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By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
Everyone’s favorite uncle and grandpa is back on DVD—and this time, he’s spreading his catch phrase around in the all-new Cartoon Network DVD, “Uncle Grandpa: Good Mornin’!”
Available Tuesday, April 7, the DVD has Uncle Grandpa and his extraordinary friends Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, Belly Bag & Giant Realistic Flying Tiger bringing magic and happiness everywhere they pop up, and you never know when or where that may be. With a collection of 12 episodes from the popular animated series, viewers can expect unpredictable wackiness, crazy adventures, and imaginative lands.
The colorfully animated “Uncle Grandpa” has been a ratings success for the network since its 2013 debut. During its inaugural season, the series was the top-rated show on Mondays among kids 6-11 and boys 2–11 and 6–11, and No. 1 in its 8 p.m. time slot among all key kids and boys’ demos, according to Nielsen Media Research.
With more than 630,000 Facebook Likes, an average of 18.6 million people—including 7.2 million kids ages 6–14—tuned in to watch “Uncle Grandpa” during its first season run. Pete Browngardt (“Secret Mountain Fort Awesome”) created the series and Audie Harrison (“The Golden Compass”) serves as creative director. It is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
Also available on DVD Tuesday is 20th Century Fox’s “Bad Asses on the Bayou,” which reunites Frank Vega (Danny Trejo) and Bernie Pope (Danny Glover). The duo travel to Louisiana to attend the wedding of their dear friend Carmen Gutierrez (Loni Love).
What was supposed to be a wedding weekend escape to the south turns violently ugly as madness and mayhem ensue, pressing these senior citizen heroes to once again serve up justice. A behind-the-scenes special feature is included on this R-rated DVD.