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Prepare to blast off for out-of-this-world laughs with the first family of the future as The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 1 arrives on DVD June 6, 2009 from Warner Home Video. The popular animated series and pop-culture phenomenon explores the world of tomorrow with space age gadgets that made life ultra-convenient for everyone’s favorite futuristic family, The Jetsons. The three-disc collector’s set includes 21 fantastic episodes of the cult-classic cartoon series from the 1980s.
“Meet George Jetson…Jane, his wife…daughter Judy…his boy Elroy…”
The catchy tune of The Jetsons ideally captures the lighthearted essence of the show, a futuristic counterpoint to The Flintstones that reflected the space-age optimism of the times. The Jetsons were the very first family, animated or not, to have a big-screen home entertainment system decades before it became a reality. They lived in a world of flying cars, floating cities and androids, all commonplace elements in today’s most popular sci-fi movies and television series.
The original series (Season 1), comprised of 24 episodes, was produced between 1962 and 1963 and was re-run on Saturday morning for decades. Its continued popularity led to further episodes being produced for syndication between 1985 and 1987. The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 1 includes the 21 episodes broadcast between 1984 and 1985. The release will also include a documentary featurette called, “The Jetsons Return to the Future,” which looks at the various ways that the second season was updated for a new audience, as well as how it distinguished itself from its predecessor. Interviews include animation historians, cast, crew and others.
“The Jetsons is one of television’s most influential and timeless cartoon series that multiple generations have grown up with,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. “It is truly classic TV and a must-own DVD release for every fan.”
The Jetson: Season 2, Volume 1 brings back the futuristic family without too many changes. Most of the scripts have George as a center of attention and not merely the dad figure to two kids, a dog and that Orbitty thing. The best part is hearing all the classic voices behind the animated characters. This truly is a second season and not an update to completely jazz up the series for modern viewers.
Elroy Meets Orbitty
Rosie Come Home
Judy’s Birthday Surprise
Mother’s Day for Rosie
Astro’s Big Moment
The Cosmic Courtship of George & Jane
The Wrong Stuff
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The Jetsons: Season Two, Vol. 1