Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein
Investigation? For facts?
The facts are, as much as I can broadcast, is that
there are multiple parties involved in the legal red tape
that is preventing this series from being released.
Other than that, the parties involved are keeping
things close to their vest as would normally be the
protocol. Nobody is broadcasting their disputes.
What would divulging all the facts serve to everyone?
Ok,Maybe investigation wasn't the right word.
Yes, I know there's a fine line between sharing information,and keeping inside sources happy. However, knowing ALL the facts would end the speculation once and for all of WHICH parties are involved,and what reasons.
Between here and the Batman 1966 Message board, I think the one Bat-Topic full of speculation is the whole DVD thing. It's not even about the actual "disputes" but who the players are. AND Just why is the situation different from say any other number of TV shows that were based on other properties, (Books,Comics,Plays,etc) and/or had unique vocal/costume designs from that 1950's-1970's period?
Not even referring to every little party, but the big confusion seems to be over "It's DC's call,No It's Warners call, no it's DC's call ". Perhaps it stems from Warners owning DC ,but the direct successor to National Periodical Publications,inc (DC's legal name in 1965) is DC Comics,inc which is owned by Warners. NPP,inc. had their own licensing arm, LCA, Licensing cooperation of America (which did and still does handle other non-DC and Warner properties), that most likely handled the licensing of the TV series in 1965, which is now owned by Warners as well, and known as Warner Brothers Consumer Products. But it still isn't clear to most where the "buck stops" over there - at DC or Warners.
Just a refresher, NPP,inc was bought by Kinney Systems (The Parking Garage and Funeral Home People) who then bought Warner Brothers-Seven arts that become Warner Communications.