There are simple pleasures in life which you just forget about and then rediscover. For some, it’s that lost episode of Doctor Who. For me, it’s the insanity of cartoons; Tom & Jerry, Wacky Races and the like. In particular, two series exec produced by Steven Spielberg in the early nineties - Animaniacs [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105941/]and Freakazoid [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111970/]- were just so great, it seems criminal that neither are yet available on DVD. Ain’t eBay great though? Found myself a bootleg DVD of all the Freakazoid episodes [http://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Warner_Bros_/Television/Freakazoid_/] there and have even gotten Jane to laugh through it. The (pythonesque) random asides, “Scream-o-vision as brought to you by the Dutch Tulip commission”, the theme tune [http://www.relaxorium.com/freak/], the actually famous voices that crop up through it. Bliss. Where are the Animaniacs DVDs then?
[Update: They are here in Region 1 only: Season 1 [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FA57H6?ie=UTF8&tag=hmobiuscom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000FA57H6] , Season 2 [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HWZ4DO?ie=UTF8&tag=hmobiuscom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000HWZ4DO] , Season 3 [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000FBC9?ie=UTF8&tag=hmobiuscom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00000FBC9] ]Posted on May 28, 2005 #Nothing in Particular