Friday, October 13, 2006

How Groovie, Goolies!

Oh my lord, they're back. The campy, cute, and creeptacular Groovie Goolies are available on DVD! For those of you unaware of this 1970 Filmation cartoon and it's charms, the Goolies were a large group of hip, singing monsters, featuring pop-culture echoes of classic Universal Studios creatures, including Frankie, Wolfie, Mummy, Drac, Dr. Jekyll-Hyde, Bella La Ghostly, the kids Batzo and Ratzo (my favorites!), Bonapart, Hagatha, Broomhilda, and Hauntleroy. They originally debuted as co-stars alongside recently discussed Sabrina the Teenaged Witch, and, yes, they put out a few pop songs.
BCI has this to say in their press release... "They were the grooviest, most eclectic array of animated monsters ever to hit the small screen in the early ‘70s. Now, thanks to BCI, the latest series from the Filmation catalog will be available on DVD on October 24th with the release of “Groovie Goolies- The Saturday Mourning Collection”, featuring sixteen digitally remastered episodes."
Now, 16 episodes ain't bad, but I'm still waiting for a decent print of the the truely bizarre cartoon mash-up that was Daffy Duck and Porky Pig meet the Groovie Goolies. So bad you know you desperately want to see it as much as I do!