Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series on Blu-ray

I know, you can actually hear Pee-wee Herman’s laugh in your head.  You can’t help it.  And call me weird, but I love that Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]is now available on Blu-ray.  I was a Pee-wee watcher many, many years ago, and looking back, he was pretty freaking cool.  I mean, the vision and the creative freedom to experiment with new styles and techniques: combining live-action, puppetry, stop-motion and clay animation.  The series is brimming with rich original characters, humor, innovative visual effects and production designs.  There was always a life lesson to be learned.  Maybe Pee-wee was a little ahead of his time.  Maybe that is one of the reasons I still love him today.

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The new set has OVER 4 HOURS of brand-new interviews with the cast and crew, plus never-seen, behind-the-scenes footage!  So the secret word of the day is Blu-ray!  That’s right, whenever you hear that word you know what to do!  😉

See all the features this set has to offer and why not get yours today?

  Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series on Blu-ray

Experience Pee-wee’s Playhouse like never before!  All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements — and now you can see this ground-breaking series for the first time in beautiful high-definition!

Scream along to the secret word with Pee-wee Herman and his pals: Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the mail lady, Captain Carl, Magic Screen, Conky, Globey, Chairry, Pterri, Randy and all the rest. Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set, with special bonus content is now available!

TV Guide named Pee-wee’s Playhouse #10 on their list of THE TOP 25 CULT TELEVISION SHOWS EVER!  For over 25 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, created by, and starring Paul Reubens, has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old.  Since its initial premiere on CBS in 1986, this highly acclaimed children’s program became Saturday morning appointment viewing for kids in the ‘80s and ‘90s and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since.
Pee-wee’s Playhouse is an educational, artistic and entertaining show that teaches kids strong ‘life lessons.’  With its innovative production design and Reubens’ rich original characters and humor, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a magical place that sparks creativity and imagination—and brings joy to children and adults alike. Parents and grown-ups have always enjoyed the show’s many double entendres. The series features beloved regulars Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne), Reba the Mail Lady (S. Epatha Merkerson), Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart), Captain Carl (Phil Hartman), The King of Cartoons (William Marshall), Jambi the Genie (John Paragon), Ricardo (Vic Trevino) and Mrs. Rene (Suzanne Kent). And of course, Chairry, Pterri, Conky, Magic Screen, Clocky, Cool Cat, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby, Penny, the Dinosaur family, and the rest of the gang!

Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set contains OVER 4 HOURS of brand-new interviews with the cast and crew, plus never-seen, behind-the-scenes footage—all part of TEN FEATURETTES, including:
Building the Playhouse
Opening the Playhouse
Writing for the Playhouse
The Look of the Playhouse
Music of the Playhouse
The Cast of the Playhouse
Puppets of the Playhouse
Animating the Playhouse
A Very Merry Christmas Special
Fans and Memorabilia of the Playhouse
These featurettes include interviews with actors Laurence Fishburne (Cowboy Curtis), S. Epatha Merkerson (Reba the mail lady), Lynne Marie Stewart (Miss Yvonne) and John Paragon (Jambi the genie). Mark Mothersbaugh and Danny Elfman explain the music of the show and the Emmy® award-winning production design team of Gary Panter, Wayne White and Ric Heitzman explain how the sets and puppets were imagined and produced. Animation Supervisor of all 5 seasons of Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Prudence Fenton (Liquid Television) talks about all the types of animation used in the program and animators Peter Lord and David Sproxton (Wallace & Gromit) discuss their contributions.  Ve Neill, the multi-Oscar® winning make-up artist talks about designing the make-up ‘looks’.  Two of the shows writers talk about how the scripts were created.  Other cast and crew explain, in fascinating detail, stories from the production of Pee-wee’s Playhouse.  If that weren’t enough, many of the shows puppeteers and voice artists are interviewed about how the puppet characters were brought to life.

Ha!  Yes that is Laurence Fishburne as Cowboy Curtis!  As mentioned above, he isn’t the only actor that shared the small screen with Pee-wee.

Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray™ box set is available now!

*Shout Factory sent me the Pee-wee’s Playhouse set to for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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