Future Hanna-Barbera DVDs

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  1. Corey3rd

    Corey3rd Screenwriter

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    While these characters are segregated to Boomerang - it's the selling tool of the channel. Who is going to carry Boomerang if a majority of their cartoons are aired on other channels? While it would be nice if the Flintstones were on broadcast channels, the FCC's Child TV laws make such a show worthless to stations since it doesn't carry that E/I tag.

    They should do a limited edition series with the DVDs inside replica lunchboxes
     
  2. Aaron Handy III

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    If you ask me, I think it's time - past time - for WHV to step aside and let some more experienced folks to put some time, money, effort and heart into the H-B DVD releases and do them justice.

    Warner, you did your best; trouble was, the best just wasn't good enough.
     
  3. Tina_H_V

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    Thanks, Chris, for the head's up. And I do have both the Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear box sets on DVD!!!! I picked them both up during the Holidays and plan on watching them soon this coming summer once I have the time to relax and properly enjoy them!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Greg Chenoweth

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    Forgive my ignorance, but what is the "E/I tag?"

    Second, a portion of Boomerang used to show up on Cartoon Network as a block of programming. It was a great way to cross-promote Boomerang and the shows that were on it. Cross promotion is wonderful for exposing people to other shows on other networks. The Time/Warner channels cross-promote on each other all the time. Why not Boomerang cartoons as well? As an example, TNT could show the Flintstones and use that air time to promote Boomerang. They could show a Huckleberry Hound cartoon or a Yogi Bear short on TNT or TBS and promote Boomerang at the same time, or advertise the Hanna-Barbera DVD box sets.

    Third, I hate the whole segregation mentality that is on TV today. The only place to watch M*A*S*H is on TVLand. The only place to watch classic movies is on TCM. The only place to watch game shows is on GSN. It is too compartmentalized; there needs to be a mixture.
     
  5. Corey3rd

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    "educational and informative," children's shows. All stations must run 3 hours of them. It's the stigma given to us by Peggy Charren.

    Far as Cartoon Network goes, the channel is now half adult swim. So they had to yank the Boomerang block of programming to squeeze in more showings of My Gym Partner's a Monkey. What does get me is the lack of promotion for these boxsets. When the Flintstones DVDs were coming out, they didn't have any sort of contests or special Flintstones block. They didn't push the Looney Tunes boxsets with a marathon of Bugs. but the folks at TCM do have tie-ins with the big Warner boxsets. Synergy has been lacking.

    I prefer a channel providing me with a certain kind of programming. What ticks me off is when these channels stray from their purpose. What's the point of the Independent Film Channel running Austin Powers? Or TVLand running movies? Or CMT showing Hogan Knows Best? While it would be nice to have channels mix it up, they'll all go for the same audience and show the same Adam Sandler films. TNT would never run Flintstones because they know drama.

     
  6. happyfa5

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    Their sould be more H-B shows to be release to DVD even the 1975 Tom and Jerry series only featuring the cat and mouse.
     
  7. happyfa5

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    Also more new animated Tom and Jerry direct-to-video movies and the first and only season of the Tom and Jerry Comedy Show from Filmation.
     
  8. happyfa5

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    I think Warner Bros. sould put more
    hanna-barbera television specials and movies on single-disc DVDs and television shows on season and complete series DVD sets for the hanna-barbera classics collection:

    The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones

    Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats

    Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears

    Jonny's Golden Quest

    The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone

    Christmas Comes to Pac-Land

    The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound

    I Yabba-Dabba Do!

    Yogi's Great Escape

    Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby

    Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects

    Tis the Season to Be Smurfy

    Heidi's Song

    Yogi's Treasure Hunt (1985 cartoon series, also a segment as part of the Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera)

    The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985 animated series)

    Jabberjaw (1976 cartoon series)

    Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979 half-hour series)

    The Herculoids (1967 animated series)

    The New Yogi Bear Show (1988 revival of the original 1960s show)

    Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977 cartoon series)

    Pac-Man (1982 cartoon series based on the video and arcade games)

    SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993 cartoon show)

    Yogi's Space Race (1978 animated series)
     
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    Not sure how it is nationwide, but we have Time Warner cable and we've had Boomerang for several years now.
     
  10. younger1968

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    you could see more series coming out, but it will depend how 1960s and 1970s cartoon series sell. I purchased those dvds and hope that speed buggy, goomber and ghost chaser, funky phantom and hercuilods are released on dvd. I am serious about buying space ghost and dino boy.
     
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    Would actually be amazing to see A Flintstone Christmas released!
     
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    How about a re-release of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (Show) with the original opening and closing titles, and a re-release of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show with the original single-sequence closing credits?

    BTW, didn't the original closing titles to SD/DH look similar to that of Jabberjaw, just as season 1 of both Fonz & the Happy Days Gang and The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show had similar closing credit sequences?

    ~Ben
     
  14. Aaron Handy III

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    Put me on that list of buyers!

    And The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (Show)'s end credit sequence looked more similar to that of Clue Club than Jabberjaw's.
     
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    I'll be happy if they just release Vol.2 and Vol.3 of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
    If they fix the credits, that'd be a bonus. Same for SD/DM, how are they
    going to release the final four episodes from season two?

    Does anyone think we'll ever get some kind of Laff-a-Lympics release that
    includes the missing Scooby Doo episodes left off season 3 and the four
    "Blue Falcon & Dynomutt" ones?

    It's hard to imagine how they'll do it. It's so stupid how WB has chopped up
    these shows. It would be so much better if they reassemble all the HB shows
    into their original show blocks, as aired, and released them in volumes.
    RR/SD was on the right track, and now it's been over a year without a release
    of the next volume... frustrating.

    -g
     
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    I think there are some issues with some of the charaters in the laff olympics, which is causing issues to releasing it on dvds, like Babu (Jeannie).

    I am very surprise the remaining episodes of Scooby-doo were not released, because HB is planning to release the lost superfriends episodes. Gee, yet they wont released Superfriends from 1973. So, it is mind boggling why items get delayed or never released.
     
  17. Albert_M

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    I actually hate these combo show collections. I want to collect Scooby Doo, not the other shows paired with it. And to add to the negative of that, we don't get every episode made. I get the issues with the Scooby Doo movies but there are several episodes from the later editions of the show in the 70s that did not appear on collections.

    Oddly enough on of those "unreleased" episodes appeared on one of the single disc collections early in the decade. The title escape me now, but it was a good episode.
     
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    I'd love to see The Pirates of Dark Water on DVD. It had great storytelling and continuity to it not seen in many cartoons of its time.
     
  19. ClassicTVFan1981

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    Some shows by H-B (and Ruby-Spears) haven't been released as of yet, as my theory goes, is due to the fact that some of the original prints (as they were seen prior to syndication) were never found (or are in poor condition; if you look at such shows as The Quick Draw McGraw Show and The Banana Splits Adventure Hour), and The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour DVD suffered from a "rush-release" syndrome due to this.

    Actually, Jeannie never appeared opposite Babu on Laff-a-Lympics.

    As Blue Falcon and Dynomutt would frankly exchange: "Dog Wonder?!" "I did it again, didn't I?" "Yes, Dog Wonder, you did it again!"

    Ruby-Spears' Plastic Man will be seeing the light of day on DVD this September, but not with Mighty Man & Yukk, Fangface & Fangpuss, and Rickety Rocket, nor with the other segments of the 1980-81 season (The Plastic Man/Baby Plas Super Comedy Show) that are Plastic Family and Baby Plas. At least not until this "complete" collection of all 35 of Plas's segments sell well. People have long desired for Plas to get a DVD release, and this is why I hint at it selling well.

    ~Ben
     
  20. Aaron Handy III

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    I heard from a colleague from another board that the masters for The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour in fact do exist; it's just that WHV didn't put their backs into properly constructing it. The original 60-minute installments of The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show have yet to be unearthed, however (if only they'd think to probe The Library Of Congress and/or The Paley Center For Media...).
     

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