Thank you, Kevin. Wow, what a mixed bag of good and bad-sounding news. The outcry on the Platinum set is quite surprising; would've thought the serious collectors would already have those films in SD on the Golden Collections. It's good to see DVD is still an in-demand format for classic cartoons though. The worst news is Feltenstein's redirection; he's been a champion of quality releases for so long and I hoped he'd keep things going at least on the cartoon end. Hopefully WAC work will be profitable enough for best sellers to see pressed releases, animated or otherwise.
Warner apparently can't justify restoring 60 cartoons a year anymore (so why not release smaller collections of new-to-DVD's?)
That's what I've been wondering for years now. I'm happy the Platinums are doing well enough (for the time being) to restore many more films for the series, but there's no way serious collectors are going to pick up those new films in exchange for 50% double dips. Especially when that HD-targeted series has an even lesser chance of finishing the catalog than the collector-targeted Goldens.