Cast: Matt Hill, Sam Vincent, Tony Sampson (VOICES)
Release Date: October 18, 2022
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 6/10
Ed, Edd n Eddy tells the story of three best friends, who band together to tackle life’s most daunting challenge – puberty. Though they have the same first name and live on the same cul-de-sac in the suburbs, the three youths have very different personalities, which contribute to the confusion, contradiction and just plain awkwardness that defines growing up.
Please Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
It’s time to head back to the cul-de-sac with your favorite trio of similarly named buddies ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy’ as they get into one daunting situation after another in their attempt to have fun and create new, clever scams to try and trick their fellow neighbor kids into coughing up their money. Join Ed, Edd (called double-D to avoid confusion) and their self-appointed leader Eddy, along with the other neighborhood kids including Kevin, Jimmy, Sarah, Jonny, Rolf, the lovable Plank and of course the terrifying Kanker sisters for five seasons of hilarious mishaps and fun. So gather up your family and friends to revisit all of the hijinks from all five seasons of ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy’ in a new 10-disc ‘The Complete Series’ DVD collection!
‘Ed, Edd n Eddy’ is a fun, funny and clever animated series that takes a great premise for an animated children’s series and almost merges with an adult series to find a fitting middle ground that works beautifully for folks of all ages. Occasionally borrowing elements from other animated series such as adding in some of the casual violence and mayhem of Looney Tunes and the kid populated world often absent of adults similar to Peanuts and then taking its core tale of three friends goofing off and running scams before meshing it all together into a humorous and always thoroughly enjoyable good time that only becomes more enduring and rewarding with each additional episode watched.
Created by Danny Antonucci and featuring the voice talents of Matt Hill, Sam Vincent and Tony Sampson, along with more, ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy’ kicked off its standard run on Cartoon Network in 1999 and still remains a fun, zany and often notably humorous animated series that’s just as much fun to revisit now (and perhaps even more fun to binge in its entirety), having lost very little in the way of its charm and goofy antics since it first hit our television screens.
Now every regular episode from all five seasons of the ever-enjoyable animated series is finally available to own on DVD in one collection, although the additional special episodes and animated movie are sadly not included. The packaging situation isn’t ideal either and while each disc has a spot in the case, for some strange reason nearly every one of the included ten discs in my set was either heavily scratched, smudged or both. Yet even so, every one still played through without any problems.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s 10-disc DVD set for ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Series’ brings home every regular episode from all five seasons of the beloved Cartoon Network animated series in one convenient physical box set release. The new set features generally quite decent video presentations for each episode of the series (although the first two seasons don’t look quite as good as the others and two episodes from season five seem to be stretched to widescreen) along with fully capable Dolby Digital stereo soundtracks and a few carryover extras from older season releases of the series on DVD. Unfortunately, this new Complete Series DVD release doesn’t include the show’s special episodes or the subsequent animated feature that followed the series, but for those of you who thoroughly enjoy the series and would like to at least own every standard episode in one pretty decent box set, then this one is recommended and probably worth adding to your collection, especially if you can find it at the right price.
The DVD release of ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Series’ features a 4×3 presentation utilizing the show’s original 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio on every episode of the animated series with the exception of two episodes on the final disc (Season 5, Episodes 9 and 14) which are curiously presented in a 1.78:1 Widescreen Aspect Ratio, but appear to be stretched into the format as opposed to being produced that way (something I’m judging solely off of appearance and not based on personal knowledge or fact; see screencap 8 below for an example). The video presentations look pretty good for the most part and deliver relatively clean, sharp and colorful presentations on every episode without any significant or unexpected issues arising throughout. The first two seasons don’t look quite as good as the other three seasons do and see some occasional interlacing elements visible at times (see the first screencap above for an example). Something that’s likely the result of the first two seasons on discs 1-4 appearing to be older season DVD releases recycled into this set while the third, fourth and fifth seasons on discs 5-10 weren’t previously released and are therefore newly produced discs. Overall, these standard definition video presentations all look quite decent for the most part, with the last three seasons simply looking that much sharper and cleaner than the first two.
The DVD release includes a 192 kbps 2.0 channel Dolby Digital stereo soundtrack on every episode of all five seasons. These stereo soundtracks deliver clean, sharp and well balanced audio presentations on every episode. They hold up well every step of the way and keep all of the music, dialogue and effects sounding sharp and clean throughout, never allowing any dialogue and other audio elements that might be occurring simultaneously to clash or cancel one another out, or allow any other potential issues to arise along the way. It may not be an extravagant presentation but it does its job quite capably and shouldn’t elicit any complaints. Overall, these are solid 2.0 Dolby Digital soundtracks that sound great for the format and should satisfy the series fans.
The DVD release of ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Series’ includes a handful of previously released extras for the first two seasons which I’ve broken down by disc below for simplicity and easy navigation. The various specials and the subsequent animated film are not included in the set.
Disc 2 (Season 1, Disc 2) includes ‘How to Make an Ed, Edd n Eddy Cartoon’ (running approximately 3 minutes in length), ‘Interview with the Creator’ (running approximately 2 minutes) and ‘How to Draw Eddy’ (approximately 5 minutes). The disc also includes a few amusing promos including a ’28 Days Later’ spoof (30 seconds) and a ‘Crybaby’ montage/promo (1 minute).
Disc 4 (Season 2, Disc 2) includes ‘Behind the Scenes with the Show Creator’ (running approximately 10 minutes) and ‘Draw Ed’ (approximately 3 minutes), along with various promos/ads including ‘I’m Not Coming in Today’ (2 minutes), ‘Ed’s Origami’ (18 seconds), and ‘The Good the Bad and the Ugly’ (50 seconds).
*Please note that the above images are taken from the DVD and resized. They will additionally suffer quality loss as a result of .jpg compression. Larger versions of each image can be viewed by clicking on the image. All images and content included on this DVD release are the property of their respective owners.
Disc Rating: 6/10
‘Ed, Edd N Eddy: The Complete Series’ is Now Available to Own on DVD from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.
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