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Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series



For all-family entertainment, this 18-Episode, 2-Disc Collection of The Herculoid: The Complete Original Animated Series is out of this world, literally.

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Genre:   Animation
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Cast:   Ted Eccles
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Synopsis
Somewhere out in deep space – and out of the creative imagination of the animation aces of Hanna-Barbera Studios – live the Herculoids. Humanoid Zandor, along with his wife Tara and son Dorno, lead a group of unique creatures: Zok the flying dragon, powerful simian Igoo (who possesses rock-like skin), rhinoceros hybrid Tundro and two protoplasmic wonders appropriately named Gloop and Gleep. Together, they use their diverse super strengths to defend their utopian planet against attack from such sinister invaders as the Pod Creatures, the Reptons and the Mutoids. For all-family entertainment, this 18-Episode, 2-Disc Collection of The Herculoid: The Complete Original Animated Series is out of this world, literally.

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Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series
 
4.6

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (54)
  • Original (35)
  • Engaging characters (33)
  • High production value (18)
  • Great cinematography (12)

Cons

  • Poor plot development (4)

Best Uses

  • At home (35)
  • Younger viewers (32)
  • Adult viewers (25)
  • Perfect gift (16)
  • Travel (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (30), Casual viewer (13), Avid moviegoer (12)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Herculoids Comes to DVD, Happy Day!

I have anxiously awaited the Herculoids series being released on DVD. I mean what other show has two, that's two, shape shifting blobs, a giant ape with stone skin, a dragon that...Read complete review

I have anxiously awaited the Herculoids series being released on DVD. I mean what other show has two, that's two, shape shifting blobs, a giant ape with stone skin, a dragon that shoots lasers from its eyes & tail (I guess a run of the mill fire breathing dragon was out of the question) and a rhino with a horn that shoots exploding rocks?

But if you're here you already know about the awesomeness that is the Herculoids. My review will focus on the quality of this set.

Packaging:

As usual for these made to order DVD sets the packaging is basic but nice. There are nice front and back cover photos and the DVDs themselves have nice labels. So it isn't anything to write home about but they don't look "bootleg" or "homemade" either. The only thing that is different are the clear cases but with so many different types of cases and such that won't stand out either.

Inside the first DVD is on a plastic flap that is somewhat firmly attached to the case, the second is attached to the back of the case. I hope that description is clear. Both discs are very easy to get to but because the "flap" has no foundation it is a bit of a challenge to get the first disc out or put it back but there are hundred dollar sets where the discs are even harder to get out.

I would of liked to have a list of episodes on each printed somewhere but that's not a big deal(note: each episode's title is listed on the DVD episode selection menu).

Features / Options:

Again as is standard for the made to order DVDs from WB this is very basic. You can "play all" or select any of the episodes. All 18 episodes are included (9 per disc).

There is even a special feature on the second disc: the 4 minute plus "First Family of Planet Quasar" that was first featured on the "Saturday Morning Cartoons - the 60s" set. It is nice to have here for those like me who don't own that set and as a convenience for those who own both.

Picture / Sound:

If you've watched the showings on Boomerang they are the same, at least to these admittedly not picky eyes. In other words good enough. The picture isn't super clear, bright or sharp but I've seen much worse. Its looks good.

The aspect ratio is 4:3 as the info at the top states. The sound is Dolby Digital English only mono. The episodes were not remastered for this set which is a bit of a downer but completely understandable. There are no picture or sound options on the DVD menu.

Compatibility:

Plays fine in my PS3 and in my Toshiba laptop. DVD-Rs are said to have a shorter lifespan than studio produced DVDs but obviously I won't be able to comment on that for some time.

Overall:

If you wanted the ultimate set of the Herculoids with remastered picture and sound as well as having options and features galore this isn't what you want. But for what I think are the majority of us who want to watch this great show whenever we want this is an exciting set.

This MoD (Manufacture on Demand) DVD program has been great for those of us who like these relatively obscure series. I don't think WB would be able to release them at a profit otherwise.

So if you're a fan or the series concept sounds super cool (check out Boomerang's airings first to see if you like it first) then pick up this set, you'll be happy!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

More Hanna barebera classics!

I can play disks on my computer but my DVD player won't recognize the disk at all.

I can play disks on my computer but my DVD player won't recognize the disk at all.

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5.0

Couldn't find this for years!

By DClassic

from Chicago, IL

About Me Avid Moviegoer

Pros

  • Classic
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Perfect Gift

    Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

    It was sealed never opened so the thrill of seeing it for the first time not used was there.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By ctransam

    from Lorain, OH

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Entertaining
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

      This contains the original Saturday morning series and only lack the ones made for the cartooon network of this series.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Herculoids-Great Cartoon

      By WeCanAlwaysUseMoreCreatures

      from NY

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • High Production Value
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
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        Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

        This series is great for anyone who likes creatures. Simple plots, but entertaining and charming. I wish the series lasted longer-I loved it when I was a kid. The quality of the reproduction for a 60's cartoon is great.

         
        5.0

        Just the way I remember them.

        By Don

        from Memphis, Tennessee

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Travel
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

          I loved this cartoon growing up. Thanks for the memories.

           
          5.0

          Herculoids finally get their DVD due!

          By Lord Slithor

          from Cockeysville, MD

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining

          Cons

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            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
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            Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

            Great packaging and manufacturing quality.

             
            5.0

            this cartoon is still greattttttt!!!!!!!

            By Animated dude

            from North Hollywood, CA

            About Me Movie Buff

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Fantastic
            • Original

            Cons

            • Nothing To Say Here

            Best Uses

            • At Home
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            Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

            Oh, I can't tell you people enough about this cartoon; I always waited for Saturday Morning of the mid-60's to get up and watch the action that took place on the planet Amzot when the Herculoids were on the air. The concept of a ruler of this planet and his wife and son with super-powered animals at their side defending their home planet from sinister invaders. It was great; someone should try and get the rights to this cartoon and bring it up to date and back on the air in a new format. I just miss this cartoon so much!!!!!

             
            5.0

            Great classic Tv series!

            By Zackhappy

            from Ellerbe,NC

            About Me Movie Buff

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

              Herculoids is one of the most original Tv shows I've ever seen.A diverse group of characters makes each story more and more interesting.

               
              5.0

              One of my Childhood Favorites !!!

              By Sal C

              from Rotonda West, FL

              About Me Avid Moviegoer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

                This DVD brought back many fond memories of Saturday mornings in my PJ.s

                 
                4.0

                He loves it!! Thanks

                By Rekuds

                from Georgia

                About Me Casual Viewer

                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Original

                Cons

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                  • At Home

                  Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

                  He was glas to find this on DVD!

                   
                  5.0

                  great movie

                  By isaac

                  from atlanta

                  Comments about Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series:

                  great movie

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