner Bros. The latest Adventure Time DVD collection is the ideal holiday gift for any Adventure Time fan. The DVD comes in a special collectors case that includes a Finn Backpack. Other than the awesome collector’s item included with the DVD, there isn’t anything else. No bonus features of any kind. But this is more for the kids than it is the adult fans of the show who would rather own the series in seasonal order and in high definition. But if you’re like me and the backpack catches your interest, I’d say it’s worth picking up for that alone. Otherwise, skip it.

The DVD includes the following episodes

  1. The New Frontier
  2. The Lich
  3. Finn the Human
  4. Jake The Dog
  5. We Fixed a Truck
  6. Blade of Grass
  7. The Red Throne
  8. The Great Bird Man
  9. One Last Job
  10. Little Dude
  11. City of Thieves
  12. Conquest of Cuteness
  13. Who Would Win
  14. Ignition Point
  15. Furniture & Meat
  16. Sad Face

As someone who really detested the film adaption of Peabody’s Improbable History, I will be the first to admit that if any good came out of it, it’s that new generations will have an introduction to these wonderful characters.

This is why it’s very nice that on October 14th DreamWorks Classics will release a DVD collection containing every single segment of Peabody’s Improbable History.

For all those old-school fans (like myself) who want to rekindle their love for the witty and wonderful misadventures of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Now you can! With this two-disc DVD set containing all 91 episodes of the time-traveling duo.

However, if you happen to be one of those “old-school fans” who owns The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle box set (like me) there’s no reason to double-dip. This collection is meant for casual viewers of the series, especially those who favor Mr. Peabody over Rocky and His Friends. As such, this set contains no bonus features of any kind.

If you want more bang for your buck, I recommend picking up the Rocky and Bullwinkle box set instead. Which comes with a plethora of extra content.

Ordinarily I’d be giving a rating for picture and audio quality, but since this a DVD (a standard definition format) as opposed to a Blu-ray, it benefits as best as it can.

Thankfully Peabody and Sherman is a standard definition series, so the format works for the series in question. No need to worry about any visual or audio faults here.

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What time is it? ADVENTURE TIME!

More specifically, the complete fourth season on blu-ray! I’m a big fan of this show and have been since it first premiered. I became infatuated with the series’ oddball humor and colorful atmosphere. But as the show has continued, the writing and story became more mature and dark. Season four I’d argue is where this change became the most prevalent. Especially with one of the darkest and rage-inducing cliffhanger finales I’ve seen in a long time.

But don’t be fooled, the dark turn is not a negative observation. In fact, it makes the series far more enjoyable. It throws so many curveballs that you never know what to expect this show to do next! If you’ve somehow never seen or heard of this show, it’s a series I highly recommend you check out. However, if randomness and goofball humor turns you off, I’d say that you need to stick with it. Gradually the show will more than likely grow on you with the more episodes you digest. It’s best viewed with friends who enjoy it, and their enjoyment will rub off on you.

The Blu-ray set comes with all 26 episodes on one disc. That may sound problematic, however, every episode is around ten minutes in length.

For fans who are excited about this home video release, the Blu-ray comes with some decent extras.

  • Commentaries
  • Distant Bands: The Music of Adventure Time Featurette

Though not a bonus feature, it is nice to mention that much like the other releases, this Blu-ray comes with a very unique slipcover. Featuring Marceline the Vampire.