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Home Sweet Pineapple (SpongeBob Squarepants TV shorts)

 

Picture: C+†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: C†††† Episodes: B-

 

 

Some one recently asked me why if a series is coming out on DVD season by season, why release single DVDs of material.The boxes are not so much more, I was told, and it seems to be overdoing it.Well, I countered that some people do not have the money for even boxed sets and may only want a few shows on a single DVD, especially children who have limited money.The latest SpongeBob Squarepants single release is humorously titles Home Sweet Pineapple and offers eight more shows.They include:

 

Home Sweet Pineapple

Band Geeks

Sandy, SpongeBob & The Worm

Ripped Pants

Sandyís Rocket

Culture Shock

MuscleBob BuffPants

Employee Of The Month

 

 

They are filled with the same fun humor the shows are known for, especially in their use of distorting reality by virtue of the animated form for laughs, giving this qualities above the usual ďanimated radioĒ fare too many animated series still offer.The recent feature film release did not do badly and was one of Paramount Pictures better performers this year, so children will still want these singles, while fans might not want to wait for later season episodes to surface in boxed sets.Like SpongeGuard On Duty (reviewed elsewhere on this site), Home Sweet Pineapple is another nicely tied-together set of shows everyone can enjoy.

 

Once again, the full frame image on the DVD for each short looks good, but there are some small flaws that give away the late NTSC analog source for this disc in micro-shimmering and slight softness throughout.Occasional live-action footage is not better.This is not animation with extreme detail, so these flaws are diminished.The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo does not have any palpable Pro Logic surrounds, but is definitely a recent recording.The extras this time include trailers to several other Paramount and Nickelodeon film, DVD and TV releases, a screensaver for PCs and biography excerpts from the new book SpongeBob Exposed! The Insiderís Guide To SpongeBob Squarepants.Iíll have to see the book.

 

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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