Just Doodling: Jason Voorhees


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Retro Spins: Def Leppard - Pyromania

Def Leppard's Hysteria is one of my all time favorite albums from the 80's. It came out in 1987, which let's face it, was a great year for hard rock / metal albums. It was the same year we saw Guns 'N Roses Appetite For Destruction, Aeromsmith's Permanent Vacation, White Lion's Pride, Great White's Once Bitten..., Motley Crue's Girls Girls Girls, Whitesnake's self titled debut and so many more. Bottom line, it was a great year to be into metal.

Unfortunately, today is about none of those albums. Instead, it's time to revisit Def Leppard. Back before their mega best selling album of all time. Today, it's all about 1983's Pyromania.

I admittedly know nothing about this album beyond the hits, and quite frankly, know even less about the band. My introduction to them was with Hysteria, and from there, I never heard another full album from them until today. In fact, my introduction to Hysteria wasn't even my own doing. My brother had the cassette, and played it frequently. I didn't buy my first Def Leppard album, which was Hysteria, until 2017. Pyromania followed that same year, and yes, I'm just now getting to it.

So let me do just that.

Yeah, okay. I know Photograph, Foolin' and Rock Of Ages from the various 80's radio stations which are still around these days. These tracks aren't bad, but what else does the album offer?

Too Late For Love was the first "unknown" track to really grab my attention. I dug its rockin' sound. Def Leppard has a style and sound about them, and this song captures it perfectly. Beyond this though, I didn't really hear anything which captured my attention.

Pyromania certainly isn't jockeyed for position to dethrone Hysteria as my favorite Def Leppard album, but it was okay in its own right. I'd definitely listen to the latter over it any day.

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Filmations Ghostbusters And The Real Ghostbusters On DVD

1986 was an interesting year for Ghostbusters fans. It was that moment in time where not one, but two cartoons using the Ghostbusters banner aired on network televisions as syndicated series. How did this happen? What led to this phenomenon of television events?

First, we must step back in time to the seventies, where CBS worked with Filmation to develop the live action show, Ghost Busters. The series starred Forrest Tucker as Jake Kong, Larry Storch as Eddie Spencer, Bob Burns as Tracy, and Lou Scheimer, founder of Filmation, as the voice of Zero.

Ghost Busters, yes, two words, made use of creatures, ghouls and ghosts from popular literature, as well as actual historical figures, and followed a formulaic trope of sending the group to a castle and graveyard, where they would essentially battle the "villain of the week". Each series also parodied a bit from Mission: Impossible, via its open credits, which saw Tracy getting the team's assignment form an inanimate object (Zero), which Scheimer would state after giving said mission, that the message would self destruct in five seconds.

Despite only running for one season, which consisted of fifteen episodes, Ghost Busters faired well in the ratings, and could have been green lit for a second season. However, Filmation instead opted to drop the series, and utilize the resources for their number one show, The Shazam! / ISIS Hour.

While the show continued to exist in re-runs for a short period, a rumor surfaced that the original master tapes of the fifteen episodes had been destroyed. Fortunately, this turned out to be an incorrect statement, and when discovered, the show was released in its entirety on DVD in 2007 by BCI.

As of 2009, BCI ceased production, and Mill Creek obtained the rights, re-releasing the DVD. However, this too is now out of print, and the series can easily set you back sixty-plus dollars.

Fast forward back to the 80's.

Many fans of cartoons already know of the controversy surrounding Filmation's relationship with Columbia Pictures, the makers of the 1984 Ghostbusters film. Columbia "overlooked" the name, which Filmation had a copyright and trademark for. As is usually the case, meetings with lawyers ensured, and the matter was ultimately settled out of court.

However, things remained sour. while Columbia licensed the name from Filmation for a fee, they also agreed to pay them 1% of the film's profits. The latter never came to fruition because the studio claimed no profits from the film, a claim Schiemer refuted, but never got reparations for.

Despite this, Filmation was undeterred. Rather than take it on the chin, they instead sought to capitalize on the popularity of the film by revisiting their original, and unrelated, 1975 television series. This time, however, they would go the route of an animated series.

Filmation was already experiencing great success in the 80's with hits such as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, and in general were no strangers to action adventure cartoons. Prior successes included series based on popular DC Comics characters, Superman, Batman, and Shazam, as well as popular fictional characters, Zorro, The Lone Ranger, and Tarzan. To state it directly, they already had the experience and formula down to a science, running their operations like a well oiled machine. All of this made it relatively easy for them to develop a series. Despite this, success was not to be had.

Many people, including Lou Scheimer, like to say that Filmation's biggest misstep was to create a show that would directly compete with The Real Ghostbusters, citing that it caused confusion for viewers who couldn't differentiate between the two. I suppose in hindsight, this is probably a true statement. I myself remember seeing the Filmation iteration in spurts, and being confused in my young mind about who these characters were.

Ultimately, fans seemed to pick a side, and Filmations version was not the popular choice. Much like Go-Bots, which were considered the, "poor-man's Transformer", so too were those who opted for Filmation's Ghostbusters over The Real Ghostbusters. Not only did the cartoon series falter and fizzle out, but so too did the toy line which served to support it.

Filmation's Ghostbusters ran for a single season, consisting of sixty-five episodes, and ran from September 8, 1986 through December 5, 1986. If you think about it, in all honesty, this isn't necessarily a failure. Most cartoons of the 80's only lasted this long. In fact, it was more rare for a cartoon to get a second (and beyond) season, than not.

Much like the live action series, BCI released the series on DVD, and this was followed by Mill Creek re-releasing it after it went out of print. However, also like the original show, these two volumes are out of print. Further, volume two remains far more scarce than the first, making it not only expensive to purchase both sets, but also difficult due to limited availability.

Released on television a week later, The Real Ghostbusters aired from September 13, 1986 through December 5, 1991, making it one of the longest running cartoon series of all time. The show continues the adventures of the four famous Ghostbusters from the 1984 film, and takes a clear shot at Filmation by way of adding and emphasizing the show as "THE REAL" members of the popular paranormal team.

In 1988, the series was retitled to Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters, with episodes being extended to one hour to feature a full length Real Ghostbusters story, along with several Slimer shorts. The popularity of the show was amplified by a fantastic action figure line, with even Hi-C getting into the game with the kids drink of choice, Ecto Cooler.

When The Real Ghostbusters came to an end, it was with seven seasons under its belt, which comprised of a whopping one hundred forty-seven episodes. Since then, the show periodically makes its way back to syndication, and even had a stint on Netflix's streaming service in 2017, which was removed in 2019.

Obtaining this series on DVD can be a bit of a challenge. While you can find a ten volume set for relatively cheap, this is missing twenty-nine "stories", which includes several episodes, as well as all the Slimer shorts. As such, the only way presently to get the entire series is to purchase the now out of print complete box set, released by Sony. However, this can cost you anywhere from four hundred to one thousand dollars!

There's no doubt that there's money to be made on the Ghostbusters franchise. In fact, the cartoon series proved so popular, that the show even garnered a unique item for its time, a soundtrack!

Yes, sir (and ma'am), you could get a cassette in 1986 which featured ten full length songs. The album was released by Polydor Records, and featured lead vocals by Tonya Townsend, and Tyren Perry, AKA, the duo Tahiti.

Don't feel bad if you don't recognize the names. With exception of Perry, who released the album, Don't Rush It, in 1989, the girls have not done much in the music industry.

I've honestly never seen one of these cassettes in the wild, but as an 80's music aficionado, it's on my list. I want this album, and I want it a lot. Not because it's any good, but because it exists.

Here's the part where I will probably find myself on the unpopular side of town. I personally favor Filmation's series as an adult. For me, it's a lot of fun. This is mainly based on its lighter tone, and often "silly" premise, which also makes it more relaxing to watch. Filmation is also the producers of some of my all-time favorite cartoon shows, so in that regard, it also feels familiar to me.

The Real Ghostbusters, on the other hand, are deeply laden with story, and continuity. While they definitely have a more fleshed out universe to play in, the darker, and more serious tone, doesn't really appeal to me. Truth be told, I was never really that big of a Ghostbusters fan to begin with.

But, to each their own, right?

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Retro Spins: Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love

I wouldn't call myself a fan of Bruce Springsteen. While I was pleasantly surprised by his album Born In The U.S.A., and had several of his albums up until my latest purge, I never honestly got around to listening to anything else. It was more so out of the question, do I need to get rid of anything else, that I finally came around to listening to his follow up album, Tunnel Of Love.


Sorry, I think I fell asleep for a moment. Okay, I really didn't, but that may have been better time spent.

Simply put, Tunnel Of Love is boring. It has none of the rocking sound of Springsteen's prior album. It has none of that top ten sound, and it has none of what I expected coming after Born In The U.S.A. It was incredibly disappointing.

If what I read was true, and nineteen songs were written for Tunnel Of Love, with twelve making the cut, I can only imagine how bad those other seven were. The title track was mildly recognizable from the 80's, but nothing worth writing home about. I certainly wouldn't have titled an album after it. Then again, I wouldn't have used any of the songs which made the cut for this record.

Also recognizable from the record was Brilliant Disguise, a song I had completely forgotten was from Springsteen. Granted, while it's not my favorite, I think it's a stronger track than Tunnel Of Love. I dare say the album may have turned out better if more songs were completed in this style versus the grass roots fashion of the majority of them.

In light of this album, I'm kind of glad I went ahead and dumped everything post 80's. I'm also not too excited to dabble in anything more from his 70's and 80's years, but I suppose I eventually will. If for nothing more than to keep whittling down albums in my collection which I don't want. Keep trimming the fat, so to speak.

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Just Doodling: Join The Empire!


The drawing inspired the figure.

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Retro Spins: Toto - Isolation

When I fired up Toto IV a few years back, I was blown away by not only the great songs I knew were on the album, but by the one's I had forgotten about. This resulted in me going on a little Toto buying spree, swooping up their debut album, Isolation, Fahrenheit and The Seventh One.

Today felt perfect to come back around to their records to finally fire up one of those newly acquired ones. As I scanned the track listings, I had to pause with Isolation and read them again. I didn't recognize any of these songs, and it was quite honestly baffling to me how I ended up with this one.

A bit of researching my ebay history turned up the answer to that mystery. Turns out, when I bought Isolation, it came with Farenheit. It either must have been cheaper to buy both together, or there weren't any other listings available for just Isolation. I'm not inclined to lean towards the latter. Regardless, I ended up with the album.

Forty-one minutes and fifty-six seconds later and the album had completed from start to finish.

Isolation wasn't the worst album I've ever listened to. However, Because I've also reached a point in my life where I'm not accumulating or keeping albums with songs I don't want on them, it was definitely on the cusp of being discarded.

The only thing that saved it from this fate was track six, Endless. This one seemingly came out of nowhere, and ended up being the best track on the album. It was catchy and funky sounding, all at the same time. I immediately added this to my shuffle list as well.

A quick search of the album's Wiki showed, Stranger In Town, was actually the only single from the record. After hearing Endless, I don't necessarily agree that this was the right choice, but I understand why it was chosen. It was the most familiar in sound to prior hits Africa and Rosanna. Beyond this exception, as a whole, Isolation doesn't sound at all like their prior album IV, which is what was inevitably it's biggest downfall.

Commercially, the album was a disastrous flop for the band. This was rivaled only by the impact of how poorly the supporting tour went. It was so bad, Toto ended up cancelling the European portion of their concerts and firing their booking agents.

Overall, I'm not disheartened to the band. I still want to make my way through the remainder of their albums in my collection. I'll get to that eventually.

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Hey Vern It's Ernest (Kenner)


Hey Vern It's Ernest

It's always fun to see the inception of pop culture creations which have such humble beginnings. Such is the case of the character Ernest P. Worrell. Jim Varney created the character with advertising company, Carden & Cherry for the purposes of him being used in various local Nashville television ads.

The commercials always followed the same structure, with Ernest showing up at the home of his off camera, and never seen neighbor, Vern. The comedic sketches would involve the lead character plugging the product of choice, with the audience seemingly, and unknowingly, taking on the role of Vern. Each ad would end with Ernest's catch phrase, "KnowhutImean?"

Several national ad campaign offers were sent, but due to contractual obligations to varying local companies, the Ernest character wasn't able to be used. This prompted the advertising company to instead transition the character to film and television, and the rest was soon history, knowhutImean?

Ernest's first outing in the world of feature films was as a cameo character in Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam. However, by 1987, Jim Varney was starring as the character in his own film, Ernest Goes to Camp. Four theatrical releases would follow, Ernest Saves Christmas (1988), Ernest Goes To Jail (1990), Ernest Scared Stupid (1991), and Ernest Rides Again (1993). However, by the latter, the popularity of the character began waning. While future films would follow, these were delegated straight to video.

Amidst the height of his 80's popularity, Varney brought the character to the short lived, Hey Vern It's Ernest television series. The show aired from September to December of 1988, and featured thirteen episodes across a single season. Each episode showcased a variety of characters, and while there was a main plot featured in each one, this was broken up by skit segments. Varney would ultimately take home a daytime Emmy Award for his role.

It was during this period that Kenner would release the talking Hey Vern It's Ernest doll. The sixteen inch toy featured a pull string, which when tugged would activate numerous phrases from the character. Of course you'd hear, knowhutImean among them.

Having two Ernest dedicated films under his belt certainly helped sales, and Kenner knew it would. That's why the back of the box makes sure to reference Ernest's 1987 and 1988 outings.

As popularity in the character dropped, so too did demand for the doll, and it was inevitably discontinued. Even these days, they're not too highly sought after, and a mint in the package toy can sell for as little as $40.00. With that said, many second hand dealers try to price the doll out at one hundred dollars or more. However, these typically will not sell for that much.

Sadly, Jim Varney was a long time chain smoker, and this caught up with him in 1998 when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Though he quit smoking and began chemotherapy, the treatments didn't work, and he passed away in February 2000 at his home.

While tragic, Varney will always be remembered by kids of the 80's as the lovable Ernest P. Worrell. What better way to keep those memories than by adding a Hey Vern It's Ernest to your toy shelf?

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Retro Spins: Eurythmics - Touch

I've personally never found the Eurythmics to be a band of talent. Their most popular songs of all times are those which simply repeat the same three to five lines over and over and even then, they're not all that creative. However, what the talent lacked in lyrical mastery, they covered in their understanding and imbracement of synthesizers. I think it was this that put them on the map in the 80's. They didn't have the words, but they had the sound.

Touch, the group's 1983 entry, features the Top Forty hit, Here Comes The Rain Again, but in terms of anything else, I didn't find any quality here worth raving about. Again, the Eurythmics capture the sound of the 80's, but they simply fail to hook with catchy lyrics.

Who's That Girl was the only other track which caught my attention. Mainly because of the notes Lennox was hitting. They felt deep and haunting.

However, at the end of the day, I just don't think I'm destined to be a fan. Touch was definitely a hard pass for me.

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Alvin And The Chipmunks On DVD


It's sad to think that the classic 80's cartoon series, Alvin And The Chipmunks, will most likely never see a full fledged DVD release. As many of you know, the show borrowed liberally from 80's pop culture, specifically the music of the era. While the songs were recorded by the Chipmunks, or Chipettes, as a whole, the licensing behind them would probably be a nightmare to obtain for a home video release. Further, it would be quite expensive. Basically, the juice wouldn't be worth the squeeze.

However, all is not lost when it comes to this animated classic. Over the years, there have been several DVD releases which encompass a good 1/3 of the series, as well as the majority of the specials.

Today, I'm going through these, showing you just how you too can get your Alvin And The Chipmunks fix.

Note: When referencing the episodes, these are denoted by a number sequence in parentheses. "S" stands for the word, "Season", followed by the season number, which is the first number in the sequence, and then episode number, which are the last two numbers. The show was usually broken down into segments, and in these cases, the number sequence is followed by an "A" or "B", denoting if it was the first or second segment in the 22 minute block. For example, S112A would mean that this particular episode was season one, episode twelve, segment "A".

Alvin And The Chipmunks: A Christmas Chipmunk
Released: 2005
Features: Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll (S713)*Dave's Wonderful Life(S624)*A Chipmunk Christmas (1981 Special)

It's worth noting that these "red label" Alvin And The Chipmunks DVD's as shown in the photos are 2008 re-releases.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure
Released: 2006
Features the 1987 theatrical feature film, The Chipmunk Adventure

This film was previously released on DVD in 2006, and after this particular 2008 release (as seen below), was release in 2014 on Blu-Ray.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Trick Or Treason
Released: 2006
Features: Babysitter Fright Night (S613)*Theodore's Life As A Dog (S621A)*Nightmare On Seville Street (S703A)*No Chipmunk Is An Island (S613A)*Trick Or Treason (1994 Special)

This DVD is similar, but not the same as the 2012 released Alvin And The Chipmunks: Halloween Collection. More on that further down in this post.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine
Released: 2007
Features: Dr. Simon And Mr. Heartthrob (S705B)*Dear Diary (S707B)*Theodore And Juliet (S619A)*I Love The Chipmunks (1984 Special)
Before picking up this DVD, check out Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Valentines Collection, noted further down in this post.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Chipmunks Go To The Movies
Released: 2007
Features: Star Wreck: The Absolutely Final Frontier (S806)*Batmunk (S804)*Funny, We Shrunk The Adults (S812)

Before buying this DVD, it's worth noting that all of these episodes are available on a variety of later releases, which offer additional content not found on this disc. As such, this one may be worth skipping.

Alvin And The Chipmunks Go To The Movies: Funny, We Shrunk The Adults
Released 2008
Features: Funny, We Shrunk The Adults (S812)*Back To Our Future (S801)*Bigger (S802)

This release features the first of three episodes noted in the above Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Chipmunks Go To The Movies.

Alvin And The Chipmunks Go To The Movies: Daytona Jones And The Pearl Of Wisdom
Released: 2008
Features: Daytona Jones And The Pearl Of Wisdom (S805)*Batmunk (S804)*Robomunk (S807)

This release features the second of three episodes noted in the above Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Chipmunks Go To The Movies.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Alvinnn!!! Edition
Released: 2008
Features: The Curse Of Lontiki (S112B)*Mr. Fabulous (S105A)*Unidentified Flying Chipmunk (S106A)*A Horse, Of Course (S202B)*New, Improved Simon (S211A)*Snow Job (S209B)*Maids In Japan (S210A)*Every Chipmunk Tells A Story (S306B)*Romancing Miss Stone (S302B)*Three Alarm Alvin (S303B)*Alvin's Oldest Fan (S310B)*A Chip Off The Old Tooth (S303A)*What Ever Happened To Dave Seville (S403A)*Cadet's Regrets (S610)

With two discs, and fourteen shorts, this release certainly gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration
Released: 2008
Features: Food For Thought (S604)*Cookie Chomper III (S701)*Dave's Getting Married (S612)*A Chipmunk Celebration (1994 Special)

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Classic Holiday Gift Set
Released: 2008
Features: A Chipmunk Christmas (1981 Special)*Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration (1994 Special)*Trick Or Treason (1994 Special)

This DVD only features holiday specials, and all of them are available in more definitive editions, which have already been mentioned above.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Chipettes
Released: 2009
Features: May The Best Chipmunk Win (S113B)*Operation Theodore (S208B)*Sisters (S304B)*The Greatest Show-Offs On Earth (S211B)*My Fair Chipette (S210B)*Tell It To The Judge (S501B)

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Mystery Of The Easter Chipmunk
Released: 2009
Features: Snow Wrong (S213B)*Luck O' The Chipmunks (S618B)*A Special Kind Of Champion (S622B)*Thinking Cap Trap (S703B)*The Easter Chipmunk (1995 Special)

Before buying this DVD, it's worth noting that all of these episodes are available on a a similar DVD, Alvin And The Chipmunks: Easter Collection, which also includes an additional episode. As such, this one may be worth skipping.

Alvin And The Chipmunks Go To The Movies: Star Wreck
Released: 2009
Features: Star Wreck: The Absolute Final Frontier (S806)*Elementary, My Dear Simon (S602)*Chip Tracy (S810)

This release features the third of three episodes noted in the above Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Chipmunks Go To The Movies.

The Very First Alvin Show
Released: 2009
Features: Stanley The Eagle*Oh, Gondaleiro*Invents The Baseball*I Wish I Could Speak French*A Chipmunk Reunion (1985 Special)*Rockin' Through The Decades (1990 Special)

While the "episode" on this DVD set come from the 1961 series, the two specials, A Chipmunk Reunion, and Rock' Through The Decades, were both associated with the 80's series. This release is the only way to get them to date, making this a must have.

Alvin And The Chipettes: Cinderella, Cinderella
Released: 2010
Features: Cinderella, Cinderella (S405)*Alvie's Angels (S609)*The Brunch Club (S603)

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Driving Dave Crazy
Released: 2011
Features: Dave's Getting Married (S612)*Every Chipmunk Tells A Story (S306B)*Romancing Miss Stone (S302B)*Maids In Japan (S210A)*The Incredible Shrinking Dave (S108B)*Mother's Day (S106B)

While this set contains quite a few episodes, the unfortunate state of affairs is that it only has two episodes you can't get on other releases.

Christmas With The Chipmunks
Released: 2005
Features: Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll (S713)*Dave's Wonderful Life(S624)*A Chipmunk Celebration (1994 Special)*A Chipmunk Christmas (1981 Special)

As noted above, this DVD is similar to the 2006 Alvin And The Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas. While this latter version includes the additional special, A Chipmunk Celebration, this can be obtained on the above Alvin And The Chipmunks: Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration. As such, buying these two DVD's renders this release unnecessary.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Valentines Collection
Released: 2012
Features: Dr. Simon And Mr. Heartthrob (S705B)*Dear Diary (S707B)*Theodore And Juliet (S619A)*Sploosh (S812)*I Wish I Could Speak French (from the original 1961 The Alvin Show)*I Love The Chipmunks (1984 Special)
As noted above, you should check this particular DVD out prior to picking up Alvin And The Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine. This newer release contains two additional episodes, and while one of those is from the 60's series, the other is from season eight of the eighties series. Essentially, there''s more bang for your buck with this version.

The Chipette Diaries
Released: 2012
Features: Alvie's Angels (S609)*May The Best Chipmunk Win (S113B)*Tell It To The Judge (S501B)*My Fair Chipette (S210B)*The Greatest Show-Offs On Earth (S211B)*The Chipettes (S101B)

This DVD is bogged down with shorts available on other discs, which is why it's disappointing that the only "new" one available on this is the debut of The Chipettes in their self titled episode.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Batmunk
Released: 2012
Features: Batmunk (S804)*Treasure Island (S606)*Elementary, My Dear Simon (S602).

While two of these three episodes can be found on other releases, this is the only way to get the episode Treasure Island to date.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Halloween Collection
Released: 2012
Features: Babysitter Fright Night (S613)*Theodore's Life As A Dog (S621A)*Nightmare On Seville Street (S703A)*Once Upon A Crime (S615)*Trick Or Treason (1994 Special)

As noted above, this DVD is similar to Alvin And The Chipmunks: Trick Or Treason. The difference being that the prior released DVD contained the episode, No Chipmunk Is An Island (S613A), which has been removed from this release, and replaced with Once Upon A Crime (S615). The only way to get these two episodes, so far, is to buy both of these releases.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Easter Collection
Released: 2009
Features: Snow Wrong (S213B)*Luck O' The Chipmunks (S618B)*A Special Kind Of Champion (S622B)*Thinking Cap Trap (S703B)*The Picture Of Health (S205A)*The Easter Chipmunk (1995 Special)

As noted above, this release is similar to Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Mystery Of The Easter Chipmunk. However, this latter version contains the additional episode, The Picture Of Health (S205A).

The Chipettes: Cinderella? Cinderella!
Released: 2013
Features: Cinderella, Cinderella (S405)*The Chipette Story (S308)*Sisters (S304A)*Operation, Theodore (S208A)

Though similar to other releases, this disc is the only way to get the episode, The Chipette Story (S308).

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Driving Dave Crazier
Released: 2013
Features: Cookie Chomper III (S701)*Grounded Chipmunk (S608)*Whatever Happened To Dave Seville (S403A)*A Chip Off The Old Tooth (S303A)

Though similar to other releases, this disc is the only way to get the episode, Grounded Chipmunk (S608).

Though there are clearly some releases that can be skipped, compiling the majority of these will garner you fifty-six of the one hundred sixty-eight shorts,  seven of the nine specials, and the full length feature film. While we can wish future DVD releases will cover more ground, with the latest release being nine years ago, it's not a hopeful outcome. For now, something is better than nothing.

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