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Snorks: The Complete Second Season (1985/Warner Archive DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Episodes: B

PLEASE NOTE: The Snorks DVD is now only available from Warner Bros. through their Warner Archive series and can be ordered from the link below.

It would surprise many to know that the Snorks (the underwater equivalent to The Smurfs) ran for 4 Seasons from 1984 to 1989. Even more surprising is that it took nearly 30 years to get a Second Season on DVD. Thanks to Warner Archives and their perseverance to bring often forgotten or lost classics to DVD and even Blu-ray, audiences everywhere are finally one step closer to enjoy the full series run of Snorks.

Season Two was the 1985 season and whereas similar to Season One, it had a better grasp on what it wanted to be as an animated series incorporating a variety of positive messages and new characters. The series would never garner the success of The Smurfs, but did have its own merits and unique humor.

This (though obvious) was due to the ability of underwater adventures as opposed to the magical elements of Smurfs. The Snorks used themes such as friendship and teamwork to convey positivity to a younger crowd; but remained relatable to children of all ages as it discussed happening such as resource shortages (sea salt), illness (outbreak of Snorkitis), and self-esteem issues.

The picture, sound and extras on this set are very similar to the previous release. The picture is presented in a 1.37 X 1 full screen image that demonstrates solid, bright colors, but continues to have issues with crispness and clarity, as some dirt/debris from their 35mm film origination remains. The series is satisfying viewing experience, but could use some touching up to take it to the next level; though there are limitations to the ''press on demand'' DVD format. The sound is adequate but nothing to fantastic as its lossy Dolby 2.0 Mono track comes all from the front; getting the job done with ease.

Sadly no extras exist on either set, which would have been nice, but perhaps later seasons will hold something to dive into.

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- Michael P. Dougherty II


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