HTF Warner Tv/Animation Chat 9/15/08 - summary - to be updated live

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Keith Paynter, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    This is a brief Q&A summary of tonite's chat for latecomers. No repeats will be mentioned...

    "Abandoned Shows" (one season - Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Drew Carey, WLIIA, etc) - continuing to evaluate...no specifics
    The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. - 1st season in October 2008, followups to be evaluated
    Future MGM cartoon sets - on the horizon...no set date yet
    Putting LT under WHV banner instread of Family (for controversial shorts) - disclaimer would be there regardless of division
    Wait 'Till Your Father Gets Home S2 - under evaluation

    Dallas and its TV movies - S10 early 2009, telefilms are planned for some point TBD
    Pac-Man/Plastic Man/Paw Paws/Yogi's First Christmas -


    Lost connection here - see post #20 by Peter Fitzgerald for filling in the holes while I tried to reconnect...



    Fortunately, I wasn't disconnected, so here's all of what you missed between the Pac-Man/Plastic Man/Paw Paws/Yogi's First Christmas news and the MAVERICK non-news:


    -evaluating the TINY TOONS specials and HOW I SPENT MY VACATION movie, focusing right now on the season sets
    -looking for ways to include LOONEY TUNES content on Standard DVD and Blu-Ray, right now 1080 hi-def transferred select shorts limited to extras on Blu releases like ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
    -taking a hard look at Ruby-Spears cartoons (question was specifically about their 1988 SUPERMAN cartoon series), hope to have news in first half of '09
    -no plans for BRIMSTONE, but they'll take another look at it
    -next season of THE WALTONS in early 2009, specifics will come in the next few weeks
    -focusing right now on TINY TOONS and FREAKAZOID, so any potential release of HISTERIA!, ROAD ROVERS, TAZ-MANIA and/or DETENTION will be based on their sales success
    -FAMILY MATTERS long been high on their list, related costs have prevented release, working to get around those issues
    -working closely with Cartoon Network to evaluate potential DEXTER'S LAB release


    Original Maverick (1957-1962) - Not currently scheduled
    Filmation 1968 Batman, next Superfriends - new Superfriends early 2009 (DC Filmation was out Aug 12)
    Time Trax - no plans
    Cathy Lee Crosby Wonder Woman - no plans but always a chance(!)
    classical animation in hi-def - taking hard look to BD; cleanup requirements depends on each series and shorts
    Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark - subject to confirmation of the theatrical film

    any 50's-60's B&W shows - understand great interest, determining best way to proceed
    Bruce Timm Batman in BD - strongly being considered
    remaining Welcome Back Kotter - no plans at present
    Knots Landing S2 (Donna Mills) - another chance! 2009.."the future is in your hands"
    remaining Filmation Superman - future DC to be evaulated followiing recent Filmation release

    Batman (Adam West) per Ron E - WHV does not have the rights - FOX, issue exists apart from WHV
    Wonder Woman S2/S3, Justice League unlimited to iTunes - will pass along to appropriate division

    Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends - will forward interest to Cartoon Network
    No plans for Animaniacs 4 (must have missed during dropout)
    New Adventufres of Old Christine (short S3, S4 post-broadcast) - strategizing plans for S3 & s4
    working with Cartoon Network on library (Dexter, Cow & Chicken, What-A-Cartoon, etc)
    Ed, Edd, & Eddy - future sets being evaluated
    Sealab 2020, live-action Shazam - no plans

    Live-action Superboy - low sales, no S2
    separate release of Bonus disc for Batman TAS ? - no
    Moonlight - details next month
    Third Watch S2 - high music costs, looking for solution
    Uncensored WWII in LTGC 6 and Popeye III - hope to live up to standards of the past sets

    Scarecrow & Mrs King - no
    thirtysomething - no rights
    Men In Trees - no plans
    more Night Court - S2 next year!
    Friends on BD - some day [​IMG]
     
  2. Tony S

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    I cannot log onto the chat. All I get is:

    20:33] Connecting...
    [20:33] Unable to connect : java.security.AccessControlException : access denied (java.net.SocketPermission irc.shadowfire.org resolve)

    I go to the address and it's no help.
     
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    Just to clarify, it is my understanding that WHV meant they evaluate how the complete collection of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. does when it comes out in October -- after being a Time-Life exclusive -- before considering The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., which only had one season.
     
  4. DeWilson

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    I'm having conection problems,too!
     
  5. MarcoBiscotti

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    "Putting LT under WHV banner instread of Family (for controversial shorts) - disclaimer would be there regardless of division"


    I'm too tired to login to this chat but this is great news!

    Has anyone asked specifically about the long rumored Tex Avery collection that the lacking Droopy set from a year or two ago was supposed to be the precursor to?

    Also, somebody please go and complain about the Tom & Jerry cartoons for me in my absence and request new releases!
     
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    Next Waltons set in eearly 2009. Details in a few weeks.
     
  7. Keith Paynter

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    Actually it means it wouldn't matter - the disclaimer would still appear...

    Still awaiting connection...lost since approx 15 minutes ago...

    I am back on with mIRC - denied via HTF (?)
     
  8. FrosteyV

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    Is the whole chat down? I can't log in.
     
  9. WhitneyG

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    I hoping someone with prior HTF chat experience can answer this questions...

    I already got to ask a question (hurray!), but I still have more. The rules say not to YO in again until everyone gets a chance to ask. How will I know? Will there be an announcement saying they are taking repeat questioners, or should I just start trying again in about 45 minutes?
     
  10. Pavan_P

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    I've been having the same problem. Both on the web and mIRC. Ugh... anyone mention Perfect Strangers S3 yet? If so, can anyone ask? Many thanks!
     
  11. FrosteyV

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    Any updates? I can't get back in. I was initially in, didn't even get to ask a question, then pinged out, and can't get back in. This is extremely disappointing.
     
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    Is the chat still going or has it died?
     
  13. DeWilson

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    it's still going!
     
  14. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    I just got to ask about MAVERICK (1957-62). WB sez, "not currently scheduled". [​IMG]
     
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    Well, that pretty much answers my questions about their other old shows: 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Surfside 6, Sugarfoot, Cheyenne, etc. [​IMG]
     
  16. MarcoBiscotti

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    Oh I misunderstood the quote and thought that WHV was saying that the non-family unit now had full control of future releases (I know George Feltenstein's team was involved in the GC series but they were not completely independent of the family division). So I took that quote to mean that all future LT releases would (possibly due to controversial content) be exclusive products of the non-family unit and hence, the reason for the death of the GC this year to make way for future plans.So somebody just asked about a packaging disclaimer... why?
     
  17. DeWilson

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    With regards to the B&W Shows of the 1950's-1960's...

    "...we recognize the interest in the great collection of 50's and 60's series that we have in our library. We are still determining the best way to proceed with these..."

    At least they are keeping it mind. [​IMG]
     
  18. MarcoBiscotti

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    Someone please ask when that promised "collector's set" of Peanuts specials will emerge... the one that is supposed to contain EVERY last production + the TV show. That was promised in a press statement last year and all we've gotten since were a bunch of repackaged double-features. Could someone please ask when this mega set is coming?
     
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    Not to be a smart aleck or anything, but I'm not holding my breath. I'll believe it when I see it. The WB is almost, but not quite, as allergic to their B/W catalog as Sony is.

    Gary "that seemed like a stock answer to me" O.
     
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    Fortunately, I wasn't disconnected, so here's all of what you missed between the Pac-Man/Plastic Man/Paw Paws/Yogi's First Christmas news and the MAVERICK non-news:

    -evaluating the TINY TOONS specials and HOW I SPENT MY VACATION movie, focusing right now on the season sets

    -looking for ways to include LOONEY TUNES content on Standard DVD and Blu-Ray, right now 1080 hi-def transferred select shorts limited to extras on Blu releases like ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

    -taking a hard look at Ruby-Spears cartoons (question was specifically about their 1988 SUPERMAN cartoon series), hope to have news in first half of '09

    -no plans for BRIMSTONE, but they'll take another look at it

    -next season of THE WALTONS in early 2009, specifics will come in the next few weeks

    -focusing right now on TINY TOONS and FREAKAZOID, so any potential release of HISTERIA!, ROAD ROVERS, TAZ-MANIA and/or DETENTION will be based on their sales success

    -FAMILY MATTERS long been high on their list, related costs have prevented release, working to get around those issues

    -working closely with Cartoon Network to evaluate potential DEXTER'S LAB release
     

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