Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series

Heroic boy-genius Buzz Conroy builds the powerful robot, Frankenstein Jr. (aka "Frankie") to crank into action when evildoers get up to their old tricks.


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Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

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Pros

  • Entertaining (28)
  • Engaging characters (17)
  • Original (13)
  • High production value (3)

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    Best Uses

    • At home (23)
    • Younger viewers (21)
    • Adult viewers (13)
    • In the car (11)
    • Perfect gift (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie buff (18), Casual viewer (6), Avid moviegoer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    when Saturday morning was all about car

    This goes back to when I was a kid and Saturday mornings meant wall to wall cartoons. Just three networks and choices to make. Frankenstein Jr and The Impossibles was just another in the...Read complete review

    This goes back to when I was a kid and Saturday mornings meant wall to wall cartoons. Just three networks and choices to make. Frankenstein Jr and The Impossibles was just another in the Hanna Barbera stable of great characters that have stood the test of time. I have already shared it with friends and children of all ages. It would have been great to run across this in a store, but that's just the way it is today. It is great that each episode has the opening and closing credits. Some of the older collections were not done like that. I will be ordering more, and pre-ordering "The Herculoids" that is available in a few weeks. Awesome job making some of these old memories and great cartoons available. It might not have been Emmy award stuff, but it still beats the new animation and anime stuff hands down. Hanna Barbera had it right and this is just another great exampple of it. Get this and share it with your kids and your siblings and even Mom and Dad. You will not be dissappointed!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A Blast From the Past!

    These are light hearted Super hero cartoons desisgned toentertain the young and the youg at heart.

    These are light hearted Super hero cartoons desisgned toentertain the young and the youg at heart.

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    4.0

    Rally ho ho and away we go!!!

    By Jonhayashi 1

    from Long Island, New York

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Original
    • Playful Cartoon Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • For Superhero Fans
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

      When I first bought warner archive videos I purchased the Alex Toth cartoons, SPACE GHOST, BIRDMAN, HERCULOIDS, MIGHTY MIGHTOR, SHAZZAN, YOUNG SAMSON, and the earlier 1960s JONNY QUEST! FRANKENSTEIN JR. AND THE IMPOSSIBLES I bought later as it is a lighter spoof of superheros. It doesn't take itself seriously and has fun kidding around with it's own superhero image!

      THE IMPOSSIBLES is a rock band until they are called upon by their boss, BIG D to go into action! Then they become the IMPOSSIBLES, a superhero fighting team, Coil man, Fluid man and Multi man!

      FRANKENSTEIN JR has the voice of Ted Cassidy. Remember the menacing Balok in the STAR TREK episode, THE CORBONITE MANEUVER? Ted's basso voice was made friendly for superhero Frankie with his pal Buzz Conway! Fighting such villains and monsters like Mister Menace, the eletrical shock monster, the Alein brain, the Junk man and the Ghastly Genie, FRANKENSTEIN JR and Buzz Conway defend the earth from villains everywhere!

      I guess I'm old fashioned but the CGI animation leaves me cold! There has been so much done with 2D hand drawn animation that I'll never get used to the new fangled 3 D computer animation!Way before THE INCREDIBLES, THE IMPOSSIBLES were transforming their selves to fight evil!

      The one critisim I would make is with the menu! The episodes are listed with letters, A1, A2, A3 rather then having the episodes titles listed but you can list the titles next to the letters after watching them. All the episodes have been remastered so they are vibrant and colorful! With Saturday morning dead and CGI taken over these cartoons can be looked with fresh eyes! Thanks Warner Archive! These cartoons are DVD-R so they play on my DVD RAM DVD-R recorder!

       
      3.0

      A Blast From the Past!

      By Papa Starwolfe

      from Napa, Ca.

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Funny

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

        These are light hearted Super hero cartoons desisgned toentertain the young and the youg at heart.

         
        5.0

        OH YEA!!!!!

        By SONNY01

        from MEMPHIS

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        Pros

        • Entertaining

        Cons

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          • At Home
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

          I'M 51 YEARS OLD AND I USE TO WATCH THIS WHEN I WAS A KID AND LOVED IT. I BOUGHT IT BECUSE IT BROUGHT BACK MY YOUNGER DAYS... I STILL LOVE CARTOONS (HEROS)

           
          5.0

          Another cool cartoon from Hanna-Barbera!

          By Codewarrior

          from Atlanta Ga

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          Pros

          • Entertaining

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • In The Car
            • Travel

            Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

            great cartton from my childhood. I love all the Hanna-Barbera cartoons from the 60s and 70s.

             
            5.0

            Great Show for Childern

            By Doc

            from High Point NC

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Original

            Cons

            • Poor Plot Development

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • In The Car
            • Travel
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

            This brought back memories of the wonderful cartoons on saterday morning. Would sugust it to parents that grew up in the middle 60's a little history to shear with their childern

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Enjoy It More In a Not So Impossible Way

            By Toonfan4evermore

            from Gardiner,MT

            About Me Casual Viewer

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

              I think you fans will like this show so much that you might want to take down the following suggestion;

              To watch an entire episode from this show,select PLAY ALL on the menu,then press PAUSE on your remote and then enter the track number[01,04,07,10,13,16,19,22,or25]at C_:27 and your player will start automatically. This method also works on Disc 2 at C:_28. Otherwise,sit back and enjoy another great memory from your childhood...Rally-Ho Everybody!!

               
              5.0

              This is my third time in purchasing it

              By Kenny

              from Boston, MA

              Pros

              • Entertaining

              Cons

              • I wish they had re-master

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • In The Car
              • Travel

              Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

              It's like going back to the 60s and remembering it all over again.

               
              5.0

              It's IMPOSSIBLE Not to Love This!

              By Monster Dan

              from Belleville, IL

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

                This one of the best from the bumper crop that was the 60s! Lots of fun action and music, colorful and imaginative characters and scenarios! And stylized artwork still mattered! This is a can't miss item!

                 
                5.0

                Impossibles! Impossibles! IMPOSSIBLES!!!

                By Captain Plaid

                from East Meadow, NY

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

                  The long-awaited 1966 series gets a nice restoration on this 2-disc DVD set. Often, the DVD menu of a DVD-R can be a plain text screen, however, we are treated to a nice shot of Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles. It is chapterized so you can skip either Frankenstein Jr. or The Impossibles if you wish, but I recommend watching the whole thing. A great blast from my childhood and a well put-together box set. Great job, Warner Archives! Love those opening and end credits, which I never got to see when the show was syndicated.

                   
                  4.0

                  Classic 60's Cartoon.

                  By Allen

                  from Downingtown Pa

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                  • Entertaining

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                    • In The Car
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                    Comments about Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles: The Complete Series:

                    Cartoon I love as a kid.

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