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13th May '17 3:55:02 PM nombretomado
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{{MTV}} is pretty terrible about this when it comes to its animated shows:

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{{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} is pretty terrible about this when it comes to its animated shows:
13th May '17 11:11:21 AM nombretomado
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* Interested in watching any of the Golden Age WesternAnimation/MightyMouse or HeckleAndJeckle shorts? There's one apiece floating around in the public domain. Rights-holder CBS seems to have little to no interest in any of their {{Terrytoons}} properties.

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* Interested in watching any of the Golden Age WesternAnimation/MightyMouse or HeckleAndJeckle WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle shorts? There's one apiece floating around in the public domain. Rights-holder CBS seems to have little to no interest in any of their {{Terrytoons}} properties.
12th May '17 11:31:36 AM Furian1996
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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 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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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 are 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:



* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': A '''''very, very rare''''' press kit has a DVD of the first two episodes, season 1 has been released on DVD but only for Region 4 and it's region locked, two episodes have appeared on the Cartoon Fridays DVD and a Christmas compilation. It was on Boomerang, but it stopped playing on the channel shortly after. ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' and ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'' have similar issues, though season one of the former has been made available to stream on Boomerang.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': A '''''very, very rare''''' press kit has a DVD of the first two episodes, season 1 has been released on DVD but only for Region 4 and it's region locked, two episodes have appeared on the Cartoon Fridays DVD and a Christmas compilation. It was on Boomerang, but it stopped playing on the channel shortly after. after, only to resurface on Boomerang's subscription video service a couple years later. ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' and ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'' have similar issues, though season one of the former has also been made available to stream on Boomerang.
7th May '17 12:15:21 AM C2
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* With [[WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow certain]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Popples}} exceptions]], Disney currently holds the rights to practically all the Creator/SabanEntertainment and in-house Creator/FoxKids cartoons, like ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/NASCARRacers'', ''WesternAnimation/MadJackThePirate'', etc. and won't release them...unless enough fans badger Disney with letters, emails, [[Music/{{Bjork}} mail bombs, and videotaped suicides]] over them, or Disney becomes so broke and desperate that they ''have'' to make money off them (or they give the rights to a company that will put it out on DVD or streaming). All they've been using that library for was for filling airtime on their foreign Fox Kids/Jetix nets until they became Disney XD. The reasoning for all this? Disney never wanted the shows in the first place.[[note]]Disney only wanted to acquire the Fox Family (now Creator/ABCFamily) network of Fox Family Worldwide, Inc. in 2001, but the contractual requirement stated Disney had to take all of Fox Family Worldwide, Inc. if the sale was to go forward[[/note]] The only Saban cartoons Disney actually cared about were the Creator/MarvelComics cartoons, in part thanks to their popularity in film (coincidentally, this led to the long relationship between Marvel and Disney that culminated in the latter acquiring the former in 2009).

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* With [[WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow certain]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Popples}} exceptions]], Disney currently holds the rights to practically all the Creator/SabanEntertainment and in-house Creator/FoxKids cartoons, like ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/NASCARRacers'', ''WesternAnimation/MadJackThePirate'', etc. and won't release them...unless enough fans badger Disney with letters, emails, [[Music/{{Bjork}} mail bombs, and videotaped suicides]] over them, or Disney becomes so broke and desperate that they ''have'' to make money off them (or they give the rights to a company that will put it out on DVD or streaming). All they've been using that library for was for filling airtime on their foreign Fox Kids/Jetix nets until they became Disney XD. The reasoning for all this? Disney never wanted the shows in the first place.[[note]]Disney only wanted to acquire the Fox Family (now Creator/ABCFamily) Creator/{{Freeform}}) network of Fox Family Worldwide, Inc. in 2001, but the contractual requirement stated Disney had to take all of Fox Family Worldwide, Inc. if the sale was to go forward[[/note]] The only Saban cartoons Disney actually cared about were the Creator/MarvelComics cartoons, in part thanks to their popularity in film (coincidentally, this led to the long relationship between Marvel and Disney that culminated in the latter acquiring the former in 2009).
30th Apr '17 2:44:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' doesn't have any VHS/DVD releases and last appeared on American television when ToonDisney aired a two-hour block of episodes in 2007. Episodes exist on YouTube, but in a barely-watchable form. After much searching by many dedicated people, the whole series was finally found in 2016.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' doesn't have any VHS/DVD releases and last appeared on American television when ToonDisney Creator/ToonDisney aired a two-hour block of episodes in 2007. Episodes exist on YouTube, but in a barely-watchable form. After much searching by many dedicated people, the whole series was finally found in 2016.
30th Apr '17 12:27:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/ChrisColorado'' aired on {{Toonami}} for a while, before it was taken down and forgotten. It only ran for a single season and ended in a cliffhanger, and was released to DVD. Practically ''no'' copies remain, and the only way you can view it these days is to download it from the ''single'' torrent on ''the whole Internet'' that contains it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChrisColorado'' aired on {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} for a while, before it was taken down and forgotten. It only ran for a single season and ended in a cliffhanger, and was released to DVD. Practically ''no'' copies remain, and the only way you can view it these days is to download it from the ''single'' torrent on ''the whole Internet'' that contains it.
29th Apr '17 8:08:36 AM Mario1995
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* On the subject of ''Marsupilami'', the show that gave birth to both it and ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RawToonage'', hasn't been seen since its original run on CBS, and there are absolutely '''no''' VHS or DVD releases available. Only the tape recordings of the series during its original broadcast confirm its existence.

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* On the subject of ''Marsupilami'', the show that gave birth to both it and ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RawToonage'', hasn't been seen since its original the Toon Disney run on CBS, in 2000, and there are absolutely '''no''' VHS or DVD releases available. Only the tape recordings of the series during its original broadcast CBS broadcasts or Toon Disney reruns confirm its existence.
28th Apr '17 7:39:47 PM dsneybuf
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* The majority of ''WesternAnimation/DisneySingAlongSongs'' videos from the '80s and '90s remain out of print. Disney's efforts to re-release them on DVD only went so far as 10 volumes[[note]]two of which originally hit VHS under the ''Mickey's Fun Songs'' banner[[/note]], one of which (''[[Disney/TheLionKing Circle of Life]]'') experienced such alterations as TitleSequenceReplacement, the addition of some more songs, and the removal of [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]]'s interstitals. Some other [=DVDs=] contain excerpts of ''Sing-Along'' videos as extras.

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* The majority of ''WesternAnimation/DisneySingAlongSongs'' videos from the '80s and '90s remain out of print. Disney's efforts to re-release them on DVD only went so far as 10 volumes[[note]]two of which originally hit VHS under the ''Mickey's Fun Songs'' banner[[/note]], one with the first two (''[[Disney/SongOfTheSouth Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah]]'' and ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Heigh-Ho]]'') somehow failing to reach the format.[[note]]Disney's aversion to releasing ''Song of which (''[[Disney/TheLionKing the South'' on home video in its entirety helps make the lack of a ''Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah'' DVD seem less surprising.[[/note]] One of the ''Sing-Along'' videos reissued on DVD, ''[[Disney/TheLionKing Circle of Life]]'') Life]]'', experienced such alterations as TitleSequenceReplacement, the addition of some more songs, and the removal of [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]]'s interstitals. Some other [=DVDs=] contain excerpts of ''Sing-Along'' videos as extras.
23rd Apr '17 1:04:12 PM nombretomado
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* While you can technically get almost of all of the second ''[[WesternAnimation/TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series on DVD in the United States--assuming you're willing to buy multiple sets with a handful of out-of-order episodes for seasons 3 and 4--the last season of the series, ''Back to the Sewer'', was never released in that manner. Similarly, getting a legal version of the complete ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' is currently impossible without importing from abroad.

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* While you can technically get almost of all of the second ''[[WesternAnimation/TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' series on DVD in the United States--assuming you're willing to buy multiple sets with a handful of out-of-order episodes for seasons 3 and 4--the last season of the series, ''Back to the Sewer'', was never released in that manner. Similarly, getting a legal version of the complete ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' is currently impossible without importing from abroad.
23rd Apr '17 10:39:00 AM nombretomado
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** To be fair, this is changing (if only slightly). The third and final release for ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has finally been made available...''off their own Disney Movie Club website,'' and it's in a bright yellow slim pack that stands out from the rest pretty obviously. The same with ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' (and the same bright yellow slim pack), ''and'' a DVD release of the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' movie. How barebones are these releases? The ''TaleSpin'' DVD doesn't even have an episode list, and the [=DVDs=] themselves are stark, bare discs with just the logo and some other titles. The movie, at least, [[DamnedByFaintPraise has a color picture on it]].

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** To be fair, this is changing (if only slightly). The third and final release for ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has finally been made available...''off their own Disney Movie Club website,'' and it's in a bright yellow slim pack that stands out from the rest pretty obviously. The same with ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' (and the same bright yellow slim pack), ''and'' a DVD release of the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' movie. How barebones are these releases? The ''TaleSpin'' ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' DVD doesn't even have an episode list, and the [=DVDs=] themselves are stark, bare discs with just the logo and some other titles. The movie, at least, [[DamnedByFaintPraise has a color picture on it]].
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