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The Definitive 80's DVD - TV Animated Series & Specials List (1 Viewer)


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Sep 2, 2003

Since there are so many existing threads inquiring whether or not a particular cartoon series is or will become available on DVD in the near future, I thought it would be a good idea and referance source, to compile a complete listing of all current animated television series.

Below is a definitive listing of ALL known animated series and specials or TV films, (including claymation, stop-motion, puppet and other), of the 1980's from both R1 NTSC and subsequently, UK/FR R2 PAL where otherwise unavailable...

I'll be doing this for each decade - following the 70's, 60's and I'll finnish off with the early 90's (Bucky O'hare, Pirates Of Dark Water, Bobby's World, Spielberg toons, etc).

The decision to include a show is based on the year in which each series first broadcast and ran through, so regardless of whether an episode might be derived from 1979 or 1991 - if the series aired primarily in the 80's or first broadcast in '89, etc. I have included it in the following list.

I've also included a listing below of some other favorites yet to be released in R1, from popular and memorable cartoons to obcure specials and forgotten short-lived series as well as rumored releases.

Feel free to add on to this thread & be sure to post comments on what other 80's cartoon shows you'd like to eventually see on DVD - What you think of current releases, what you'd like to see with future releases of current sets and everything else related to 1980's cartoons & the DVD medium, including specific series!

This is the definitive 80's animated DVD discussion thread!!![/c]

[c](R1) Animated Series, TV Films & Specials on DVD:

- Adventures Of The Galaxy Rangers: Supertroopers

- Adventures Of The Galaxy Rangers: Tortuna

- Alvin & The Chipmunks: A Chipmunks Christmas

- Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure (Coming Soon)

- A Muppet Family Christmas

- Babar: King Of The Elephants - (Bonus HBO Episode)

- Berenstain Bears: A Little Goes A Long Way (? Delayed ?)

- Berenstain Bears: Beary Good Lessons (? Delayed ?)

- Berenstain Bears: Christmas Tree / Meet Big Paw - Double Feature

- Care Bears: Care Bear-A-Thon Set (Bedtime Stories / The Last Laugh)

- Care Bears: Adventures In Care-A-Lot

- Care Bears: Daydreams

- Care Bears: Kingdom Of Caring

- Care Bears: To The Rescue

- Care Bears: The Movie

- Care Bears: The Movie II - A New Generation

- C.O.P.S. Fighting Crime In A Future Time

- Droids: The Adventures Of R2D2 and C3P0 (Coming Soon)

- Ewoks (Coming Soon)

- Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids: The Christmas & Halloween Specials (Time Life)

- Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids: The Complete 10 Volume Set (Time Life)

- Fraggle Rock: Where It All Began, 'Special Edition' (Coming Soon)

- Garfield & Friends: Vol. 1

- Garfield: As Himself

- Garfield: Holiday Celebrations (Coming Soon)

- G.I. Joe: Season 1, Part 1

- G.I. Joe: Season 1, Part 2

- G.I. Joe: Season 2, Part 1 (Coming Soon)

- G.I. Joe: The Original Mini-Series

- G.I. Joe: The Movie

- Heathcliff: Fish Tales

- Heathcliff: Terror Of The Neighborhood

- Heathcliff: The Movie

- Inspector Gadget: The Gadget Files

- It's Punky Brewster (4 Bonus Eps. on Punky Brewster Set.)

- Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors: Escape From The Garden Of Evil

- Jem, Truly Outrageous: The Complete First & Second Seasons

- Jem, Truly Outrageous: Season 3, Part 1 (Coming Soon)

- John Denver & The Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday

- The Legend Of Zelda: Ganon's Evil Tower

- The Littles: Christmas Special

- The Littles: Here Come The Littles

- The Muppet Show, Best Of: Vols. 1-15 (Time Life)

- My Little Pony: The Movie (Coming Soon)

- ProStars: Slam Dunking With The Airman

- The Raccoons: Box Set Vols. 1-3

- The Raccoons: Box Set Vols. 4-6 (??)

- Rainbow Brite & The Star Stealer: The Movie (Coming Soon)

- Scooby-Doo And The Ghoul School

- Scooby-Doo And The Reluctant Werewolf

- Scooby-Doo Meets The Boo-Brothers

- Speed Racer: Limited Collector's Edition, Vol. 1

- Speed Racer: Limited Collector's Edition, Vol. 2

- Super Mario Bros. Super Show: King Koopa Katastrophe

- Super Mario Bros. Super Show: Mario Mania!

- Super Mario Bros. Super Show: Mario's Greatest Movie Moments (OOP)

- Sylvanian Families: Big Adventure

- Sylvanian Families: Happily Ever After

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Series, Vol. 1

- Transformers: Season 1

- Transformers: Season 2, Part 1

- Transformers: Season 2, Part 2

- Transformers: Season 3, Part 1

- Transformers: Season 3, Part 2 & Season 4

- Transformers: The Movie

- Ulysses 31: The Mysteries Of Time

- The Velveteen Rabbit

- Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas Plus Halloween & Easter Celebrations

- The Wizard Of Oz Animation Collection: 4-Disc Boxed Set (HBO Mini-Series)

(Other Region) Animated Series, TV Films & Specials on DVD:

- Babar: 3 Episodes - UK, R2

- Count Duckula: Vampire Vacation - UK, R0

- Danger Mouse: The Great Bone Idol - UK, R0

- Danger Mouse: Project Moon - UK, R0

- Danger Mouse: Volume 1 - UK, R0

- Danger Mouse: Volume 2 - UK, R0

- Danger Mouse: Viva Danger Mouse - UK, R0

- Danger Mouse: Who Stole The Bagpipes? - UK, R0

- Defenders Of The Earth: The Story Begins - UK, R0

- Denver The Last Dinosaur: Vol. 1 - UK, R0

- Denver The Last Dinosaur: Vol. 2 - UK, R0

- Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Box Set - UK, R2

- Fraggle Rock: Columbia TriStar 2-Disc Set - UK, R2

- He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe: Vols. 1-5 - UK, R2

- Inspecteur Gadget (Inspector Gadget): Vol. 1 Boxed Set - France, R2

- Jayce And the Wheeled Warriors: Vol. 1 Boxed Set - France, R2

- Jayce And the Wheeled Warriors: Vol. 2 Boxed Set - France, R2

- M.A.S.K. Vol. 1 - UK, R2 * Coming Soon

- M.A.S.K. Vol. 1 - France, R2

- Les Maîtres de l'Univers (He-Man & Masters Of The Universe): Vol. 1 Boxed Set - France, R2

- Les Maîtres de l'Univers (He-Man & Masters Of The Universe): Vol. 2 Boxed Set - France, R2

- Les Mystérieuses Cités D'or (Mysterious Cities Of Gold): L'Intégrale (6-Disc Boxed Set) - France, R2

- Rainbow Brite: Volume 1 - UK, R2

- Rainbow Brite: Volume 2 - UK, R2 * Coming Soon

- The Real Ghostbusters: Adventures In Slime & Space - UK, R2

- The Real Ghostbusters: Sea Fright - UK, R2

- Les Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs): Classe De Neige - France, R2

- Les Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs): Gargamel Se Déchaîne - France, R2

- Les Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs): Héros Et Légendes - France, R2

- Les Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs): La Magie / La Sorcellerie (2-Disc Set) - France, R2

- Les Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs): Les Bêtises / Les Sottises (2-Disc Set) - France, R2

- She-Ra: Princess Of Power 5-Disc Box Set - France, R2

- Ulysses 31: Complete Box Set - France, R2

- Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light - The Complete Series, 2-Disc Set - UK, R2

- Voltron, Defender Of The Universe: Lion Force Voltron Vol. 1 - UK, R2 * Coming Soon

- The Wind In The Willows (1983 Stop-Motion) - UK, R2


Here's a wish list of other sought-after and requested televised 80's animated series and specials not yet released in R1, from most popular to least (Feel free to add on)...

The Real Ghostbusters

The Smurfs

The Smurfs: My Smurfy Valentine (Special)

He-Man: Masters Of The Universe (Rumored)

He-Man: Secret Of The Sword

He-Man: The Christmas Special

She-Ra: Princess Of Power

Thundercats (Rumored live action movie in production)


The Snorks

Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends

A Pup Named Scooby Doo

Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby Doo

C.O.P.S. (More!!!)



Voltron: Defenders Of The Universe (Rumored)

Captain N & The Game Masters

The Muppets: The Muppets Go To The Movies (Special)

The Muppets: Of Muppets And Men - The Making of 'The Muppet Show' (Special)

The Muppets: The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (Special)

The Muppets: Muppet Video - Rowlf's Rhapsodies With The Muppets (Special)

The Muppets: The Tale Of The Bunny Picnic (Special)

The Muppets: A Celebration Of 30 Years (Special)

Dennis The Menace (Rumored)


Muppet Babies

Disney's Adventures Of The Gummi Bears

The Wuzzles

The Adventures Of Teddy Ruxpin

Ghostbusters (Filmation)



Bravestarr: The Legend / The Legend Returns

Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue (TV Special) :)

Kidd Video

Spider-Man (1981)

Superman (1988)

The Incredible Hulk (1982)

Captain Caveman & The Teen Angels

Scooby's Laff A Lympics

The Flintstones Comedy Show

Super Powers Team: Galatic Guardians

My Little Pony: Rescue At Midnight Castle (1984 pilot ep.)

My Little Pony: Escape From Katrina (1986 special)

My Little Pony

Strawberry Shortcake

The Raccoons: Christmas Raccoons (Special)

The Raccoons: On Ice (Special)

The Raccoons: The Raccoons And The Lost Star (Special)

Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Roll Wrestling

The Berenstain Bears Show

The Berenstain Bears: Littlest Leaguer (Special)

Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (Special)

Yogi's First Christmas (Special)

The Flintstones' New Neighbors (Special)

The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone (Special)

Fred's Final Fling (Special)

Wind-Up Wilma (Special)

Jogging Fever (Special)

The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration (Special)

The Flintstone Kids: Just Say No (Special)

The Jetsons Christmas Carol (Special)

The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones (Special)

Rockin' With Judy Jetson (Special)

The Good, The Bad And Huckleberry Hound (Special)

Top Cat And The Beverly Hills Cats (Special)

Care Bears: In The Land Without Feelings (Special)

Care Bears: Battle The Freeze Machine (Special)

Alvin & The Chipmunks (Ruby-Spears / DIC / Fred Wolf)

Alvin & The Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Reunion (Special)

Alvin & The Chipmunks: I Love Chipmunks Valentines Special (Special)

Captain Planet

Thundarr The Barbarian

Saturday Supercade

The Flintstone Kids

Fraggle Rock (Animated)

Yogi's Treasure Hunt

The California Raisins

Alf: The Animated Series / Alf Tales

Police Academy

Camp Candy

Teen Wolf

Richie Rich


Pac-Man Halloween Special (Special)

Christmas Comes To Pac-Land (Special)


My Pet Monster

Potato Head Kids

Pink Panther & Sons

A Pink Christmas (Special)

Pink At First Sight (Special)

Adventures of Don Coyote

Kwicky Koala

Astro & the Space Mutts

Challenge of the GoBots

Dragon's Lair

Dungeons & Dragons

Mysterious Cities Of Gold

Denver The Last Dinosaur

Rubix Cube



Paw Paws


Mister T

Bionic Six

The Kid Super Power Hour

The Secret World Of Og, Pts. 1-3 (Special)

The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White (Special)

Shirt Tales

Pole Position

The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show

Fonzie And The Happy Days Gang

The Mork & Mindy / Laverne & Shirley / Fonz Hour

The Little Rascals Show (Animated)

Gilligan's Planet

The Get A Long Gang

Mighty Orbots

The Dukes


The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley

Blondie & Dagwood (Special)

Blondie & Dagwood's Secret Wedding Workout (Special)

Beverly Hills Teens

Tiger Sharks

Maple Town


Goldie Gold And Action Jack

Cathy (Special)

Cathy's Last Resort (Special)

Cathy's Valentine (Special)

Carlton Your Doorman (Special)

The Amazing Bunjee Venture (Special)

The Trouble With Miss Switch (Special)

Miss Switch To The Rescue (Special)

Cap'n O.G. Readmore Meets Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (Special)

Cap'n O.G. Readmore Meets Little Red Riding Hood (Special)

Cap'n O.G. Readmore's Jack And The Beanstalk (Special)

Cap'n O.G. Readmore's Puss In Boots (Special)

Liberty And The Littles (Special)

The Bollo Caper (Special)

...And as far as 80's toons go, I don't think anyone could ever ask for anything else...



Senior HTF Member
Sep 2, 2003
heh woops, how could I forget Rubix Cube!

(I never heard of Plastic Man but I'll add it to the list now)



Senior HTF Member
Sep 2, 2003
Recent rumors suggest that A&E picked up the licensing rights to Danger Mouse here in the U.S. which means we're likely to see some DVD sets in the near future!

Still waiting to see what's happening with the Filmation library that was recently aquired by Entertainment Rights and the likes of Voltron and He-Man, etc. have been floating around the rumor mill for far too long... weren't these both announced at the Comic Con last year?

If anyone has any information on Morningstar Ent. and upcoming "Raccoons" discs, please post because it seems that various e-tailers have 3 new volumes (# 4-6) listed as well as a "series 2" box-set much like the context of the first release.

I've yet to hear any official announcements however and it appears as though all online shops are either backordered or haven't recieved product because it's past the given release date and not only are these titles absent from every retailer - but cover art hasn't even surfaced yet!

I have no idea what's going on with Morningstar, they seem to be extremely sloppy and unorganized when it comes to release dates and announcements - they had previously issued press statements that a double-feature of the Raccoons holiday specials were to be released last October alongside the individual and box-set issues and after almost 3 entire months pre-ordered without any word from the company or online stores, I decided to call up disgrunteled and inquire what was going on... and sure enough, they had no such a release planned.

I'm guessing this might be a similair situation but it's almost impossible to get any definite information from their customer service contact...

David Williams

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Mar 6, 2001
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David Williams

What about the Thundercats and Silverhawks' sister show, TigerSharks ? :) It was a segment, with 3 other cartoons (Karate Kat, Street Frogs & The Mini-Monsters), on the series The Comic Strip.

Another show I remember (although embarrased to admit I watched with some regularity) was called Maple Town. It was one of the series that rode the wave of Care Bears popularity for cuddly anthropomorphic critters. Basically a soap-operish village made of animals, where the children would get into all sorts of trouble. I believe the other popular show/toy in this class was Sylvanian Families.

Dan Rudolph

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Dec 30, 2002
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue was actually 1990, but I consider it solely responsible for every drug I haven't used.


Senior HTF Member
Jan 30, 2003

What about the Saturday Supercade cartoons? I saw Pac Man up there, but wasn't there a Q-Bert one as well? I forgot the others. Rubix might have been a part of it. I think there was also Donkey Kong.

There was also a "Pole Position" cartoon, but I think that was something on its own

Kevin Webb

Aug 3, 2001
What about Kidd Video? If I remember correctly, the storyline was some kid at home getting sucked into a "music video" and he's transported into this "bad drug haulcination" of an alternate world. I remember he had a couple of friends he made in the world and had to defeat an evil promoter. That and the bright, crazy colors made my head hurt :b


-The Snappy Sneezer- -Red Huck-
Jun 3, 2004
Seattle, WA
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Hey, 4 Episodes of It's Punky Brewster are on the Punky Brewster Season 1 set and more episodes of the artoon will be in future sets. You are missing The Littles DVD titles Here Come(s) the Littles and The Littles Christmas Special. The former is a movie of sorts, but it was part of the ABC Weekend Special often and the latter are four episodes of the tv series. Also Dic has released ProStars on DVD.


-The Snappy Sneezer- -Red Huck-
Jun 3, 2004
Seattle, WA
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where can I find this? I never knew it was on DVD and in looking I find nothing anywhere.

Also, I have looked for region French She-Ra and I can not find it.

Do the French Smurfs DVD have English audio?


Senior HTF Member
Sep 2, 2003

Okay, first off, how could I forget the Saturday Supercade!

Also adding Prostars, The Littles and Punky Brewster to the list of releases.

I have no clue what Kidd Video is but it sounds awesome, that's being added to the wishlist along with Thundarr!

requests for Maple Town and TigerSharks as well... so much for realism! :)

Tory, to answer all your questions:

1) The Raccoons were released by a small independant production media company called "Morningstar Entertainment" which has exclusive distribution rights in Canada which is why you wouldn't have come accross these titles in retail.

You might be confused by what you find listed at most online retailers cause as previously mentioned, Morningstar seems to be very sloppy and disorganized when it comes to their catalogue and are consistently behind street date and issuing press statements on proposed titles which never come to fruition so while you might see 10 different releases online, at least half are either non-existant or since cancelled before production. I'll clarify exactly what's been released to date:

- 3 individual volume, single-disc releases (Vol. 1, 2 & 3)

- 1 box-set compiling all 3 above-mentioned individual volumes

You can order from most Canadian e-tailers online, i.e. Amazon.Ca, DVDSoon.com or the best option imo - CBC Shop Online as they not only offer the best prices but you can also see pictures of the set and individual titles via the following link:


Again, many online sellers such as Amazon.ca are still listing The Raccoons double-feature title, which was a proposed release given a street date of last October set to contain both the "Raccoons On Ice" and "Christmas Raccoons" television specials. This has since been cancelled and I'm not sure why. It's too bad because I was really looking forward to this disc especially, more so than the actual TV episodes! In any event, avoid ordering this item as it will sit in your account backordered for months as happened to me and you'll be wasting your time and money.

Also, I have no idea what this means, but apparently - 3 "new" individual volumes of The Raccoons are now being shown at both Amazon.ca, Videomatica.com and a couple other retailers online. They are being titled "Vols. 4, 5 & 6" and another box-set is also being listed which like the first, apparently contains all 3 of these proposed new individual discs.

I've emailed Morninstar regarding this and have yet to recieve any responses but will try to put a phone call in this afternoon. Given their track record, there's really no way of knowing what this information means at this point so for now and as far as I know - only the 3 individual discs and box-set are available.

You can find their website at http://www.morningstarentertainment.com though it's quite outdated in terms of news and added relese info, etc. It basically offers nothing.

2) As far as the R2 She-Ra box-sets are concerned, you can find them at several online retailers which I'm sure a Google search would turn up, including: http://www.rueducommerce.fr/Films-DV...r-partie-1.htm

As far as I know there are no available English language tracks or subtitles for this or the French MOTU sets.

3) There are no available English language tracks or subtitles for any of The Smurfs releases either, unfortunately. Hopefully these will come to R1 soon because it has always been one of my all-time favorite animated children's series growing up and I'd love to see them again!

Hope that answered some of your questions.



Senior HTF Member
Sep 2, 2003
Strange... I just called and spoke to someone from Morningstar Entertainment and they are actually based out of Burbank California. I wonder how they would have released these discs exclusively in Canada if that's the case? I hope I have the right company information because I was told that there's another Morningstar based out of Orange County but I'm almost positive that this is the one. The person I spoke with was extremely nice and helpful but had absolutely no idea as to what I was talking about. He took down my contact information though and will pass it along to his boss, the owner of the company, who I've been told is the only person that would have the information I'm looking for. I'm expecting a call back early this afternoon so hopefully I'll get a definitive word on these newly listed items as well as the cancelled double-feature and whether it will be making it's way back into production anytime soon. Post more info as it becomes available...

Tony J Case

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Mar 25, 2002
For completeness, I should point out that there is already a Galaxy Rangers DVD out in the UK. It's not much - 2 episodes, but it is there.

Also,you might want include the limited edition Speed Racer boxed set from a couple of years ago.

Speaking of Anime, you also forgot Robotech and the three seasons of Star Blazers.

Oh - it wasnt animated, but it was a kids show in the 80's: Starcade (the one where two kids would try and get a top score at several arcade games for the grand prize: their own arcade game!) That show, if you want to include it, is currently out on disc, avaiable from Starcade.tv


Fake Shemp
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Sep 20, 2002
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What about that Rock'n Wrestling WWF Hulk Hogan thing? I used to love that show! I was going to say, What no love for.. but, I can't remember the damn name, so I guess I can't be too snarky.:b


Senior HTF Member
Sep 2, 2003
Tony, I'm only including other region titles where they're otherwise unavailable or if there's a significant upgrade. There's many I haven't listed, just as there are some R1 titles I've left out because they've been outdated by newer or more complete issues, sets, etc. I figured it would be a good referance and source for people to voice requests as well as discuss shows or recent releases, etc. because it would be fun to see how many of the titles on the wishlist are still up there in a year from now. I expect that we'll see a good number available between now and this time next year.

Good call on Rock N' Roll Wrestling, Russel! I really hope DIC puts out a compilation disc like they did with ProStars...


Tony J Case

Senior HTF Member
Mar 25, 2002
Ok, fair enough - I thought you might want to list Galaxy Rangers since the R1 is still only pending, and the R2 version is actualy out now.

'Sides, the Robotech and Star Blazers listings are valid.

Forgot one - the Mister T cartoon! The odds of it getting released are slim to none, but I'd love to see it get the light of day.


Stunt Coordinator
Nov 16, 2000
Ok, I don't see the Shirt Tales on there... Maybe I'm blind, but I'd love to have Rick, Pam, Bogey, Digger and the crew on DVD, for old times sake...

They were the reason I lost the innocence of my youth. I discovered the little stuffed versions of these guys in a big plastic bag when I was about 8, and SURPRISE!!! - The same ones turned up under the Xmas tree two days later.

I was a bit shocked about Santa (you know, having a 'deal' with my parents and all), but I still ended up beating the crud out of my little brother so I could get downstairs first to get the Digger and Bogey dolls!!!! Ah... Memories.... :D


Fake Shemp
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Sep 20, 2002
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Nice to know the actual title of my beloved Rock'n wrestling cartoon! :b

I was never a fan, but a DVD of "Bionic 6" would give a friend of mine the total cream jeans supreme. I think it was mid to late 80's (around the time of MASK)

This doesn't fall in this era, but damn, I'd kill for a complete set of "Hercules", with the Johnny Nash theme. There was a time where it was on for about 6 hours every week locally, but now it's impossible to find.

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