Hey Arnold, Season 1 has just been released on DVD today, August 9! Check out the press release:
Hey Arnold!, one of the most beloved animated Nickelodeon series from the 1990s, arrives in stores nationwide for the first time on August 9, 2011, from Shout! Factory. Featuring all 20 hilarious episodes, Hey Arnold!: Season One follows the adventures of Arnold, the original football-headed boy’s life in the big city alongside his Grandpa, Grandma, Abner the pig and a host of other friends and neighbors. Long anticipated by fans, Hey Arnold!: Season One has not been available in stores until now. The four-disc DVD set has a suggested retail price of $29.93.
Like all of Nickelodeon’s classic shows, Hey Arnold!: Season One boasts an all-star voice cast which includes Toran Caudell (7th Heaven), Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons, Futurama), Tress MacNeille (The Simpsons, Futurama), Jamil Walker Smith (Shark Tale) and Francesca Smith.
A favorite with viewers and critics alike, Hey Arnold! stars Arnold, a fourth grader who lives with his grandparents Phil and Gertrude, owners of the Sunset Arms boarding house. Each episode finds Arnold in a new, sticky situation, whether it’s helping out a schoolmate with their problems or dealing with his own. Unfortunately, Arnold’s predicaments are often started by Helga, a schoolmate who picks on Arnold and constantly bullies him. However, Helga only pretends to dislike Arnold to hide the fact that she is secretly in love with him!
Created by Craig Bartlett as a comic in 1986, Hey Arnold! debuted as an animated short for the Nickelodeon film Harriet the Spy in 1996. Hey Arnold! went on to air on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2001. The show also aired on "Nick on CBS" from 2002 until 2004.
My Take: So of course I didn't get to review this just for me, it was all for the kids! Yeah right! How many times can you watch Spongebob and Dora. I love introducing my kids to cartoons I watched when I was growing up and amazingly enough they seem to like every one I show them. This was no exception. They are a little young to get all the jokes and what they are talking about but they did love the "football head" parts. OK so maybe I cued them on those but soon they picked it up. Of course what I love best is that it's the whole season! Perfect for road trips. Looks like we'll be pulling this one out when we go visit my mom next week.
Buy it: The DVD has a run time of +/- 440 minutes, over 4 discs (road trips I tell ya!). The SRP is $29.93 and can be purchased at stores nationwide and online.
Disclosure: This item was provided to me at no charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. THe ideas and opinions expressed are my own!