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4.0 out of 5 stars And Not To Be Forgotten....
What's really forgotten to be added here is on Disc 2 there is a heartwarming Special Feature story about Filmation's creator Lou Scheimer, entitled Animation Maverick: The Lou Scheimer Story which tells of his really humble beginnnings right up to the closing down of the Filmation Studios in the early 1990s.
Published on 6 Mar 2011 by Frank Halligan

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1.0 out of 5 stars don't, just don't
A collection of 18 filmation cartoons from 1967. I really wanted this to be great but frankly its terrible. The animation is mediocre at best but the stories are truly wretched. DC Comics at this time were not the best and the cartoons reflect this, but even so its poor.

If you are tempted, for the record 3 Atom cartoons, 3 Flash , 3 Green Lantern, 3 x Hawkman,...
Published on 1 Jan 2009 by Mr. N. M. Smith


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4.0 out of 5 stars And Not To Be Forgotten...., 6 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Dc Super Heroes: The Filmation Adventures [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
What's really forgotten to be added here is on Disc 2 there is a heartwarming Special Feature story about Filmation's creator Lou Scheimer, entitled Animation Maverick: The Lou Scheimer Story which tells of his really humble beginnnings right up to the closing down of the Filmation Studios in the early 1990s.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Justice League and Teen Titans Leap onto the Small Screen for the First Time Thanks to Filmation!, 6 Jun 2013
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Mr. Nicholas Pearson "Cert HE (Open)" (Herne Bay, Kent. England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dc Super Heroes: The Filmation Adventures [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This Warner Brothers' DVD release of two disks forms part of the DC Comics Classic Collection, and comes from the 1967/68 period when Filmation held the license rights to animate DC Comics superheroes on Saturday morning television. The short eighteen episodes included in this set (lasting roughly eight minutes or so each) once formed part of 'The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure', and were sandwiched in-between the second season of 'The New Adventures of Superman', the second season of 'The Adventures of Superboy' and episodes of 'The Adventures of Aquaman'.
The interesting thing for me regarding this DVD set is that these episodes are the first time that somewhat minor DC characters have been used in their own show, or at least in segments of it. These adventures occur before Hanna-Barbera picked up the license to produce the iconic 'Super Friends' series, which ran for many years during the Silver Age of comic books. Granted, as with most other Filmation series at the time and over the years, the animation can seem pretty primitive and flat, plus there is a fairly high count of stock footage utilisation. However, I believe this adds to the overall charm of the series in an era when superhero resurgence was just gaining ground, and young boys especially could experience televised adventures of their favourite comic book characters for the first time on a Saturday morning.
Each character and team receive three episodes each that focus on their adventures, with the official 'as-broadcast' end credits that ran at the end of each episode of the 'Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure' included as an extra, made available at the end of the Episode menu. The Atom (Ray Palmer), The Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and Hawkman (Carter Hall) each receive their own three episodes of solo adventures with, usually, either space alien invaders to contend with, or mad scientists and their robotic creations. It is worth remembering that this was a time of the Silver Age that the space race was in full motion and the idea of space flight and life on other planets permeated the media and comic books much more heavily than during past decades. The team episodes (again given three episodes each) consist of the usual alien invader villains from Pluto or Jupiter, for instance, and star both the Justice League of America (starring all the adult heroes partaking in the Filmation Adventures at the time) and the Teen Titans, consisting of Speedy (Roy Harper), Kid Flash (Wally West), Aqualad (Garth) and Wonder Girl (Donna Troy).
These Filmation shorts, especially those concerning the Justice League and the Teen Titans, can definitely be considered an important part of animation history (especially regarding comic book animation), in that this was the first time these characters had been immortalised in animated form, offering viewers a sort of precursor to the upcoming Super Friends series and the later shows making up the DC Animated Universe of the 1990s. Although undeniably quite repetitive and predictable at times, this set is definitely worth some respect as part of the Filmation Adventures that started it all (following Max Fleischer's Superman animated movie shorts of the 1940s of course).
Regarding the DVD features, there are colourful interactive menus on both discs (although Warner obviously made a mistake placing pictures of Hanna-Barbera's Birdman where Hawkman should have been shown - signs of a rushed release!), with additional subtitle and audio options for the English hard-of-hearing and for the Portugese speaking community. Regarding bonus content, there are trailers available to view of some latest releases from the Warner Brothers vault, including Charlie Brown, Popeye & Friends, the Smurfs and the Lego Batman video-game (there are additional trailers played upon loading the second disc into your DVD player of other Warner Brothers animated releases). However, the one hefty extra is a near-forty-minute documentary surrounding the life and work of Fimation's founder Lou Scheimer, titled 'Animation Maverick: The Lou Scheimer Story'. In this, there is interesting discussion of how Lou Scheimer founded and maintained his business empire of Filmation from friends, family, ex-colleagues and fellow admirers within the animation industry.
I would most definitely recommend this DVD set to early animation enthusiasts, to comic book historians and fans of DC's Justice League, if only to explore the animated first outing of some of the comic book industry's most famous and loved characters. As an accompaniment to these shorts, I would highly recommend the first season of 'The New Adventures of Superman', available on DVD (hopefully later seasons will become available in the future) and the two-DVD set of 'The Adventures of Aquaman', which concluded each episode of the 'Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure' in 1967 and '68.
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1.0 out of 5 stars don't, just don't, 1 Jan 2009
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This review is from: Dc Super Heroes: The Filmation Adventures [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
A collection of 18 filmation cartoons from 1967. I really wanted this to be great but frankly its terrible. The animation is mediocre at best but the stories are truly wretched. DC Comics at this time were not the best and the cartoons reflect this, but even so its poor.

If you are tempted, for the record 3 Atom cartoons, 3 Flash , 3 Green Lantern, 3 x Hawkman, 3 x JLA and 3 Teen Titans.

For completeists only.
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