The Complete Second Season
(1985/Warner Archive DVD)
B- Sound: B- Extras: D Episodes: B
DVD is now only available from Warner Bros. through their Warner
Archive series and can be ordered from the link below.
would surprise many to know that the
(the underwater equivalent to The
ran for 4 Seasons from 1984 to 1989. Even more surprising is that it
took nearly 30 years to get a Second
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
was the 1985 season and whereas similar to Season
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
did have its own merits and unique humor.
(though obvious) was due to the ability of underwater adventures as
opposed to the magical elements of Smurfs.
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.
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
no extras exist on either set, which would have been nice, but
perhaps later seasons will hold something to dive into.
order this Snorks
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- Michael P.