Home Movies: The Complete Series [12 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Synopsis

The first season of Home Movies is animated in the "Squigglevision" process popularized by cartoon producer Tom Snyder on such earlier programs as Dr. Katz and Science Court. Series co-creator Brendon Small is heard as the voice of the series' 8-year-old protagonist, who happens to be named Brendon Small. Viewing the adult world with a combination of desperation and contempt, there is nothing for Brendon to do but artistically express his outrage with a series of autobiographical video movies, produced in collaboration with his friend Melissa and his not-friend Jason. Home Movies' first five episodes were telecast by UPN in the spring of 1999; highlights include a guest-voice appearance by Emo Phillips as a knuckle-dragging school bully, and a pair of treacherous encounters with a rabid cat and a group of Russian exchange students. Upon its cancellation by UPN, the rest of Home Movies' inaugural season was shelved until the property was picked up by Cartoon Network in the fall of 2001. Thus, Home Movies is one of the few programs in TV history, animated or otherwise, which began its opening season on one network and ended it on another -- with a two-year hiatus in between! While the remaining eight Home Movies installments are still rendered in "Squigglevision," there's been at least one cosmetic change during the prolonged switchover from UPN to Cartoon Network; Paula Poundstone has been replaced by Jennifer DiTullio in the voice-role of Brendon's mother Paula. ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew

  • Brendon Small - Brendon Small/Dwayne/Walter
  • Melissa Bardin Galsky - Melissa Robbins
  • H. Jon Benjamin - Jason Panopolis/Coach Jon McGuirk/Perry
  • Paula Poundstone - Paula Small
  • Janine Ditullio - Paula Small
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