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Next Hanna-Barbera set?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Matthew Green, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Message #4601 of 4605 Aug 14, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    Mark Y

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    Some of the stuff they used, they got from me, from home recordings of fairly recent vintage. Mostly in the extras, but there were a few cartoons where their masters were picture only with no audio, so they used the audio from mine.

    I gave them whatever they asked for if I had it (and I think I had everything they asked for), but when I got the sets (Underdog and Tuxedo) I was so frustrated because so many cartoons (King & Odie, Tooter Turtle and Hunter) were missing and I could have sent them if they'd asked for them. Same thing with a few Underdog segments where the cliffhanger parts had been cut off.

    But the stupidest bungling was on the King & Odie, which were almost all 2-part storylines (except for one which was 4 parts), where they included one part but not the other. Unbelievable. They also had the wrong audio for the Tennessee Tuxedo opening and closing. The one they used was similar to the one originally used in the first season (with studio singers vs. the voice actors) but it was an alternate take.

    They attempted to reassemble the Underdog set into "shows" and they had a consultant who guessed at what the running orders and combinations of cartoons might have been. For Tennessee Tuxedo, they didn't even attempt that, they just had the cartoons separately.
     
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    Yes the Underdog and Tennessee Tuxedo sets were a mess and disappointments but better than nothing. Didn't know you helped with those. Good to hear.
     
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    Thanks. Everything they asked for, they wanted at the 11th hour and Mark Arnold (who wrote a book on the studio that produced the shows) personally reimbursed me for overnighting stuff to them. I guess this is why I'm not in charge, but if I was, I'd make sure I had all the elements and THEN set a release date...
     
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    Shout Factory doesn't sound like a company to wait at that long to put a set together. If they did have to cut it that short it was probably due to Columbia/Sony waiting too long to give Shout the masters before work could begin. Sony owned the Classic Media library until it was acquired by Dreamworks in 2012 and then recently in it was acquired yet again, this time by Universal in 2016.
     
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    Apparently they had a rundown of the cartoons which were to be included, and booklets printed, and then they discovered some had picture elements but no audio. I wonder if they had audio, but maybe in a foreign language -- since there had been a big megaset released in Europe some years before, just using existing TV masters I guess.
     
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