Echo Bridge Entertainment

Cartoon Classics Collector's Set

Children's, TV Classics
Cartoon Classics Collector's Set
0-96009-88359-1
Synopsis
BETTY BOOP
Betty Boop made her start as a human-like dog cartoon by Grim Natwick that was meant to be the female companion of Bimbo the dog. Mae West served as the inspiration for Betty's curvaceous figure, and her voice was modeled after singer Helen Kane, who was known at the time as the "Boop-Oop-a-Doop" girl. The actual voice of Betty was provided by May Questal, who went on to do the voice work of Olive Oyl in the popular "Popeye" cartoons.

Eventually Betty lost her canine characteristics—trading her snout for a button nose and her floppy ears for gold hoop earrings. Betty was well on her way to becoming the doe-eyed, bow-mouthed beauty that is now known and loved the world over. With her jazz inspired spit curls, lace garter, black pumps, and barely-there wardrobe, Betty was far beyond her time. In the 1930s, the world was still extremely conservative, and until the invention of Betty, the only cartoons produced were Disney's squeaky-clean characters. Despite her racy appearance, America immediately fell in love with Betty's coy, sexy image because she also managed to maintain an air of sweetness and innocence.

Betty Boop's cartoon series lasted from 1930-1939, and a colorized version was re-released in the 60s and 70s. This re-release served as an instant revitalization of Boop-mania, which had truly begun in 1934 when Boophelia hit the stores with items like coats, cards, dolls, and watches. Today Betty Boop images appear on everything from clocks to shower curtains, personalized checks to nail polish, and everything in-between. Betty Boop was a charming vixen that had it all—she was sweet and funny, she could sing and dance, and because of this, she has managed to boop-oop-a-doop her way into the hearts of thousands of people all around the world.

FEATURING 27 CLASSIC CARTOONS
Betty Boop's Crazy Invention
Candid Candidate
Ding Dong Doggie
The Hot Air Salesman
Is My Palm Read
Judge for a Day
A Language All My Own
A Little Soap and Water
Rhythm on the Reservation
Training Pigeons
We Did It
Betty Boop's Ker-Choo
Grampy's Indoor Outing
Little Nobody
Making Friends
Making Stars
More Pep
My Friend the Monkey
No! No! A Thousand Times No!!
Poor Cinderella
Pudgy Picks a Fight
Pudgy Takes a Bow Wow
The Scared Crows
So Does an Automobile
A Song a Day
Taking the Blame
You're Not Built That Way

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES
This incredible collection of the Superman series has been animated in vivid color and features exciting, fast-paced stories. The cartoon truly revolutionized animation and was an amazing project—more than 600 artists and technicians brought this magic to life. Featured are the voices of Clayton "Bud" Collyer as the fearless fighter of evil himself and Joan Alexander as Lois Lane.

When the Superman series burst onto the screen in 1941 with the words, "Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird…it's a plane…it's Superman!" they spread like wildfire. This classic collection of the original Superman animation is destined to go down in history as an important piece of pop culture—get your piece of the American pie today!

FEATURING 17 EPISODES
Superman
The Mechanical Monsters
Billion Dollar Limited
The Arctic Giant
The Bulleteers
The Magnetic Telescope
Electric Earthquake
Volcano
Terror on the Midway
Japoteurs
Showdown
Eleventh Hour
Destruction, Inc.
The Mummy Strikes
Jungle Drums
The Underground World
Secret Agent

TV CARTOON CLASSICS
Get set for laughter, excitement, and pure animated fun! These are part of a series of "Cartoon Classics" that includes rare episodes of your all-time favorite cartoon characters such as Mighty Mouse, Terrytoons' unstoppable flying mouse with Superman-like abilities; Casper the "friendly ghost," who, try as he might, couldn't scare a soul; Woody Woodpecker, the mischief-making woodpecker with the trademark laugh; and Little Lulu, the spunky young girl who used her wits to outsmart Tubby and his "boys only" gang.

And who could forget Baby Huey, the over-sized clumsy duck with good intentions; the hilarious odd couple Mutt & Jeff; twin birds Heckle & Jeckle, who couldn't resist trouble if they tried; the clever mouse Herman, who always outsmarted his feline nemesis Katnip; or the lovable mop of red hair, Raggedy Ann?

These are just a few of the original animations in our collection of "Cartoon Classics" that you know and love, and the whole family will watch again and again. Be sure to collect them all!

ADVENTURE TALES
Gold Rush Daze
Have You Got Any Castles
Land of the Lost Jewels
Leprechaun's Gold
Robin Hood Makes Good
The Dover Boys at Pimento University
The Story of King Midas
The Story of Rapunzel

MIGHTY MOUSE
Wolf! Wolf!

WOODY WOODPECKER
Pantry Panic

BABY HUEY
Pest Pupil
Quack-a-Doodle-Doo

LITTLE AUDREY
Goofy Goofy Gander
Tarts and Flowers

MUTT & JEFF
Slick Sleuths
Westward Whoa

POPEYE THE SAILOR
On January 17, 1929, a new hero was born—a sailor to be exact. He wasn't too bright, too handsome, or too strong. His name? Popeye. The lovable cowboy of the high seas made his debut on Elzie Seagar's ten-year-old comic strip, "The Thimble Theater," which revolved around Olive Oyl's family. Popeye quickly eclipsed the cartoon's other characters and became the star of the strip. The tattooed sailor with the corncob pipe became the world's most beloved underdog, who, with a swig from a can of spinach, could take on anyone or anything. Popeye had a long fuse and a sharp sense of fairness, and spinach was only a last resort when he reached his breaking point—often indicated by the proclamation, "Thas' all I can stands, and I can't stands no more!"

Along with Popeye came a number of other beloved characters such as his eternal "damsel in distress," Olive Oyl; Popeye's adopted "infink," Swee' Pea; J. Wellington Wimpy, the hamburger-obsessed moocher; and the grisly titan, Brutus, to name a few.

After his introduction into the cartoon comic strip, Popeye made his first animated appearance in Betty Boop Meets Popeye the Sailor (1933). He then went on to star in movie shorts that were shown in syndication on television in 1956. The baby-boomers of the fifties immediately fell in love with the squinty-eyed sailor, and by 1960, he had his own television show called Popeye the Sailor that featured entirely new Popeye cartoons. The All New Popeye Hour was created for TV in 1978, a Popeye movie was made in 1980, and in 1981, a Saturday morning show featuring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, and Wimpy called The Popeye and Olive Show was televised.

For over seventy-five years, and with almost six hundred cartoons under his belt, Popeye has entertained audiences everywhere. Nearly every minute of every day, Popeye cartoons are airing somewhere in the world, and he remains one of the most widely recognized and best loved cartoon characters in history.

After all, who doesn't recognize the catchy lyrics from Popeye's theme song: "I'm strong to the finich, 'cause I eats me spinach, I'm Popeye the sailor man." Toot-toot!

FEATURING 24 CLASSIC CARTOONS
Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali-Baba's Forty Thieves
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
Crystal Brawl
A Date to Skate
Cookin' with Gags
Customers Wanted
Assault and Flattery
Bride and Gloom
I'm in the Army Now
Greek Mirthology
The Paneless Window Washer
Gopher Spinach
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
Little Swee' Pea
A Haul in One
Insect to Injury
I Never Changes My Altitude
Nearlyweds
Out to Punch
I Don't Scare
Fright to the Finish
Me Musical Nephews
Floor Flusher
Parlez-Vous Woo

Not Rated / Available in Canada
Special Feature(s)
  • Digitally Remastered