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16th Nov '17 10:48:05 AM hipsterelephant
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* ''WesternAnimation/OutThere'', a coming of age Dramedy about growing up in high-school from former animator of South Park, Ryan Quincy, had all of it's episodes delisted about a year after it was cancelled. No mention of the show is even listed on IFC's website, either, despite airing as recent as 2013.
10th Nov '17 9:56:17 AM dsneybuf
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Disney is notorious for treating their films with reverence and God-like status...and treating its animated shows like they need to be moved to a leper colony to die. While their films are given new re-releases every decade or so, their shows in contrast are hastily dumped to the market once, and then abandoned. What makes this a particularly frustrating trend with this company is that they take down episodes of their old shows on [=YouTube=], even if said episodes haven't seen the light of day on television in years, let alone gained a proper home media release. There's also the fact that Disney has put ''some'' old shows on iTunes at the very least, but not all of them. To wit:

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Disney Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo is notorious for treating their films its film library with reverence and God-like status...and treating its animated shows like they need to be moved to a leper colony to die. While their films are given new re-releases every decade or so, their shows in contrast are hastily dumped to the market once, and then abandoned. What makes this a particularly frustrating trend with this company is that they take down episodes of their old shows on [=YouTube=], even if said episodes haven't seen the light of day on television in years, let alone gained a proper home media release. There's also the fact that Disney has put ''some'' old shows on iTunes at the very least, but not all of them. To wit:
10th Nov '17 9:54:51 AM dsneybuf
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Disney is notorious for treating their films (theatrical or otherwise) with reverence and God-like status...and treating its animated shows like they need to be moved to a leper colony to die. While their films are given new re-releases every decade or so, their shows in contrast are hastily dumped to the market once, and then abandoned. What makes this a particularly frustrating trend with this company is that they take down episodes of their old shows on [=YouTube=], even if said episodes haven't seen the light of day on television in years, let alone gained a proper home media release. There's also the fact that Disney has put ''some'' old shows on iTunes at the very least, but not all of them. To wit:

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Disney is notorious for treating their films (theatrical or otherwise) with reverence and God-like status...and treating its animated shows like they need to be moved to a leper colony to die. While their films are given new re-releases every decade or so, their shows in contrast are hastily dumped to the market once, and then abandoned. What makes this a particularly frustrating trend with this company is that they take down episodes of their old shows on [=YouTube=], even if said episodes haven't seen the light of day on television in years, let alone gained a proper home media release. There's also the fact that Disney has put ''some'' old shows on iTunes at the very least, but not all of them. To wit:
5th Nov '17 2:52:40 AM DTVRocks
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* Only the first four episodes of the Claymation series "Astro Farm" exist today, with the others apparently in limbo.

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* Only the first four 13 episodes of the Claymation series "Astro Farm" exist today, with the others apparently in limbo.
20th Oct '17 7:19:14 PM isrflo62
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* ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks''. The ''full series'' was available on Disney XD on Demand, but was soon removed in late June, so there's no way to own the series legally.



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* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' is pretty much forgotten. The only DVD release is of three episodes, [[NoExportForYou and only in the UK]]. It airs on Boomerang occasionally, but don't count on it. Fortunately, the whole series is on YouTube.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' is pretty much forgotten. The only DVD release is of three episodes, [[NoExportForYou and only in the UK]]. It airs aired on Boomerang occasionally, but don't count on it. occasionally... prior to the 2015 rebrand. Fortunately, the whole series is on YouTube.YouTube, in both English and Spanish.



* ''DextersLaboratory'' has no home video releases beyond the first season, though it can be streamed in its entirety on Hulu. This may be somewhat justified as the second season is ''several'' times longer than the first, and the third and fourth ones are considered one of the most noticeable {{dork age}}s in Creator/CartoonNetwork history. Part one of its second season did get released in Australia alongside their first season release (which not only retains the {{banned episode}} "Barbequor" but additionally the original pilot shorts and two music videos, even if the former are already included in the first season's episodes), but they don't have any plans to release part two [[https://www.facebook.com/madmanent/posts/10151986125153478 because of low sales]]. There's also no sign of a release in any modern format for the stand-alone movie ''Ego Trip'', produced between seasons 2 and 3 and the last hurrah for the series' original style (though it was released on VHS).

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* ''DextersLaboratory'' ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has no home video releases beyond the first season, though it can be streamed in its entirety on Hulu. This may be somewhat justified as the second season is ''several'' times longer than the first, and the third and fourth ones are considered one of the most noticeable {{dork age}}s in Creator/CartoonNetwork history. Part one of its second season did get released in Australia alongside their first season release (which not only retains the {{banned episode}} "Barbequor" but additionally the original pilot shorts and two music videos, even if the former are already included in the first season's episodes), but they don't have any plans to release part two [[https://www.facebook.com/madmanent/posts/10151986125153478 because of low sales]]. There's also no sign of a release in any modern format for the stand-alone movie ''Ego Trip'', produced between seasons 2 and 3 and the last hurrah for the series' original style (though it was released on VHS).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' only had one DVD release, which was for the first season of the show. However, reruns are recently found on Boomerang.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' only had one DVD release, which was for the first season of the show. released on DVD in 2008. However, reruns are recently found on Boomerang.



* ''Liquid Television'' and ''Cartoon Sushi'' have had a few shorts on various [=VHSs=] and [=DVDs=], but most of them have not, and it's doubtful full episodes of either show will be released anytime soon (the revival ''Liquid TV'' episodes on iTunes nontithstanding).

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* ''Liquid Television'' and ''Cartoon Sushi'' have had a few shorts on various [=VHSs=] and [=DVDs=], but most of them have not, and it's doubtful full episodes of either show will be released anytime soon (the revival ''Liquid TV'' episodes on iTunes nontithstanding).notwithstanding).
* ''3 South'', a short-lived animated series airing 11 out of it's 13 episodes during it's original run. The series never even reran on MTV Classic. The full series ''is'' on [=YouTube=], including the 2 unaired episodes.



** ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel's American Tails]]'' had its episodes released on VHS and UsefulNotes/LaserDisc back in the day, but no DVD releases in America. To make matters worse, only eight episodes of the 13 episode series were released in the US; PAL regions got every episode on VHS though, which is the only reason the "missing" episodes have surfaced on the internet in recent years with their original English dub. However, there have been DVD releases in Europe since [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it is apparently popular enough to warrant a release in Germany and Italy]], and the remaining episodes can be found in its German and Italian dubs.

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** ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel's American Tails]]'' had its episodes released on VHS and UsefulNotes/LaserDisc back in the day, but no DVD releases in America. To make matters worse, only eight episodes of the 13 episode series were released in the US; PAL regions got every episode on VHS though, which is the only reason the "missing" episodes have surfaced on the internet in recent years with their original English dub. However, there have been DVD releases in Europe since [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it An American Tail is apparently popular enough to warrant a release in Germany and Italy]], and the remaining episodes can be found in its German and Italian dubs.



** ''The Land Before Time'' TV series only had 24 out of the 26 episodes released on DVD. One of the final 2 was included as a special feature with one of the movies, but that's it. The series is airing in reruns on Universal Kids as of March 2017.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' hasn't gotten a full-season release in the US in quite a while. Only seasons 10 & 11 were released in boxset format here (along with season 7, under the name "Sleepovers, Sports and More"). In the UK, they only got seasons 1, 2 and 3. Various seasons have been released on assorted streaming services over the years, which is still of no help to those that prefer physical copies, and the rightsholders periodically yank certain seasons off the services and replace them with other ones anyway. [[http://www.pbs.org/parents/arthur/books/video.html This section on the official PBS website for Arthur aimed at adults]] lists what episodes are available on the old Random House [=DVDs=]/videocassettes, for what it's worth. Thankfully, the series is still rerunning on Creator/PBSKids and [[LongRunner has been renewed for a twenty-first season]]. Which is of no help to those living in countries where the show got screwed over (Malaysia, a number of countries in Latin America, and Poland comes to mind).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' hasn't gotten a full-season release in the US in quite a while. Only seasons 10 & 11 were released in boxset format here (along with season 7, under the name "Sleepovers, Sports and More"). In the UK, they only got seasons 1, 2 and 3. Various seasons have been released on assorted streaming services over the years, which is still of no help to those that prefer physical copies, and the rightsholders periodically yank certain seasons off the services and replace them with other ones anyway. [[http://www.pbs.org/parents/arthur/books/video.html This section on the official PBS website for Arthur aimed at adults]] lists what episodes are available on the old Random House [=DVDs=]/videocassettes, for what it's worth. Thankfully, the series is still rerunning on Creator/PBSKids and [[LongRunner has been renewed for a twenty-first season]]. Which is of no help to those living in countries where the show got screwed over (Malaysia, a number of countries in Latin America, and Poland comes to mind).
10th Oct '17 10:03:49 PM DocOYee
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* Likewise, the short-lived series ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''. Besides getting [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the shaft]] during its original run, only ''two'' episodes have been put on DVD ("Nick Picks", Volumes 3 and 5). It's possible to find them on the internet, but it's no picnic.

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* Likewise, the short-lived series ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''. Besides getting [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the shaft]] during its it's original run, only ''two'' episodes have been put on DVD ("Nick Picks", Volumes 3 and 5).5) and ''two'' on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VideoNow VideoNow]]. It's possible to find them on the internet, but it's no picnic. Only it's German dub has been [[https://nick.ch/shows/248-katzekratz/videos officially released by Nickelodeon]].
6th Oct '17 5:12:22 PM Mario1995
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* ''WesterAnimation/PostmanPat'' had a number of VHS releases in the United States during the 90's, but a multitude of episodes never saw the light of day there, and only one DVD release, the 2014 CGI movie, materialized. American-based [=NBCUniversal=] (through Creator/DreamWorksAnimation) controls the intellectual property and masters as of 2016, but there still doesn't seem to be any motivation for a U.S. DVD release yet. This doesn't apply in the show's home country, the United Kingdom, for very obvious reasons, but [[NoExportForYou unless you live there or have a region-free DVD player]], don't even bother getting those releases.

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* ''WesterAnimation/PostmanPat'' ''WesternAnimation/PostmanPat'' had a number of VHS releases in the United States during the 90's, but a multitude of episodes never saw the light of day there, and only one DVD release, the 2014 CGI movie, materialized. American-based [=NBCUniversal=] (through Creator/DreamWorksAnimation) controls the intellectual property and masters as of 2016, but there still doesn't seem to be any motivation for a U.S. DVD release yet. This doesn't apply in the show's home country, the United Kingdom, for very obvious reasons, but [[NoExportForYou unless you live there or have a region-free DVD player]], don't even bother getting those releases.
4th Oct '17 7:29:13 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo is notorious for treating Creator/{{Disney}}'s films (theatrical or otherwise) with reverence and God-like status...and treating its animated shows like they need to be moved to a leper colony to die. While their films are given new re-releases every decade or so; their shows in contrast arce hastily dumped to the market once, and then abandoned. What makes this a particularly frustrating trend with this company is that they take down episodes of their old shows on [=YouTube=], even if said episodes haven't seen the light of day on television in years, let alone gained a proper home media release. There's also the fact that Disney has put ''some'' old shows on iTunes at the very least, but not all of them. To wit:

* Disney released the vast majority of episodes for ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' -- as well as a couple of sets for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' -- but have (or had) yet to offer the complete run of the shows on DVD by releasing further sets for these shows (infuriating fans of the first three, which are all ''one box set away'' from being completely on DVD). Additionally, ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' didn't even have any sort of proper DVD release at all -- it got a '''three-episode "best-of" DVD'''[[note]]This was also ''Goof Troop''[='=]s only release until 2013[[/note]]. And that's not even getting into the DisneyAfternoon shows that haven't yet made it to DVD in any way, shape or form. For all that the DisneyAfternoon did for the company in the 1990s, they sure don't seem eager to return the love.

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Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Disney is notorious for treating Creator/{{Disney}}'s their films (theatrical or otherwise) with reverence and God-like status...and treating its animated shows like they need to be moved to a leper colony to die. While their films are given new re-releases every decade or so; so, their shows in contrast arce are hastily dumped to the market once, and then abandoned. What makes this a particularly frustrating trend with this company is that they take down episodes of their old shows on [=YouTube=], even if said episodes haven't seen the light of day on television in years, let alone gained a proper home media release. There's also the fact that Disney has put ''some'' old shows on iTunes at the very least, but not all of them. To wit:

* Disney released the vast majority of episodes for ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' -- as well as a couple of sets for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' -- but have (or had) yet to offer the complete run of the shows on DVD by releasing further sets for these shows (infuriating fans of the first three, which are all ''one box set away'' from being completely on DVD). Additionally, ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' didn't even have any sort of proper DVD release at all -- it got a '''three-episode "best-of" DVD'''[[note]]This was also ''Goof Troop''[='=]s only release until 2013[[/note]]. And that's not even getting into the DisneyAfternoon shows that haven't yet made it to DVD in any way, shape or form. For all that the DisneyAfternoon did for the company in the 1990s, they sure don't seem eager to return the love.



** The entire series got posted on [=YouTube=] in 2011...until Disney began taking almost every episode down for copyright. This even includes the ''international dubs''. [[{{Understatement}} To make a long story short]], many fans were not happy.
* ''Disney's WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had 4 2-episode VHS releases in the 1990s, while for a long time TheMovie was available ''only'' on VHS (it is available for streaming on-demand on various sites; it was made available on DVD via Disney Movie Club). There were various [=VideoCD=] releases of the movie in other countries, but they've all gone out of print. Sure, it wasn't as beloved as the Nick series (Doug and Roger's original voice actor BillyWest did not care for it to say the least), but it was still popular nonetheless, so you'd think Disney would've given it better treatment.

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** The entire series got posted on [=YouTube=] in 2011...until Disney began taking almost every episode down for copyright. This even includes the ''international dubs''. [[{{Understatement}} To make a long story short]], many fans Fans were not happy.
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* ''Disney's WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had 4 2-episode VHS releases in the 1990s, while for a long time TheMovie was available ''only'' on VHS (it is available for streaming on-demand on various sites; it was made available on DVD via Disney Movie Club). There were various [=VideoCD=] releases of the movie in other countries, but they've all gone out of print. Sure, it wasn't as beloved as the Nick series (Doug and Roger's original voice actor BillyWest Creator/BillyWest did not care for it to say the least), but it was still popular nonetheless, so you'd think Disney would've given it better treatment.



** Any Fox Kids/Saban-produced cartoon that isn't "Digimon" is nearly unfindable online, but the worst offender is ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm''. This incredibly obscure show used to air on Fox Family, and all that remains of the English version is its theme song. While some episodes are available on YouTube, they're all in Russian, Spanish, and Polish. What makes it even ''more'' infuriating to try and find ''anything'' about this show is the fact that it shares its name with ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' (in Japanese). It's as if [[{{Unperson}} it never even existed]], seriously.

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** Any Fox Kids/Saban-produced cartoon that isn't "Digimon" ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' is nearly unfindable online, but the worst offender is ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm''. This incredibly obscure show used to air on Fox Family, and all that remains of the English version is its theme song. While some episodes are available on YouTube, they're all in Russian, Spanish, and Polish. What makes it even ''more'' infuriating to try and find ''anything'' about this show is the fact that it shares its name with ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' (in Japanese). It's as if [[{{Unperson}} it never even existed]], seriously.



* Both seasons of ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' are available on iTunes and most episodes of the series are pretty easy to find online (barring the fact they're international prints with pitched-up audio and cropping). Outside of that, the show's never gained a DVD release.

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* Both seasons of ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' are available on iTunes and most episodes of the series are pretty easy to find online (barring the fact they're international prints with pitched-up audio and cropping). Outside of that, the show's never gained a DVD any other sort of release.



** On May 19th 2007, Nickelodeon premiered a TV Special called GENIUS, SHEENIUS, OR INBETWEENIUS. This special was the movie with in character commentary done by the silhouettes of Jimmy, Carl, and Sheen. It aired with quite a bit of promotional advertising and fan fare, but was never shown again, and until recently couldn't even be found online. Fortunately this piece of ForbiddenFruit [[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2qsUpTXa3DJTDFnYm9lY2trQ1U/view can now be watched in its entirety.]]

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** On May 19th 2007, Nickelodeon premiered a TV Special called GENIUS, SHEENIUS, OR INBETWEENIUS.''Genius, Sheenius, or Inbetweenius''. This special was the movie with in character commentary done by the silhouettes of Jimmy, Carl, and Sheen. It aired with quite a bit of promotional advertising and fan fare, but was never shown again, and until recently couldn't even be found online. Fortunately this piece of ForbiddenFruit [[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2qsUpTXa3DJTDFnYm9lY2trQ1U/view can now be watched in its entirety.]]



** Luckily regarding at least one of them, the director of ''The Electric Piper'' contacted a fan and mentioned that while he couldn't release it on DVD for legal reasons, he did hope to release it online. The film finally surfaced on the Internet in its entirety on August 9th, 2016.

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** Luckily regarding at least one of them, the director of ''The Electric Piper'' contacted a fan and mentioned that while he couldn't release it on DVD for legal reasons, he did hope to release it online. The film finally surfaced on the Internet in its entirety on August 9th, 9, 2016.



* "Downward Doghouse", a predecessor to {{Ni Hao Kai Lan}}, aired on Nick Jr. in the mid-2000s, with only one of the three episodes ("Dragon Dance") existing. The other two ("Where's Hoho?" and "Follow That Slipper") have yet to resurface.

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* "Downward Doghouse", ''Downward Doghouse'', a predecessor to {{Ni Hao Kai Lan}}, ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan'', aired on Nick Jr. in the mid-2000s, with only one of the three episodes ("Dragon Dance") existing. The other two ("Where's Hoho?" and "Follow That Slipper") have yet to resurface.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperJail Superjail!]]'' has its first three seasons available on DVD. Its final 4th season however is not. Considering how short the season was, as well as the long time gap since the cancelation of the series, it is very unlikely it will receive any home release at this point.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/SuperJail Superjail!]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' has its first three seasons available on DVD. Its final 4th season however is not. Considering how short the season was, as well as the long time gap since the cancelation of the series, it is very unlikely it will receive any home release at this point.
3rd Oct '17 12:42:15 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* The pilot episode for the cancelled ''Toys/GoGosCrazyBones'' TV series was only ever uploaded to Website/YouTube before it got removed from the site. This was due to backlash concerning how the show's productions companies made new characters for the show when the toy series it's based off of has a ton of characters they could've used instead, and also due to the show itself being terrible. The one remnant of the pilot available online is its theme song, which was uploaded to Vimeo.
2nd Oct '17 2:10:06 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has had three episodes released on DVD; two ("Mr. Stenchy" and "Clip") were released on a DVD Game named ''Lilo & Stitch's Island of Adventures'', and one ("Link") as an extra on the ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'' DVD [[BonusEpisode a month before it debuted as]] [[SeriesFinale the show's last broadcast episode]]. The rest of ''The Series'' has not seen any home video or digital release in North America, though a DVD box set was released [[NoExportForYou only in Japan]]. This is especially notable considering all four ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' films can be legally downloaded.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has had three episodes released on DVD; two ("Mr. Stenchy" and "Clip") were released on a DVD Game named ''Lilo & Stitch's Island of Adventures'', and one ("Link") as an extra on the ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'' DVD [[BonusEpisode a month before it debuted as]] [[SeriesFinale the show's last broadcast episode]]. The rest of ''The Series'' has not seen any home video or digital release in North America, though a DVD box set was released [[NoExportForYou only in Japan]]. This is especially notable considering all four ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' films can be legally downloaded.
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