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Hong Kong Phooey: the Complete Series

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Between the 1972 TV series Kung Fu and the Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon in 1973, everybody, it seemed, was kung fu fighting. So it was a natural for William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who brought animation into prime time and brightened Saturday morning television, to combine pop culture's newest sensation with the world's most popular pet to create Hong Kong Phooey, "number one super guy." Hong Kong Phooey is a cult fave in the...
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Phabulous retrospective documentary The Phoo-Nomenon; Hong Kong Phooey - The Batty Bank Gang: The Complete Storyboard; Expert commentary on 3 key episodes
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Between the 1972 TV series Kung Fu and the Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon in 1973, everybody, it seemed, was kung fu fighting. So it was a natural for William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who brought animation into prime time and brightened Saturday morning television, to combine pop culture's newest sensation with the world's most popular pet to create Hong Kong Phooey, "number one super guy." Hong Kong Phooey is a cult fave in the Hanna-Barbera canon. It is a stylistic departure from the usual HB fare, and Hong Kong Phooey (voiced by Scatman Crothers) is an especially winning character. Like Top Cat, the fact that he’s a dog seems not to matter in the human world, where he interacts as if one of the crowd. HKP’s alter ego is Penrod, a klutzy, mild-mannered police department janitor; but he transforms into "America's secret weapon against crime" when trouble calls, utilizing the moves he’s gleaned from the Hong Kong Book of Kung Fu. He's got his adoring public, including Rosemary, the station's miniskirted telephone operator. He's got the Pagoda-shaped Phooeymobile. Most important, he's got Spot -- a silent, striped cat who is always there to bail him out of trouble. "Ever get the feeling something was happening, but you didn't know what?" Hong Kong Phooey asks rhetorically at one point. He has that feeling a lot throughout these cartoons. This set of two double-sided discs is a vast improvement over previous Hanna-Barbera series and season collections, in that the episodes are presented complete with opening titles and end credits. That means more than 30 opportunities to enjoy the theme song, one of the best ever for a Hanna-Barbera series. Series fans will also get a kick out of the creative team's commentaries on three episodes, as well as a "fan-riffic" retrospective, "The Phoo-Nomenon."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/2006
  • UPC: 014764314327
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  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Full Frame
  • Time: 6:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,961

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Disc #1 -- Hong Kong Phooey: The Complete Series - Disc 1
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   Episodes
      Car Thieves/Zoo Story
      Iron Head, the Robot/Cotton Pickin' Pocket Picker
      Grandma Goody (Cat Burglar)/Candle Power
      The Penthouse Burglaries/Batty Bank Mob
      The Voltage Villain/The Giggler
      The Gumdrop Kid/Professor Presto (The Malevolent Magician)
   Languages
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2, Side A -- Hong Kong Phooey: The Complete Series - Disc 2, Side A
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   Episodes
      TV or Not TV/Stop Horsing Around
      Mirror, Mirror on the Wall/Great Movie Mystery
      The Claw/Hong Kong Phooey vs. Hong Kong Phooey
      The Abominable Snowman/Professor Crosshatch
      Goldfisher/Green Thumb
      From Bad to Verse (Rotten Rhymer)/Kong and the Counterfeiters
      The Great Choo Choo Robbery/Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Bakery Man
   Special Features
      Commentary on The Claw/Hong Kong Phooey vs. Hong Kong Phooey by Creative Producer Iwao Takamoto, Layout Unit Manager Willie Ito and Hanna-Barbera Historian/Warner Animation Producer Scott Jeralds
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2, Side B -- Hong Kong Phooey: The Complete Series - Disc 2, Side B
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   Episodes
      Mr. Tornado/The Little Crook Who Wasn't There
      Dr. Disguiso/The Incredible Mr. Shrink
      Comedy Cowboys
   Special Features
      Commentary on Comedy Cowboys by Creative Producer Iwao Takamoto, Layout Unit Manager Willie Ito and Hanna-Barbera Historian/Warner Animation Producer Scott Jeralds
      The Phoo-Nomenon
      Hong Kong Phooey - The Batty Bank Gang: The Complete Storyboard
      Trailers
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         Justice League Season 2/Superman Vol. 3
         Justice League/Batman Beyond Season 1
         The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour & The Flintstones Season 5
         The Flintstones Season 6
         Animaniacs Vol. 1 & Pinky and the Brain Vol. 1
         Magilla Gorilla/Hong Kong Phooey
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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