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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   JamesSmith

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Posted September 30 2011 - 05:26 PM

Dear Guys: Can anybody tell me which company owns the rights to Bearcats (1970), Nichols (1970), the animated Alf and Altales in the 80's? James

#2 of 26 OFFLINE   Jack P

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Posted September 30 2011 - 05:51 PM

Nichols is a Warner title (it ran 71-72).

#3 of 26 OFFLINE   PatH

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Posted September 30 2011 - 06:51 PM

Isn't Bearcats already out? PatH

#4 of 26 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted September 30 2011 - 08:52 PM

The two animated ALF series had one-disc compilations released by Lionsgate that quickly went OOP. They, too, were edited (which puzzles me, as I don't recall them being syndicated). Paul Fusco still owns them, and the contract with Lionsgate can't end quickly enough.


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#5 of 26 OFFLINE   Tom M

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Posted October 01 2011 - 03:12 AM

The two animated ALF series had one-disc compilations released by Lionsgate that quickly went OOP. They, too, were edited (which puzzles me, as I don't recall them being syndicated). Paul Fusco still owns them, and the contract with Lionsgate can't end quickly enough.

I never understood why Lionsgate didn't finsh the animated series. Maybe they didn't sell well? Hopefully the company that puts them out will do "complete series" sets. The animated series were NOT edited like the live action show was. Many Saturday morning cartoons in the 1980's already had a running time of 22 minutes and that's how long the ALF cartoons ran. I still have several of the cartoons on Beta from their original run and can confirm the Lionsgate releases are uncut. The only thing missing is the end credits for the first episode of ALF Tales and who knows the reason for that? The ALF cartoons were syndicated to the Family Channel in the early-mid 1990's. Near as I can recall, they were uncut.

#6 of 26 OFFLINE   Neil Brock

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Posted October 01 2011 - 05:55 AM

Bearcats was a Filmways show. Filmways became Orion and then part of MGM which means its now being handled by Fox, along with all of the other MGM properties.

#7 of 26 OFFLINE   DeWilson

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Posted October 01 2011 - 06:55 AM

Isn't Bearcats already out? PatH

There was a VHS release of the pilot movie.

#8 of 26 OFFLINE   JamesSmith

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Posted October 01 2011 - 09:45 AM

Nichols is a Warner title (it ran 71-72).

Well, that's another one for the WB Archives to root for. _______ As for the animated Alf and Alftales I really enjoyed the humor of the show. Mind you, that was back before the Simpsons, and I thought the writers had some pretty good in-jokes tied in with the satire of the fairy tales. I was pretty disappointed that the cartoon Alf didn't continue on DVD. Thanks for the help. James

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Posted October 01 2011 - 09:46 AM

P.S. Glad to see I'm not the only animated Alf fan around. James

#10 of 26 OFFLINE   JamesSmith

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Posted October 04 2011 - 12:20 PM

Can anybody tell me who owns the rights to The HIgh Chapparal Emergency plus 4 The Magician (Bill Bixby) James

#11 of 26 OFFLINE   Jack P

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Posted October 04 2011 - 12:39 PM

High Chaparral is Universal and so would the Emergency cartoon spinoff I would presume. Magician is CBS/Paramount so forget that (we know they don't do short-lived fare).

#12 of 26 OFFLINE   Neil Brock

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Posted October 04 2011 - 06:22 PM

Not sure about High Chaparral being Universal. It was syndicated by Republic, same as Bonanza, so that would also put it under CBS/Paramount. If you really want the show, they have put out 3 of the 4 seasons in Germany.

#13 of 26 OFFLINE   Jack P

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Posted October 04 2011 - 06:26 PM

I stand corrected on HIgh Chaparral. Don't know why I assumed Universal.

#14 of 26 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted October 06 2011 - 06:03 AM

Say, who owns the 1950s series PANIC! (a.k.a. NO WARNING)?

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#15 of 26 OFFLINE   JamesSmith

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Posted October 06 2011 - 11:29 AM

Anybody knows who owns: The Ghost and Mrs Muir and Nanny and the Professor. James

#16 of 26 OFFLINE   Jack P

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Posted October 06 2011 - 11:35 AM

A dirty rotten FOX owns them, which is the reason why you won't be seeing either anytime soon.

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Posted October 06 2011 - 02:46 PM

does anyone know who owns twelve o'clock high,dan august ,switch and longstreet

#18 of 26 OFFLINE   Jack P

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Posted October 06 2011 - 03:23 PM

(1) Fox, so forget it (2) and (3) CBS/Paramount. Forget both beacuse if they're not going to finish long-running QM shows, why would they start short-lived ones like August? (Longstreet I know is not QM)

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Posted October 06 2011 - 03:23 PM

12 O'Clock is Fox, Switch is Universal, Dan August is definitely CBS/Paramount and Longstreet is, I am almost sure, CBS also.

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Posted October 07 2011 - 04:00 AM

i would like to see the 12 o'clock high tv series on dvd. it would also be nice if the rest of black sheep squadron were released.




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