By Chaz Lipp
The real Jacksons had nothing to do with the series. They were, of course, fully booked with nonstop recording and touring. Pro voice actors stand in for each group member, and their line readings are probably more skillful than the actual Jackson’s could’ve mustered anyway. Some of the stories are surprisingly creative, usually centering on the group getting hung up on the way to a gig. Some of them put a parodical spin on famous stories. “Jackson Island” sends up Treasure Island, “Michael in Wonderland” is Alice in Wonderland, “Jackson and the Beanstalk” is based on—well, you get the idea.
Classic Media brings Jackson 5ive - The Complete Animated Series to Blu-ray with a bare bones release. Nothing fancy, no extra features, no subtitles, just 23 episodes spread over two discs. The complete series is included on two standard DVDs as well.