Posted February 23 2004 - 03:21 AM
| Sounds like they're just breaking up the continuity similar to the LT sets. |
In what regard?
I am 95% sure that the shorts compiled will be presented in chronological order of their theatrical release dates. I would bet a great sum of money on that.
They are being released in multiple volumes (likely 2), in order to economize for the value of each.
I believe there were a total of 111 original Hanna Barbera MGM produced theatrical cartoons between 1940 and 1958 (pre-Gene Deitch Chuck Jones years), and accounting for supplemental features and bonus material, that would be one overpacked multi-disc collection if released as one mega-set!
The decision to release these collections in what will likely ammount to two seperate volumes, will not only allow for the inclusion of many more supllementals; commentaries, documentaries, pencil-tests, etc; but also allow for a much more affordable MSRP which will satisfy consumers and result in better sales - which in the end will also work to the advantage of us animation enthusiasts.
You can tell I'm really looking forward to this collection, moreso than almost any other DVD set coming this year and I expect great things!
I'm sure more specs will be revealed in the coming months...