I will not spend any time elaborating on the importance of this pivotal superhero animated series since anyone visiting this page undoubtedly knows that already. However, since many DVD sets have been issued in edited form over the years, I felt it necessary to alleviate any concerns of the same being true of this release. The episodes on this set clock in at around 21mins 30secs each, which is the correct full length. A handful of early episodes had incomplete animation that was only seen in the original airing and corrected by the original animation studio ever since, which is what are on these discs. In addition, these episodes are arranged by production order and not broadcast order, thus the chronology of the storylines are not disjointed.
This series is one of the few where having the original broadcast versions is not better. So many of those early episodes aired initially with incomplete special effects shots, coloring mistakes, dialogue sync errors, poorly animated scenes, and so forth. While such issues were eventually corrected in subsequent airings, the fear has remained that a studio releasing this series on DVD would issue the flawed original versions. Luckily, Disney seems to have done their homework with this release even though the series was not treated to a full video and audio restoration job or extras (thus, a star deduction). BOTTOM LINE: Disney has issued the corrected versions of certain episodes that originally aired with animation errors and NOT the edited for time syndicated reruns.