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Wild Thornberries DVD (interesting development)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Already mentioned that. Yeah, Cops is a good show and all, but I', REALLY ticked that Gadget's license was given to Fox, who released a Cartoon Catchphrase collection (A collection of no more than 10 episodes out of order in an "Oh well, at least it's something" release). Hopefully with a comic coming out (you wouldn't believe how many stores I had to go to for the preview issue... art's kinda inconsistent but pretty good), someone else will get the license and just release as much of it as possible (THIS TV reruns only have a third of the first season).

    I have SOOOO much problems with how WB releases stuff that isn't at the moment fresh sitcoms. I'm glad they've decided to release Brave and the Bold in half seasons, but if they don't do same for Mystery Inc, I'm not going to bother. To this day they have refused to release Static Shock and Legion of Super Heroes in seasons (LOSH only had 2)... but Loonatics got a nice release and NO ONE LIKED Loonatics.

    As for Animaniacs... originally the big problem was (and this was confirmed by a music scholar) Macadamia Nut used THE REAL music and they were having trouble getting the rights to that song. But then they just put it on the back burner FOREVER. Tiny Toons? Well, the second volume was EDITED and had a bare bones, no special feature at all release. Now, consider this... volume 1 had the PILOT version of Loony Beginning that had additional scenes not seen in rebroadcast. Edits seem... cheap. If sales are because of that, it's their own fault.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Not a Nicktoon, but Shout has another license now....

    The Adventures of Tintin

    I hope that means the movie's going to go somewhere.
  3. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Yea me too. I used to watch this on Nick too and just hope that there are some neat features on there.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I might get the CatDog set, I rather liked that Nicktoon.

    Wasn't there a few "lost episodes" from the end of the series that was never aired on Nickelodeon, but on the Nicktoons Network (like Hey Arnold!)?
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I just had a thought...

    Is it just possible that Viacom is suddenly releasing all these old-school Nicktoons that we grew up with like this to compete with the Cartoon Network Hall of Fame?
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It would be if CN Hall of Fame wasn't just 3 sets of DVD's that they didn't completely stop making.

    It's either going to be on Nickelodeon or the TeenNick channel. They ARE going to rerun the older shows under a "The 90's are All That" block.

    The only CN classics thing I've seen in the last few months (other than the Courage shirt that they sold at Hot Topic being sold at J.C. Penny for a fraction of the cost) was an advertisement for a video game for the 3DS where older and some newer characters fight each other.
  8. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, I got my copy of Rocko finally today, however I do have a minor quibble... okay, a major quibble, and it's not about the lack of special features...

    All of the episodes are out of order. Seriously, episode seven is the first on the set, and the first two episodes are flipped to nine and eight on the set... what's up with that?
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't get why no special features is the new it thing.... it's just cheap, but it's not going to stop me from buying it. Though, you'd think Joe Murray would knock down their door to put an interview or something on that disk. At least interview Tom Kenny, as that was his first Nickelodeon job (he's in 90% of the other Nicktoons since)... and possibly his first major voice acting role... (he's in 90% of cartoons since).
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, here's some morequibbles with the set...

    1. The audio... it's like the volume fluxuates, the music and score is rather quiet, then the dialogue is a little bit louder, then the other sound effects are blaring.
    2. The quality: now, the overall quality is more crystal clear compared to original television broadcasts, but the color is surprisingly mute and faded... I think they could've done a little more restoration to the episodes; even the repeats of Cow and Chicken on Boomerang (well, Comcast On Demand anyway, since I don't get the actual channel) have much bolder and brighters colors compared to my old tapes.
  12. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    about the color...have you tried playing with your dvd player's (or tv's) brightness, color, and contrast options (if they have them?)

    when I watch my PPG dvd I need to turn the contrast down because everything is too bright and oversaturated.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Most of the time, it has to do with how the DVD companies prepare the content for the DVDs.

    A lot of companies will take the time to properly restore the content for the DVD, especially if the content is shot on film (sometimes, they're restored from the original negatives if the master prints are too damaged), whereas other times (like Henson's Place), the content seems to be simply transfered from the original source onto the disc, without any sort of restoration whatsoever.
  14. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I know that...but it was just a suggestion. You dont know if its something will help or not until you try...
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, here's at least another plus with the Rocko set...

    It DOES include the banned episode "Leap Frogs"; I haven't finished the set yet, but I guess aother episodes will be uncut like the milking scene from "The Good, The Bad, The Wallaby".

    I guess if they ever make it to the final season, they'll also include the other banned episode "Heff in a Handbasket".

    Incidentally, both episodes actually were broadcasted on the Nicktoons Network, so... yeah...
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, so as it turns out, "The Good, The Bad, and The Wallaby" ISN'T uncut. :(
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm not going to bother if it's not Uncut. That is SUCH bullcrap. Nick should keep its distance with it's prude scissors from these releases. I hope they get TONS of complaint letters for this and future releases aren't hacked for the benefit of the Amish. This is intended as a 20-something collection, and dumbing it down so it's safe for 2 year olds isn't going to win any buyers.
  18. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... Hey Dude has a freaking special feature. An interview with someone. They couldn't do one for any of these cartoons people actually like and remember better than anything else on the network (maybe with the exception of Double Dare).

    Why they decided to give a forgotten and forgettable live action series a special feature and not any of the toons so far is beyond any comprehension.
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, I mean like with these CN Hall of Fame releases: Johnny Bravo got special features for one reason, and one reason only... Seth MacFarlane. The other releases got bupkus. Dexter was a bigger hit than JB, you'd think that would've had at least an interview with Genndy Tartakovski or something.

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