Robot Chicken: Season Six [Blu-Ray]
Release Date: Available on Blu-Ray & DVD October 8
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 10/10
Old-school stop-motion animation and fast-paced satire are the hallmarks of this eclectic show created by Seth Green and Matt Senreich. Action figures find new life as players in frenetic sketch-comedy vignettes that skewer TV, movies, music, and celebrities. It’s television especially formulated for the Attention Deficit Disorder generation.
‘Robot Chicken’ is one of those shows that I certainly enjoy, though I don’t seem to ever dedicate myself to watching it on a weekly basis when the new seasons air, though after the enjoyment brought on by having the opportunity to watch and review the Season Six Blu-Ray, I think I may just have to make this show a new priority because I had forgotten just how truly hilarious and fantastic it really is.
I’m continually impressed by the huge plethora of incredibly talented actors and actresses that they are able to get to do guest voices on the show. From Whoopie Goldberg, Joss Whedon to Stan Lee and far too many more incredibly talented people to name here make appearances on the sixth season of ‘Robot Chicken’ and they are all pretty memorable in my opinion. I can’t tell you how much joy it brought me seeing the whole Scooby Doo live action movie cast here doing the voices of the Scooby gang for a skit, that kind of thing just really helps that extra edge that makes ‘Robot Chicken’ as truly impressive and outstanding as it is. There is actually a pretty interesting featurette worth checking out on this release titled ‘They Came To Play’ which gives you an idea of just how much fun all of these celebrities appear to have when stopping by to contribute their talents.
Fans of the series will without question want to pick up the Blu-Ray release of Season Six because let me tell you, it’s a pretty impressive release in every single way. The video and audio presentations are both wonderful, the uncensored episodes are always a huge plus, and the set is jam packed with extras that are a lot of fun. I would highly recommend picking yourself up a copy; you will definitely want this one in your collection. For those who own previous seasons, rest assured, Season Six will not be a disappointment in any way and should leave you with a grin on your face for hours.
The video on the Blu-Ray release of ‘Robot Chicken: Season Six’ is a full 1080p High Definition presentation utilizing the show’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio (although a typo on the rear of the box where the specifications are noted incorrectly states it as having a 2.40:1 presentation, I can guarantee everyone that it is in fact presented in the series’ original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio and that that was simply a typo). Aside from that minor typo on the box (which is irrelevant, I just wanted to note it for those who might notice it and wonder or worry that the aspect ratio of the show had been altered in some form) the video presentation looks fantastic. While I don’t regularly watch the show on Adult Swim, I do watch it on occasion, and I can assure fans that the video quality is certainly an improvement over the high definition television broadcast and looks top notch.
The Blu-Ray release features an uncompressed English 5.1 channel Dolby TrueHD soundtrack on all 20 episodes of Season Six which sounds about as good as you could imagine for this type of show and should not leave any fans disappointed with the audio quality. The audio is of course uncensored for all 20 episodes of the season, just as it has been on previous releases, so rest assured you won’t be hearing any bleeps when watching your favorite season six episodes over and over, all of the f bombs are presented in perfect clarity.
The Blu-Ray release for ‘Robot Chicken: Season Six’ features a surprisingly impressive collection of extras that should leave even the most hardcore Robot Chicken fans drooling. Included are over 10 new featurettes for the season, a number of deleted scenes and a whole array of deleted animatics in addition to deleted channel flips and more. Also included is commentary on every episode and another feature on a few select episodes called ‘Chicken Nuggets’ which allows you to get video insights from creators Seth Green and Matt Matt Senreich on every skit in the episodes, and its actually quite fun and often incredibly informative (without it I wouldn’t have realized Ben Foster was in the first episode and I’m a huge fan of his). Certainly a more than sufficient amount of bonus goodies to keep everyone occupied for hours after watching the seasons 20 episodes.
Disc Rating: 10/10
‘Robot Chicken: Season Six’ will be available to own on Blu-Ray & DVD Tuesday, October 8 From Warner Bros Entertainment & Adult Swim.