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Danger Mouse – The Complete Seasons 3 & 4


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



Danger Mouse - The Complete Seasons 3 & 4 continues the amusing lunacy that the first set of the first two seasons (reviewed elsewhere on this site) began, with the adventures of the title hero and his assistant Penfold battling silly villains in even sillier situations.  I give credits to the animators and writers for continuing to come up with nonsense new ideas and making them work.  The episodes this time are as follows:


1)     The Invasion Of Colonel K

2)     Danger Mouse Saves The World… Again

3)     The Odd Ball Runaround

4)     The Strange Case Of The Ghost Bus

5)     The Trip To America

6)     The Wild, Wild Goose Chase

7)     The Return Of Count Duckula

8)     Demons Aren’t Dull

9)     150 Million Years Lost

10)  Planet Of The Cats

11)  Four Heads Are Better Than Two

12)  Tower Of Terror

13)  The Great Bone Idol

14)  Public Enemy No. 1



And yes, #12 above does take place in a building in New York, which does look slightly like one of the World Trade Center Towers.  There is even a King Kong clone as a joke, particularly based on the 1976 film, but no harm is done and no buildings blow up.  As is the case in all the shows, they are for kids of all ages and always entertaining if you enjoy their sense of humor, which is not totally British.  This is a fun set, even if you start with this one over the first.


Performance is exactly the same as the last set.  The full frame 1.33 X 1 image is pretty good, with only graininess on some of the prints making a difference in presentation.  The Color is not bad, and is consistent, if not as rich as some shows.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is stereo, boosted from the original TV monophonic sound, a good combination that bests the old TV broadcasts easily.  Extras are on DVD 1 only and less this time, with only character profiles and a Karaoke version of the shows theme that does not drop the lead vocal.  There has to be some memorabilia on the show somewhere and it would be nice to see it.  Otherwise, this is another solid set.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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