Balto 2-On TV today and DVD Tuesday?

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  1. Brett Jason

    Brett Jason Stunt Coordinator

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    My kids love the original Balto and even though Balto 2 will probably be a weak sequel, I had planned on getting it Tuesday, it's supposed release date. Except I see that it is on Toon Disney this morning. Isn't that strange that they would have it on TV, 2 days before it's "release date"?
     
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    I had to review it last week and was suprised that it (Balto 2) was actually very good. Well-written, good voice-acting, good message and solid animation, considering it was a direct-to-video release.
     
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    I swear that TV stations must keep up with DVD releases. Shows that I haven't seen aired in years, whenever the DVD is about to come out, I see airing on multiple stations/times.
     
  4. Brett Jason

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    But why would Disney want to negatively impact the sales of their own movie? I mean, I would have bought it sight unseen Tuesday, but now we'll watch it today. If it's bad I won't get it and even if it's good I might just download it from my REPLAYTV to a VHS (gasp).
     
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    Balto II is a Universal product.
     
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    Are you sure you weren't watching Cartoon Network? I was channel surfing last night and when I past by Cartoon Network, the TIVO screen said Balto 2 was on.
     
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    I think he meant Cartoon Network. Balto was on last night and again at 9:00am central time. I also have to agree with Aaron, it wasn't a bad sequel at all. The only thing I'm pretty tired of is the fact that almost every cartoon sequel revolves around them having kids.

    I know the studios are targeting kids, but maybe writers should spend a little more time on the story, instead of using the "having a kid(s)" formula.
     
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    Yeah it seems anytime a new dvd release comes out the thing is on some station. When willow came out it was on Sci-Fi the weekend before

    Capt
     
  9. Jim Moore

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    Actually, showing it on Cartoon Network before the DVD release date may actually help sales. I had no intention of purchasing "Balto II", but my kids watched it and loved it. So now I probably will buy it.
     

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