WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby droosan » July 22nd, 2018, 8:38 pm

gaastra wrote:2 Stupid Dogs and Super Secret Secret Squirrel Show! (also fraggle rock cartoon coming to Blu-ray!)

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby Randall » July 22nd, 2018, 9:18 pm

Not to mention Fraggle Rock proper to Blu-ray! Though, as it was done on video, it remains to see how it will come out in HD.

Not sure if I need 2SD, but I'm curious about the new SS, which I never saw.

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby droosan » July 22nd, 2018, 10:48 pm

Super-Secret Secret Squirrel was actually pretty cool; a worthy follow-up to the original TV series, IMO. The main difference being that all of the characters are animals .. and the addition of the 'Agent 99-esque' character, Penny.

2 Stupid Dogs is just dumb fun. :) Though, it could be 'repetitive', at times; like its contemporary, Ren & Stimpy, it latched onto certain running gags/catchphrases and ran with them across multiple short cartoons, often without context .. because if it was funny once, it's funny every time, right..? (little dog: "no")

Both are important shows, however, for their role as an incubator for the core talent that would forge Cartoon Network's identity in the ensuing decade.

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby Randall » July 23rd, 2018, 2:09 am

I have seen a number of 2SD cartoons, since they appeared as a bonus on so many H-B tapes back then. I found them okay, but now in retrospect I can appreciate them more for the reasons you mentioned.

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby droosan » November 23rd, 2018, 7:22 am

Popeye The Sailor, volume 4 .. picking-up right where the DVD sets left off, a decade(!) ago: with fourteen Famous Studios 'WWII-era' theatrical shorts, in full-color. Coming on December 11th; just in time for Christmas! :D

And, the cartoons will be available on either DVD or Blu-ray (as separate releases; so .. two purchases, for anyone who'd want both formats).

No word on whether there may be an HD 're-release' of the Fleischer Popeye shorts .. but if this set sells well enough, who knows..? 8)

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby Randall » November 23rd, 2018, 6:53 pm

Jerry Beck has indicated that this may our final chance to show support for a classic animation release from Warner Archive. We will only get further chances if this one sells. (He said the awesome Porky Pig set just broke even, which isn't good enough. :( ) So don't delay--- order NOW! :)


Popeye is now available for order on Amazon, as well as the WB Shop.

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby EricJ » November 23rd, 2018, 9:36 pm

Randall wrote:Jerry Beck has indicated that this may our final chance to show support for a classic animation release from Warner Archive. We will only get further chances if this one sells. (He said the awesome Porky Pig set just broke even, which isn't good enough. :( ) So don't delay--- order NOW! :)


I know the problems of dealing with Mad King Ludwig when it comes to rare Warner Archive vintage-cartoon sets--heck, we went through this same issue in retail with Warner's "Mouse Chronicles" Blu-ray set, and it didn't turn out so well--but....the freakin' Famous Popeyes, Jerry??
Yes, I want to save vintage cartoons on the Archive as much as anyone, but how about a few realistic expectations of 30's Porky and 40's-50's POPEYE?? :evil:

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Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Postby Ben » November 24th, 2018, 3:25 am

I don’t see why they didn’t just issue the much in demand Tom & Jerry Volume Two set. That was all ready to go before it was cancelled so it would have been almost zero cost and maximum profit.