Hanna Barbera- Funky Phantom

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  1. gordoncolt

    gordoncolt Agent

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    I got the Funky Phantom set and am disappointed to find the episodes are cut 22 minute versions.
     
  2. Regulus

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    Saturday Morning Cartoons tended to have more commercials than other shows, which is why the FCC placed a cap of 12 minutes per hour on children's shows.
    Too bad they cannot do this for ALL TV Shows! :f
     
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    Unfortunately, i think that is going to be case for many of the classic hanna-barbera shows. I have over 40 HB cartoons and love them, but it is not the same as being a kid. I remember waking up at 730 am eating my bowl of ceral (TRIX, Fruit Loops, Captain Crunch, etc) and watching the shows. I am glad that i can just popped in the dvd and watch them without any interruption. I am curious to see what will be released next. I am guessing that from the 1970s set the following should be coming out shortly
    1. New Adventures of Gilligan
    2. Roman Hollidays
    I like to hear the status on the following:
    1. Skatebirds
    2. Banana Splits
    3. Gulliver
     
  4. gordoncolt

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    It looks like the Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan episodes are 20 minutes long.That is according to box total run time.
     
  5. Tom M

    Tom M Stunt Coordinator

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    Exactly. Saturday morning shows in the 1970's and 1980's typically ran 22 minutes long. I still have Betamax tapes of first time airings of some shows which confirm this.
    Also, a cap WAS placed on all prime time shows sometime in the mid-1990's. No network can air more than 16 minutes of commericals per show per hour without being fined. Hence why 60 minute shows are "locked" into a 42-44 minute running time without commericals. Without that cap, we would likely be looking at 40 minute long shows (without commericals) or shorter these days!
     
  6. Greg Chenoweth

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    The way networks now get around that cap is by airing a lot of promos during the shows to keep the show running times low. The lower the minutes of shooting on set keeps the budget down. A lot of shows now do run about 40 minutes. It is ludicrous. Perry Mason had about 52-54 minutes of show time but not CSI.
     
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    Scooby Doo ran over 24 mins in 1977, and then in 1978 was only 22:30.
     

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