Roland and Rattfink (DVD)
The timeless melodramatic tradition of duelling polar opposites became the foundation of many an animated conflict, but never were Good and Evil so stylistically rendered as in the ROLAND AND RATTFINK cartoons. Square-jawed Roland and the green-complected Rattfink occupy the roles of yin and yang with hilarious aplomb: peacenik vs. warmonger, stalwart singing cowboy vs. scurrilous cattle rustler, effetely sensitive “flower child” vs. bomb-throwing miscreant. This special edition showcases all seventeen episodes of DePatie-Freleng’s ROLAND AND RATTFINK, which rank among Hollywood’s most innovative cartoons of the late ’60s/early ’70s, and continue to inspire laughs in the 21st Century.
CONTENTS: HAWKS AND DOVES • HURTS AND FLOWERS • FLYING FEET • THE DEADWOOD THUNDERBALL • SWEET AND SOURDOUGH • A PAIR OF SNEAKERS • SAY CHEESE, PLEASE • A TASTE OF MONEY • THE FOUL KIN • BRIDGEWORK • ROBIN GOODHOOD • WAR AND PIECES • GEM DANDY • TRICK OR RETREAT • THE GREAT CONTINENTAL OVERLAND CROSS-COUNTRY RACE • A FINK IN THE RINK • CATTLE BATTLE
DVD Extras Include:
Two documentaries by Greg Ford and William Hohauser: DePatie-Freleng s Odd Couples and DePatie-Freleng s Music and Sound Mix-ologists, featuring Jerry Beck, Barbara Donatelli, Will Friedwald, Doug Goodwin, Art Leonardi, and Joe Siracusa
Audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, and cartoon writer William Hohauser
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