Who owns dvd rights to these shows

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  1. Adam_S

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    Most of these are cartoons, and i assume i'm right that warner owns tiny toons and animainiacs.
    he-man
    bravestar
    thundercats
    teenage mutant ninja turtles
    voltron
    ducktales
    darkwing duck
    talespin
    chip and dale's rescue rangers
    xmen
    spiderman
    family matters
    full house
    step by step
    what are the chances of any of these coming to dvd, and who owns the rights?
     
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    Not 100% sure about all of these...
    He-Man: Hallmark Entertainment, at least in part; they could release this through Artisan
    Bravestarr: Hallmark Entertainment, at least in part; they could release this through Artisan
    Thundercats: Warner
    TMNT: Columbia/Tri-Star produced the series; not sure if they have the DVD rights
    Voltron: World Events Productions, I believe
    Ducktales: Disney
    Darkwing Duck: Disney
    Talespin: Disney
    Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers: Disney
    X-Men: Universal
    Spider-Man: Disney; I believe this was part of the recent Fox Family Worldwide purchase
    Family Matters: Warner
    Full House: Warner
    Step By Step: Warner
    There are already a couple of X-Men DVDs.
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    he-man- Hallmark wants to sell the entire Filmation library to someone at a huge price. Otherwise Rhino is rumored to have wanted to pick this up some time ago
    teenage mutant ninja turtles- Rights to TMNT have lapsed, I don't know if they can still release this
    voltron- Trimark
    ducktales-Disney
    darkwing duck- Disney
    talespin- Disney
    chip and dale's rescue rangers- Disney
    xmen- Universal
    spiderman- Fox
     
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    Quite a few companies have been interested in acquiring Masters of the Universe. You're right about the price -- Hallmark is asking for an astronomical amount of money and won't license off individual programs. As far as I know, the extent of their use of the library extends to t-shirts and airing Fat Albert on their Odyssey/Hallmark channel.
    I'm pretty sure Fox doesn't have the rights to Spider-Man anymore, or at least, they won't have them in 3-4 months when the deal with Disney closes.
    Edit - ah, here's the quote I was looking for:
    From http://cnnfn.cnn.com/2001/07/23/deals/fox_disney/ --
     
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    I was talking about the original Spider-Man cartoon
     
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    Oh, the '67 cartoon? Sorry about that. I assumed the original poster meant something more recent, judging from the other series he asked about.
    The '80s incarnations of Spider-Man and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends were apparently part of the deal made with Disney as well.
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    Yah the more recent spider man, i'd forgottne about the eighties version, and wasn't aware of an earlier one.
    on the note of older shows though, who owns the rights to
    beverly hillbillies
    andy griffth
    hogan's heroes
    bewitched
    i dream of jeanie
    gilligans island
     
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    There are Andy Griffith DVDs released by UAV Entertainment (formerly known as Brentwood), Delta Entertianment and Madacy.
    You can also find some Beverly Hillbillies DVDs released by Madacy.
    Gord
     

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