Paramount/Republic/Artisian: Where's the Betty Boop and Koko The Clown DVD's?

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    Since Republic Pictures (part of Paramount) owns the classic Betty Boop, Koko The Clown, and other 1920's-1940's Fleischer cartoons, why hasn't there been a single DVD?

    Artisian Entertainment has had the licensing rights to put out DVD's through Republic for years, but hasn't.

    Come on, some of the best cartoons need to be on DVD!
     
  2. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    I completely agree! And not just the Betty Boop & Koko (both silent and sound eras) cartoons, but the numerous other Talkartoons, Screen Songs, Stone Age Comedies, Color Classics, the animated feature film HOPPITY GOES TO TOWN, the 2-reelers of THE RAVEN and RAGGEDY-ANN & ANDY, plus the super-rare non-Fleischer cartoons that Republic originally released to theaters themselves: Bob Clampett's post-Warner Bros one-shot cartoon, IT'S A GRAND OLD NAG, and the brief series of cartoon travelogue spoofs, JERKY JOURNEYS. Please, Republic/Artisan, you're sitting on a true treasure trove of classic cartoons that deserve to be seen (completely un-cut & un-altered) on DVD!
     
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    Just one reply?

    Come on...there has to be more Fleischer fans out there!
     
  4. John Kilduff

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    Patrick, you can count on your fellow Toonzoner to add his vote. Republic and Artisan: Please release the classic cartoons (uncensored and uncut), if only so I can get my hands on DVD copies of the Betty Boop cartoons.

    Sincerely,

    John "I still prefer Jessica Rabbit, though" Kilduff
     
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    I'm a big Fleischer fan, and I will put my name here as well. If there is any way to get these classics out, clean and uncut, (and especially without those horridly spliced "U.M. & M. TV" title cards), it should be done. Betty Boop is an American and a historical icon, and the little lady deserves the best.
     
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    Betty Boop, yes! In a silver and black art deco box set! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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