With the first season hitting in October, the second season arrives at just the right interval, making the wait neither too long nor too short. Ed, Edd n Eddy Complete Second Season arrives on DVD in a two disc set, collecting all thirteen episodes from the second season in a nice set.
The second season of Ed, Edd n Eddy is a definite improvement over the first. Not only is the writing stronger, but the animation and character designs are also tighter this season. In the final episode you even notice more changes that will become more apparent in the third season. Still, this season has some excellent stories that I loved when I was younger and still to this day. “Dear Ed”, “To Sir with Ed” and “Cry Ed” are just a few of the more entertaining stories of the season (to me) and the rest of the season is just a ton of fun to watch.
Perhaps the greatest thing about Ed, Edd n Eddy is how well it holds up to this day. It still feels “new” and it’s a ton of fun to watch, for the young and old. I really can’t wait for the other seasons of this show to arrive on DVD—it’s great rewatching it after all of these years.
Ed, Edd n Eddy is presented in a white, two-disc amaray DVD case with a full, two-page insert that lists all of the episodes and special features on the set. Disc art has Eddy on disc one and Edd on disc two that repeats the shots from the cover. Menus are in 4:3 and have music over all of the menus (a rarity!) and are simple and easy to navigate.
Video and audio on this release astounded me. Unlike most animation releases, Ed, Edd n Eddy has a flawless video and audio transfer through and through. Video features no interlacing, aliasing or artifacting that I saw and I even frame stepped a few scenes to be sure. It’s really and impressive transfer that has an audio transfer that is just as clean and clear as the video. I am very, very impressed with the technical aspects of this release. Audio tracks on this release include English, French and Spanish with subtitles of the same languages.
The special features for this release are also quite impressive. Danny Antonucci talks a bit about the series in “Behind the Eds”, tackling everything from design, to how it came to Cartoon Network (on a dare!) and even some advice for budding animators. It’s a very interesting and worthwhile featurette that’s great fun to watch. Be sure to watch it when you pick this set up!
The other special features are “How to draw Ed” in which we are shown how to draw Ed, step by step (although it moves a bit fast in some spots) and a few Cartoon Network promos as well as a music video entitled “I’m Not Coming In Today.” I’m not entirely sure of the music videos origin (whether it was part of an original pitch to Cartoon Network or what), but it features drastically off model versions of the Ed’s and Sarah, so I’m not entirely sure what was up with it. It was fun to watch though, definitely worth checking out as well.
Overall Ed, Edd n Eddy Complete Second Season is a real treat on the animation, storytelling and technical front. It’s so much fun to watch and the immaculate DVD aspects of the release are just extremely impressive to see on an animated TV series release. I doubt I could have enjoyed the release much more than this (unless a few commentaries were thrown in, maybe), so this release comes easily Highly Recommended.
Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Second Season arrives on DVD April 24th.