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Kirben

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Why is Warner Bros. treatment of cartoon series in general so poor? there has been inconsistent releases (Peanuts specials), major cropping (2000s series), and incomplete releases (Duck dodgers, Tazmania) in the past, but they still continue to get worse.

The complete series of Teen Titans was recently released on DVD, but still cropped to 4:3, and it looks like the upcoming complete series release of What's New Scooby Doo? will be cropped to 4:3 too. The disc counts are different, so these aren't cases of just re-releasing the previous discs again.

A few recent series (Bunnicula, Unikitty) have had a season one part one released on DVD, only to be followed by a complete season one released on DVD. As if people needed even less incentive to not buy split season sets.

The DVD releases of the Peanuts series have become random episodes, when they only needed to release a couple more volumes to complete the series. It is no wonder people wait for complete series, when volumes end up like this.

There just seems to be a total lack of any care with these releases, with many cartoon series from 2000s having no chance of uncut (widescreen) releases, unless eventually released on Blu-ray by Warner Archive.
 

ClassicTVMan1981X

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I'd rather watch the old 1982 Bunnicula special that aired on ABC's Weekend Special series, than this revamp!

Speaking of the '82 special, I think Warner Archive should make available a DVD of it in the future.

~Ben
 

darkrock17

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WB like all the other studios at the beginning of the 2000's had interest in releasing their respective cartoon series, but just like children they soon lost said interest. WB lost it sometime after the Looney Tunes collections ended and when the Hanna-Barbera collection switched from Golden to Classic.
 

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