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Friday, January 08, 2010

Spaceballs: the Totally Warped Animated Adventures DVD Review

Spaceballs: the Totally Warped Animated Adventures DVD Review

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Synopsis: May the farce be with you! Modern filmdom and popular culture get lampooned at ludicrous speed as “Spaceballs: The Totally Warped Animated Adventures!” comes to DVD December 29 from MGM Home Entertainment. Re-introducing the art of ridiculous satire to the small screen, the animated half-hour episodes pick up where the cult-classic feature film left off, showcasing rollicking parody of pop culture for a new generation of fans, including hilarious imitations of James Bond, Harry Potter and the video game “Grand Theft Auto.” Executive produced and Co-Created by Academy Award winner Mel Brooks* (The Producers, Young Frankenstein), “Spaceballs: The Totally Warped Animated Adventures!” reprises the roles of the original Spaceballs cast, including Joan Rivers (“The Joan Rivers Show,” Shrek 2) as the droid Dot Matrix, Daphne Zuniga (“Melrose Place,” “One Tree Hill”) as the lovely Princess Vespa and Brooks as the comic sage Yogurt. Joining the fight against the evil Dark Helmet are unforgettable characters Captain Lone Starr and his half-human-half-canine sidekick, Barf.

Special Features

  • The Moron’s Guide
  • Episode I – “Outbreak”
  • Intermission – “Satisfied Customers”
  • Episode II – “Skroobinator”
  • Intermission – “Thanks For Your Order”
  • Episode III – “The Deep Ship”
  • Intermission – “Sing Along With Skyroob”
  • Episode IV – “Grand Theft Starship”
  • And That’s Not All
  • One More Goodie
Review: Who doesn't love Spaceballs?   Its one of the all time best spoof movies.  Now the animated adventures are an entirely different story.  I'd only heard negative comments made about the four episode run of this animated spin-off.  It has a great voice cast, including Brooks himself, but I'd heard that it was terrible, so I was a little apprehensive going into it.  I have to say that the negative reviews are far overblown.

When I popped this one in I found a charming cartoon that definately provided some laughs.  The animation comes off more like a net flash cartoon, but the voice acting was well-done and there were a lot of PG-13 jokes and sexual innuendos.  The characterizations weren't spot-on from the film and some details were changed, but Mel Brooks made this, I think he can be given room to do whatever he wants with his own franchise, right?   It comes off a lot like the Drawn Together series from a few years back.

Bottom line, I wish this show wouldn't have been cancelled.  With some more time it could've hit a great stride and become a regular show.  I definately recommend this DVD for any Spaceballs fan.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars