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Talespin
Volume 2

review by Zach B.

 

 

Running Time: 617 minutes

 

Studio: Disney

Retail Price: $34.99

Features: None

Specs: 1.33:1 Full Screen, English Dolby Digital Stereo, English Subtitles, French Subtitles, Scenes (5 per episode), Three-Disc Set

Released: November 13th, 2007

 



All the episodes of "Talespin" are in pretty decent shape, but there are a few snags. The prints aren't exactly the cleanest, as you'll spot quite a bit of dust and debris during the episodes (it gets annoying fast). There's also some noise too, and the episodes are a bit on the soft side. The only thing that is decent is the color saturation. Sure, the colors don't stand out, but they don't smear and don't look faded, either. I'm sure some of you will be disappointed - but this is a bare bones release, after all. 

 

"Talespin" is also given the Dolby Digital Stereo treatment... meaning these episodes sound the same as the early 1990s. There's not much to go on about here, as the sound tracks are very straightforward: dialogue is easy to hear, the show's theme song and musical cues are fine but aren't punchy, and most underwhelming, the sound effects - and there are a lot of them - come out as really flat. Fidelity is a bit on the low side, too.

Subtitles are in English and French.

 

Nothing!

 

The concept of "Talespin" is definitely on the bizarre side ("Jungle Book" characters in a world of air pilots in the 1930s?), but it still makes for an entertaining series. While the presentations of the episodes are decent, it's a shame Disney hasn't given any of their classic Disney Afternoon shows on DVD any bells and whistles. But if you find yourself humming the "Talespin" theme song on occasion, or have a nostalgic pang, then this second volume of the series is probably a good investment.