Big release week, post San Diego convention. Let’s get to the good stuff!
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- Tiny Toon Adventures
An all-time classic. It’s probably not as good as I remember, but this was the first cartoon series I was a knowing fanboy for. I know I’m in the minority here, but I Heart Elmyra. Her first appearance, as she carries Dizzy Devil behind her, slapping him on every rock on the road along the way, still cracks me up.
Yes, the final animation had wildly varying quality, but the writing and art direction (from names such as Paul Dini and Bruce Timm) are top notch, with a lot of memorable and very cool stuff. I love this series, and it’s one of the last things I’ve been waiting to see on DVD since the format debuted.
- Freakazoid: Season One
This was a fun show that might have been a bit too wacky and zany for its own good. Things calmed down and focused a little better in the second season, but there’s still plenty of good stuff in here.
The story goes — and I’m not sure if this is true or not — that this was the last cartoon FOX was doing with Steven Spielberg, so they wanted to get as many different characters and spin-offable concepts into one show as possible. Thus, the anthology format of the series.
- Witchblade: The Complete Series
There’s a movie coming in 2010, but don’t expect Yancy Butler in it.
- WarGames: 25th Anniversary Edition
Now I feel old again.