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Courage The Cowardly Dog: Season Two (2000/Cartoon Network/Warner DVD Set)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: D Episodes: B+

Over 4 years after the 13 episodes of Season One were releases on DVD, fans can rejoice that Courage the Cowardly Dog: Season Two is finally available on home video. Again containing 13 episodes, Season Two follows the exploits of Courage the dog as he keeps his oblivious owners out of harmers way.

This animated was created by John R. Dilworth as a short film series takes place in 'Middle of Nowhere' Kansas. Courage and his owners (the elderly Muriel and Eustace) find themselves facing off against an array of supernatural and paranormal villains; things that could only happen in the 'Middle of Nowhere.'

The series is amazing for a host of reasons; including but not limited to the brilliant animation and voice acting, as well as the serendipitous blend of comedy, mystery, science fiction, and fairytale into one fantastically bizarre series. Unbeknownst to many a Courage the Cowardly Dog short entitled 'The Chicken from Outer Space' was nominated for an Academy Award in 1996, but lost to the equally impressive Wallace and Gromit short 'Close Shave.' That nomination, however, did open the door for Cartoon Network to order the first 13 episodes of Courage the Cowardly Dog.

Premiering in 1999 and running until 2002 we were delivered four (4) Seasons for a total of 52 episodes of Courage the Cowardly Dog. The coming of Season Two here on DVD brings us half way with 26 episodes now ready for old and new fans to rediscover.

For a look into Season One please refer to the link below:


The technical features of Season Two of Courage the Cowardly Dog are much like that of Season One. The 1.33 X 1 picture is again solid as it has vivid and bright colors with a dark, inky blacks that nicely frame the image. The series drawn in a similar style to that of Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and other Cartoon network series from that time period; though I would say Courage has more depth and detail than those aforementioned series. Courage again manages to pull off a very crisp, clear picture quality overall; but does have issues. Aliasing and edge enhancement are present. There is a degree of digital noise throughout the 13 episodes that again (like Season One) perhaps is from bad source material. The sound is a bit simpler in its lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo format, but the mainly dialogue driven series comes through clean and clear without any softness or distortion.

Sadly no extras exist for this Season Two set.

    - Michael P. Dougherty II


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