Spiderman animated coming to dvd. But, it is not all good...

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  1. todd s

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    This was at the Toon Zone forums. Here is the link:
    http://forums.toonzone.net/showthrea...threadid=18396
    The good news is that Spiderman animated episodes are coming out on dvd. The bad news is that it is 4 or 5 different episodes (some from different seasons) put together to make a movie. With some scenes cut out.
    Although, a poster from the forum contacted Disney and got the following response:
    well guys, I have some good/bad news. I sent Disney a pretty, how to say, unfriendly letter, informing them of the number of fans who were disgusted by this decision and that their animation properties were not being treated in the most profitable fashon, (specifically mentioning spiderman several times) and that they would make much more profit by following WB's example and releasing their animation shows in chronological volumes and/or boxsets as fans HATE best of sets and theme sets and any other thing they pull out of their ass that isn't in order. Now I have sent letters to Disney DVD before and usually do not get responses back in less than 24 hours if I do at all, but this one was not an automatic pretyped message response like always but I got it fast.
    I got a personal repsonse, stating that Disney has begun checking fan reaction of the announcment at many sites (I recommened they check this thread for reaction) and that my recomendations were going to be fowarded to their marketing team as I had made several noteworthy points on the oppurtunities being missed ...they said for "future" marketing decsions though....
    which is the bad news, I would guess that means this travesty of a DVD is still being released, but afterwords they may do a double take and release the whole show...or others like Dukctales or Darkwing Duck. They may have written me this letter just so I would hear what I wanted to, but it might possibly be true, can Dinsey really be changed? hmm...and I hate to tell you but I accidnetly deleted the letter while clearing out the gobs of junk mail, but I am not BSing anyone, I really received a letter stating this and I think it may be a good sign.
    I hope Disney sees the popularity of season box sets and stops this best of nonsense.
     
  2. David Lambert

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    Did I miss something? When did Disney buy Saban? I knew that they were up for sale, but I never heard that they got bought.
    So that means that Disney now owns the Power Rangers, too!...[​IMG]
     
  3. Mark Zimmer

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    We definitely DO NOT want Disney following WB's example! That would mean 'best of' discs, or no release at all. Rather, Fox should be the example; they're doing it right (and Paramount is learning fast). But Warner? Hell no.
     
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    Please forgive the question but, which animated Spider-man? The newer one or the original?
     
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    I believe it's the newer one. I want the original!!!!
     
  7. David Lambert

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    Since the article specifically mentions Saban, I'll assume it's the newer one. I am certain the older one is held by a different company, though I can't recall who.

    Power Rangers...Digimon...Transformers: Robots In Disguise!

    Oh My!
     
  8. Kevin McCorry

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    The only Spiderman series I'd want on DVD would be the

    1967-70 one by Ralph Bakshi and Grantray-Lawrence

    Animation. While I did enjoy the 1995 series story-wise,

    one viewing was enough, as I never cared for the

    computer-generated backgrounds, lifeless music, and

    ray gun weapons. It was dramatically sound but

    aesthetically uninteresting IMHO.

    But who knows? The 1967-70 Spidey main turn up in R2.
     
  9. Kevin McCorry

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    BTW, the prints of 1967-70 Spidey now being

    run on TeleToon Canada have New World Entertainment

    logos attached to them. So, I guess that's the

    present copyright owner. It could be its parent

    company is FOX since it was FOX that released

    VHS of Spidey and the Marvel Superheroes in 1998.
     
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    1967-70 SPIDERMAN is the one I want too.
    I have noticed that whenever a big screen movie comes out they pull out the old t.v. shows it was based on to t.v. reruns or video sales. Recent example: THE PLANET OF THE APES t.v. show is on dvd now.So I guess when the HULK movie comes out we'll get the CBS show on dvd in sets.[​IMG]
     
  11. Adam Lenhardt

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    Is this the long running '95 Spider-Man or the more recent (failed) Spider-man Unlimited? I would buy seasonal sets (or even cronological order discs) of the former but not the latter.
     
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    Ahh, the original Spiderman cartoon, with seemingly 15 minutes of every show using the same 'web-slinging across town' footage. The memories... [​IMG]
     
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    It might have had repetitive footage, but it had the best theme song of them all. [​IMG] ("Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can.....")
     
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    [​IMG] Is he strong? Listen, bud! He's got radioactive blood!! Spiiider-maaaan! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    I too would prefer the original Spidey cartoons first of all, but I also wouldn't mind the newer cartoons that came on in the wake of the excellent X-Men cartoons. As for Spiderman: Unlimited, they can shove that drec! It was complete garbage.
     
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    I believe the same company who did the 60's Spider-man did the Marvel SuperHeros also from the 60's.Anyone know if these will be out ?
     
  17. Kevin McCorry

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    Both Spiderman 1967-70 and The Marvel Superheroes

    were Krantz Films productions and Grantray-Lawrence

    Animation was responsible for both the Marvel

    Superheroes and Season 1 of Spidey.
     
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    I Used to love those old Marvel Superhero cartoons
     
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    C'mon now,what about Spiderman & his Amazing Friends?? That I'd buy on DVD [​IMG]
    Seriously, the 60's Spidey series was simply cool, & it'd be nice if someone did release them.
    Calvin
    (and yes, I'd buy his amazing friends too)
     
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    FOX did release on vhs some of the Marvel Superheros a few years back.Anybody know if they run on t.v. and what channel?
     

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