The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald The Complete Series on Blu-ray
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald The Complete Series on Blu-ray
The first episode Scared Silly was released on October 9, 1998. In this episode, Ronald and his friends go on a camping trip in the Far-Flung Forest where Ronald discovers an old house which he assumes is haunted by a ghost called the Far-Flung Phantom. The campers are forced to stay in the old house due to the stormy weather where a holographic head named Franklin leads them through a challenging game which will eventually help them to escape. Tika, Hamburglar, and Birdie fail each riddle leaving only Ronald, Grimace, and Sundae to solve the final one, which they do. The holographic head turns out to be a child named Franklin programming the game with help from Tika (who wanted to give Ronald a challenge) and the McNuggets in a lab room. After Ronald gets a "You Win" out of Franklin, the scientist Dr. Quizzical returns to catch his son Franklin in the act and releases the others from their traps. Upon the group officially meeting Dr. Quizzical, he stated that he had to leave the lecture when he saw lightning on the mountain and that Franklin has done something like this before. Franklin apologizes to Ronald for his actions and is allowed to join their camping trip.
Ronald and Sundae go down the inner tube slide. This is the only episode to feature the Fry Kids.
The Legend of Grimace Island
The second episode The Legend of Grimace Island was released on January 22, 1999. In this episode, Ronald and the gang go out on a journey to Grimace Island where Grimace's species are discovered. Grimace previously received a letter which was actually written by the pirate captain One-Eyed Sally and her first mate Blather. The two pirates follow them to capture the treasure on the island.
Ronald and Sundae go down the ball pit slide. Tika was absent in this episode. The Fry Kids are no longer included in the video series.
The Visitors From Outer Space
The third episode The Visitors From Outer Space was released in April 1999. Originally advertised under the title "Ronald McDonald and the Visitors from Outer Space" when the trailer was shown on its predecessor's VHS release the title was then abbreviated to "The Visitors from Outer Space" when the volume was released. In this episode, Hamburglar tricks the gang to believe that aliens have come to Earth so he can steal the McDonaldland hamburgers. The gang loses their trust in him which was followed by the Hamburglar being captured by actual aliens. Ronald and his friends go on a mission to rescue him even though they were angry at his pranks.
Tika and Franklin were absent in this episode. Ronald and Sundae go down the ball pit slide for the last time, as this is the last episode to have the original introduction and closing. It is also the last episode where Sundae appears in the live-action segments. Prior to this episode, there was a Rugrats episode with the same title.
The fourth episode Birthday World was released on March 30, 2001. In this episode, It is Ronald's birthday and Hamburglar is upset that he didn't get Ronald a birthday present until an evil scientist named Professor Thaddeus J. Pinchworm gives him tickets to a fake amusement park called Birthday World. They no longer fall for the rides' poor designs and construction until they ride a rollercoaster which turns them into babies.
Tika returns in this episode. This episode marks the final appearance of Tika. A new opening sequence was made for this episode and the next two. As a result, Sundae no longer appears in the live-action segments and isn't be seen going down the ball pit slide.
Have Time, Will Travel
The fifth episode Have Time, Will Travel was released on September 7, 2001. In this episode, Ronald and his pals stumble across a time machine while helping Franklin clean up his father's lab. Hamburglar dreams up a crazy scheme to use the time machine to get out of cleaning and they end up getting lost in time. Their time travel adventures take them to prehistoric times where the time machine is nearly digested by a Tyrannosaurus and they meet their cavemen ancestors, medieval times where they impress the crabby Monarch/King Murray with a musical number to save captured Birdie, the wild wild west where they discover Hamburglar's ancestor Henry H. Burglar II who the residents mistake Hamburglar for him and the disco era of the '70s where they briefly encounter Mayor McCheese. All three of the McNuggets are absent in this episode. This episode marks the final appearance of Franklin. This is the only episode to feature Mayor McCheese and time travel. This is also the only episode where all three of the McNuggets are absent in a episode.
The Monster O' McDonaldland Loch
The sixth and final episode The Monster O' McDonaldland Loch was released exclusively on the Klasky Csupo site on January 30, 2003, making it the rarest of all six episodes. In this episode, the gang travels to a Scottish expedition known as Ol’ McDonaldland Loch where Sundae's cousin Scotty lives. They also come across a plot by a mad scientist named Stiles and his assistant Pip attempt to build a replica of the Loch Ness Monster in order to make money from the discovery. Birdie befriends the Loch Ness Monster named Simon who wants his existence to be kept a secret.
This set is made with high quality paper, case and media. The set is upscaled to 720p/1080p, the first 5 episodes are formatted in 16:9 and are upscaled to 720p. The last episode The Monster O’ McDonaldland Loch is upscaled to 1080p but keeping the 4:3 look. All of this is pictured in the listing.
The screenshots are taken from my 60” LCD TV. Enjoy 😉
Standard Blu-ray player: This has the highest playback of all options. I recommend this option if available to you - please make sure your Blu-ray player is fully updated for the best playback experience.
PlayStation 3: I have tested my sets on my PS3, I have a generation 1 FAT model with a firmware of 4.43 and it plays fine. Remember that playback of PS3 is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
PlayStation 4: This has the highest playback of the PlayStation systems. Quality of playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you are currently on. Make sure your system is fully updated for the best playback.
Xbox One: Based on customers reports Xbox has the lowest playback of all game systems. There are some ways to improve playback by updating the system and making sure the Blu-ray app in the system has the newest update. Playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
All of this information is based on customer reports and personal experience. I would urge you to go through my feedback to see other customers experiences with playback. Many customers have had great success playing these on game systems. I put this here to be open and honest with you so you can have the best experience possible.
Running these Blu-rays on a video game consoles could result in playback issues based on all the information above.
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