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The Raccoons - Season 1 [DVD]


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  • Producers: Kevin Gillis
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Fabulous Films Ltd.
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Sept. 2007
  • Run Time: 268 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NHG838
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,156 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All 11 episodes from Season 1 of the 1980s animated series following the adventures of environmentally aware raccoons Bert, Ralph and Melissa as they try in various ways to stop the financially-minded Cyril Sneer from destroying Evergreen Forest in his relentless pursuit of self gain. Episodes are: 'Surprise Attack', 'Going It Alone!', 'A Night to Remember', 'The Evergreen Grand Prix', 'The Runaways', 'Buried Treasure', 'The Intruders', 'Opportunity Knocks', 'Cry Wolf', 'Rumours' and 'Gold Rush'.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jamie B on 20 Sept. 2007
Format: DVD
The Raccoons still holds up wonderfully as a thoughtfully written, lovingly made and intelligent children's series; on current viewings, it's immediately clear what made you wake up without fail on a Saturday morning to follow Bert, Cedric and Co's adventures. Warm, funny characters, with an excellent sense of daring mean these are absolutely worth revisiting, or introducing to a newer generation of fans.

I'm delighted that this release doesn't disappoint - the episodes look bright, clean and sharp, and the whole pacakge seems put together with such care and affection. The classy looking outer-slipcase with different case art inside (plus an episode guide leaflet) ooze quality.

The series itself is still finding it's feet format-wise, as Dan the forest ranger and his kids frame quite a few of the earliest episodes, but producers soon found that the animal characters more than carried the show on their own; their antics are epic in scale right from the start. These shows are loaded with gentle social commentary and stories that have real consequence to them, engaging the audience straight away. Let's hope that this first volume sells well enough to ensure the even-better subsequent seasons see similarly excellent releases too! Reccommended without question.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ms. L. J. Braisby on 17 April 2009
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I bought this DVD for my Boyfriend who loved the Racoons as a kid and still does now, I unfortunately missed it so getting him the DVD was the first time I've ever seen The Racoons, I admit I felt kind of silly being 21 years old and watching kids cartoons but I loved it!
It's beautifully written, graceful and exactly what kids (and adults!) can enjoy! I'm miffed I missed out on it as a child!
It's a great, uplifting Cartoon that everybody should watch and I personally think it should be aired again on TV as they don't make Cartoon this good anymore!
Now, thanks to my boyfriend, I'm a Racoons fan... and the title music is ace! :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Downes on 4 Jun. 2009
Format: DVD
Childhood memories and more. The theme song to this just kicks out the memories I have of this animation. It came on BBC1 at 8 or 8:30. I would ALWAYS be awake for it. Good times. Yeah, if you like 80s cartoons, this is a worth while buy, that you should keep always. Let you kids watch it too =D

Though if your child is like Burt Raccoon, then maybe you shouldn't. They may get ideas from him...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Monid on 1 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
Remember those Saturday mornings when The Raccoons came on before 'Going Live' or 'Live and Kicking' on BBC1? If not and if you want to remember those good old days, then defenatily buy this DVD set. All 11 episodes from Season 1 of this classic series from the 80's and early 90's is here on these 2 disks, plus some bonus features like 'Create A Scene' and 'Character Bios' (which were taken from the Canadian Morningstar DVD's) plus Raccoon-A-Roma (DVD ROM) content that is accesseble from your computer. The menus look awsome. Plus a booklet with episode synoposis for each episode. Hopefully Seasons 2-5 won't be far behind and possibly even the specials. But this is a superb start to your Raccoons collection on DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Feb. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
`Racoons' is a blast from the past and makes for perfect viewing. From that catchy opening music you're transported back to your childhood and the endearing characters and fun stories are soon delighting you again. This cartoon had a certain innocence about it that seems to be lacking in modern cartoons and I'd prefer to watch this over anything around today. The animation is pretty great and there is a subtle ecological theme that runs through the series. The racoons are fighting the capitalist might of Ceril Sneer and his attempts to spoil Evergreen Forest in the name of profit. I know that I watch this through rose tinted glasses as I loved this so much when I was a kid, but I honestly think this holds it's own and make for wonderful viewing whatever your age. This is well worth a try and roll on the next series'.

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By A. Wasenczuk on 26 Dec. 2007
Format: DVD
This held my rapt attention every week as a kid. The storylines are strange and deep and the stakes are high. These days, though the opening voiceover might evoke a slight cringe (it was never great!), and the pulsing electropop soundtrack might quirk a small nostalgic smile among those of us over a certain age, the core of the show stands solid: a motley collection of characters doing the best they know how in a small yet complicated world.

I'm sure we all really watched the show for the character of Cyril Sneer. There's something really special there, that sets The Raccoons apart from its fellows. Whereas so many black-hearted megalomaniacs turn out these days to have a soft and creamy nougat centre, at the heart of Cyril Sneer beats nothing but a cold hard lump of coal. And yet... and yet, somehow life manages to go on around him, and none of his blackness ever rubs off on the Evergreen Forest.

This release is well-presented (so nice to see a proper inlay!) and the picture and sound exceed expectations. Let's have more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue D on 12 May 2014
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I bought this for my grandson after hearing the theme tune and remembering my own children sitting down engrossed with this cartoon series. Good, clean fun from the eighties. The graphics are not as involved and detailed as cartoons produced today, but my son, who is over thirty, can't wait to see it again after all these years.
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