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Season 1, Volume 2
Running Time: 646 minutes
Starring the voices of: Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey, Danny Cooksey, Don Messick, Cree Summer, Kathie Soucie, Frank Welker, Maurice LaMarche, Gail Matthius, Rob Paulsen
Retail Price: $44.98
Specs: 1.33:1 Full Screen, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Stereo, French Mono, Portuguese Mono, English Subtitles, Portuguese Subtitles, Episode Selections, Four-Disc Set
Released: April 21st, 2009
"Tiny Toon Adventures" is presented in 1.33:1 full screen, just as they aired on television back in the day. Those who checked out the first volume are in for a similar visual presentation. The prints aren't exactly clean, meaning blemishes, dirt pieces and scratches do rear their ugly heads a good deal. The overall image quality is on the soft side, too. But detail is rather good, and the animation looks rather smooth. Color saturation is good too, but the colors don't quite "pop" or look as bold as they could have been. Still, the episodes are more than watchable, and overall, are in good - if imperfect - shape.
Just like the first volume, the second volume of "Tiny Toon Adventures" has been remixed in Dolby Digital 5.1. These are pretty strong remixes, where all the sound elements are separated nicely to create a rather enveloping experience. Fidelity is high, and dynamic range was tighter than I anticipated. The show's musical cues - including that ultra-catchy theme song - come through the channels quite nicely, and are mixed creatively. Dialogue is very crisp and are always easy to hear. Surround effects are not incredibly plentiful, but there are few that come off as rather discrete, namely when it comes to some typical cartoon violence. There is not too much in the way of subwoofer use, however. In all though, like the first volume, these mixes do breathe a little more life into a series filled where the music and noise are crucial to what's on screen.
English Stereo, French Mono and Portuguese Mono tracks are also included. English and Portuguese subtitles are also available.
One of the best and most influential cartoons of the 1990s, it's fantastic that "Tiny Toon Adventures" continues to roll out on DVD. While the lack of extras in this volume is disappointing, the episodes do look good and have nice 5.1 remixes. There is a lot of content for the price, so if you haven't visited Acme Acres in years, now's a great time to do so with this set.