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[[folder:Disney]]
Disney is notorious for treating its films (theatrical or otherwise) with reverence and God-like status...and treating its animated shows like complete and utter garbage [[note]](Unless the show in question stars a Creator/MarvelComics character with a blockbuster movie, but those are almost always shows to which Disney ''happened'' to own DVD rights without making it themselves).[[/note]] To wit:

* While having a few episodes on VHS (no longer sold and are extremely hard to find), not only has ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' been out of reruns for years with no plans to re-air it or put it out for DVD, but pulled an episode centering on a MadBomber out of sensitivity [[TooSoon over the 9/11 attacks]] (It doesn't help that pulling said episode left a huge plot hole in the series because it's the same one where Miranda replaces Lucky as Bonkers' partner.)
* Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' were released on DVD. The other half of Season 2? Disney decided not to release it, allegedly due to "low sales". And none at all was released outside North America.
** Similarly, Disney released the vast majority of episodes for ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' -- as well as a couple of sets for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' -- but have yet to offer the complete run of the shows on DVD by releasing further sets for these shows (infuriating fans of the first four, which are ''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.
*** For the record, the Disney Afternoon series that were fortunate enough to get a DVD set release got 20+ episodes and nothing else beyond feature content, with the exceptions of trailers, subtitles and languages. [[VanillaEdition No TV spots, commentaries, commercials, behind-the-scenes specials on how the show was created, nothing]]. And these series are still quite popular amongst Disney fans; not to mention the purpose of DVD is to be able to see the episodes in their uncut form. It doesn't help that, with the exception of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', these episodes released on DVD remain in their ToonDisney syndication format -- [[ScrewedbytheNetwork you would almost expect to see the Toon Disney logo in the corner of the screen]]. With all that they put into a re-release of one of their animated films, compare the original VHS version of the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Darkly Dawns the Duck" with the first DVD set version. If the company is complaining about "low sales", [[TheyJustDidntCare this shoddy DVD treatment]] is probably why. To make things worse, the classic DisneyAfternoon shows have not been aired on free American TV since 2006, so it's hard to even get a copy recorded from TV.
*** All this makes one question even more why Disney would recently license out their more popular Disney Afternoon titles in comic book form through [[Creator/KaboomComics Boom! Kids]]. The comics - especially ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' - essentially continue where the shows left off and are heavy on ContinuityPorn, meaning they'll only make sense to people who have ''watched the shows.'' The only people to whom these comics would cater are 30-year-olds with no problem grabbing comics off the kiddie racks.
* Although there is a VHS and DVD release of ''Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse'' and ''Mickey's House of Villains'', as well as the show's pilot episode as a DVD bonus of the former, there is actually no release of ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' anywhere. However, many of the show's episodes and shorts have been uploaded onto Website/YouTube, but still, there is no online video for [[MissingEpisode "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo!'' had a few Season 1 episodes released on [=DVD=]s that came with the short-lived toy line, but these are now impossible to find since the only ones you could possibly get would be second/third/fourth/etc. hand and which fan in their right mind would be willing to give those up? Since then the show has had its fifth and final season canceled (on a {{Cliffhanger}}) and stopped airing in the US (It had stopped showing up in other countries such as England long before) so now episodes are literally impossible to find though any legal means. At all.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': There were a good number of episodes on [=YouTube=], but they were all removed except a few episodes subbed from German and the like.
* Fan of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''? Wanting it to be on DVD? Too bad, because it went to the same leper colony as all the other Disney TV shows. After years of reruns it was last seen on American television in 2008, and so far the only way to see it is anywhere outside the U.S. The only home video release it got was the PilotMovie.
* ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'' is another show on Disney Channel which had become a cult classic, but instead of seeing home video and DVD releases, was sent off to said leper colony to die. (odd, since they did release plush dolls of the otters at one point) Someone has uploaded Season 3 somewhere on the internet but there is no official home video release for it. Thankfully, as of September 2012, you can find it on Disney Junior.
** Only that now Disney is trying to screw it over again. Pre-empting it for JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates reruns is one thing, but rescheduling it for the death slot of 2:30AM on Sundays?
* ''WesternAnimation/NightmareNed'' got one season (it was pulled too quick due to Disney getting endless complaints from parents saying it was scaring their children). And there's currently little on [=YouTube=] and it was apparently only ever reran in Canada on Family. [[AdaptationDisplacement Because of the show's hardly-known existence, most people remember it as a computer game from Disney Interactive rather than a Disney show.]]
** The show is finally now on [=YouTube=].
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' doesn't have any VHS/DVD releases. Thankfully, most of the episodes have been uploaded onto Website/YouTube though.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' has the first 15 episodes available on iTunes, and the BigDamnMovie on DVD. The remaining 40 episodes in between might as well be {{missing episode}}s...[[DontExplainTheJoke 'cuz they are]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' has a few DVD releases: ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', the direct-to-DVD movies (which also include episodes of the series as bonus features), and a Christmas DVD that's an episode compilation. As for actual episodes, there are none (Unless you live in Germany, where the enitre series is availible on iTunes). Which is strange, considering how popular it was in the late '90s and early 2000s.
** The entire series got posted on [=YouTube=] in 2011, but as of May 2013, Disney is taking almost every episode down for copyright. This even includes the ''international dubs''. [[{{Understatement}} To put it nicely]], many fans were outraged. However, some fans are speculating that this could mean that there is '''''possibly''''' non-Disney Movie Club DVD release of the show in the works.
* ''Disney's WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had four 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 recently 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. The Internet only has a handful of episodes up, unlike the Nick series, which has every episode available. 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.
* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' had one VHS release (''101 Dalmatians Christmas'', which also contained the episode "Coup [=DeVil=]") and one ''very quiet'' [=VideoCD=] release (''Dalmatian Vacation'') (and on video outside the US) back in the 1990s. That was it. The entire series has been uploaded to Website/YouTube, however.
* The underrated and little-known series ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet''. Aside from TheMovie and the first episode appearing as a bonus feature on the movie's DVD, the series has never gotten a home video release. Ever. Coincidentally, [[AdaptationDisplacement most people only remember it as a movie rather than a TV series]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ToadPatrol'' has never been fully released on DVD. Some episodes of Season 1 were made available, but that's it.
* ''Donald and the Wheel'' is the lesser-known follow-up to ''Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land'' and has thus far been on a single limited-edition and rare Donald Duck DVD collection that has since gone out of print (''The Chronological Donald, Volume 4'' if you were wondering). This collection makes no indication on the case that it has ''Donald and the Wheel'', so unless you found out from an outside source and were deliberately looking for it, or you're a total DonaldDuck fan and bought every DVD set, chances are you don't have it.
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', an early 1990s American/Canadian co-production that aired on Fox Kids, never had a DVD release, and probably never will, as Disney currently holds the rights to the show and won't release it...unless enough fans badger Disney with letters, emails, mail bombs, and videotaped suicides over it, or Disney becomes so broke and desperate that they ''have'' to make money off it (or they give the rights to a company that will put it out on DVD or streaming).
* Good luck finding the original version of the song "Arabian Nights" from their animated film ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (which is itself readily available on home video every several years)--Disney changed a lyric after complaints came in about how racist it was. The original can be found on the original soundtrack release and no other home release of the film or its soundtrack.
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[[folder:Nickelodeon]]
* Many Nickelodeon shows were temporarily available to stream on Netflix for people subscribed to the site. However Netflix let their contract with Viacom expire in June, 2013 thus leaving fans of certain shows to search for other methods of viewing, unless they had a ''Amazon Prime subscription'', which allows the streaming of Nick shows through the Amazon Video service (But even then, not all episodes or Nick movies are accessible for streaming).
* Although ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' got ''several'' home video releases throughout the 2000s, all season packs (besides Season 6, which got a retail release) got DVD-R releases exclusive to Amazon.com. The same goes for the first two Nickelodeon seasons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' (we bet that Disney will still be sitting on their episodes, as noted above).
* Likewise, ''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.
* Only a selection of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron Jimmy Neutron]]'' episodes and specials have been released on DVD. The entire series can be (illegally) downloaded though. There was also a brief, magical time where the whole series could be seen on Netflix. Such heady days are past. On the bright side, it's easily found on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and on Nicktoons.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'': Reruns played on Nicktoons overnights until late 2013. (If you have any of the episodes on your DVR, consider yourself lucky) Thankfully, the entire series can be found on iTunes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub'' got two four-episode VHS releases and that was it. It's so forgotten[[note]][[MatchGame how forgotten is it?]][[/note]] that it didn't even have a {{Wikipedia}} article until ''2008'', and its [=IMDb=] listing is almost entirely blank except for two extremely wrong credits. For the longest time, the only trace of it online was a low-quality rip of the intro from Retrojunk. It was briefly on Kidobi, but not anymore.
** The first 21 episodes were finally released on iTunes in 2014.
* ''WesternAnimation/ButtUglyMartians'' at least got a bit more recognition and acclaim, but it's very hard to find unless you come across one of its three VHS releases.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheXs'' the show was maligned during its original run, has vanished from all of Nickelodeon's networks and websites, and only had three official releases: Two episodes on two "Nick Pick" [=DVD=]s, and 13 episodes on iTunes. And only a few episodes have been uploaded on YouTube.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' has become quite easy to find. The entire series is available on DVD, but only at Amazon. The first season is on iTunes and Amazon's online video service. Plus, it's easily found on video-sharing sites and torrents. It played on Nicktoons overnights until mid-2013.
** Before this, however, there was a long-running fan site where they were readily available for download, complete with a fancy Flash interface, multiple sizes and qualities, and even extras such as an interview that taught you the basics on drawing Jenny.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'' rarely airs on Nicktoons as of 2014. There a a few [=DVD=]s of the show, but they don't comprise the entire series. Thankfully, the show can be found on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
* Despite the two seasons being available on iTunes, only three episodes of ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' were ever released on DVD in North America. The show was originally a Nicktoons Network original, but did have a short run on the regular Nickelodeon channel, but was restricted to early Sunday mornings, and most viewers weren't interested in it. And now that Nicktoons Network has now replaced it with newer shows, good luck finding it elsewhere.
** Nicktoons (or Nicktoons Network as it is now known) once had a slew of original cartoon programming that all seemed produced at a portion of the budget of a regular Nicktoon, and they are ''all unavailable from DVD releases'' except for ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/WatchMyChops Corneil and Bernie]]'' ("Watch My Chops" in regions outside North America). Even so, both series have never had complete releases (as in, all episodes).
* ''WesternAnimation/YakkityYak'' is super hard to find too. Only a couple episodes are on YouTube, and no telling how long they'll stay...
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' '''never''' got any VHS ''or'' DVD releases, most likely due to the very fractured rights situation the show suffers (almost everything involved is owned by its creators and not Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}). A huge boom of the show was put up on Website/YouTube in late 2009, along with torrent downloads, so the show became viewable again (but not every episode).
* The English-language Nickelodeon release of ''WesternAnimation/SpartakusAndTheSunBeneathTheSea''.
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[[folder:Cartoon Network]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'': Only the first five episodes have ever been released on DVD, a few episodes could be found on Website/YouTube, and no telling how long they'll stay. However, the entire series is available on iTunes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'': There was said to be a Season 1 DVD at the start of 2009...that never showed. And good luck trying to find any trace of episodes. CN Video, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork which was where the final episodes played]]? Nope. [=YouTube=]? Unless you like Abridged Series and some promos, nope. Your best best is a torrent.
** Or buying [[http://www.madman.com.au/series/home/11210/the-life-and-times-of-juniper-lee the Australian release]] of season 1. But it's region locked so...yeah.
*** Thankfully, the entire series can be found on iTunes.
* ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'': All 13 episodes were available on Creator/CartoonNetwork Video back in 2008, but have since disappeared and will probably never return again...unless the channel feels generous and puts it on Boomerang in a few years. So now the question is, "Whatever happened to ''Whatever Happened to Robot Jones''?"
** Better yet, the original airings of the Season 1 episodes. In the original airings, Robot Jones was voiced through a Microsoft Word '98 text-to-speech program, but all further episodes had him voiced by a child instead, and all Season 1 episodes were dubbed over with the child's voice.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''. Yeah, Season 1 was on iTunes for a time, but it was removed for reasons unknown. Also, the show never got a home video release except for one episode as a "sneak preview" on a ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Powerpuff Girls]]'' VHS/DVD.
* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg''. The show is pretty much forgotten. Three episodes are available on a UK DVD and all the episodes have been uploaded to Dailymotion. It did air on Boomerang for awhile, but it suddenly disappeared.
* The final regular episodes of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. As the only episodes of the sixth season completed before Danny Antonucci decided to scrap the remainder of it for a [[EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow television film]], "May I Have This Ed? / Look Before You Ed" aren't available on iTunes or any other digital service.
* As of now, only the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' have been released on DVD. Season 3 was later released in region 4, but there is still no word about its US release, along with seasons 4, 5, and, 6. However, all seasons have been released on iTunes, the PlayStation Network, and Google Play in the US. It was briefly on Boomerang, but not anymore
* Anything by Maxwell Atoms. Well, there are ''[[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Billy and Mandy]]'' movies and the Season 1 set of the show, but not the rest of the series. ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'', however, has only a small handful of episodes available on the aforementioned set. Nothing's been said about ''Underfist'' yet.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''. Youtube is one of the few places to view the entire series, but it is unreliable, because the videos, while being uploaded at a seemingly high rate, are repeatedly (and almost relentlessly) pulled down every time. One could try to view the episodes by simply Google video searching, where you'll get video sites that haven't taken them down. Cartoon Network as only put the episodes for viewing on their site twice; once in 2007 with multiple episodes from both seasons, and again in 2012 but this time only short one minute clips.
* ''RobotBoy'': 2 words. YouTube.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''. [=YouTube=] is, once again, your only bet with this one. There were two home video releases in the mid-2000s, but that was it. Back then, the show had an immense {{Hatedom}}, due to the big AnimationAgeGhetto blowups that plagued that time, but as years passed, now it's widely regarded as a classic.
* Three words: ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000''. The only release this show got was on iTunes and a soundtrack.
* Good luck finding the second half of ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'' anywhere, especially if you're in the United States.
* Unlike [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow most]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Cartoon]] [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow Network]] [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball shows]], ''TheProblemSolverz'' has yet to see a DVD release. A large chunk of it is because of the series' huge {{Hatedom}} concerning its SensoryAbuse.
* Following ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'''s end, the show was out of reruns and had no DVD. The only legal way to get it (at least in the US) was through iTunes. It has started rerunning on Toonami a year and a half after its end.
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': A VERY VERY RARE Press Kit has a DVD of the first two episodes, Season one 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. Thankfully the entire series can be bought off iTunes.
* The first 15 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' were released on DVD, but the rest haven't, presumably due to weak sales of the first set. Shame, as the third season is the show's strongest, despite it also being the reason why the show was canceled (it was too dark and depressing for AdultSwim's standards).
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has no home video releases besides a DVD with a few episodes made ''very'' early in the show's run (which is now obviously out of print) and some episodes on compilation [=DVD=]s released over the years. Made odd by the fact that it was a borderline CashCowFranchise for Cartoon Network during its run and is so continuity-driven in later seasons that a DVD release is pretty much necessary to fully enjoy the show.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}'' has never gotten a DVD release at all. The same show was also cancelled after 10 episodes--all of which were ''fifteen minutes''. However, it is available on iTunes, accessible via torrents, and a couple of episodes ("Bling Thing" and "Playdate") have aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork's installment show ''CartoonPlanet'' (the revived 2012 version that airs Cartoon Network's original programming from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, along with some from the mid-to-late 2000s, like ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'').
** As of 2013, the entire series is on Netflix.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}'': For the longest time after Cartoon Network took the show off their schedule in late July 2010 due to low ratings, the best way to see the remaining 4 episodes of Season 1 as well as the entirety of Season 2 was on YouTube thanks to Australian fans of the show who would DVR the episodes on Creator/ABC3.
** As of 2014, the entire series in on Hulu.
** While on the subject of Fresh TV shows aired on Cartoon Network, the same thing also happened to ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' after they aired the series finale in late June of 2010. While they still aired reruns every so often for awhile afterwards it was not to extent of how it was prior to the series finale and was quietly taken off the schedule for good in early 2011. Nowadays the only place where you can see the show is on YouTube through recordings by fans in the mid 2000s when the show was airing in its origin country of Canada which also include all the episodes that Cartoon Network didn't air due to risque subject matter not even CartoonNetwork would air outside AdultSwim (references to periods and tampons, references to characters being homosexual, nudity, etc).
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[[folder:Warner Bros.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' has had only one volume containing six episodes, though all of the others are easily found online. Thankfully, the entire first season of ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' is actually available on iTunes--and the entire series is beyond easy to find on [=YouTube=].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' has the entire first season out on DVD, but not season 2, though the latter is availible online on sites like Watchcartoonsonline.
* Nothing has yet been said about [=DVD=]s for ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'' (the latter of which was made available for viewing on the [=In2TV=] website until AOL took it off for reasons unknown).
* While ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' will have its series completed, nothing has been said about the two double-length specials, "Spring Break Special" and "Night Ghoulery", the latter having been previously released on VHS.
* ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu''. Three compilations exist, but they don't comprise the entire series.
* While most of the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' shows were released on DVD, there are a couple of omissions on the complete release side. One should not episodes of these series are very much still being released in random sets and online.
** Whenever episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' is broadcast or released on DVD, the episodes are not from their original broadcast. Rather, they are remastered, restored versions from the 1990s (this is evident by the removal of Hanna-Barbera's "Zooming H-B" identification at the end of each episode, being replaced by one of Hanna-Barbera's more recent logos at the time). This is very likely due to the original masters having greatly deteriorated to the point of being irretrievable. The only episode that managed to be restored from its original broadcast master was "Go Away Ghost Ship", as it removes the laugh track and is featured in a noticeably higher pitch as the series was originally broadcast.
** The remaining episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'', due to having to get clearance by the guest celebrities (or their estates if they died).
** The Second season of the Scooby Doo Show
** ''Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo'' (Seasons 1 and 2), ''The New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo'', and ''The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries'' have yet to be released complete on DVD.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' has its entire series released on DVD in Australia and Germany. In the US, however, the only episodes that have been released on DVD (for now) are season 1 (in two separate volumes, along with "The Smurfs Springtime Special"), individual episodes from season 2, and the holiday specials. The rest of season 2, along with seasons 3 through 9 (and the rest of the specials) are yet to be released on DVD, although individual episodes from those seasons are currently available on iTunes and Amazon.
* Warner Home Video entertained the idea of releasing the entire series of Hanna-Barbera's first program for TV, ''TheRuffAndReddyShow'', but they put the kibosh on it after seeing the then numbers on other sets like ''Huckleberry Hound'' and ''Yogi Bear''. Now that the Warner Archive has eliminated that problem such worries have been diminished, but quality of the masters still move Ruff and Reddy further down the list.
* ''WesternAnimation/GoldieGoldAndActionJack''
** Is on Warner Archive's eventual docket
* ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade'' will probably never see the light of day due to the rights to [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} Mario and Donkey Kong]] being nearly impossible to secure, not to mention all the other video game properties used on the show.
** The ''VideoGame/QBert'' segments are [[http://www.youtube.com/show/qbertminisodes?feature=spotlight now on YouTube]], but in chopped-up, edited form
*** Warner Archive does plan to release the show in some format. They still report that they are "researching" the product. Which pretty much means looking at what they do own, what they could license back and what is pretty much gone. The fact a highly chopped up set has not been churned out, holds out hope they have plans to try and make it as complete as they can
* ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle'' hasn't been shown on Cartoon Network or Boomerang in the United States. One episode, "The Cordillera Volcano", was on Warner Bros.' Saturday Morning Forever site.
** Warner Archive also has plans, so why Cartoon Network never aired it, is a matter of Cartoon Network's incompetence. Other shows never aired by them are also available now and others, such as Jana and the Puppy specials, will follow
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits Adventure Hour'' is an unfortunate case of this. While the episodes were originally an hour long package of live action and animated segments, the episodes were trimmed to a half hour when syndicated to stations and retitled ''The Banana Splits and Friends''. Only a handful of VHS releases exist, most of them released outside the USA and extremely difficult to find, and the only DVD release available is a first-season boxset, and just to twist the knife further, [[NoExportForYou don't expect to see the DVD in the United States or Canada]].
** And to twist the knife even further, the episodes featured on the DVD and the VHS releases were the trimmed down, syndicated versions that are currently shown on Boomerang, possibly meaning that the original unedited masters are lost permanently.
** Actually not. Warner Archive very much plans to restore the hour versions for the US release.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967'', produced by Hanna-Barbera, has yet to be released on DVD. Warner Bros. owns the series, but the Fantastic Four characters are owned by Marvel Comics, a division of Disney.
* ''WesternAnimation/DonCoyoteAndSanchoPanda'' was never officially released on any format and seems to have been largely forgotten by the public, all the episodes are currently available on youtube for the time being.
** Once again Warner Archive has plans
* There are still a boatload of Looney Tunes cartoons that still haven't been released to DVD, most of which, like the CensoredEleven and some of the more brutal WorldWarII cartoons ("Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips" and "Tokio Jokio"), probably won't be released unless Warner Bros. implements a DVD-by-request program or releases it as a special historical collection with ContentWarnings out the wazoo about the ValuesDissonance.
** According to various sources this is all on a "party" in the legal team, that does not want those or those two "evil" Tom and Jerry cartoons released. As a result none of those sets are coming until the legal team stands aside, and that could be even more years.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' only got one home video release, in the form of a Season 1 boxset. Warner Bros. doesn't seem to have any plans to release seasons 2 or 3. What's extra insulting is the fact that Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger. However, there are some people on YouTube who have uploaded the entire series, and it can be found online very quickly, especially with the sequel series ''Xiaolin Chronicles'' adding to its popularity.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvasionAmerica'' has had only bootleg VHS tapes to its name and, eventually, some relatively poor-quality downloads based off said VHS recordings. No DVD release has ever even been rumored.
* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' has only ever gotten 2 DVD releases containing 5 episodes each out of 39 episodes; however, Boomerang frequently reruns the series.
* ''ToonHeads'', an anthology series, is never aired on Boomerang and has only appeared on DVD twice; both times being specials on a ''LooneyTunes'' collection DVD.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheMask The Mask: The Animated Series]]'' had four VHS tapes with some episodes (with two more in Australia), and only one DVD (the pilot, released on Wal-Mart on a ''SonOfTheMask'' special edition).
** Has aired on Warner Archive instant, will more than likely be release by them on DVD
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[[folder:MTV]]
* {{MTV}} is pretty terrible about this when it comes to its animated shows. ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersGrunt'' has no DVD release in sight, and this is particularly annoying since it didn't even get a VHS release. It took forever and a day for MTV to release ''ComicBook/TheMaxx'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHead'', while ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' (which had a "Best Of" compilation DVD put out at the dawn of the format) only saw the light of day on DVD as a complete series due to the live-action movie (despite the movie bombing at the box office). And the only way to get ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' for many years was by illegal means and putting up with the episodes aired on [=TheN=] -- which had a lot of parts cut for content, one of which was its background music, which could not be legally licensed for re-release. It did eventually get a DVD release...but only without most of the music, and with a lot of it replaced too.
** You can now watch ''on Flux'' and ''The Maxx'' on liquidtelevision.com, so that's good at least, right?
** MTV is very unlikely to release ''The Brothers Grunt'' because it's an OldShame for the network and the fans hate it almost as much as MTV does (''The Brothers Grunt'' got its {{hatedom}} when it aired as a replacement show for ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', which had to be put on temporary hiatus due to complaints of kids imitating the dangerous stunts on the show (most notably, the kid who burned his trailer, even though his family did not have cable, and another kid who dropped a bowling ball off a bridge and the ball hit a baby in a carriage and killed him). The only person who doesn't feel this way is creator [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Danny Antonucci]] (who could always make a deal to buy back the rights to the show).
* Another example of this trope is ''WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}}'', which is odd, as that show actually had original music, not music from other artists used for a soundtrack (it could be a "not enough commercial appeal" thing). However, [[http://chrisprynoski.blogspot.com/ Chris Prynoski is currently offering a DVD of the series]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' nearly qualifies, with a full series collection that was released in incredibly limited numbers...and only in Canada.
* Only a handful of the music video segments from ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' are on the show's "official" DVD releases. Also, Creator/MikeJudge [[CreatorBacklash hates about a third of the episodes]], and has refused to license them to DVD. Given the nature of all those record labels (most of which had since then been bought up by some giant conglomerate, assuming they hadn't gone out of existence altogether) it's a miracle they managed a handful to begin with.
** In the old episodes of ''Beavis and Butt-Head'', all references to Beavis being a pyromaniac ("Fire! Fire! Fire!") were edited out of the episodes following an incident where a young boy burned down his home and killed his little sister ([[CriticalResearchFailure in a town that didn't even have cable, no less]]). The references to Beavis' pyromania were never put back into the episodes (not even for the DVD releases, as according to creator Mike Judge, the master tapes were permanently altered), so the only way you'll see them is if you recorded the episodes on VHS when they first aired.
* Apart from 2 "Best of" [=DVD=]s and a few bootleg releases, there are no copies of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' to be found. It has shown up on YouTube, but only as individual clips versus a whole episode.
** That said, the revival show on MTV2 has the full run available on iTunes.
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* While all of the Disney WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies have been re-released on DVD, very few of its competitors have had such a benefit, especially the MGM HappyHarmonies cartoons, which have yet to see any kind of DVD release (save making it as a bonus feature on some vintage movie [=DVD=]s) and the only major release of many of them is an old, long out of print laserdisc yet. Many of them still air on Boomerang early in the morning, but some shorts, such as the redesigned Boskos, may never see the light of day again.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. Of the 15 existing seasons, only Season 10 and 11 got season boxset releases in America. Many of the earlier episodes were released in random volumes by Sony Wonder and are now out of print. Hulu Plus has Seasons 7-14, and Amazon Instant Video has Seasons 10-15, and well as iTunes in America. Elsewhere? [[RegionCoding You try buying from iTunes if you live in the two thirds of the world where iTunes doesn't sell videos...]]
** For a brief period in 2013, Netflix had the first ten episodes (20 segments) each of Seasons 1-3 and all of Seasons 4-14. This included the redubbed episodes of Season 6 (with Mark Rendall as Arthur instead of Justin Bradley) which only air in America (while all of Season 6 is on [=YouTube=], only the first two segments of the redubbed season can be found). However, in July, Seasons 1-12 were removed while 15 was added.
** Most of the above streaming services still have the recently-banned episodes "Binky vs. Binky/Operation: D.W.!", "Room to Ride/The Frensky Family Fiasco", and "The Great [=MacGrady=]" (due to these episodes referencing and/or featuring would-be sports fraud Lance Armstrong). Netflix currently only has the latter due to the other two episodes being from Seasons 10 and 12, respectively.
** Seasons 1-4 have been released on DVD box sets in the United Kingdom. When they will be released in America, nobody knows...
* ''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.
* It seems it'll be a long time before we get beyond the first two volumes of the ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' collections, since we still have over 100 cartoons left to cover and we still [[NoExportForYou haven't seen a U.S. release]] of ''The New Woody Woodpecker Show''!
* Almost all of the works of the seminal Czech animator Karel Zeman are unavailable in America, outside of the semi-butchered American version of "Journey to the Beginning of Time" and a terrible dub of "Baron Prasil" on an ancient and long out-of-print VHS tape. For the curious, a number of his works are available on Website/YouTube, e.g., [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9tjcHdJwB8]].
** [[http://www.viddler.com/v/c4a06673 "Baron Prasil" is on Viddler]]; it's only about half-animated, but it was the inspiration for Creator/TerryGilliam to make ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen.''
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' ran for two seasons, of which only the first one (one-third the length of the second) was officially released on VHS. [=IMDb=] has cover arts of "second season VHS", but these are merely bootlegs. So it's either them...or [=BitTorrent=].
** Both seasons are now available legally for streaming on Hulu (minus, strangely enough, Episode 1.11). Season 1 was released on DVD on April 14, 2009; Season 2, however, is still in limbo.
* ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan''...or at least, the cartoon made by Mainframe Entertainment. However, channel This TV started airing reruns of the series.
* Season 3 of ''TheTick'' has still not seen a Region 1 release; with no indication from Buena Vista Entertainment when it might be available. On top of that, Seasons 1-2 are missing one episode each, and have been consistently criticized for their dismal production quality.
** There is a full, three-season box set available in the United Kingdom (Region 2 PAL), which includes all of the episodes for all three seasons, and a higher production quality than the U.S. release. However, there is still a comparatively minor flaw with this release as well, since it uses a considerably shortened version of the opening credit sequence and its [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome frenetic jazz theme music]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', with its use of actual TV and movie clips from various sources, would be near impossible to re-release without major butchering for copyright reasons. There were several VHS releases in TheNineties (three were part of a line of tapes designed for the "Video Buddy" interactive handset system; some of the others were a part of the "Yes, I Can!" series of Jim Henson videos, which had puppet filler segments in between the episodes), but that only provided 16 episodes out of 107. Worse, the syndicated reruns ended with episode 96 -- though at least four of the final 11 episodes made it to VHS.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTwinsOfDestiny'', a French {{animesque}} cartoon about two kids who had special powers bestowed upon them, has never been released on VHS or DVD, as far as internet searching can tell.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{TUGS}}'', the sister series to the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' television series made in 1986. The only place you can watch it is on video tapes which are gradually wearing thin and illegally over the internet. It does not help that the rights for the programme are tied up with at least two different companies.
* Fox's ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''. Despite it being one of the (if not ''the'') most faithful adaptions of the original play/story, not to mention being a show TimCurry won an award for, there is no box set yet because it probably was just not considered financially viable. But you can preorder it from Amazon UK. Which will be selling it in [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00122M2CE January 2020.]] ''Five-plus years from now.'' There is also the slight matter of Disney selling the series to Creator/TMSEntertainment.
* If you liked the show ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCowboysOfMooMesa'' and wanted to see it again, good luck. It got a couple of VHS releases that are long since out of print.
* Almost anything made by Marathon. ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' also fell into this for a long time, but Flatiron/New Video released the first three seasons in 2013 and 2014, which was a much better fate than what it previously got: Ten episodes from season 1, and the season 2 two-parter "A Spy is Born". Also, TheMovie and the final season were aired on Cartoon Network in May 2010.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez'', on the other hand...
* Creator/HannaBarbera's animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' wasn't even shown on the ''[[Creator/USANetwork USA Cartoon Express]]''. Presumably this is due not only to the fragmented ownership of the ''Our Gang'' properties[[note]]Warner Bros., Turner Entertainment, CBS Television Distribution and Sonar Entertainment all claim partial ownership[[/note]], but also to a lawsuit in which Eugene "Porky" Lee accused Hanna-Barbera of unauthorized use of his likeness. It has, however, been shown on Cartoon Network UK and Ireland, on Australia's Creator/SevenNetwork and on Singapore's [=MediaCorp=] Channel 5. "Beauty Queen for a Day" and "The Zero Hero" are the only episodes currently on [=YouTube=], the former as part of the ''Pac-Preview Party'' special. The series was also dubbed in French (as ''Les Petites Canailles'', with an AlternativeForeignThemeSong), German and Latin American Spanish.
** Very much so because this is one of the few where the show itself has multiple owners, in contrast to one entity having the characters and another having the show.
** In late July 2014, four more ''Little Rascals'' shorts from ABC broadcasts were uploaded to [=YouTube=]: "Rascals' Revenge", "Yachtsa' Luck", "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat" and "The Case of the Puzzled Pals".
* ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' had the first five episodes available on Jaroo, but since that site closed down in 2013, it is gone again.
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'', ''Random! Cartoons'', and other animation compilation shows, such as MTV's ''Cartoon Sushi''. This is because that, after a number of years, the rights to the short revert to the creator if it wasn't picked up for a series. So even if a network ''did'' want to make a DVD, getting all the creators to agree to it would be more trouble than it's worth. You're better off waiting for the original creators to release their shorts either online or through a DVD on demand business.
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' came out in the precious early 1990s, before [=DVD=]s but after VHS. The series was made only to [[MerchandiseDriven push the (unsuccessful) toy line]], so they probably didn't consider a cult following that demanded the show's rerelease.
* ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo'' would be possible if released in its most recent syndicated form (1990s on WGN, with no original music or music videos). But it wouldn't be the same.
** Come to think of it, any of the Nintendo-based [=DiC=] shows from their original run with the well-known songs intact. Especially ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'''s Milli Vanilli episode, due to their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milli_Vanilli#Media_backlash 1989 scandal]], as there's also a FunnyAneurysmMoment on top of the music rights.
* Speaking of Nintendo and [=DiC=]: ''[[http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/358/ King Koopa's Kool Kartoons]]'', a show related to ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' that occasionally aired (but only in southern California!). Of course, considering the show barely seems to have existed as it ''is''...
** There's also the ''Club Mario'' segments of ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show''; one was available when the show was on Yahooligans! TV.
* On the other hand, the 1990s ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' cartoon only had about 24 of its 65 episodes available on DVD, and completely out-of-order (they were mostly collections of mini-arcs, such as the Venom Saga and the ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} cross-over). Season 1 became available through iTunes (and Xbox Live), but a complete release is yet to be seen in America; this, while the United Kingdom got all five seasons on DVD.
** All of the episodes are now available on the official Marvel website, along with ''X-Men'', ''Fantastic Four'', ''Series/SpiderManJapan'', ''Spider-Man 1967'', and others.
** Also, the Spidey series is ''so'' popular that it's never off of television for long, even during the runs of other Spider-Man series. Of course, as ''PowerRangers'' fans learned, ''don't'' take that for granted.
* Remember ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', a 1990 Creator/HannaBarbera SaturdayMorningCartoon starring Creator/RickMoranis? Unless you live in the United Kingdom (despite this show being made in America), good luck finding it outside [=YouTube=] because [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC/Universal]] seems to forget that it even existed. However, all 13 episodes got a DVD release, but the release is not official (it was ripped off VHS recordings).
* Many of the Creator/RankinBass animated shows and specials are not available on DVD, but only as grainy, fading VHS tapes made 20 years ago. They will be lost forever when the tapes inevitably wear out and [=VCRs=] break -- most notably, ''WesternAnimation/WindInTheWillows'' (the one with the [[EarWorm theme song]] sung by Music/JudyCollins). This feature-length production from TheEighties has quite a few grateful comments over on Website/YouTube where some amazing person has uploaded a marginal-quality copy in several parts, for those whose [=VCRs=] have already broken. (The good news is that, along with feature-length films like ''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty'', ''WesternAnimation/TheDaydreamer'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'', most of the company's famous Christmas specials '''are''' on DVD as stand-alone releases or in collections, as are their three Easter specials from TheSeventies.)
* ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel'' has almost completely disappeared. There is only one fansite with any episodes available for download, and most of them are low-quality, aim-the-videocamera-at-the-TV clips where the dialogue is nearly incomprehensible. One episode in particular, the Season 2 premiere, has vanished completely without even a transcript to mark its passing. Oddly, the company who bought the franchise is still producing movies that are ''very'' loosely based on the original show in Latin America, but there are no English dubs ''or'' subs.
** The Season 1 DVD set has been released in the UK
** Series 1-3 are available to watch on Hulu.com...which (currently) doesn't help anyone viewing outside the United States.
** It was on [=YouTube=] in 2009 officially, but later taken down.
* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' has Season 1, but good luck trying to find Seasons 2 and 3 ''anywhere''.
* ''WesternAnimation/PawPawBears''
* To this day, ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' is lost to the murky mists of some lost archive, frustratingly getting only the briefest of DVD releases that vanished almost as soon as it was announced.
** Robert Mandell has a lot of luck with this trope. See ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' under the "recent releases" section.
* ''WesternAnimation/SevenLittleMonsters'' only had a very rare DVD release of a few episodes.
* The 30-minute animated ''Little Engine that Could'' feature from TheNineties only exists in the VHS tapes that remain and an upload on [=YouTube=] every now and then. Despite being such a famous story, whoever owns it doesn't seem to hold any interest in it.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm'' is an incredibly obscure show that was on Fox Family. The only episode anywhere online is the premiere...in Polish (it's on [=YouTube=]). 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 it never even existed, seriously.
* Of the six original ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' animated specials from TheEighties, only the first two (''The World of...'' and ''...in Big Apple City'') are available on DVD, leaving only the mid-1980s VHS releases of all six as official sources.
* The animated movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}''. Though it has had a few VHS releases, most of those were a ''while'' ago, and its only DVD release was in German. While the German version had the original English language track attached, good luck hunting it down!
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel's American Tails]]'' had some of the episodes released on VHS back in the day, but no DVD releases in America. However, there have been DVD releases in Europe since [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it is apparently popular in Germany]], and the remaining episodes can be found in its German dub.
* For that matter, this trope covers any instance in western animation that could be considered remotely racist, as a lot of cartoons from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation loved their blackface gags. Native Americans are still AcceptableTargets, though, apparently.
* ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' also partly suffers from this, as the films have been released on DVD but the AnimatedAdaptation has not.
* Rhino planned on releasing the entire ''CrusaderRabbit'' series. After the first two volumes were released (on VHS, this was pre-DVD), they found that the people who had sold them the release rights no longer actually held those rights. There apparently was a lot of confusion over who ''did'' hold the rights, with the result being that Rhino could sell the copies they had already made but could not make any more.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MagiNation'' animated series. Only two [=DVD=]s, containing four episodes each, have been released out of the 26-episode run.
** As of March 2012, the complete series is now on Netflix for instant streaming.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainStar'', a quirky English cartoon parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ran for only 13 episodes. Rumor has it that the first three episodes were released on VHS, but nothing more.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendsOfTreasureIsland''. VHS tapes of Season 1 exist, as does a movie VHS comprising of Episodes 1-3 of Season 1 and the final two episodes of Season 2, though they will be all but impossible to find (one VHS was reported to be found in a Salvation Army shop). 7Two in Australia is currently showing episodes at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday.
* ''WesternAnimation/MutantLeague'', a 40-episode series which is based on the video games "Mutant League Football" & "Mutant League Hockey", has never been released on DVD. The only release of it was a VHS was merely a 69-minute mish-mash of segments of episodes edited together. It is also impossible to find online, not even poor quality copies. Here's hoping someone changes this.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'': Out of the 157 episodes of the two incarnations, only ''40'' of them have been released on DVD in the U.S. as of 2011 (not surprising, given HIT Entertainment's NoExportForYou policies), mostly because of licensing issues, offensive material, or maybe a completely different reason ("Pingu at the Doctors", despite being shown PBS Kids Sprout with little to no controversy, is one of the episodes left out from DVD, HIT was probably just being lazy).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'', a 1990s show about [[FelixTheCat Felix]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin participating in various]] bizarre [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin adventures or situations]], is remarkably hard to find - a few episodes were released on VHS way back when, and only a handful of them have ever even existed on the internet. It's true that they ''did'' put out a few DVD releases for some episodes as well, but they were only released in Hong Kong, despite the show itself having been created in the United States.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'' has yet to see a release of the complete series. A few episodes were made available on VHS in the late 90s, and a CompilationMovie of the first four episodes was released on DVD in 2004. However, torrents and streams of the full series occasionally pop up, as do bootleg DVD sets.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKidsFromRoom402''. It has never received any English-language home video releases (though two DVD sets with a few episodes were released in the mid-2000s in Europe), and the series has not been aired on U.S. television for over a decade.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons''. Some scattered box sets here and there, but nothing close to a full release. Luckily, almost all of the series is available through Website/YouTube and torrents, thanks in part to repeats on Teletoon Retro.
* ''WesternAnimation/CalvinAndTheColonel'', a 1960s prime-time cartoon, will never get a legit DVD release. About one-third of the episodes (most in black and white despite being made in color) are in collectors' hands, some of which ended up in public domain cartoon compilations even though the show is still copyrighted.
* The ''[[Literature/WheresWaldo Where's Wally?/Where's Waldo?]]'' cartoon. Five VHS tapes were released in the United Kingdom and that was it.
* The British/Canadian cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheBaskervilles''. Possibly because of the Hell-like setting, which is much more obvious than [[WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes Miseryville]]. The only surviving footage online is the opening and two episodes, which can be found on [=YouTube=].
* Creator/{{Funimation}} released the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' and then stopped because it didn't sell well. All three seasons have been uploaded to Website/YouTube, however (with a few missing episodes of season 3).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang''. Though a DVD release was announced in 2007, American Greetings (owner of the franchise), pulled the plug on it for no known reason, though it could be due to the (later shelved) revival of the characters going on at the time. The original pilot and a few episodes were released on VHS and can be found online. However, a small "best-of" DVD release was announced by Creator/MillCreekEntertainment and released in April 2011; it includes 20 out of the 26 individual episodes (or 10 of 13 half-hour episodes). The following year, the remaining six episodes were released as bonus material of other Mill Creek DVD releases, taking the series officially outside this trope. However, the original pilot is unlikely to be released on DVD due to royalty issues with Nelvana and John Sebastian's singing on the episode.
** The series did receive a DVD release in Brazil.
* The Creator/CosgroveHall stop-motion adaptation of ''Literature/{{Truckers}}'' was released on VHS by Thames Television back in the early 1990s, but Creator/{{ITV}} Plc. (the current owners of Cosgrove-Hall and successors to Thames Television) has never released it on DVD. This is presumably due to the same issues that caused the adaptions of the two other books to be shelved.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' animated canon from the 1980s, including ''Droids'' (and its follow-up special, ''The Great Heep'') and ''Ewoks'' (which lasted two seasons). The two series were released on DVD as part of an "Animated Adventures" series - the only problem? The releases are simply two sets of six episodes edited into mini-features - more than half the run of ''Droids'' is still unavailable, and more than an entire season of ''Ewoks'' is also unaccounted for. Even though the two series have both been referenced in various ''Star Wars''-related material over the years, neither have been released as a complete series. Lucasfilm has said a DVD release is "possible" - meaning you're better off scrounging for the old VHS releases of the series, which had all the episodes.
* The [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940s]] ColumbiaCartoons series of short ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheCrow'' was off the air for decades until 1999, when it was included in the ''Totally Tooned In'' series - and even then the [[NoExportForYou series was only aired in Latin America]]. U.S. television audiences finally got to see them in 2011 on Antenna TV. A DVD release for these cartoons is not yet in the works (although the final three UPA-produced shorts are on the TCM ''Jolly Frolics'' set, and the first cartoon is an extra on the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' DVD).
** The main stumbling block for the DVD released is the absence of a color print for the cartoon "Mysto-Fox" (only black-and-white prints currently exist).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBluffers''. Its VHS prints went out in the late 1980s. The only trace of it on [=YouTube=], at least for the English dub, is a single episode lifted from a Betamax tape by someone who just managed to catch it somehow.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' is an interesting example of this trope, as all the original 1960s-1970s shorts are on DVD, but its companion shorts ''The Texas/Tijuana Toads'', ''Roland and Rattfink'', ''Hoot Kloot'', etc., are not.
** ''Roland and Rattfink'' was released on DVD, but only as part of a multi-disc set that includes the Panther, ''TheInspector'', and ''TheAntAndTheAardvark''.
** But [[SendingStuffToSaveTheShow fans want the full]] 1993-1995 series, as only Series 1 (1993-1994) exists on DVD.
*** Episodes like "7 Manly Men" (which has slight HoYay), "Voodoo Man" and "[[DerangedAnimation Hamm-N-Eggz]]" from the 1994-1996 series are missing off the DVD; basically, no full 199396 series exists on DVD. You ''can'' get them all, but as torrents, and even then, the quality is variable. Lapache.info does have them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfCalamityJane'', a 13-episode series, has no oficial VHS or DVD release, but [[http://www.youtube.com/user/rotarydialz#p/c/B182DA25BF90DD17 somebody]] uploaded most of the episodes into Website/YouTube, except episodes 10 and 11. However a [[ThatDudeInTheSuede certain somebody]] watched episode 11, got it burned into his brain, and gave a summary of it with crude drawings in a [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/ir/suede/animenia/31992-top-11-american-anime video]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'', a 65-episode series, currently only has the first 32 episodes on DVD. The show's [[MadeForTVMovie Made-for-TV movie]] ''Sabrina: Friends Forever'' had a limited DVD release after its airing in 2002 and is very hard to find. The entire series is available on Netflix.
** The 26-episode spin-off, ''Sabrina's Secret Life'', is only available on English DVD in Australia, and only the first 18 episodes were released. One episode ("Lather, Rinse, Repent") is available as a bonus feature on the complete series DVD set of ''Archie's Weird Mysteries''. All 26 episodes can be downloaded through torrents (and are actually very good quality aside from the Cartoon Network bug present throughout), and they are also available on Netflix.
* ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime'' was a Creator/GeorgeLucas-backed animated production in TheEighties made by the risk-taking Alan Ladd Studios (''Body Heat'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', etc.). It popularized improvisation and adult themes in comedy voice-acting, launched the career of Henry Selick (who would go on to make ''TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''), and fostered or influenced a number of Pixar people. It has all the traits of a classic of monumental cultural impact (and in an indirect way, it has), yet got a minor VHS and laserdisc release in the early 1990s and then aired twice on Cartoon Network, and that was it. Due to disputes between its writers, it's unlikely it will ever get a public showing again outside of blurry uploads onto Google Video. The naughtier Bill Couterie cut, in particular, only had a one-time showing on HBO before the aforementioned disputes occurred and has never been officially shown anywhere else.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}'', one of the last things on CBS' Saturday morning lineup in 1998. Scottish TV channel STV Entertainment has official uploads of the whole series on YouTube, but they're not accessible in the United States. And there aren't even any torrents. (However, it also airs on [=KidsCo=] in Australia.)
** All episodes are now available on Amazon Instant Video.
* ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' has never seen a VHS release, let alone a DVD one. Considering it was one of the best animated series of the eighties, notably due to Creator/OsamuDezaki as animation director (he of ''Anime/LupinIII'' and ''Anime/{{Golgo 13}}'' fame) the tapes keep circulating from the old Syfy airing of them.
* You like ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales''? Want it to be on DVD? Well, too bad, because it probably never will be. Hasbro has never been very good with its TV series being added onto DVD and the series is a CultClassic. However, if you're willing to import, it did get a few episodes on DVD out in Europe, and all 26 episodes were released across four DVD volumes in Australia (albeit with misleading MLP G2 cover art).
* The MLP shorts from ''My Little Pony and Friends'' have been released and are at least available via Netflix; however, the same can't be said for the ''Potato Head Kids'', ''Glo Friends'' and ''Moon Dreamers'' shorts that accompanied them on the show's original run.
* Many of the ''WesternAnimation/TimeWarpTrio'' episodes are no longer available on DVD, and those that are go for an exorbitant price.
* The Australian series ''Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table'' has only had one DVD release, not in Australia but the United Kingdom, and that contains only eight episodes.
* The Franco-American series ''WesternAnimation/SpaceStrikers'': The only evidence of its existence is the introductory theme tune, and its page on [=IMDB=]. There hasn't even been either tapes with the series in it or even any official release from the distributors. Seems it has been forgotten except for those few who got to watch it.
* While you can technically get almost of all of the second ''[[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.
* The full ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' shorts are only available on the DC Nation Web site and nowhere else outside of their television broadcasts.
* Late in its life, mall owners Mills Corporation created a kids' club called ''Muggsy's Meadow'', which provided activities for kids and parents to do while at the mall. They also commissioned ''FlyingRhinoJuniorHigh'' creator Ray Nelson and his studio to create a TooSmartForStrangers animated short called ''WesternAnimation/GetMuggsy'', which included the club's four mascots. Since the club itself was only around for three years, and closed when Simon Property Group bought out Mills, the DVD is extremely hard to find. Nevertheless, it ''is'' on Website/YouTube.
* It's extremely difficult to find any full episodes of ''Wapos Bay: The Series'' and its movie, ''Long Goodbyes'', despite the movie winning Kidscreen award and beating the ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'' movie and ''Zhu Zhu Pets: Quest for Zhu''. You can only find promos.
* ''WesternAnimation/LadyLovelylocks'', and how. Two episodes are missing from the U.S. and British VHS and DVD releases of the series, and only came to Australia.
* ''WesternAnimation/OddJobJack'', a TurnOfTheMillennium Canadian animated sitcom, has an entire missing season. While the second season had a [=DVD=] release (available wherever not-so-fine [=DVD=]s are liquidated) and seasons 3 and 4 are viewable on Hulu (ironically, not viewable in Canada), Season 1 does not seem to exist in viewable format outside a single Google Video copy of Season 1 ep 13.
* Music/TheBeatles' [[WesternAnimation/TheBeatles eponymous animated series]] is currently owned by Apple Corps, the group's corporate entity, having acquired them from King Features (Hearst Corporation entity). There was talk as early as 2004 of putting the cartoons out on DVD but no effort had been made since. Apple Records now owns the Beatles' movies and they have re-released ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' on DVD, so this may still happen somewhere down the line. In the meantine, [=DVD=]s recorded off local TV stations in the 1980s turn up online and at comic book conventions.
* Many ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' specials from TheEighties and TheNineties are still missing on DVD since Warner Bros. stopped bringing out complete collections by decade.
** ''A Charlie Brown Celebration'' (1982 double-length anthology special)
** ''It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown'' (1983 double-length anthology special)
** ''What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?'' (1983, a largely gag-free special following on from ''BonVoyageCharlieBrown'' in which the gang visits Omaha Beach, the site of [[WorldWarII D-Day]])
** ''Snoopy!!! The Musical'' (1988 double-length special)
** ''It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown'' (1988 double-length, RogerRabbitEffect special focusing on Spike the dog)
** ''[[WesternAnimation/WhyCharlieBrownWhy Why, Charlie Brown, Why?]]'' (1990 VerySpecialEpisode about leukemia)
** ''You're in the SuperBowl, Charlie Brown'' (1994; licensing issues with the NFL affect this one. It got one VHS release, and those copies were only sold as promotional items in Shell gas stations)
** ''It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown'' (1997; ironically, it was a DirectToVideo release)
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Both 200 and 201 have been completely removed from the [[RegionCoding Region 2 and Region 4]] DVD sets, but they exist deep in the corners of the internet with no download required.
* Any ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' segment on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' with the original "U.S. Acres" title card, as the [=DVD=]s used the "Orson's Farm" title card. This is because the DVD releases are based on the international masters.
** Also missing from the international prints for time constraints are two Screaming With Binky cartoons: one about baseball, and one about a pizza palor. Nothing is known about the former, but a fansite has a description of the latter.
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' was a well-loved animated series that aired on the Canadian network YTV from 1996 to 1998, and ran in syndication for almost a full decade afterward. A proposed Region 1 DVD release collapsed in 2000, and the only official release the series had was in Australia. The only ways to find the episodes now is to hunt for the old VHS releases (which had all the episodes), look up episodes on YouTube or see the complete series on kidlet.tv (which is navigation blocked, and many of the belching sounds used in episodes are [[{{Bowdlerise}} silenced]]). Also, when it aired on Fox Kids and Fox Family in America, [[{{Bowdlerise}} all episodes had lots of scenes butchered out]] to make room for commercials, and its American run was also incomplete.
** Now that kidlet.tv is now defunct, there is literally '''''NO''''' way to see a majority of season 3, including the GrandFinale.
* None of the seasons past the sixth of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' are available on DVD, although the full series can be streamed on Netflix. However, with the advent of DVR and Cartoon Network showing all the episodes in order on Adult Swim, it was probably deemed not cost-effective to release any more seasons to DVD (the last set was released in 2006, when DVR was a novelty). The series is also available on iTunes.
* A few scant episodes of the animated ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' show appear on selected volumes of the primetime show DVD. The rest of the episodes lie in abeyance.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBradyKids'' got a few episodes as part of the [[http://www.amazon.com/The-Brady-Bunch-Complete-Seasons/dp/B000CCBCI0 Brady Bunch Complete Series]] pack, but other than that the show is as elusive as unicorns.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcS9lfJT5dE "It's Itsy Bitsy Time"]], a preschool-aimed anthology Fox Family/Treehouse TV series that also had some imported series on there, barely seems to exist anywhere, legally (considering the rights issues) or illegally. Oddly enough, it seems to have fallen into downright obscurity since it went off the air.
* ''Gary and Mike'' (and how). Not only did it get the shaft after 13 episodes and one season (on a cliffhanger), but it only reran on Creator/ComedyCentral once and at late night. At this point, it's like the show never even existed in the first place.
* When Creator/SpikeTV launched in 2003, its lineup included three cartoons: ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'', ''WesternAnimation/GaryTheRat'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon"]]''. Of these, only ''Stripperella'' is easy to find, as it got a DVD release. ''Gary'' goes double, as it began as a web series from a now long-gone website, and those web animations are now gone. (However, the TV episodes are on iTunes.) "Adult Party Cartoon" did get a DVD release (which included three episodes that didn't air due to censorship: "Stimpy's Pregnant," "Naked Beach Frenzy," and "Altruists"), [[FanonDiscontinuity though ask any R&S fan and they'll tell you it doesn't deserve one]].
* There's no DVD release for ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'', not even in Canada.
* Likewise for ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe'', which only had a very short run back in Canada (Though France and Germany had a longer run of the show.)
* ''WesternAnimation/CJTheDJ'' is virtually unknown and unavailable outside of its native Australia, except for a couple of clips, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGNKL09cAI8 one episode in English]] and a couple more episodes in Portuguese, but that's about it.
* ''A Bunch of Munsch'' was an old Canadian cartoon that based its episodes off children's picture books by beloved author Robert Munsch, and it was also filled with DerangedAnimation. Unfortunately, the show is extremely hard to find, and its extremely rare VHS releases from Golden Book Video fetch a pretty penny. You may have a very scarce chance of finding it in your local library.
* ''WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo'' - Bunglers in Crime, despite being a Cosgrove-Hall show (usually pretty good with show releases), had only one VHS tape release during its TV run. One of the episodes ('Panda-Monium') was subsequently re-released on DVD (ironically called 'Most Wanted') but that's it. Thankfully for fans, there are a lot of episodes on [=YouTube=], some taken from recent Australian re-broadcasts.
* ''Urban Vermin'', another Canadian toon. The only channel it ever aired on in America was the short-lived Animania HD network. The [=YouTube=] channel dhxkidstv has them, but you have to pay $2.99 an episode.
* Like ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfterFairyTalesForEveryChild''? Well, you better have HBO Family because it's impossible to find online and only a select few stories made it to VHS and DVD.
* Outside a VHS showing the best episodes of season one (that is now out of print), ''Toonsylvania'' hasn't been released in full on DVD. It is, however, available for streaming on Netflix -- in Brazil and Mexico (initially with no English audio [only Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese]. It now has the original English audio). Unless you have the money or know-how to access Netflix feeds from other countries (or you live in Mexico or Brazil and know or are learning English), you're boned.
* LittleShop has the first episode on YouTube. The other 12 might as well be missing forever.
* ShiningTimeStation, the show that helped launch ThomasTheTankEngine to stardom in the United States, hasn't received a DVD release yet. It did have a few episodes released on VHS.
* The HBO Family TV series, ''WesternAnimation/AnimatedTalesoftheWorld'' hasn't been released on DVD as of now with only a few episodes being shown on {{YouTube}}.
* The Canadian series ''Katie and Orbie'' (which has LeslieNielsen as a narrator) once had four of its six seasons available on DVD from an online retailer that sold the discs on demand, but that online retailer no longer exists. The other two seasons were unavailable for unknown reasons and the series is practically impossible to find on the Internet aside from a few episodes that have been posted online (including some in Spanish, as the series was seen in the Latin American version of CBeebies) and several videos of the series' theme song. On top of that, the series has been off the air worldwide since 2012.
* The HBO children's show ''Braingames''. Although every episode from the pilot to episode 5 can be found on the Internet Archive, episode 6, on the other hand, cannot be found. The show was released on 3 VHS cassettes, but said tapes are now extremely hard to find and are usually snatched up the time they appear for expensive prices on eBay.
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'': Reruns air weekdays on Nicktoons while Nick plays the show weekends at 7AM (If they feel like it). It was also a pretty hard to find on the internet outside of Nick.com. Surprisingly, [[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I3P8XT4?tag=tvshowsondvdcom&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B00I3P8XT4&creative the entire series will be released on DVD sometime in 2014. (Including the three episodes that haven't even aired!)]]
* There are 11 Warner Bros. cartoons, known as "the censored eleven", that were banned because of stereotypes. As of 2010, Warner Bros is planning on releasing these on DVD/Blu-Ray.
** Several of the later 1960's ''LooneyTunes'' shorts have yet to see the light of day; "Injun Trouble" (the 1969 Cool Cat cartoon, not the 1938 Porky Pig cartoon, also the final Warner Bros. Cartoon during the golden era) is an infamous example. However, as of 2008, some of these have seen release on DVD (including "Norman Normal" and "The Door", two of the rarest WB cartoons).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' was once only available in poor-quality online bootlegs, but the first and second season were released in Germany in 2009 and 2011, with the possibility to set the spoken language to German or English.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' was not commercially available from its finale in 2002 until the summer of 2010. Fans wanting the show either had to hunt down the Real Player versions of the series (which were taken from the original airings of the episodes/movies on MTV) or more mainstream AVI/MPEG video captures that were (unfortunately) taken from the show's run on Noggin, who butchered the episodes mercilessly, both for content and to make room for commercials. Now the show is '''finally''' on DVD and on TV (LOGO has the rights to it), though with the trade-off of having ''all'' of the music yanked and replaced with generic replacement tunes or no music at all.
** Even more annoying: While all 65 episodes of the series itself are uncut (new masters were made la "The State" with the replacement music), "Is It College Yet?" is the same old butchered version that aired on MTV after its initial commercial-free airing, which was used for the original DVD release of said film.
* Thanks to Warner Home Video's "Creator/CartoonNetwork Hall of Fame" DVD collection, the first seasons of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' and ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' now have DVD releases as of Summer 2010, with ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' coming the following October.
** And after years of dormancy with no new releases, the series will release second season of ''Courage'' in October 2014.
** Also, those shows have had their complete series [[note]]sans Courage's debut on the ''WhatACartoonShow'', Dexter's BigDamnMovie ''Ego Trip'', and a banned ''Dial M For Monkey'' short[[/note]] added to the iTunes store.
* In addition, the Warner Archive Collection has resulted in a number of older Creator/HannaBarbera[=/=]Creator/RubySpears cartoons finally being distributed. These include ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}'', ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'', ''WesternAnimation/InchHighPrivateEye'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', ''WesternAnimation/ChuckNorrisKarateKommandos''', the animated series of ''WesternAnimation/PacMan'' and ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' and all the Superstars 10 movies that weren't ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' themed (since those were already openly released.)
* While still no signs of the DVD, ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has had official releases for iTunes and Xbox Live Arcade.
* Seasons 1-3 of ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men Evolution}}'' have had DVD releases, but the fourth hasn't. iTunes has somewhat rectified this, as well as the Marvel Website/YouTube channel having EVERY episode available to watch.
* ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'', which got yanked when Disney [[ScrewedByTheNetwork took over ABC]], got a DVD collection in July 2010.
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' was caught in this state for over a decade until, finally, a worthy DVD set was released. Same goes for ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''.
* ''MightyMouse: The New Adventures'' was caught in this trap, but then the entire series came out on DVD in 2010, with the picture digitally remastered from the original film negatives AND bonus features. Quite a big treatment for a show that hadn't aired in years.
* The 1990s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon subverted this: after years of having to wait for a DVD release, and feeling all hope was lost, the first 32 episodes were released on DVD (in two 16-episode sets) for the first time in 2009 (presumably to cash in on ''[[Film/{{X-Men}} X-Men Origins: Wolverine]]''), with three more sets later released completing the series.
** Every episode is freely available to stream on Marvel.com as well.
** Interestingly, Disney seems a little more willing to sell comprehensive [=DVD=]s of Marvel cartoons than for cartoons they made themselves. The [[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 1967 Animated Adaptation]] of ''{{Spider-Man}}'' had a complete series DVD in 2004 (which went out of print a few years later) to cash in on ''[[Film/{{Spider-Man}} Spider-Man 2]]'', and ''The Marvel Action Hour'' also has DVD boxsets. (The ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' segments became available shortly after the release of [[Film/FantasticFour the 2005 movie]], while ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' came around the same time as ''[[Film/IronMan Iron Man 2]]''.)
* Warner apparently releases seasons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' at random, and it seemed unlikely that the "lost" 1980s shorts and [[OldShame the fan UN-favorite Wendy & Marvin season]] would ever come to DVD. That is, until one set of the "lost" shorts made its way to DVD in August 2009, and the Wendy and Marvin episodes the following year.
* It took damn near 22 years, three distribution companies, and a ''very'' dogged fanbase to get ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' on DVD in the United States. Cue ''massive'' {{Squee}} when Koch finally released a two-part set.
* The 1992 telefilm ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'' was placed into this for almost a decade after Creator/WarnerBros' 75th anniversary reprint of the 1996 re-release in 1998 went out of print several years later. By that time, the only way to watch that film was through either airings on Nicktoons Network (until 2005 to be exact), finding a used copy, or possibly bootlegs. These practices continued until a DVD release was announced in May 2012 and was officially taken off this in August of that year.
* In North America, the only place you can view ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'''s two full seasons, besides on its practically non-existent presence on TV, is on iTunes. For some reason, Australia is the only country that legally distributes a full season DVD.
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', which ran for a total of 52 episodes in two seasons during 1996-1997, had a few single-episode VHS tapes and Laserdisc releases during its run, but was all but forgotten after that, especially after the Time Warner merger. Most of the episodes can be found online, though, thanks to the shows' faithful fanbase. ''Finally'' in 2009, Turner released a DVD set of the first 13 episodes of season 1, including director/producer commentary and "making of" mini-features. There have been no announcements about releases for the rest of the series as of yet, but the fans remain eager... hopefully it won't take another ''13 years'' this time around.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' had a couple of episode [=DVD=]s, but for years, Disney didn't seem to see the value in season box sets. DVD sets of the first two seasons finally became available in October 2010, but only through the Disney Movie Club. Now, fortunately, they have put up the entire series for streaming.
* Creator/ShoutFactory has started to release ''{{Madeline}}'' on DVD, in random compilations.
** All the episodes (though none of the specials or the direct-to-video movie) can be found on Hulu, [[NoExportForYou which doesn't help much to those living outside the US or Germany]]...
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' only got Season 1 and five episodes of Season 2 to DVD before Funimation quietly dropped the title. It was thought that the rest of the series would never see an official release [[NoExportForYou unless one lived in its home country of France]] until Taffy Entertainment began distributing the seasons on iTunes in November 2010, with XANA Awakens available free, and the first six episodes available free on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TaffykidsUS their YouTube account]]. As of January 2011, all four seasons have been released.
* ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' was released in mid-2010.
* ''WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield'' was released December 2010.
* ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' was set for a 2008 DVD release but got delayed. It is now available to order off the Creator/WarnerBros website.
* Most of the [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Nicktoons]], again. For the longest time, the only Nickelodeon originals with full DVD sets were ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''[[note]]CashCowFranchise extreme[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''[[note]]Creator/JohnKricfalusi got the rights back[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''[[note]]titanic fan demand, though Nick outsourced the boxsets to Creator/MediaBlasters, who usually deal in anime, which resulted in most video stores placing them in the "Anime" section[[/note]], and ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''[[note]]second to ''[=SpongeBob=]'' in mainstream popularity, not to mention having a serialized nature compared to the episodic format of nearly every other Nicktoon[[/note]]. In 2010, the floodgates finally opened, thanks to a licensing deal with Creator/ShoutFactory. Releases include ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' (minus two episodes), ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'', and ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', followed by ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' and ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
** Likewise, the live action shows. ''KenanAndKel'' became available on iTunes in 2011, and ''HeyDude'' got DVD sets starting in 2011.
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has only had two DVD releases with the following episodes: "The Party" (the unaired pilot), "Ginger the Juvey", "Stealing First", "Dare I Darren", "Far From Home" (3-parter), and "The Wedding Frame" (3-part series finale). The only version of the show that was even close to getting a full series release was the Russian version, which only had the first 45 episodes (out of 60) released. In 2008, the first 13 episodes were made available on iTunes before being removed only months later (though "Ginger the Juvey" and "An Even Steven Holiday Special" remained available through other Nick releases). However, in 2013, the entire series became available on iTunes, including the telefilms and the seldom-aired "high school" episodes of Season 3. The 60 episodes (the telefilms count as 3 episodes, except for "No Turning Back" which counts as 2) are divided chronologically into 6 volumes. The series has yet to see a similar release on Amazon or DVD, though.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' so far only has season 1 and half of season 2 released on DVD, but the complete series is now available for streaming on Disney's website - the only DisneyAfternoon series to get this so far.
** In 2013, the second half of season 2 was released as a Disney Movie Club exclusive.
* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' has had a few individual episodes released on DVD, but never the entire series.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police]]'' hardly saw daylight after its initial 13-episode run. It wasn't until the popularity of TelltaleGames's [[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max games]] that it was able to get a release through Shout! and many new fans were able to experience the show for the first time.
* Several MarvelComics [[http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/05/02/marvel-animated-shows-come-to-netflix-instant/ cartoons]] that never received comprehensive DVD releases will become available to stream on Netflix, such as ''SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'', ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''.
** And of course, as mentioned before, Marvel themselves do have a online video section on their site where one can catch most episodes of the older Marvel cartoon and TV series (including the Japanese ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Spider-Man]]''), with no region-blocking whatsoever in place [[note]]Showing that Marvel is indeed run by superheroes[[/note]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' was theatrically released in 1981, but only got to VHS after 15 years - with a DVD one year later - due to copyright issues (the film has much, much licensed music). Website/TheAgonyBooth [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Heavy_Metal_1981.aspx recap]] even says the movie got much of its CultClassic status for its rarity than for actual quality.
* ''WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' had some {{Compilation Movie}}s released by Lionsgate and the first season released by Shout! Factory, then five years passed without any other releases. Thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment, a DVD of the complete series came in February 2012.
* ''{{Jem}}'' Rhino Video released seasons 1-2 and part of 3 on DVD. The rest? Left in limbo. To make matters worse, the first two sets of [=DVD=]s went out of print and cost a pretty penny to buy a secondhand copy. Creator/ShoutFactory has decided to release a complete series DVD boxset, including the long-unavailable season 3 episodes.
* One of the most {{Egregious}} examples of this trope was TheEighties incarnation of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', considering that musical numbers were their entire shtick. But, with the success of the [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks movies]], several compilations of the show and associated specials have been released.
* ''ReBoot''. Creator/ADVFilms never released Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD, only four episodes from Season 1 ever came out on VHS. Seasons 3 and 4 came out on DVD, but went out of print. Fortunately, Creator/ShoutFactory eventually released [=DVD=]s of the complete series.
** Season 3 also airs on Teletoon Retro...IN CANADA! (Well, it ''was'' made in Canada...)
* The 1980 animated feature adaptation of ''{{Gnomes}}'' languished in copyright limbo after the production company wound up. However, CCV of Norway announced that a DVD release would come in December 2011.
* In late January 2012, Warner Archive released the first season of ''WesternAnimation/PacMan'' as a manufacture-on-demand ([=MOD=] for short) DVD title. The second season was released in September in a package that includes the ''Pac-Man'' ChristmasSpecial.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' was among the first Hanna-Barbera series to receive a DVD boxset, but it contained only the original episodes, broadcast from 1962 to 1963. These also became the only episodes to air on Boomerang. The 1980s revival did not come to DVD, or air on Boomerang, until 2009. Even then, only half of Season 2 became available on DVD, as well as the theatrical 1990 movie. Now, fans can buy the second half of the season, the two concurrently produced TV movies, and the third season through Warner Archive.
* The 20032007 ''StrawberryShortcake'' series appeared to be in limbo when the series was dropped off Kewlopolis before the 2007 Season 4 episodes could air, and rights for the series went from Playmates to Hasbro (and animation rights went from DiC to Moonscoop). DVD releases of the series became slow and erratic, and many fans initially believed in 2009 that the releases would grind to a halt and the last eight episodes would not see the light of day upon hearing the news back then. However, stopping of releases is one thing that did not happen, and the last DVD of the series came out in March 2012.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' is now available on iTunes in Germany. (An iTunes release in the U.S. is unknown, but ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' and ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'' are available)
* ''TheSwanPrincess'' and ''The Swan Princess III: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure'' came to DVD in 2004, but ''The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain'' did not. People wanting to complete the set had to wait five years for that film, which was retitled ''The Swan Princess: The Secret of the Castle''.
* The third season of ''TransformersAnimated'' was only release on DVD in Japan (the Japanese dub, obviously), Hasbro has stated they have no plans to release it, and Creator/CartoonNetwork dropped reruns of the show from their lineup fairly soon after it ended. However, in 2012, TheHub picked up the rights to show reruns, saving it at least temporarily.
** Creator/ShoutFactory has recently announced that they'll be releasing a DVD set of the unreleased 3rd season and a complete series set.
* The ''ForBetterOrForWorse'' animated specials from the 1980s and 1990s became available since Lynn Johnston acquired the rights in 2008; they're sold exclusively through the [=FBorFW=] website.
* ''DogCity'' - The series was made only a couple of years after Jim Henson's death, so the Jim Henson Company never really took much notice of it, despite earning a following. Only seven episodes were released on three extremely rare tapes, and the JHC refused to let the rest be uploaded to Youtube (save for one episode in German). There was a brief HopeSpot when they were all made available on Amazon Instant Video, but only in the United States. A petition started on the website Rostam Entertainment for a full DVD release and a crossover film with ''AllDogsGoToHeaven'', but before they could get halfway (about 10 signatures out of 29), Rostam Entertainment was taken down and later rebooted as Cartoon Reviewer, and the petition became stuck in DevelopmentHell. Finally, a YouTube user known as "Alexmantv" has uploaded all the episodes (presumably from Amazon.)
* Any ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode past Show 73 was this once CBS ended the series. It got a full release when the live-action ''Garfield'' movie and its sequel came out.
* After years of waiting, the fourth and final volume of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' was released in February 2013.
* Eight years after finishing, and with only one episode ("The Green Loontern") released in the interim, ''DuckDodgers'' got its first season released in full in February 2013.
* For a few years, a majority of the episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'' were missing for what seemed like forever because Hi-Tops and YES! Entertainment only decided to release a certain number of episodes, the most notable missing ones being story-building episodes like the finale. Enter Mill Creek Entertainment, who released the complete series in the mid-2000s. Once those went out of print, the series was released in a box set with all [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 65 episodes]] by Image Entertainment in June 2012.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Doug's 1st Movie]]'' was released on video in 1999, but not on DVD despite the fact that Disney moved into that market that year (ironically, it was originally intended as a DirectToVideo title). Other countries released it on [=VideoCD=], but those copies are long out of print. It was finally released on DVD in 2012, albeit as a Disney Movie Club exclusive.
* "Poor sales" killed all plans to release the remainder of the ''Series/{{ALF}}'' animated series on DVD after the first nine episodes. The entire series is now available through Hulu Plus.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is an odd case of being ''preemptively'' rescued from tape circulation limbo. The few DVD releases the show gets are small handfuls of OutOfOrder episodes, and most international networks outright refuse to carry the show... but this doesn't matter because the [[PeripheryDemographic bronies]] will, without fail, upload each episode to Website/YouTube in high definition with all commercials cut out ''within an hour of it airing on TV''.
** And should {{Creator/Hasbro}} (or someone posing as them) start taking down episodes for copyright, Creator/ShoutFactory (who also released those OutOfOrder sets) has complete DVD releases for the first three seasons as of May 2014, though as Amazon.com exclusives. Amazon and iTunes also have the entire series to date available for download, and Netflix has the first three seasons up so far.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' will be given a full DVD release as a Disney Movie Club Exclusive in February 2013, making it the very first show from OneSaturdayMorning to get a full DVD release.
* Warner Home Video finally released a complete DVD set of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' in June 2012.
* As of February 2013, the first half of ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' is now available from Mill Creek Entertainment.
* For awhile, ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' had a couple of VHS releases of the first few episodes, meaning that the later episodes were all but lost after the re-runs ended. Netflix aired the episodes out of order for some time, but the show also finally got [[http://www.amazon.com/Street-Sharks-Complete-Episode-Series/dp/B00AQ590IC a DVD release of all 40 episodes]].
* The Creator/ADVFilms release of the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon has gone out of print. Cue Creator/DiscotekMedia licensing the show for a DVD release.
* As of 2013, ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', previously only with three episodes available on DVD, now has 54 episodes available. Still not the full (79-episode) series, but much closer than it was.
* The same year, Disney finally released the last third of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
* Airing irregularly in Canada and France for years, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}}'' never got released on DVD after its only season was finished. Fortunately, DiscotekMedia recently [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=671291782899919&set=a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297&type=1&relevant_count=1 announced]] that they have picked the show up and have made plans for a 2014 DVD release.
* After the first season DVD set from Creator/ShoutFactory fell flat due to low sales, and the compilation [=DVD=]s became rarities, ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' finally got a complete series release in both volumes and a complete series boxset courtesy of New Video Group.
* After many years off the air and episodes becoming hard to find, the complete series of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' will get a DVD release in January 2014. Whether or not this is a good thing is [[BrokenBase up for debate]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' two-season cartoon series had originally seen only a partial VHS release of eight (out of 13) Season 1 episodes, presented in random order. WordOfGod was that it will never would be released on DVD, due to the creators considering it an OldShame they were [[ExecutiveMeddling coerced into creating]] to support the games. It finally got a U.S. release in its entirety.
* Once upon a time, ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' had only a very small amount of episodes, plus the Christmas special and movie, on VHS. That changed in 2012 when Britt Allcroft herself released Mumfie's Quest on DVD. In 2013, she then released the Christmas special Mumfie's White Christmas on DVD. On New Year's Day 2014, the series became available on Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video, (minus four episodes and the unedited Mumfie's Quest episodes). The latter, however of Mumfie's Quest will be released in the future as well as new merchandise. There's no news for the four missing episodes, though.
* ''WesternAnimation/DavidTheGnome'' was this but got DVD releases in the United Kingdom in 2006, in Spain and Italy by 2011, and in the United States by Oasis DVD in 2012. Most episodes are also available on DVD in Germany and the Netherlands.
* ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'' was released on DVD before, but said releases only contained a few episodes, and have gone out of print by now. Fortunately, Mill Creek Entertainment is planning a DVD release of the full series (which will include two episodes that were never aired on television) to coincide with ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'': The cartoon was made by Hanna-Barbera, so it's now owned by Warner Bros. The toys were made by Bandai, who still owns the designs (and thus the look of the characters). The character names were devised by Tonka, which was bought by Hasbro, who therefore own the names. Getting rival international toy companies to agree to cooperate was a significant hurdle--until April 2014, when Warner Archive announced a DVD release of the complete series. The FiveEpisodePilot was released in 2011.
* After what has been over a decade later, the GrandFinale to Animaniacs entitled ''Film/WakkosWish'' will finally be released on DVD on October 2014.
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