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Somewhere In Dreamland (Fleischer Animated Set/Revision A)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: B     Animated Shorts: A



VCI has updated their terrific Somewhere In Dreamland set of the full color animated cartoon shorts of Max & Dave Fleischer, excluding the Superman, Popeye and feature length works.  Since the previous edition, the company has tracked down some improved prints and upgraded some of the shorts as a result.  While the owners of the original negative materials sit on them and do nothing, VCI proudly continues to offer the best set of them and the first time a comprehensive collection of these works have been gathered.


The 1.33 X 1 image usually originates in Technicolor and sometimes in CineColor, but all look good here and there is more of a clarity improvement here than anything else.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is a bit better in most cases, with some sounding a tad more compressed than before, while others are a bit fuller and clearer.  The differences are just enough to upgrade if you are a big fan, but get this set any way you can.  Many companies still have a few copies of the discontinued first set left, but if you specifically want the new “Revision A” version, go to www.vcientertainment.com for more information.  As for how we feel about the shorts and great extras check out our previous review at:




We have also covered the VCI Popeye set with those color Fleischer shorts and you can find them at:




The Fleischer legacy is too important to ignore and it has even become more important over the years, so those who are buying all the Disney and Warner classic animation should serious consider these sets.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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