Everybody SING! (To the tune of the Animaniacs theme song):
It's time for ANN-ni-MAY-ni-acs!
This set's been dee-layed to the max!
So, just sit back and relax...
...Or, surely you'll collapse,
...When you see ANN-ni-MAY-ni-acs (Volume 4)!
Considering that the LAST volume of ANIMANIACS was released on June 19, 2007, one MIGHT very well "collapse" at the sight of this unexpected release!
But, all things come to he or she who waits, and so it is with ANIMANIACS Volume 4, finally to be released on February 05, 2013. That's over FIVE AND A HALF YEARS since Volume 3, folks!
This fourth and final volume contains the shows that were done for "Kids WB", after the show had left FOX. For additional discussions of "Kids WB" on this Blog, please see our TAZ-MANIA post for some thoughts on the period that spawned "Kids WB", and our post on THE BATMAN that covers the period leading up to its demise.
Some particular favorites of mine will be on this set:
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot (she's Cute!) Warner star in "The Please, Please, Please Get a Life Foundation", which bites the "fannish hand" that feeds the show as effectively as FREAKAZOID!'s "And Fanboy is His Name!"
UPDATE Feb. 15, 2013: Actually, the "Get a Life Foundation" bit appeared at the end of ANIMANIACS Volume 3, waaay back in 2007 so, hopefully, you'll forgive me this faulty recollection. ...And, because I actually mis-remembered such a piece of animation trivia, perhaps I "have a life", after all! We'll still keep the illustration, though, as a continuing reminder of my eternal shame... AND because I like it!
|Please, Please, PLEASE Get a Life! (...Just not on THIS Volume!)|
"Back in Style" finds the Warners loaned-out to other animation studios, much as star actors and other contract players were loaned in the days of the Studio System during Hollywood's Golden Age. Look for right-on spoofs of Hanna-Barbera (both early and later periods) and Filmation!
|Early sixties or late sixties... Pick YOUR poison!|
And, think your FREAKAZOID DVD collection is complete with the two season volumes released some years ago? THINK AGAIN!
The Freaky One also makes a guest cameo, clearly to plug his own show!
|Hellooo! I have a SHOW! Wanna watch it?|
And, we'll just have to put up with Katie Kaboom (perhaps the worst idea to come out of that nineties mini-golden age of Warner Bros. animation)... just don't tell her. Please don't tell her.
Lastly, I can't explain why but, after a lean period, Warner Home Video seems to really have gotten behind animation releases again, as seen in several of my recent posts... like THIS ONE, and HERE, and STILL ANOTHER.
|Three POSTS. Three of US. Does anyone sense a CONNECTION?|
|Enjoying the wave!|