Mr Men - The Complete Original Series 1 And 2 [DVD] 
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All 28 episodes from series one and two of the original animated children's programme based on the 'Mr. Men' books written and illustrated by Roger Hargreaves. Series one episodes are: 'Mr. Happy', 'Mr. Silly', 'Mr. Jelly', 'Mr. Snow', 'Mr. Bounce', 'Mr. Forgetful', 'Mr. Funny', 'Mr. Bump', 'Mr. Tickle', 'Mr. Small', 'Mr. Messy', 'Mr. Greedy' and 'Mr. Sneeze'. Series two episodes are: 'Mr. Strong', 'Mr. Daydream', 'Mr. Fussy', 'Mr. Worry', 'Mr. Uppity', 'Mr. Dizzy', 'Mr. Topsy Turvy', 'Mr. Muddle', 'Mr. Mean', 'Mr. Nosey', 'Mr. Chatterbox', 'Mr. Noisy', 'Mr. Impossible', 'Mr. Lazy' and 'Mr. Grumpy'.
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All 28 episodes of the original TV series are here, featuring the stories of many of the best-loved characters, most notably Messrs Happy, Bump, Forgetful, Greedy, Sneeze, Snow, Nosey and Tickle, but each story stands up delightfully in its own right.
Arthur Lowe (aka Captain Maiwairing from Dad's Army) acts as narrator and it's hard to imagine anyone else in the world doing a better job. Whether voicing the words of the characters themselves, or just progressing the stories, he brings warmth and humour to each story.
As I mentioned before, the animation is far from spectacular, but with stories this good it doesn't matter a jot. It would have been nice to see all of Hargreaves' classic book characters included (the likes of Messrs Busy, Slow, Rush and several more are absent) and occasionally the sound quality, on my DVD at least, was less than perfect, but this is still a very small price to pay for such enjoyable ditties.
Even if your children are unfamiliar with the Mr Men, these stories should still delight them. One of the best tenners you can spend!
You can watch all the episodes one after another or pick your favourites from the menu. This is probably the best kids TV series ever made and at a tenner even Mr Mean probably considers it a bargain!
Kids will watch it over and over and over again...so you may want to buy it on VHS and hope the tape wears out before you go insane.
Don't worry about the sound quality I found it ok.
So go on buy it for the kids (allegedly) and enjoy it yourself. You'd have to be Mr Silly not to!
Well worth every penny.
Luckily the BBC stopped making them before the later books where Roger Hargreaves' characters became ever more contrived, the stories ever more formulaic and the whole tone seemed to dis-appear. And finally, of course, Arthur Lowe's understated narration is so perfect (and so familiar), it's hard to imagine anyone else doing the Mr Men - a far cry from the self-aware, pseudo-ironic fare we're becoming more and more used to.
However, what lets the whole thing down is the technical quality. For some reason distributors and manufacturers seem to think children don't deserve the same quality of product as grown-ups and are easy prey for higher margins. So it is that we sit down (again) to mediocre picture quality and rubbish sound (the Mr Sneeze episode sounds not unlike when I was a kid trying to tape the radio onto a handheld tape-recorder). I don't expect a full digital re-mastering, but some attempt to clean up the sound and stop the picture shaking wouldn't go amiss. No extras either, although 28 episodes is plenty to keep anyone amused!
So in summary, a great trip down memory lane that will entertain today's children with warm (and short!) stories - just a shame they get ripped off by producers again.
The downsides, well the menu navigation is a bit clunky, and unless I missed it, there doesn't seem to be a "Play all" option. The original film/video doesn't look to have survived well and both the sound and picture is often a bit murky. But until someone spends money on a digital restoration, this is the best we can get.
There are versions available with The Little Miss series thrown in, so you might want to check those out before deciding which to purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the disc inside was little miss not my men however the DVD was brilliant so I didn't send it backPublished 2 months ago by Bead86
Who doesn't love Mr Men!! I grew up with Mr Men, so did my wife and now my kids will get to, and they can watch them as often as they like. Read morePublished 3 months ago by daniel g heryet
Wonderful trip down memory lane. Lovely to introduce today's children to a timeless classic.Published 6 months ago by Mrs Donna Louise White
Great price, well packaged and fairly quick delivery. The original and best... !!Published 9 months ago by Bobeee
Sublime and accurate televised versions of these literary classics, narrated by the excellent Arthur Lowe.Published 9 months ago by JJ