Cookie Jar TV’s Christmas Cartoon Collection” is a fun grouping of cartoons for kids and parents alike. This single disc collection includes ten holiday themed episodes of some of the best cartoons from Cookie Jar (formerly DiC Entertainment). This new collection includes toons from both the 21st Century and some more classic toons, too. It all starts with a pair of episodes from the kid friendly favorite, Busy World of Richard Scarry. The first of the episodes sees an evil mastermind stealing stuff from all across New York City. It’s up to one man to solve the mystery of who is lifting the legendary city. In the second episode from the show, Santa’s in danger of not making his annual Christmas run after making a rough landing. The runners on his sled have broken and even Mr. Fix-It can’t help. So how is Santa to get his sled flying again? Kids and their parents will have to find out on their own when they pick up this family friendly DVD.
Speaking of Santa, in another of this collection’s best episodes, Heathcliff has a mystery on his hands when the mailman tells him that his and his boy Iggy’s letters to Santa have been returned. And theirs aren’t the only ones. So Heathcliff and Spike head off to the North Pole to figure out why everybody’s letters are being returned. The answer to the mystery is a surprise even to Santa himself. Although being a holiday episode, everything is worked out in the end, and Heathcliff and Squish get a lift back to their homes from Santa as a thank you for getting all the letters returned to him. Anyone who is old enough to remember when this classic cartoon originally aired will love not just the warm, fuzzy feelings that it will create, but also the general sense of nostalgia that it will instill, too.
Heathcliff is just one of the cartoons that will make for a great sense of nostalgia on this new collection from Mill Creek Entertainment and Cookie Jar. Viewers who grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons on ABC will remember a short lived cartoon called Bump in the Night. This stop motion based toon featured a certain little monster named Mr. Bumpy. In the show’s holiday episode presented here, Mr. Bumpy is awaiting the arrival of Santa. He doesn’t want to just see Santa. He wants to trap him and snag his bag of toys. It’s not his first try at trapping Santa, either. Every year that he’s tried, Mr. Bumpy’s plan has failed for one reason or another. He actually does succeed this year. But in the process, Mr. Bumpy learns what’s really important during the holidays. Audiences will enjoy this positive message. They’ll also appreciate the pop culture references peppered in throughout the episode. From monster style takes on classic Hanukkah and Christmas songs to a tribute to the Indiana Jones franchise and a spoof of a famous Kenny Loggins song, there is plenty for both kids and adults to love in this episode. Even veteran actor Cheech Marin joins in on the fun as the voice of a Spanish worm who helps Mr. Bumpy and Squish along the way. It all comes together to make this episode one more piece of the overall presentation that makes the Cookie Jar Christmas Cartoon Collection such a great collection for families this and every holiday season. It’s available now in stores and online.
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