Monday, May 26, 2008


I'm late to post about this, but that's because I didn't hear about it until today. We will see the releases of two long awaited DVD series. Both Freakazoid! and Tiny Toony Adventures will see season one box set releases on July 29th, 2008. Well that certainly took long enough.

I've only seen a handful of episodes from Freakazoid! and though I can vaguely recall what they were about, I do remember that the show was downright hilarious. I'm also aware of the fan following that the show has so I'm sure Freak fans everywhere are pretty stoked for this release.

And what child from the '90s doesn't remember Tiny Toon Adventures? Even when I was a kid I knew the little tykes running around in Tiny Toons were just small versions of the Loony Toons characters. Really, was anyone bothered by this? Didn't think so. Well, Ren & Stimpy show creator John Kricfalusi had some nasty things to say about it, but it isn't like people really gave a rat's butt what he thought. The writing was way ahead of the times and the show hand countless laugh out loud moments. As much as I loved the show as a kid, some of the jokes went over my head because, well, I was a kid, and as a kid, you're oblivious to a lot of things.

Paul Dini, widely known for the excellent work he's done in Batman: The Animated series and other DCAU cartoons worked on both Freakazoid! and Tiny Toon Adventures. Paul and Bruce Timm rank up there with Greg Weisman as some of my favorite writers and story tellers and its great that two of the best series they've worked on are finally getting DVD releases.

Now I have to ask, will we ever see Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures or Megas XLR come to DVD? I mean if Freakazoid! is finally getting released I can hope, right?


spideyfan said...

Freakazoid is freaking awsowem, excellent

Tommy said...

I didn't get to see much of Freakazoid myself, but I do know someone that watched it back in the day. I'll have to refer him to this blog post.

PerfectDru said...

Hey, you ever read Mike Allred's Madman comics? The people who made Freakazoid stole some of his ideas when they made the show. But Allred was too nice of a guy and didn't resort to litigation.

I love Madman. And Allred.

Reggie White Jr. said...

I couldn't think of who it was Freakazoid reminded me of. Madman. I've been thinking about checking out those comics.