Starring George O’Hanlon, Penny Singleton, Janet Waldo, Daws Butler, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Don Messick
Studio: Warner Brothers
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The Jetsons is just a classic cartoon that many people loved, including myself. I love Hanna-Barbera cartoons and I hope every single cartoon they ever did gets the DVD treatment sooner or later.
If you have lived in a cave and haven’t seen or know what the Jetsons are, here’s a brief rundown of the show for you. The Jetsons is set in the future, the 21st century, and follows around the family of George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, their Brooklyn accented robotic maid Rosey, and their lovable dog Astro. Just picture the Flintstones living in buildings high in the sky, flying cars, moving floors, robots and you got the Jetsons.
George works at Spacely Sprockets and just pushes buttons all day or well, for 3 hours. Big whoop right? Hanna-Barbera really hated working huh? George’s boss is midget, Hitler-mustached Mr. Spacely who’s catch phrase was “” and he said it often. George must have sucked at his job big time or Mr. Spacely was just a prick for a boss. Elroy is sort of a genius and likes to make things, Jane likes to spend George’s money and talk with her mother on the phone and Judy falls in love with rock stars. So pretty much this show hasn’t aged well hahaha.
I’m glad I got this 4-disc DVD box set because it contains all episodes of season 1, which is 24 episodes. I haven’t seen a Jetsons episode in so long, and I used to watch this all the time when growing up. Even in high school and college I would check out the Jetsons before I went off to school/class. It’s like the perfect show to watch in the morning for some reason. I think any cartoon show is more suitable to be watched at the butt crack of dawn than in the evening, which this originally aired I believe. The one thing that drove me nuts about certain Hanna-Barbera cartoons was the laugh track. I kind of wish they left that off on the DVD, or had an option to turn it off because I don’t need a fake audience to tell me when to chuckle. BUT I will still watch these over and over again, even with the laugh tracks because the cartoons look great for being really old. It’s kind of funny how much the show predicted in terms of inventions and stuff like that. There’s microwaves, conveyor belts in public places to stand on, TV phones, the Internet, robot maids, and talking dogs. Oh wait, there’s no robot maids yet (I think?) and they’re certainly isn’t any talking dogs.
Fans of The Jetsons and other Hanna-Barbera will definitely want to buy this 4-disc set when it comes out. The show is funny and still very enjoyable to watch after all these years. This will be a great addition to your DVD collection, especially animation collectors.
– Commentary on 2 Episodes by Janet Waldo, the Voice of Judy Jetson
– The Jetson’s: The Family of the Future Chronicles the History of the Series
– Space Age Gadgets: Zooms In On The Futuristic I’ventions of the Jetsons’ World
– Family Album Character Bios
– Rosie the Robotic Maid Tribute
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: The Coming of Astro, Good little Scouts, Las Venus,
Rating: Rated NR
Running Time: 629 minutes