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The Jetsons: Season 3 (1987/Hanna Barbera/Warner Archive DVD)/The Wheels On The Bus: A Day At The Farm (2014/E1 DVD)

Picture: C/C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Episodes: C+

Though the show ended in the 1960s, The Jetsons was in constant syndication afterwards and they made appearances in other Hanna Barbera shows, so with most of the original talent still around, a Season 3 was suddenly produce in 1987 and it is not bad, if not as charming and funny as the original show. 10 more half-hours were produced including the voice talents of George O'Hanlon, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Jean Vander Pyl, Don Messick, Penny Singleton and Janet Waldo pick up things as if the show never ended. In some ways, it never has.

The new tech jokes show their age a bit and the original credits (a little color poor from being reprinted) are reused from the original show, but the new animation matches it for the most part. It is as child-friendly and these are not bad overall versus some other revivals. Now we wait for the new revival.

The Wheels On The Bus: A Day At The Farm (2014) is more of the same from the live action puppet show with Roger Daltrey of The Who supplying one of the voices we covered a single of a while ago at this link:


This is more of the same, but that's a good thing. However, this is a shockingly short 36 minutes and that is the only disappointing thing here. Why so few shows?

The 1.33 X 1 image on Jetsons has some good color at times, but these look like old digital back-up copies with aliasing errors, staircasing and other flaws that they should not have, but Wheels also has this to less of an extent, though it is a newer video production and looks a little better overall. The lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo on Jetsons does sound good for its age, but Wheels very narrowly sounds a bit clearer, but not enough to outdo the older show.

There are sadly no extras for either DVD, but we did cover the second half of the previous season of The Jetsons at this link:


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- Nicholas Sheffo


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