If you grew up watching the Disney Channel or HBO in the mid to late 80's than I'm sure you've seen this animated feature on television before... http://www.atlasfilm.com/jack.htm + http://us.imdb.com/Title?0074705 It was directed by Peter J. Solmo and animated by Gisaburo Sugii and I believe first released theatrically in Japan in 1974 and than redubbed in English and issued here 2 years later by Columbia (I think) in the U.S. Immediately following, it appeared in regular broadcast on both HBO and the Disney Channel. It was a musical-driven animated feature with an at-times creepy ambience, based on the classic fairy tale, newly revised and hailed by The Anime Encyclopedia as "an excellent musical anime that could easily have given Disney’s films of the day a run for their money"... In the movie, Jack and his dog Crosby climb a magical beanstalk to an enchanted castle in the clouds where they have to defeat an evil witch in order to rescue Princess Margaret from a spell that has her convinced she's in love with a dim-witted giant named Tulip. One song in particular, titled - "No One's Happier Than I" - might be memorable to those with faint recollections of seeing this as it proved a successful element of the film. Does anyone else remember this?? This is truly one of my all-time favorite animated features and the video has long been out of print and seems to be pretty obscure... I really want this on DVD, quite possibly more than anything else! I still have an old vhs recording however the a/v quality is awful and it's deteriorating fast - I need this on DVD!!! Does anyone know who holds the rights to produce/release/distribute this film on home video in the U.S. and what are the chances that we will ever see this marketed again? Who else would want to see this released on DVD?!