Who Now Owns The TERRY TOON Cartoons?

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  1. Doug Bull

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    Other than a few dreadful quality Public Domain DVDs there has been no sign of any of Fox's Terry Toon Cartoons.

    While nowhere near the quality of Warners and MGM, these Cartoons still entertained a multitude of Theatergoers over the years.
    They later appeared on TV, but since then they seem to have vanished.
    I seem to recall a few being released on Laserdisc, but so far none have appeared on Legit DVDs.

    Who now owns them and why has there been no DVD release?
     
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    According to Jerry Beck's www.cartoonresearch.com

    TERRYTOONS (Mighty Mouse, Heckle & Jeckle, et al) are owned by Viacom (Paramount). (video rights currently sub-licensed to Universal Home Video who have not released any tapes)
     
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    Thanks Pat, hey, that site is fabulous and will certainly be added to my favourites.

    Didn't Universal release a few of their own Woody Woodpecker titles on DVD way back?

    Let's hope that the TERRY TOONS get consideration sometime soon.
     
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    In actuality, Paramount Pictures now owns the theatrical rights. The television rights are held by CBS/Paramount Television. They are now different entities since Viacom and CBS split at the beginning of this year.
     
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    Paramount would still own any home video and distribution rights exclusively.

    And the Woody Woodpecker DVDs were actually not released by Universal but licensed from and released through Columbia House Video in syndicated TV Show format as "The Woody Woodpecker Show". There were 15 volumes in total produced.

    I would also love to see the Terrytoons released, but considering the extent that Paramount's reached into their classic animation vaults to date, fat chance of that ever happening.

    Maybe if John K. is adamant enough, since he seems to have a good relationship with the studio.


    While they're at it...

    It would also be nice to have BETTY BOOP on DVD!!!!!!

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