Cartoon Network getting their act together

Cartoon Network, the greatest animation channel of all-time, has had a sorted past whenever it came to DVD. They, for whatever reason, though that people wanted to keep buying random compilations of their hit masterpieces. I mean, they did try releasing complete seasons of Ed, Edd n Eddy, but they fucked about with it, and eventually stopped halfway through releasing the whole show.

I think one reason for this could be that they are cheap bastards, but the nice answer would be that their programming is for kids. Regardless of how much we all love Courage the Cowardly Dog and Codename: Kids Next Door, those shows were put on a kids channel, for kids; and they are their top priority….. which means that they don’t have to do much. Just release 16 random (badly compressed) episodes of Adventure Time on a DVD and call it day.

Then, they did something SMART; they released the entire series of Powerpuff Girls on DVD, which is flipping awesome…… but it cost $70 at the time, which is expensive, but still worth it, I suppose (now it costs $47 on Amazon, brand-new); but wait…. tell me why they didn’t release it on Blu-Ray. Powerpuff is an awesome show, one that deserved HD treatment. Maybe they couldn’t do it, because of how old it is, but I’ve seen others give BR treatment to much older things. Personally, I think it’s just because they were a little young back then….

But then, something happened. Last year, on October 1st, Cartoon Network, one of my dear old friends, turned 20 years old. With that, something else happened; they released Adventure Time Season 1, on DVD. It may not have been HD, like the show normally is, but it was something, and showed how CN has matured a bit.

Now, however, they have officially grown up. July will mark the month that the season 1 & 2 of both Adventure Time and Regular Show are being released on Blu-Ray (in the latter’s case, in one package). They’ve come a long way, but they have finally started caring more about quality, and I hope that they keep this up, and start releasing other masterpieces of their’s on Blu-Ray, for us children-at-hearts to enjoy.

Happy 20th Birthday, Cartoon Network! Just one more year till you can drink.

 

James Flaherty

Video Game Reviewer/Critic at Leet Gamers Asia
Two things I love with a passion are video games and writing, and what's a better combination of those two things than being a game reviewer? 'Cause that's what I am. A reviewer for Leet Gamers Asia.

My tastes in games breach all genres, though my fortes are platformers and first-person shooters. My favorite game series is probably Super Mario, specifically the 3D games. I also love Rayman, Hitman, Bioshock, Half-Life/Portal, Uncharted, and Grand Theft Auto. As for my favorite game, it's hard to say: I love Portal 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life 2, Bioshock, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rayman Legends, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire, Fallout 3, Journey, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence all so damn much.

James Flaherty

Two things I love with a passion are video games and writing, and what's a better combination of those two things than being a game reviewer? 'Cause that's what I am. A reviewer for Leet Gamers Asia. My tastes in games breach all genres, though my fortes are platformers and first-person shooters. My favorite game series is probably Super Mario, specifically the 3D games. I also love Rayman, Hitman, Bioshock, Half-Life/Portal, Uncharted, and Grand Theft Auto. As for my favorite game, it's hard to say: I love Portal 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life 2, Bioshock, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rayman Legends, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire, Fallout 3, Journey, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence all so damn much.

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