Reviewing the Complete Series Collections for ‘Ed, Edd, n Eddy’ and ‘Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’

Just last week Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Series and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: The Complete Series hit DVD for the first time and I’m here to let you know if they’re worth picking up.

Cartoon Network has been responsible for a number of memorable animated series over the years, and two of the more well-remembered series are Ed, Edd n Eddy and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Cartoon Network has now released both of these series on DVD for the very first time and I’ve been poring over the box sets to see if they’re worth picking up.

In terms of overall content, i can safely say that yes, both box sets are definitely worth picking up. Each set comes exactly as advertised: you get all the episodes for both series and each set contains a helpful episode guide to help you easily find a particular episode you’re looking for.

As far as special features go, however, the Ed, Edd n Eddy box set has an edge over Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, as the former is loaded with special features, while the latter has none to speak of apart from a bonus episode. For fans of Ed, Edd n Eddy though, you will love the special features included in this set.

They include:

  • How to Make an Ed, Edd n Eddy Cartoon
  • Interview with the Creator
  • How to Draw Eddy
  • Behind the Eds with the Show’s Creator
  • How to Draw Ed
  • Music Video: “I’m Not Coming in Today”
  • Promos: 28 Days Later, Crybaby Starring Jimmy, Ed’s Origami and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

I’m disappointed that there’s no special features included for Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, but at least the entire series is included in the whole set.

Where both sets fall somewhat short for me is in their packaging. I understand these companies are trying to cut costs whenever possible to keep these sets somewhat affordable for customers, but the way these discs are boxed up really bothers me, especially in the Foster’s box set. It’s one of those flimsy set ups where the discs tend to fall out if you even look at the box the wrong way. The Ed, Edd n Eddy set is slightly better set up, but even those discs tended to come out if I wasn’t careful opening the case. It’s still worth it to have the complete series available, but there has to be a better way to package a complete series.

Despite that flaw in both sets, the complete series of Ed, Edd n Eddy and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends are both worth picking up and both are available now.

 

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Armed with a PhD. in Musicology, Becky spends much of her time blogging about movie music on her blog Film Music Central when she isn't otherwise occupied watching movies and her favorite anime series.