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HARVEY BIRDMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, VOL. 3 (2000)

 



Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Vol. 3 (2000)
 

Actors: Jack Angel, Paget Brewster, Steve Landesberg
Directors:
Ben Jones, Robert Renzetti
Format:
Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
Language:
English
Region:
1
Aspect Ratio:
1.66:1
Number of discs:
2
 

Movie:
Disc:

 

Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law is an animated 2000 comedy show made for the Cartoon Network's late night Adult Swim slot. It pokes fun at an old 1967 Hanna-Barbera superhero kids cartoon series titled Birdman and the Galaxy Trio. In Harvey Birdman our titular hero (a rip-off of Daces Hawkman - created in 1940 ? when one thinks about it) gives up on the superhero business to become, yes, a lawyer. The rest of the cast is filled by supporting characters from the original Birdman show (the Galaxy Trio doesn't feature as they and Birdman never appeared together in the original show).

Having seen the original TV show is not a prerequisite to enjoying Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law, but having a grasp of comic book superhero genre and character clichés and convention does help. Like similar Adult Swim shows such as Sealab 2021 the show is not aimed at kids (hence its late night slot), but rather ironic self-aware hipsters probably in their early- to late-thirties. Along the way it also pokes fun at other pop cultural icons as Harvey Birdman takes on cases involving custody of Jonny Quest, a copyright infringement case between the Chan Clan and Jabberjaw, and Fred Flintstone's possible mob connections.

Not always as funny as one would imagine or want it to be though, there are worse ways to waste one's time than watching Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law.
 

 



 

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