Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Cartoon Network
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2014
Run Time: 286 minutes
This Cartoon Network series from 1999 feels like a marriage of the classic Hanna-Barbera Productions style of animation with the irreverent and slightly dark narratives which have recently become popular in series such as “Adventure Time” and “Regular Show.” I would hardly call it a classic, but it seems to have enough of an oddly dedicated fanbase to account for the DVD release of the second season. I would assume a large percentage of those likely to buy this set are also adults, because some of the content in “Courage the Cowardly Dog” borders on being too frightening and bizarre for younger children.
The storyline involves a less than likely hero in the farm guard dog, Courage. Despite his name, Courage is a coward when it comes to the dangerous situation he is always oddly put into. You would think that it would be a peaceful life, living on a farm in
with his two elderly owners, Muriel and Eustace, but Courage comes across every
type of unlikely danger possible. There are monsters, aliens and robots, but
Courage always manages to come out on top, despite his cowardice. Kansas
The second season has a much more silent Courage than the first, with suggestions that the title pooch speak less. This actually just adds to the overall charm of the pink pup in the thirteen season two episodes included in this two disc set. This release will make a great addition to any collection of irreverent animation.
Entertainment Value: 6/10
Quality of Filmmaking: 6/10
Historical Significance: 4/10
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