Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Plastic Man Stretches His Way to DVD!

Warner Home Video has released an eFlyer with some very exciting news! (Click the image for the eFlyer.)

Hot off the Batman: The Brave and the Bold popularity bandwagon, and only one week after Plastic Man's DVD debut, Warner Home Video will be releasing the complete Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show on September 1 in a four-disc package! The news of a Plastic Man DVD was rumoured last October and now it finally looks like a dream come true!

In case you are not familiar with this show, the Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show debuted in 1979 and was an hour long program produced by Ruby/Spears and Hanna-Barbera. The two hour show featured one 30 minute and one 15 minute episode starring Plastic Man as well as another hour and fifteen minutes of other non-superhero cartoons such as Mighty Man & Yukk, Fangface and Fangpuss, and Rickety Rocket.

All thirty-two of the Plastic Man segments will be included in this set, plus the three 15 minute episodes made for the following season (which was renamed Plastic Man - Baby Plas Super Comedy Show). The Plastic Family and Baby Plas segments from the Plastic Man - Baby Plas Super Comedy Show are not included on this set.

Bonus features include a featurette on the history of Plastic Man, as well as Puddle Trouble, the unaired pilot episode from the failed Plastic Man animated series from Cartoon Network!

I don't know about you, but I'll be first in line for this box set!


Hero Supreme said...

I havent ever seen this is it any good? I am becoming a DC completionist though, so I may have to pick this up.

Kurtis said...

It is just as good as any cartoon made in the late 70s/early 80s. It's better in quality than Super Friends and on par with Spider-Woman but not nearly as good as Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.

Many of the episodes can been seen on youtube.

Grant McLean said...

I wonder why they didn't include the rest of the shorts? The baby plas ones are really short, like four minutes, and the plastic family shorts aren't likely to ever see release by themselves. incomplete releases seem to be the norm....

Kurtis said...

I wondered the same thing. How hard would it be to slap them all on one more disc? I too, think that they will probably never see the light of day.