Warner Home Video on HTF
following is a complete transcript of the on-line chat on the
subject of TV & animated DVD releases with executives from
Warner Home Video, held on Tuesday, June 6th on
Home Theater Forum. Thanks to Ron Epstein, Parker Clack,
Robert Crawford and everyone at HTF for all their hard work, and for
providing the transcript for all to read. You'll also find a
quick summary of the information learned at the
end of the chat. Enjoy!
Home Theater Forum
Subject: Live Chat with Warner Home Video
Date: Tuesday June 6, 2006
[RonEpstein] Back in February we had the opportunity to talk with
the theatrical division of Warner Bros Home Video. We were promised
at that time that the TV and ANIMATION fans would get their
opportunity for a chat....So, without further delay, I would like to
say Good Evening to Warner Bros.
[WARNER] Good Evening!
[ParkerClack] Hello everyone at Warners!
[RonEpstein] Who do we have on your end?
[WARNER] We have Melissa (me) publicity/typer, Dorinda Marticorena,
Amit Desai, Rosemary Markson and others will be joining us in a bit.
[WARNER] Before we start everyone we have a few things to say...
[WARNER] Well, first, we have a VERY exciting announcement that we
made today. After decades of your waiting patiently, POPEYE is
finally and officially coming to home video and DVD in 2007. This
includes the entire originally theatrical group of POPEYE cartoons
from 1933 to 1957 as well as all made-for-tv POPEYE cartoons from
the 60s, 70s and 80s.
[WARNER] another announcement on our end is we have a replacement
disk program in place for Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol 2, Disc
4. The discs were incorrectly manufactured with some cartoons in the
interlaced rather than the progressive format. We will provide you
with info on how consumers can send in for replacement discs at no
[WARNER] we will advise consumers who purchased Tom and jerry
Spotlight Collection: Vol 2 on a disc replacement program how to
exchange and replace their discs at no charge to them.
[RonEpstein] Excellent News! You just made everyone's night! Thanks
for taking care of the consumers on this issue - it has been a huge
issue of discussion as of late
[WARNER] We hope to have a similar announcement shortly regarding
Tom and Jerry Vol 1.
[RonEpstein] We are now going to open the floor to questions...
[JeremyHaines] Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for taking the time
to be with us tonight. My question concerns Everwood. Many other
shows have seen most if not all of their seasons released on DVD,
while Everwood has only had Season 1 released. Are there plans to
release Seasons 2-4, and if not, why?
[WARNER] we don' thave plans to release future seasons at this time
[georgekaplan] I love your Looney Tunes Collections, and I was
particularly happy to see words on the last Looney Tunes collection
about being geared to the adult collector along with an
introduction by Whoopi Goldberg. However, I was surprised to find
none of the cartoons that would actually require such warnings to be
part of the set. Will the next set contain any of the cartoons that
actually need such a warning, like Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips?
[WARNER] there are certain cartoons that have been out of
circulation for several years and we will revisit their
appropriateness for our future golden collection with senior
management. Our goal is to always provide the fans with the best
collection of Looney Tunes cartoons every fall. We know how much
demand there is for these very special cartoons.
[ChuckL] Thank you Warner for your time. You all continue to
ASTOUND with your product...in fact, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
is in right now...but as far as television...thanks for the
forthcoming Animanics and Pinky and The Brain! Also..thanks for
KNOTS LANDING (my second favorite television show of all time)...you
have got me for the entire series! As for my question...BIRDS OF
PREY still DOA?
[WARNER] sorry to say, yes at this point. Music costs are quite
[PatrickMcCart] First of all, I'm overjoyed by the news of
Animaniacs and Pinky & The Brain coming to DVD... as well as the
replacement discs for the Tom & Jerry/Looney Tunes mistakes....
[WARNER] we live to make you happy Patrick!
[PatrickMcCart] Any scoop on the rest of the MGM cartoons (Tex
[WARNER] the tex avery cartoons all require a full restoration
which will be VERY VERY expensive. For us to release them, in any
substandard form would obviously not make you folks happy. We are
trying to find the financing within the various divisions of the
company to justify this undertaking.
[ChrisS] Thanks for doing this chat! Do you plan to release Friends
as a series set, and if so will that set have special features not
on the individual season sets?
[WARNER] We did release a limited complete series collection last
November and we have something special in the works that we can't
talk about quite yet but it will be worth the wait!
[Pavan_P] Hello, I'm from SitcomsOnline.com and we helped out with
picking the episodes of Alice, Perfect Strangers, and Full House for
your TV Favorites campaign. So what happened to Perfect Strangers
and can we expect season sets for this sitcom soon? Also, what about
other Miller-Boyett/Bickley-Warren sitcoms (Family Matters, Step by
Step, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Valerie/The Hogan Family) are coming
for season sets?
[WARNER] We are evaluating a number of the 80s sitcomes you
mentioned however, we dont' have any specific plans to speak of at
[DZ] Do you plan to give a North American and/or theatrical release
to the anime film Brave Story?
[WARNER] not our title, sorry.
[WARNER] Don't forget everyone...today is street date for the great
Warner Classics CHEYENNE and F-TROOP - both complete First Seasons
[Christina_Gioberti] Thanks Warner & Ron. Can I ask why a
second season of Knots Landing is not planned for release ? Are
there plans for Dallas season 7 or Falcon Crest ? Thanks
[WARNER] You're skipping Dallas Season 6? We just released 5! We're
not ruling out a second season of KNOTS, there are just no plans at
this time. No plans for Falcon Crest yet.
[JonHale] Warner Bros., Mortal Kombat is a very popular and
successful franchise spanning several mediums. I am down on my knees
right now begging you to release the one and only season of the live
action TV series, Mortal Kombat Conquest on dvd. Again, MK is hugely
popular. What reason could you have not to do so?
[WARNER] Mortal Kombat is not ours.
[MichaelSliger] Thanks for coming tonight. I was wondering if you
could give a clarification about the upcoming Justice League Season
2 set. Many reports have claimed that these episodes will be
presented in a letterboxed widescreen format, not in anamorpic
widescreen. Since the separate "Starcrossed" release
(containing episodes from this season) was encoded anamorphically,
why was the entire season release not prepared this way?
[WARNER] The director requested the 4x3 letterbox for Justice
League season 2. We have revisted this issue and will be releasing
Justice League Unlimited Season 1 in 16x9
[KenRanke] Any news on Man From UNCLE series and features?
[WARNER] We can confirm that Warner does own the rights to MAN FROM
U.N.C.L.E and we hope to release it in the future however it won't
be in 2006.
[RonEpstein] Warner, just want to clarify something. You state MAN
FROM UNCLE will not be available in 2006. I am hearing it is up for
preorder on various etail sites. You may wish to look into that.
[WARNER] Thanks Ron, we'll look into it, that is incorrect info.
[CoreyScapito] First off I would like to say thank you so much for
releasing your top notch DC Animated boxsets. I was wondering
when/if Static Shock & The Zeta Project would be released to DVD
in Season boxsets form?
[WARNER] No plans at this time DONE
[WARNER] and for your kids, WHAT'S NEW SCOOBY DOO VOL 9 Route Scary
Six came out today!
[SamRizzo] Hi Warner I'am a big fan of the live action Superboy
series, thank you Warner for Season One that is coming out June 20th
will there be Seasons 2,3,& 4 released either this year or some
[WARNER] we'd love to release the rest, we'll have to evaluate
after the first season is released.
[MeghanB] I was a bit late to the chat but I, too, am very
interested in the remaining seasons of Everwood on DVD (I currently
own Season One and view it regularly). Is this something that could
be discussed or developed in the near future (especially in light of
the large jump in sales recently according to Amazon.Com) or is it a
bit of a lost cause at this point? Simply curious. Thank you very
much for your time.
[WARNER] Never a lost cause! We'll always revisit if it makes
sense. It is still on our radar.
[ZachDemeter] Is there any chance we'll see widescreen releases of
the TEEN TITANS and THE BATMAN series on DVD? The show is animated
in widescreen, but is released on fullscreen DVDs (probably due to
the KIDS label). Also, any plans to release a new MASK OF THE
PHANTASM DVD with new special features/commentary and audio/video
transfer? And one last question--FREAKAZOID? Any plans? Thank you!
[WARNER] Teen Titans and The Batman - we are considering widescreen
on both as well as evaluating a Freakazoid release. As mentioned
earlier we are reviewing a Mask of the Phantasm Special Edition.
Thanks for your support!
[MarcoBiscotti] What about the Hanna Barbera TV Specials and
made-for-TV movies - Flintstones / Yogis Christmas, Top Cat, etc..
[WARNER] They are in the works but require remastering so they may
not be release for awhile.
[SteveO] Hi. Thank you for coming. Your attendence and great work
are most appreciated. I love your Reeves Superman sets. Any more
vintage (50s/60s) TV series in the pipeline you can tell us about
that haven't already been announced (Maverick season sets would be
[WARNER] We are considering alot of great series including Maverick
and The FBI but we don't have any specific plans to report at this
[WARNER] All you sports fans...go buy Super Bowl 31-40...in stores
[ZacharyTait] Great job on Veronica Mars Season 1! Are there any
plans for any episodes of Veronica Mars Season 2 to have
commentaries? and English subtitles?
[WARNER] 1 moment on Veronica Mars...but in the meantime For the
Hanna Barbara fans...Magilla Gorilla is coming in August...includes
Ricochet Rabbit, Punkin Puss and more!
[WARNER] No commentaries or English subtitles on Veronica Mars
Season 2. However, we'll have 2 great featurettes including one BTS
with Kristen Bell as well as deleted scenes and a gag reel. We think
you'll be pleased.
[Arild] Some TV season sets (like "Full House" season 3,
and some "Fresh Prince" sets) have mono sound even though
the shows aired in stereo. Why is this and will it affect any future
releases as well?
[WARNER] We would have to check on the specifics for the specific
series. We would never choose to release a series in mono if we had
[TonyPotoeski] Thank you I am a huge fan of Hanna Barbera and At
the end of last year you said that Wally gator and Quick Draw McGraw
were coming to dvd then it was pulled and replaced with Magilla
Gorilla and Hong Kong Phooey. Why was it pulled from the schedule?
Will we see it on dvd anytime soon? Can we expect to see the Jetsons
1980s episodes on dvd as well as Jetsons Meet the Flintstones,Rockin
with Judy Jetson,Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats, etc.
[WARNER] They were pulled because significant remastering work
needed to be researched. We are exploring adding them back to the
schedule next year.
[WARNER] We will evaluating the rest ofthe content that Tony
mentioned. Thanks for the input.
[WolframM] Hi, are there any plans to release Eyes-Complete Series,
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Season sets and Without A Trace Season 2/3.
[WARNER] Unfortunately no plans at this time on these.
[PaulMiller] As a fan of 80s cartoons, is there any chance of The
Smurfs, Pac Man, or the Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Hour coming to
DVD anytime soon?
[WARNER] We are working on the Smurfs and hope to release it in
2007. We'll look into Pac Man and Plastic Man. Thanks for the
[MissyL] Thank you very much for coming to talk to us today,
Warner. I'm glad to hear Everwood is not a lost cause. After the
recent cancellation of our beloved, high-quality show, we Everwood
fans are devastated and would really appreciate it if the DVDs of
the show were at least released. Season One is currently ranked #8
on Amazon.com and the show is very popular, so can you please tell
us why are there no plans to release seasons 2, 3, and 4?
[RonEpstein] Hey folks, let Warner make one final statement on this
and then let's steer away from EVERWOOD for the rest of the chat,
[WARNER] Once again, we'll continue to evaluate. If the demand is
there in clear numbers we will definitely consider it. Keep in mind
music costs for the show may be prohibitive.
[ToddF] Hi, I'm from SitcomsOnline.com. It is nice to see TV
Favorites sets like F-Troop lead to season releases. Can we expect
any season sets for Welcome Back Kotter, Chico and the Man, and The
Drew Carey Show or additional seasons of Night Court?
[WARNER] we are considering all of these for potential release but
we don't have specific plans to share at this time.
[WARNER] For the Hanna Barbara fans...Magilla Gorilla is coming in
August... includes Ricochet Rabbit, Punkin Puss and more!
[AntonioLopez] Warner, thank you for your continued participation
in these chats. You're devotion to the consumer is outstanding. Can
we expect season/complete series sets of Duck Dodgers, The Fugitive
with Tim daly, and Two and a Half Men?
[WARNER] We can confirm that we will be releasing Two and a half
men in 2007. No plans on the Fugitive or Duck Dodgers at this time
[ChadZ] With the newer DC Comics cartoons almost all released, are
there any plans to release the old DC Filmation cartoons, the Ruby
Spears Superman version from the 80s, or the All New Superfriends
[WARNER] We're evaluating all of these for 2007.
[KhalilS] Hi big John Ritter fan from the JRittercareer Group--any
chance for the animated short-lived TV series Fish Police to DVD?
And what about the popular TV movie The Dreamer of Oz?
[WARNER] No plans at this time
[JasonSliva] First off, thanks for the great releases so far in
terms of your animated product. In regards to future animation, are
any releases currently planned for Tiny Toon Adventures or Road
Rovers? Also, will What's New Scooby Doo ever be released in season
sets vs the single disc releases we now receive? In regards to live
action, are any releases planned for Two of a Kind or Time Trax?
[WARNER] We're in the process of evaluating Tiny Toons and and Road
Rovers. We have plans to release Whats New Scooby Doo in complete
season sets in 2007. Nothing planned yet for Two of a kind or Time
[BrettP] Thanks. I see on tvshowsondvd.com that SCARECROW & MRS
KING is one of the top 25 anticipated shows of all time awaiting a
DVD release. Any idea when our wait will be over? It was a great 80s
[WARNER] Its on our radar, we are evaluating
[WARNER] And if you want Warner Home Video to pay for your Superman
Returns theatre ticket... Don't forget all of our great Superman
titles on June 20 including Adventures of Superman Seasons 3 and 4,
Lois and Clark Season 3, Superboy Season 1, Justice League Season 2,
Superman Animated Series Vol 3, Superman Braniac Attacks and KRYPTO
the superdog. Movie money on all titles!
[RonEpstein] It seems that we will never see the original '60s
Batman TV show on DVD. I hear Fox and Warner are forever in dispute
over rights. Can you guys PLEASE try to agree to SOMETHING and get
this show out on DVD? It is the highest requested TV show to date.
[WARNER] Warner home Video does not own the rights to this series.
This is an issue between DC and Fox. Fox owns the series.
[WARNER] time to complete your series...final season of
Flintstones...complete Sixth Season...coming in Sept!
[BrianM] One animation, One TV: For animation, Tiny Toons: if
nothing else, how about the "How I Spent My Vacation"
movie? For TV, I understand WB has the rights to another of my
one-season favorites, Fastlane. Any chances on either?
[WARNER] Thanks for the suggestion on Tiny Toons, we will take it
under advisement. On Fastline, music costs are exhorbitant. Release
is unlikely at this time.
[WARNER] West Wing...there are beautiful things planned...coming
later this year. Warner may have a holiday present for you...or 2...
[WARNER] More Hanna Barbera...HONG KONG PHOOEY...coming in August!
[JeffSchiller] Thank you for the fantastic news on Popeye, though I
joined late I did read the press release. Will the Popeye DVDs
receive the same royal treatment that the Looney Tunes receive
(including full restoration, uncut, with special features,
commentaries)? Also, please tell me you'll be releasing them
staggered from the Looney Tunes release (i.e. Spring 2007?), a year
between classic animation releases is too long. Thanks!
[WARNER] They'll will receive the same royal treatment and will be
released chronologically and we will stagger them with Looney Tunes
[TravisHedger] Any plans for TV on HD DVD? Not just more space, but
for better quality encodes too? Also any plans for the two Dukes of
Hazzard Reunion and Hazzard goes to Hollywood made for TV movies
from the 90s on DVD after you are done releasing the TV series?
[WARNER] Good question on both fronts. We'll evaluate the Dukes
movies for potential release in the future. TV on HD DVD - you can
expect some exciting news on this front but we can't announce
specifics at this time. More to come on this in the relatively near
[SaraStewart] Thank you for taking my question. Could you please
explain what you mean by music costs and how it can prevent a show
from being released? Thank you for your time.
[WARNER] All of that great music you hear in television series
needs to be licensed and cleared for DVD use in addition to use
within the show for broadcast. This music can be very expensive.
[AngieHill] First, a question for TV. Any chance on ever seeing "China
Beach" released on DVD? It's one of the best series I've ever
seen and I'd love to be able to watch it on DVD. And a comment...
I'm very glad there's still hope to see Scarecrow and Mrs King on
[WARNER] We agree China Beach is a terrific show. We'd love to
release but all those old Motown songs are very expensive, making
this release unlikely at this time.
[John_Stewart] What about the Show "Sisters"
[WARNER] no releas plans for "sisters" at this time
[MichaelColvin] What about a series set of The West Wing? And any
chance that ER could be sped up? Keep up great work!
[WARNER] I think I answered the West Wing question...well, sort
of...you won't be disappointed. More ER is coming. Look for the next
release later this year.
[PaulWalcher] My interest is primarily in animation titles (thanks,
by the way, for the recent X-men: Evolution and Batman Beyond
releases). I was wondering about the chances for further releases
for X-men Evolution and Batman Beyond as well as a release for The
[WARNER] we are considering future season set releases of X-Men
Evolution. you can look for Batman Beyond Season 2 later this year.
no plan for the Zeta project at this time.
[Jeffrey_Gray] A big hello to all those at Warner. 2006 is proving
to be the "year of Superman." Will we be seeing a release
of the 17 Superman cartoons produced by Max Fleischer and Famous
Studios during the 40s? I know they're in the public domain, but
plenty of people would like to see an official, restored release.
[WARNER] all 17 Fleischer cartoons have been remastered and will be
released later this year in the Ultimate Superman Collection.
[Brandon_D] Any chance of the 1985 Irwin Allen TV Movie of Alice in
Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass to be released? It was a
childhood favorite! Also, what about Falcon Crest and Alice season
[WARNER] there are outstanding issues on the Alice In Wonderland
titles which preclude us from releasing it at this time. no plans on
Falcon Crest or Alice at this time.
[Tory] Will you release The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam
(animated), the live action Shazam! as well as the animated
Gilligan's Island & Planet and the live action Gilligan reunion
films? Are there plans to release the animated spinoff of the Dukes
of Hazzard, The Dukes & live action spinoff Enos? Will we see
more Growing Pains seasons & their reunion films and spinoff
Just the 10 of Us?
[WARNER] no plans on Shazam animated or live action at this time.
Both have mastering issues. No plans on Gilligans or Dukes animated
but we will consider it.
[JohnSimon] There have been rumors in the last few days that new
series sets of "Friends" and "West Wing" with
new bonus features will be released in the near future. Will these
new extras be available seperately for those who already own the
individual seasons? It seems that choosing to re-release an entire
series with new features will only lead fans to resist buying the
initial release if such a re-release pattern becomes the norm.
[WARNER] I can't comment on the specifics but I wouldn't believe
everything you hear. It is not possible to please everyone all of
the time but we do carefully weigh all of the possibilities and
ramifications and hope to do what is in the best interest of the
series and the fans.
[AndyRoss] First of all thank you for season one of "F Troop."
I picked up my copy today and I hope to see season two follow. I
also want to further support for a DVD of "Freakazoid" &
"Tiny Toon Adventures." I would like to ask if there are
any plans for "Cartoon Planet?" Thanks for all the great
work you do with your DVD releases, my friends and I are thrilled
with the restoration work done to Looney Tunes!
[WARNER] if you mean Captain Planet there are not plans at this
[ParkerClack] I just wanted to say that I noticed that Man from
U.N.C.L.E season one is set for release on 7/25/06? Do you know if
this is still the scheduled release date?
[WARNER] As discussed earlier, this title is not planned for
release in July 2006.
[KeithPaynter] Welcome back, Warner! Thanks for coming and
continuing to provide such outstanding product for true movie
enthusiasts. With the considerable success of Disney's wartime
cartoons in their 'Treasures' series (which included anti-Japanese
content), is it at all possible that Warner has considered following
suit so that, properly presented, we can be witness to several
wartime classics made at the pinnacle of the creative efforts as
well as many of the more racially caricatured wartime cartoons in
upcoming volume(s) of the Looney Tunes DVDs, or as a specific
collector's product? The Whoopi Goldberg prologue on the most recent
DVD set was an excellent way to put such cartoons in their proper
context for the uninformed. These were some of the fastest,
brashest, and funniest cartoons ever to come out of Termite Terrace.
[WARNER] we are well aware of the excellence of the war cartoons
created by our studio as such we plan to handle them in a very
special way in the not too distant future. we are hopefull you will
pleased with the effort.
[KrisLane] Thanks for taking the questions... Any plans for Murphy
Brown Season 2? (I know music could be an issue with this one).
Also, care to let us know why Perfect Strangers was delayed? I know
lots of fans were looking forward to the TV Favorites edition.
[WARNER] Unfortunately, no plan for a second season of Murphy Brown
at this time. We never committed to the TV Favorites release of
Perfect Strangers. It was only under consideration. We continue to
evaluate the release and the format - compilation vs. full season
set - but no decision has been made at this time.
[Nick_Feduccia] Thank you SO much for at least making some of your
greatest shows available for streaming video on AOL. Awesome idea!
Since you seem to be fast tracking Thundercats, could we see a
Silverhawks release soon, if it is even your property? If it isn't,
then how about a Freddy's Nightmares? That would make an awesome
[WARNER] no plans at this time on Silverhawks. we are evaluating
[ThomasDE] First off, thanks for releasing Animaniacs on DVD, and
thanks for promising to look into releasing S 2-4 of Everwood (it is
very well appreciated by Everwood fans). Now onto the question: What
is the status of The OC season 3? Will it be released in August as
[WARNER] The OC will not be released in August this year but it
will be out later this year with a lot of great extras!
[DanielCollins] Thanks for considering about bringing the DC
Filmation toons to DVD, I remember them as part of the Super Powers
Video Collection. My question is which version of the SUPERFRIENDS
will be used for Vol. 3?
[WARNER] you can look for Superfriends the legendary super powers
show and the super powers team galactic guardians coming up in 2007.
[Keith_AB] Thanks so much for taking my question this evening, hope
it isn't too off track. There are a couple of series I would love to
have but that are not on DVD - has Warner considered allowing legal
downloads of episodes not on DVD(kinda like an ITunes)? I've found a
couple of sites that claim to offer legal downloads of shows I'd
LOVE to have, but it's hard to know who to trust.... I'd think
Warner could save some $$ going the downloads route
[WARNER] Those issues are actively under consideration.
[MattHazuda] On Batman Beyond's second season: will it be a full 26
episode release, or split into volumes? Also, do you have any plans
for Cartoon Network season sets from shows like Billy and Mandy, Ed,
Edd and Eddy, etc?
[WARNER] Batman Beyond will be the full season 2 and we are
evaluating season set releases for Cartooon Network shows.
[JasonR] PLEASE CONSIDER PERFECT STRANGERS! That was asked already,
but please release it! I'm dying for it. What are the status for
these series for season sets: Mama's Family, Head of the Class and
more Growing Pains?
[WARNER] Look for Mama's later this year. No news on the others.
[WARNER] Come meet Bruce Campbell at Comic Con where we'll be
featuring our Adventures of Brisco County Jr. panel on Saturday. The
full series will be out on DVD on July 18! DONE
[AlfredWalker] Speaking for scads of fans that congregate around
Jim Nolt's George Reeves Tribute web site, thanks for the release of
The Adventures of Superman. Many of us have noticed some issues with
questionable picture quality and missing scenes from some episodes,
as well as the missing previews from Season 1, mismatched openings
from Seasons1&2 and misplaced closing music. Did you have 35mm
source available for your transfers, and are there plans to correct
some of these issues I mentioned with updated, revised dvd sets?
[WARNER] The ownership and handling of these masters went through
numerous hands over the course of 50+ years. During that time prior
caretakers did not handle all film elements for every episode as we
would have hoped. We appreciate your continued support and interest
for the series. Please know that the company is making every attempt
to release the highest quality possible given the materials that we
have at our disposal.
[James] Any info on "Eight Is Enough" or the TV movies "Flood"
(1976) and/or "Fire" (1977) coming to DVD?
[WARNER] No plans at this time on these.
[StuartK] First of all, thanks for the Looney Tunes sets. They're
the prize of my collection. My question is regarding the George
Lucas produced animated movie Twice Upon a Time. Is there any chance
this will end up on DVD? Especially given some of the talent that
worked on it (Harley Jessup, David Fincher, Henry Selick), it really
deserves the chance to be discovered. It's both beautiful and
[WARNER] Twice Upon a Time is handled through Theatrical catalog
group and we will convey the question to them.
[BillMillerson] First, I am extremely happy about Animaniacs on DVD
and wanted to know what other 90's cartoons are coming down the
pipeline? Specifically, Dexter's Lab, Cow and Chicken and Sheep in
the Big City?
[WARNER] we are in conversatons with Cartoon Network about their
other releases. stay tuned.
[PaulaVitaris] Hi, thanks for the chat! I'd like to know if you
have plans to release on DVD Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, as well
as the earlier TV special Kung Fu: The Movie, and what about a
re-release of the first season of Kung Fu, this time in the proper
fullscreen aspect ratio? Thanks so much!
[WARNER] No plans to re-release Kung Fu Season 1. We'll evaluate
[WARNER] We're having the world premiere of the new TEEN TITANS
Original Animated Movie TEEN TITANS: TROUBLE IN TOKYO at Comic Con
next month. It will be on Sat. night 7/22 at 7pm. We will also be
hosting panels for Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain (Thurs 7/20), the
aforementioned Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and some Superman
[RonEpstein] Look, I'm surprised nobody has yet to mention GET
SMART. I hear it's coming and being released through TIME/LIFE.
Anything you'd like to mention about this?
[WARNER] It's our sister company HBO's product.
[CorkyT] Hello...how is LIFE GOES ON selling? Can we expect to see
more of the Thatcher family (all 4 seasons?)? What about OUR HOUSE?
Perfect Strangers is a Miller-Boyett Production, in association with
Lorimar Television and Warner Bros. Domestic Cable
Distribution...always wanted to say that! Sorry lol!
[WARNER] We can't disclose sales information. We're evaluating
future seasons of Life Goes On. No plans for Our House at this time.
[WARNER] Can we hear some noise for those Edmonton Oilers!!!
[ArynLeroux] Hi Warner thanks for taking the time to do this chat:
As a big fan of 70s/80s TV, My question is do you have any plans to
release any of the following in season sets ? CHiPs, Spencer: For
Hire, The Streets of San Francisco ? ThankYou Much!
[WARNER] We are considering CHiPs, no plans on the others at this
[WARNER] We know you're all psyched for the new Original Tom and
Jerry movie "Shiver Me Whiskers" coming in August.
[todds] Thanks for the Flash set and the only tv dvd my wife has
ever asked me for..Knots Landing. My question is this..Any chance of
the Michael Madsen series Vengeance Unlimited? Hopefully the
upcoming Supernatural dvd will have the original music. Thanks!
Another plea for Kung Fu:TLC.
[WARNER] Yes, Supernatural, coming on Sept 5th will have all of the
original music PLUS over 2 hours of special features. We think you
will greatly enjoy it! No plans for Vengeance Unlimited at this
[Dave-Mackey] Shoutout to my ToonZone peeps. But I gotta ask a
live-action q.... are we ever going to see "What I Like About
You" on DVD? I can't understand why this didn't happen while
the series was still on the air and practically everything else on
the WB was out on DVD.
[WARNER] no plans on "what i like about you" at this
[JohnKilduff] You're evaluating "Tiny Toons". Can you
tell us how well is it doing in the evaluation process? This is my
Holy Grail of your animated properties.
[WARNER] We know there's fan interest and its under serious
[WARNER] YOU CAN'T ESCAPE THE CARVER...LOOK FOR NIP/TUCK: THE
COMPLETE THIRD SEASON ON AUGUST 29TH
[WARNER] Check your papers for more Popeye news...
[KevinMathers] finally get in, yea! Thanks for offering this
opportunity to speak with you. I've got another question regarding
Night Court (really big fan): it seems the disappointing sales of
Season 1 was that people weren't interested in a season that didn't
have Markie Post in it. Hopefully the TV Favorites were successfull
enough to warrant season sets again for the show, maybe doing
seasons 2+3 together and then releasing the other 6 seasons
[WARNER] we have no plans at this time, we are evaluating future
Night Court releases
[WARNER] but we have a guy in our office who looks just like Bull
MattMelander] Thanks for doing this, you guys are great! Any news
on Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Vol:2? Anything on Max Headroom?
[WARNER] Harvey Birdman Vol 2 will be released later this year. No
news on Max Headroom.
[WARNER] Invasion: The Complete Series...great show you might have
missed...watch for it in August. August 22nd that is.
[WARNER] Any Gilmore fans out there? Season 6 coming on Sept 19th!
[WARNER] and...SMALLVILLE: SEASON 5...also in September...Sept.
[Chris] Thanks so much for chatting with us! Are season set of "Fosters
Home for Imaginary Friends" under consideration? And can you
give us some insight into what goes into consider an animated series
for a full season set?
[WARNER] Yes, there is consideration for Fosters Home.
[WARNER] By enlarge, we are moving towards releasing animated
series in full season sets DONE
[SteveH] Thank you. Any Plans for more Season sets of Growing
[WARNER] No plans for growing pains.
[WARNER] Smallville - some great special features on this one, lots
of deleted scenes and an inside look at the 100th episode.
[corey3rd] what is the situation with huckleberry hound vol 2 since
it has my fav HH episode with the attacking potato and yogi playing
the football with the bears. you can't keep those in the vault. I
beg of you to make the set happen.
[WARNER] What, no more everwood?
[WARNER] There are no plans for Huckleberry Hound Vol 2 at this
time but it stays under consideration.
[RonEpstein] Well, I think that about wraps it up.
[WARNER] So we can go back to eating our dinner?
[RonEpstein] I want to thank the folks at Warner Bros: Melissa,
Dorinda, Amit, Rosemary, George (and we suspect) Michael.
[WARNER] George says he looks forward to another theatrical catalog
chat before years end...George, Vol 4...the DVD.
[ParkerClack] I'd buy that for a dollar.
[RonEpstein] Before year's end? Yeah, we can do that.
[WARNER] Th Th Th Thats all folks...DONE
[WARNER] and eat your spinach and buy your Popeye!
[RonEpstein] Goodnight Everyone! Look for the transcript to be
posted on TVSHOWSONDVD.COM and THE DIGITAL BITS tomorrow morning.
Session Close: Tue Jun 06 22:54:16 2006
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Our thanks to HTF member Keith Paynter for this
compilation of chat revelations:
For the latecomers, here is what has been asked...
Warner announces King Features' Popeye cartoons - including
complete theatrical and made for TV shorts; replacement for Looney
Tunes Vol 2 Disc 4 DVD, Tom & Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol 2;
Magilla Gorilla w/Ricochet Rabbit/Punkin Puss, etc;
Everwood Seasons 2-4? - no plans, may revisit; music rights $$
Knots Landing Season 2 - no plans
Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm SE? - under consideration
LT Bug Bunny Nips The Nips/Coal Black: future release with prologue
- under advisement with Management for appropriateness
More MGM (Tex Avery, etc) - full restoration required. very $$$
Friends as a series set w/ new extras - TBA
Perfect Strangers, other Miller-Boyett/Bickley Warren shows - no
Brave Story - not WB
Dallas S7/Falcon Crest - S5 recently released, FC no plans yet
Mortal Kombat live action - Not WB
Justice League S2 - LB or anamorphic - director requested 4x3
letterbox; JLU S1 to be anamorphic
Man From UNCLE - future release, not 2006
Static Shock / The Zeta Project season sets - no plans
Superboy S2-4 - to be evaluated followg S1
Teen Titans / The Batman / Freakazoid - TT, TB 16:9 consideration,
HB M4TV cartoon specials - remastering req'd
Vintage 50's/60's TV - no specifics
Veronica Mars S2 - no commentaries or Eng S/T, but lots of bonus
Some TV shows on DVD in mono, bradcast in stereo - have to check
Wally Gator/Quick Draw McGraw/80's Jetsons - remastering required
Eyes/Scarecrow & Mrs King/Without A Trace S2-3 - no plans;
Smurfs/Pac-Man/Plastic Man - workling on Smurfs; hopefully 2007; PM
& PM possible
WBKotter/Chico & The Man/Drew Carey/Night Court - under
consideration, no plans
Duck Dodgers/Fugitive - Tim Daly/ Two & 1/2 Men - 2-1/2 Men
2007; no others planned
DC Filmation/Ruby Spears Superman/All-New Superfriends Hr - under
Fish Police - no plans
Tiny Toons/Road Rovers/WN Scooby Doo Season Sets - SD 2007
evaluating TT & RR
60's Batman - Fox vs DC
TT Vacation/Fastlane - TTV consideration ; Fastlane music costs
West Wing S7, potential series boxset - plans in works for
Popeye cartoons releasing schedule - staggered with LT collections
Dukes Of Hazzard TV movies - under evaluation
China Beach - no plans, Motown music $$$$$$
ER scheduling - more later this year
X-Men Evolution/Batman Beyond - XME in future, BB S2 later this
year (full season)
Fleischer/Famous Superman Cartoons - later this year, Ultimate
Irwin Allen Alice In Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass -
issues, no plans
Falcon Crest/Alice - no plans
Superkid PH w/Shazam!; Shazam live action; Gilligan spinoffs; Dukes
Spinoffs - no plans
Captain Planet - no plans
Warner WWII shorts theme set - will be handled with care for
possible future consideration
Murphy Brown S2 - no plans
Silvercats/Freddy's Nightmares - SC no plans, FN under evaluation
The OC S3 - later this year w/extras
Superfriends - SP show & SP Team Galactic Guardians in 2007
Cartoon Network - Ed Edd & Eddy S1 later this year, others in
Mama's Family/more Growing Pains - MF later this year, GP no plans
Superman (Reeves) mismatches; source materials - materials &
ownership changed hands many times over 50 years Eight Is
Enough/Flood/Fire - no plans
Twice Upon A Time (Lucas) - theatrical
Dexter's Laboratory, Cow & Chicken, Sheep In The City - in
discussion (with other CN shows)
Kung Fu The Movie & Legend Continues - under evaluation
Life Goes On/Our House - LGO future consideration, OH no plans
CHiPs, Spencer For Hire, Streets of SF - CHiPs under consideration,
others no plans
Vengeance Unlimited/Supernatural - VU no plans; S w/original music
What I Like About You - no plans
Night Court S2+ - no plans, but evaluating future sets
Harvey Birdman V2/Max Headroom - HB later this year, MH no plans
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends - under consideration
Huckleberry Hound V2 - no current plans, under consideration
Th-th-that's all, folks!