Friday, January 20, 2017

Better Late Than Never

At long last Mill Creek Entertainment have pulled their fingers out and released the Complete Get Along Gang TV series on region 1 DVD. In this case "complete" means "just the DiC SatAm episodes" and not, as some might have hoped, the Nelvana T.V. special as well. There's also no info on extras or overall picture and sound quality but at least we now appear to have a legitimate release instead of just another hastily cobbled together knock-off.

Here's the rear of the DVD sleeve with the (now complete) episode list and some hilariously off beam character descriptions. }-D

Zipper - It's possible the blurb writer meant "always looking for ways to work out" which would have been rather more accurate.  Idleness wasn't part of Zipper's character profile.

Portia - Although this character did sometimes lose her cool, in response to being patronised or ignored, in the DiC series she was typically depicted as level headed and perceptive beyond her years hence "logical Portia will figure it out" as the theme song puts it. In the Scholastic picture book "The Get Along Gang and the Crybaby" , Portia did cry and throw tantrums to get her own way until, with a little help from her friends, she learns not to.

It's also worth pointing out that the cover illustration now makes a lot more sense as the episode it's from, "School's Out" is actually included. The top screen grab on the rear of the case is from the beginning of "Bingo's Pen Pal" but the two beneath it are not from any known episode. You'd think that they'd be able to find at least two more scenes from actual episodes instead of falling back on stock photos.

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