Rovers: The Complete Series
(1996/Warner Archive DVD Set)
B- Sound: C Extras: D Episodes: D
This two disc set comes with all thirteen episodes of the series, is
MOD (manufacture on demand) and available at the link below, so if
you are interested in it, you may not find it in stores and can get
time to hit the road - Roooad Rovers!
is a lost
Warner Brothers cartoon from the '90s that is finally making its way
onto DVD. Meet Cano-sapien the next, heroic step in the evolution of
man's best friend! After the evil General Parvo unleashes Professor
Shepherd's inventions upon the world, mutating dogs into monsters,
Professor Shepherd recruits an international team of canines and
transdogmafies them into super-heroic, humanoid crime-fighters.
the White House hails Hunter, the leader of the pack; from 10 Downing
Street comes high-kicking Colleen; from the German Chancellery bounds
hard-biting Blitz; from the Kremlin comes eye-blasting Exile; and
from the Swiss Confederation comes devout coward, Shag. And waiting
in the wings is Muzzle, their maniac secret weapon, confined to
gurney and mask until the chips are down and some savagery is most
definitely on the menu.
concept of the show is silly and the animation is pretty standard and
nothing really to write home about - typical of other Kids' WB titles
around the same time period. The dialogue is riddled with one-liners
that highlight the absurdity of the concept on several occasions.
I'm not too surprised that this show didn't really catch on.
include such on-the-nose titles as Let's
Hit The Road,
From The Pacific,
of The Dog That Bit You,
Sleeping Dogs Lie,
Dog Who Knew Too Much,
of the Groomer,
A Few Bugs In The System,
Cats and Dogs,
Me To Your Leader
Day In The Life.
and Picture on the standard are a slight improvement over the
original broadcast and are featured in standard definition with a
4:3/1.33 X 1 full screen aspect ratio. The sound is a lossy Dolby
Digital 2.0 Stereo track that is nothing to write home about but
sounds fine for this.
are no extras aside from the episodes, which span both discs. Just
non-moving menu screens that aren't too impressive with episode
you are craving to see dogs as super hero crime fighters, then this
old cartoon archive may have you howling and barking at the moon!
For me, it left a little much to be desired but I am more of a cat
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