I'm really starting to get into these animation collections on DVD. After selling a bunch of comics on eBay recently, I made more than enough money to buy some comics, plus Batman: The Animated Series, volume one and Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher. These I'll get to add to the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, volume one, The Complete Superman Cartoons of Max & Dave Fleischer, and some of the other animated shows I have on DVD.
Now I just read today that Warner Brothers will be releasing a second volume of Batman: The Animated Series on DVD this December 7th. The collection will be a 4-disc set and will include 28 episodes from this groundbreaking series. You can see the entire list of episodes here. The reviews for the first volume have been very good; and regardless, my love of the series already makes it a lock that I'll be looking to pick up volume two later this year.
What's even better news is the announcement that WB will also be releasing Superman: The Animated Series, volume one on DVD this December 7th as well. As I've mentioned in this space before, I've always felt that the Superman animated show created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm was overshadowed by their work on Batman. In my opinion, Superman: TAS is every bit as good as Batman: TAS. In fact I think Superman starts stronger as series, Timm, Dini, and team having worked out the kinks with launching one of these types of series with Batman already. The collection is only going to be 18 episodes on 2 discs, but they are good ones. I really enjoyed Superman: TAS and can't wait to add this to my growing collection of animation on DVD.
Now the big dilemma is this. My in-laws always give me a gift of cash for my birthday (November 6th - get your shopping done early). I had planned on using it to buy the Star Wars Classic Trilogy on DVD for myself, but now I'm thinking that the Star Wars DVD is a gimme of a gift from Heather, Dad, or Mom. I mean, how could they pass up that slam-dunk. Which would mean that I could sit on the birthday money for a month and pick up one of these fine collections - most probably the Superman collection.
Ooooh, this is shaping up to be a fantastic DVD year.