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"Wolverine and the X-Men: Revelation" (DVD) - Reviewed by Chris Heinonen

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Synopsis

Wolverine and the X-Men is an animated TV series based on the comic book series by Marvel.  Originally aired on Nicktoons and Nickelodeon, Revelations is Volume 5 in a collection of the first (and only) season of episodes.  Featuring five episodes from late in the season (ending just before the three-part season finale), the episodes deal with common themes that run through the X-Men comics, including finding a "cure" for being a mutant, as well as protecting the world from Magneto.

Specifications

  • Lionsgate
  • 2008, Color, Not Rated, 110 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • 480i
  • Codec: MPEG-2
  • English 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Starring: Jennifer Hale, Liam O'Brien, Tom Kane (voices)
  • Directed by Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson (creators)
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  • Violence: Cartoon Violence
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

I loved reading the X-Men comics growing up, and loved getting to see the movies when they were released as well.  I'm also certain that I would have loved to have the TV show as a kid.  Watching these reminded me of watching Transformers and GI Joe (also recently movies) as a kid, and I'm sure children of that age will enjoy these as well.

Technical

Though the production values for animated TV series for kids are always low (they're not Disney, by any means), X-Men looks like I expect an animated series to look, which is fine for their target audience.  The image was presented as 16x9 (I'm not sure if this is cropped from TV or it was shown this way on TV) and had a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack which was nice, though this isn't demo material of course.  It is a faithful transfer to the original source material, though.

Extras

The disc features audio commentary and trailers.