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

* Disney released the vast majority of episodes for ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' -- as well as a couple of sets for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' -- but have (or had) yet to offer the complete run of the shows on DVD by releasing further sets for these shows (infuriating fans of the first three, which are all ''one box set away'' from being completely on DVD). Additionally, ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' didn't even have any sort of proper DVD release at all -- it got a '''three-episode "best-of" DVD'''[[note]]This was also ''Goof Troop''[='=]s only release until 2013[[/note]]. And that's not even getting into the DisneyAfternoon shows that haven't yet made it to DVD in any way, shape or form. For all that the DisneyAfternoon did for the company in the 1990s, they sure don't seem eager to return the love.
** [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Many]] [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers of]] [[WesternAnimation/TaleSpin these]] [[WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck shows]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} also]] had origin stories that came in two versions: broken up into multiple episodes as part of the respective show's package, and two-hour (or one-hour in [[WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck Darkwing Duck's]] case) TV movies (or direct-to-video in [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Gargoyles']] case). [[note]] ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' also had movie versions of the five-part serials "Time is Money" and "Super Duck Tales".[[/note]] The first versions for each show are the only ones available.
** For the record, the DisneyAfternoon series that were fortunate enough to get a DVD set release got 20+ episodes and nothing else beyond feature content. [[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 a few [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers random]] [[WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck episodes]] are censored. If the company is complaining about "low sales", [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this shoddy DVD treatment is probably why]]. To make things worse, the classic DisneyAfternoon shows have not been aired on American TV since 2008 (when ''WesternAnimation/{{TaleSpin}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' reruns were permanently removed from Toon Disney), so it's hard to even get a copy recorded from TV. At one time, copies recorded from said channel of nearly all episodes of most Disney Afternoon shows were posted on [=YouTube=] but eventually taken down.
** All this makes one question even more why Disney would 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 the "main" continuity, 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.
** To be fair, this is changing (if only slightly). The third and final release for ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has finally been made available...''off their own Disney Movie Club website,'' and it's in a bright yellow slim pack that stands out from the rest pretty obviously. The same with ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' (and the same bright yellow slim pack), ''and'' a DVD release of the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' movie. How barebones are these releases? The ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' DVD doesn't even have an episode list, and the [=DVDs=] themselves are stark, bare discs with just the logo and some other titles. The movie, at least, [[DamnedByFaintPraise has a color picture on it]].
* Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' were released on DVD. The other half of Season 2? Disney initially decided not to release it, allegedly due to "low sales"; it would take ''eight years'' before they finally reneged and brought it to DVD. Season 3 (aka "The Goliath Chronicles") has still yet to see a release, though few are complaining, given its [[SeasonalRot dismal reception]] and even being considered [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] by Greg Weisman. (Weisman has also been pretty vocal that he has also no plans to [[https://twitter.com/greg_weisman/status/498606185566588928 push for]] [[https://twitter.com/greg_weisman/status/552687210676248576 a DVD release]]). And none at all was released outside North America.
* 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 two episodes centering on {{Mad Bomber}}s out of sensitivity [[TooSoon after a 1995 Oklahoma bombing]]. (It doesn't help that pulling one of those left a huge plot hole in the series because it's the same one where Miranda replaces Lucky as Bonkers' partner.)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Marsupilami}}'' was last seen on Creator/ToonDisney in 2002, and hasn't been broadcast since. Despite having a few episodes on (rare) VHS releases, there are no signs of DVD releases on the way. It doesn't help that Disney no longer owns the rights to the title character.
* On the subject of ''Marsupilami'', the show that gave birth to both it and ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RawToonage'', hasn't been seen since the Toon Disney run in 2000, and there are absolutely '''no''' VHS or DVD releases available. Only the tape recordings of the series during its original CBS broadcasts or Toon Disney reruns confirm its existence.
* Other than 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. Many of the show's episodes and shorts have been uploaded onto several sites, so at least there's that.
* ''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 other than the [=DVDs=] 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. The episodes are still easily found on other sites, however.
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' went to the same leper colony as all the other Disney TV shows. After years of reruns it was last seen on American television on Toon Disney in 2008, and so far there is no way to see it in the U.S. The only home video releases it got were the PilotMovie and an '''extremely rare''' VHS containing the episode "Planet of the Lost" (supposedly included with a Buzz Lightyear toy in 2003), which is so far the ''only'' episode to be released on home video at all. Making matters worse, several episodes ("Super Nova," "Inside Job," and "Conspiracy") have been banned from circulation in the US, making those episodes even harder to come across (though all three have continued to air in international markets).
* ''WesternAnimation/NightmareNed'' got one season due to budget problems. 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 the computer game from Disney Interactive rather than a Disney show.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' doesn't have any VHS/DVD releases and last appeared on American television when Creator/ToonDisney aired a two-hour block of episodes in 2007. Episodes exist on YouTube, but in a barely-watchable form. After much searching by many dedicated people, the whole series was finally found in 2016.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' has the first 15 episodes available on iTunes, and its made-for-TV movie on DVD. The remaining episodes can be found on various sites.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' used to be on YouTube, but is now yet to be released on DVD. As of now, the entire series is on iTunes.
* ''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 entire series is available on iTunes). Which is strange, considering how popular it was during its run.
** The entire series got posted on [=YouTube=] in 2011...until Disney began taking almost every episode down for copyright. This even includes the ''international dubs''. [[{{Understatement}} Fans were not happy.]]
* ''Disney's WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had 4 2-episode VHS releases in the 1990s, while for a long time TheMovie was available ''only'' on VHS (it is available for streaming on-demand on various sites; it was made available on DVD via Disney Movie Club). There were various [=VideoCD=] releases of the movie in other countries, but they've all gone out of print. Sure, it wasn't as beloved as the Nick series (Doug and Roger's original voice actor Creator/BillyWest did not care for it to say the least), but it was still popular nonetheless, so you'd think Disney would've given it better treatment.
* ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'' had one VHS release (''101 Dalmatians Christmas'', which also contained the episode "Coup [=DeVil=]") and one [=VideoCD=] release that has ''severe'' sound issues (''Dalmatian Vacation'') (and on video outside the US) back in the 1990s. That was it. The entire series has been uploaded to Website/YouTube, but don't be surprised if Disney starts taking down episodes for copyright. The series is now available to purchase on [=iTunes=], however it's missing "Alive 'N Chicken/Prima Doggy" (which was banned after the 9/11 attacks for some TooSoon content).
* ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo'' is probably one of the most under-rated and hardest to find Disney cartoons EVER! The only episodes available were 2 low-quality VHS recordings, until 11 episodes from the first season, plus two of the holiday special episodes, were made officially available by Blim, a Mexican streaming service owned by Creator/Televisa. After that, 2 more VHS recordings of previously unavailable episodes have turned up.
* While it only was aired on Disney in America, ''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.
* With [[WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow certain]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Popples}} exceptions]], Disney currently holds the rights to practically all the Creator/SabanEntertainment and in-house Creator/FoxKids cartoons, like ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/NASCARRacers'', ''WesternAnimation/MadJackThePirate'', etc. and won't release them...unless enough fans badger Disney with letters, emails, [[Music/{{Bjork}} mail bombs, and videotaped suicides]] over them, or Disney becomes so broke and desperate that they ''have'' to make money off them (or they give the rights to a company that will put it out on DVD or streaming). All they've been using that library for was for filling airtime on their foreign Fox Kids/Jetix nets until they became Disney XD. The reasoning for all this? Disney never wanted the shows in the first place.[[note]]Disney only wanted to acquire the Fox Family (now Creator/{{Freeform}}) network of Fox Family Worldwide, Inc. in 2001, but the contractual requirement stated Disney had to take all of Fox Family Worldwide, Inc. if the sale was to go forward[[/note]] The only Saban cartoons Disney actually cared about were the Creator/MarvelComics cartoons, in part thanks to their popularity in film (coincidentally, this led to the long relationship between Marvel and Disney that culminated in the latter acquiring the former in 2009).
** Any Fox Kids/Saban-produced cartoon that isn't ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' is nearly unfindable online, but the worst offender is ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm''. This incredibly obscure show used to air on Fox Family, and all that remains of the English version is its theme song. While some episodes are available on YouTube, they're all in Russian, Spanish, and Polish. What makes it even ''more'' infuriating to try and find ''anything'' about this show is the fact that it shares its name with ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' (in Japanese). It's as if [[{{Unperson}} it never even existed]], seriously.
** A major exception to this is ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld''. See "Rescued" for more.
* The original featurette versions of ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' from 1966-1974 have not yet received their own DVD release. They had several frequent VHS releases in the 1990s, and were last put out in 2000. When ''The Many Adventures'' had further releases, these versions nearly ceased to exist. As of now, ''Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day'' has received only one DVD release as a bonus feature of ''WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure'' in 2006. This and ''Tigger Too'' have also re-aired (letterboxed and with restored footage) on Disney Junior at least once in 2015. ''Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree'' is the rarest of the three shorts, as it had Bruce Reitherman as Christopher Robin replaced with Jon Walmsley (who originally performed him in the "Blustery Day" and "We Say Goodbye" segments) in the 1977 ''Many Adventures'' compilation film. (It also ended with a short vocal reprise of the Winnie the Pooh theme song, unlike ''Blustery Day'' and ''Tigger Too'' which ended with an instrumental arrangement, which, again, was later used for ''Many Adventures''.)
* Also, ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' had quite a few VHS releases in the 1990s (beginning in 1994, many were released under the Pooh "Playtime," "Learning" and "Friendship" video series.) Only a handful of episodes were released on DVD in a similar manner, under the "Growing Up With Winnie-the-Pooh" label, but they are all out of print. Since then, some episodes made their way onto 2009-2010 re-releases of some other ''Pooh'' [=DVDs=], although at least one of those has also disappeared.[[note]]''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' included two ''New Adventures'' on its 10th Anniversary Edition DVD, but not on its 2012 "Bounce-a-rrrific Special Edition" Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack.[[/note]] You'd think with Pooh being such a popular Disney franchise, Disney would release a proper DVD set of the series...
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has had three episodes released on DVD; two ("Mr. Stenchy" and "Clip") were released on a DVD Game named ''Lilo & Stitch's Island of Adventures'', and one ("Link") as an extra on the ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'' DVD [[BonusEpisode a month before it debuted as]] [[SeriesFinale the show's last broadcast episode]]. The rest of ''The Series'' has not seen any home video or digital release in North America, though a DVD box set was released [[NoExportForYou only in Japan]]. This is especially notable considering all four ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' films can be legally downloaded.
* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' was pretty popular when it aired on Toon Disney in 2004, but none of the episodes have ever been legally released for home video or digital download/streaming. The French dub is a bad offender, as ''no one'' in France seems to remember anything about the series.
* Both seasons of ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' are available on iTunes and most episodes of the series are pretty easy to find online (barring the fact they're international prints with pitched-up audio and cropping). Outside of that, the show's never gained any other sort of release.
* Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' has still not seen a Region 1 release; with no indication from Disney 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/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' 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). The complete series eventually made its way to [=iTunes=], while at least the first season reached Xbox Live; 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'', ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967'', 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 ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fans learned, ''don't'' take that for granted.
* "Adventures In Nutrition with Captain Carlos", a series of Playhouse Disney shorts, hardly saw daylight since it was removed from the air and little footage exists. It never even got a DVD release.
* ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks''. The ''full series'' was available on Disney XD on Demand, but was soon removed in late June, so there's no way to own the series legally.
* While you can find "The Coyote's Lament", an episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World Of Color, pretty easily, the same can't be said ironically with its 1991 TV movie remake "Coyote Tales", which hasn't been seen since 1996. It can be found on Xfinity, that is unless you don't have Comcast though.
* The majority of ''WesternAnimation/DisneySingAlongSongs'' videos from the '80s and '90s remain out of print. Disney's efforts to re-release them on DVD only went so far as 10 volumes[[note]]two of which originally hit VHS under the ''Mickey's Fun Songs'' banner[[/note]], with the first two (''[[Film/SongOfTheSouth Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah]]'' and ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Heigh-Ho]]'') somehow failing to reach the format.[[note]]Disney's aversion to releasing ''Song of the South'' on home video in its entirety helps make the lack of a ''Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah'' DVD seem less surprising.[[/note]] One of the ''Sing-Along'' videos reissued on DVD, ''[[Disney/TheLionKing Circle of Life]]'', experienced such alterations as TitleSequenceReplacement, the addition of some more songs, and the removal of [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]]'s interstitals. Some other [=DVDs=] contain excerpts of ''Sing-Along'' videos as extras.
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[[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, leaving fans of certain shows to search for other methods of viewing, unless they had an 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 sets (besides Season 6, which got a retail release) got DVD-R releases exclusive to Amazon.com. The same goes for Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' (we bet that Disney will still be sitting on their episodes, as noted above).
* Likewise, the short-lived series ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''. Besides getting [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the shaft]] during it's original run, only ''two'' episodes have been put on DVD ("Nick Picks", Volumes 3 and 5) and ''two'' on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VideoNow VideoNow]]. It's possible to find them on the internet, but it's no picnic. Only it's German dub has been [[https://nick.ch/shows/248-katzekratz/videos officially released by Nickelodeon]].
* 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.
** On May 19th 2007, Nickelodeon premiered a TV Special called ''Genius, Sheenius, or Inbetweenius''. This special was the movie with in character commentary done by the silhouettes of Jimmy, Carl, and Sheen. It aired with quite a bit of promotional advertising and fan fare, but was never shown again, and until recently couldn't even be found online. Fortunately this piece of ForbiddenFruit [[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2qsUpTXa3DJTDFnYm9lY2trQ1U/view can now be watched in its entirety.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ButtUglyMartians'' is very hard to find unless you come across one of its three VHS releases.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheXs'', which is much-maligned amongst Nick fans, has vanished from all of Nick's networks and websites, and only had three official releases: 2 episodes on 2 "Nick Pick" [=DVD=]s, and 13 episodes on iTunes. And only a few episodes have been uploaded on YouTube.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'' has only ever seen two compilation DVD releases, and even then they don't even comprise the whole series. Both seasons of the show are available on Amazon and iTunes, but perhaps thanks to it dividing viewers when it first aired (it had the misfortune of premiering while Nickelodeon was going through [[DorkAge some hard times]]) it hasn't ever seen a full DVD release.
* Nicktoons TV (or Nicktoons Network as it was known until 2009, when the channel changed its name to Nicktoons) 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 in their entirety''. ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/WatchMyChops Corneil and Bernie]]'' ("Watch My Chops" in regions outside North America) had a few episodes released, but both series have never had complete releases (as in, all episodes).
** And even them despite the two seasons being available on iTunes (and on DVD in Australia), 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.
** While on the subject of Nicktoons cartoons, there's "Leader Dog", a 13 episode series (3 minutes per episode) about a dog encountering aliens, being mistaken for Earth's leader by them, and attempting to teach them the wonders of being of dog. Of the short run of the series, only 7 exist, with the rest in limbo.
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has only had two DVD releases, each with one three-part episode and two regular episodes (one episode and the unaired pilot on the first DVD). The first 13 episodes were released on iTunes in 2008 but were removed after a few months. They resurfaced ''five years'' later along with the rest of the series, including the several episodes from the second half of Season 3 that have not aired in the United States. However, a couple of episodes had blatant transfer errors at some parts, and the series was removed in early 2015, making it unavailable once again aside from the two DVD's and bootleg sets. Thankfully, one torrentor bought the entire series from iTunes when it was available and created a torrent out of it. Until then, the complete series circulated in the form of various TV recordings from different countries, and many episodes can be found easily on YouTube.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' '''never''' got a VHS ''or'' DVD release, and hasn't aired in the US since 2005 (not counting instances in 2006 and 2008 where it was brought out only for Nicktoon-related marathons, or when a few of the shorts like ''Prometheus and Bob'' and ''Life With Loopy'' aired alone on Nicktoons during breaks until 2007). According to one of Nick's official [=YouTube=] channels Nick Animation: "We love ''[=KaBlam=]'' (just like all of our shows). However because it was an anthology show, the legal rights are complicated and prevent us from re-airing it or releasing it on DVD.". The main reasons for these legal issues being the one-shot shorts and the music videos from the third and fourth seasons. Almost all of the one-shot shorts were rejected Nicktoon pilots, and the rights to them eventually reverted back to the creators as shows based off of said pilots never came to be. As for the music videos, Nickelodeon no longer have the music rights to the songs. While Nickelodeon still owns the "regular" segments (''Action League Now!'', ''Sniz & Fondue'', ''Life With Loopy'', etc.) as they were created specifically for the show, it still leaves an airing on The Splat slim- as it would leave the show with a very limited amount of episodes to air (possibly more limited than the Nicktoons airings in the mid-2000s, which left out half of the episodes) as editing the shorts with legal trouble out of the episodes would lose too much time in the episode to run for the entire timeslot. And even if the show did get a DVD release, expect one to be heavily edited to remove any content Nick no longer owns (the only other way would be to release separate DVD collections of the show's regular shorts on their own). Fortunately for the fans, Mark Marek (who did the Henry and June wraparounds) has uploaded almost every episode on his website (with the exceptions of "A Nut In Every Bite!", which he's still looking for the master to, and ''The Off-Beats' Valentines'', as he had no involvement with it- both are on YouTube with the rest of the series), including several long lost episodes and specials. By December 2015, the entire series finally became available online.
** One of the biggest examples is ''The Henry and June Show'', a TV special that aired in March 1999 [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot in hopes of getting Henry and June their own TV series]]. It didn't work, and [[MissingEpisode the special was never aired again]]. And not only was the special not released on VHS, but it never aired outside the US. It was deemed lost forever until someone uploaded it to [=YouTube=] in 2015.
** Although the series didn't have a widespread VHS release, a mail-in promotion by Tombstone Pizza had a 3D VHS of one episode. Said VHS surfaced on eBay in 2015 for $500.
* The English-language Nickelodeon dub of ''WesternAnimation/SpartakusAndTheSunBeneathTheSea'' has yet to get an official DVD release, which is strange considering how well received it was.
* All of the TV movies on Nickelodeon, including the Sunday Movie Toons in 2002 like ''The Amazing Zorro'' and ''Dinosaur Island'', and ''The Electric Piper'' in 2003. The films haven't been re-aired since, which is a shame as they were actually very good.
** Luckily regarding at least one of them, the director of ''The Electric Piper'' contacted a fan and mentioned that while he couldn't release it on DVD for legal reasons, he did hope to release it online. The film finally surfaced on the Internet in its entirety on August 9, 2016.
* Nickelodeon's programs based off Creator/DreamWorksAnimation films, ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013 Monsters vs. Aliens]]'', have never seen a complete run on DVD. A major culprit is clearly rights issues: while Nickelodeon retains the rights to all three shows, the characters and related intellectual property are owned by [=DreamWorks=] (and also Creator/{{Universal}} since 2016), and [=DreamWorks=]/Universal owns the home video and digital rights to the series. You can still catch all three shows on Netflix and [=iTunes=], however, [[NoExportForYou if your country allows for it]].
* ''Downward Doghouse'', a predecessor to ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan'', aired on Nick Jr. in the mid-2000s, with only one of the three episodes ("Dragon Dance") existing. The other two ("Where's Hoho?" and "Follow That Slipper") have yet to resurface.
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[[folder:Cartoon Network / Adult Swim]]
Cartoon Network has a lot of its original shows in a wasteland on DVD due to lack of sales. Releases are retail and MOD are few and far between for back catalog. Despite this, a lot of Cartoon Network's original programming is available for purchase and/or streaming on places like Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and even Cartoon Network's own website; however, some have also found easier distribution on DVD in other regions:

* ''WesternAnimation/CaveKids'': The poster child for ScrewedByTheNetwork on Cartoon Network's front. The show only made 8 episodes before it was screwed over. 6 of the 8 was out on VHS, but have been long discontinued. There are no DVD releases of the show.
* ''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 and Hulu Plus.
* ''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. Boomerang's subscription streaming service? Yep, they have it, but you'll have to look elsewhere for the third season at the moment.
* ''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 subscription video within the next 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 an Apple text-to-speech program, but all further episodes had him voiced by a child (Bobby Block) instead and altered to sound robotic. To make matters worse, the season one episodes had Robot Jones' voice redubbed with the new voice [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and digitally removed the "Ass" on a banner that read "Kick-Ass" on the episode "Growth Spurts"]].
** The video website [=DailyMotion=] has most (if not all of the episodes) available, but the season one episodes are the redubbed ones. The only episode with Robot Jones' original voice available on the site is "P.U. to P.E." (which also has the redubbed version of that episode).
* ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''. Season 1 was on iTunes for a time, but it was removed for reasons unknown. The show never got a home video release except for one episode as a "sneak preview" on a ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Powerpuff Girls]]'' VHS/DVD and a three episode DVD in the UK.
* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' is pretty much forgotten. The only DVD release is of three episodes, [[NoExportForYou and only in the UK]]. It aired on Boomerang occasionally... prior to the 2015 rebrand. Fortunately, the whole series is on YouTube, in both English and Spanish.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Only the first two seasons are available on DVD, the latter of which came out way back in 2007. More infuriating is that while the season 2 DVD is still cheaply available, seasons 1 has now gone out of print (much like the ''Billy and Mandy'' season 1 DVD) and now costs way more than any average fan would be willing to pay for. The only way to watch the other 4 seasons of the series in legally through iTunes or unofficially online (there are some region 4 releases of the later seasons, but good luck getting them cheap, even if you have the DVD hardware to run them).
** The final regular episodes of the sixth season completed before Danny Antonucci decided to scrap the remainder of it for [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow the series finale movie]] ''Ed, Edd, and Eddy's Big Picture Show'', "May I Have This Ed? / Look Before You Ed" aren't available on iTunes or any other digital service.
** In addition, "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Hanky Panky Hullabaloo" seems to be absent from any home media option, as is ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'''s Valentines episode. While both these shows have season/volume releases on iTunes, such standalone episodes like specials aren't always included in them, instead appearing in holiday-themed releases. But since there's no Valentines-themed release, it and the Season 6 episode (which doesn't have much of a season to be released with) are the only episodes not available for legal purchase.
* 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 UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, and Google Play in the US. It was briefly on Boomerang, but not anymore.
** In addition, the fifth and sixth seasons are the 4:3 versions (on iTunes, at least), as opposed to the widescreen versions they were made in.
** Season 3 was released via the Warner Archive, but now Season 2 is out of print.
** All six seasons are available to stream on Hulu in the U.S.
* Anything by Maxwell Atoms. Well, there are ''[[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Billy and Mandy]]'' movies and the out-of-print Season 1 set of the show; but not the rest of the series. ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'', however, is less fortunate, with only a small handful of episodes available on the aforementioned ''Billy and Mandy'' Season 1 set. Nothing's been said about ''Underfist'' yet, outside of [[NoExportForYou an iTunes release only available in the UK]]. (Netflix had Seasons 1 and 2 of ''Billy and Mandy'' available; but they didn't include any of the ''Evil Con Carne'' shorts, and they have since been replaced with Season 3).
* ''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 (as part of the channel's 20th anniversary special) but this time only short clips. There was a three episode DVD release in the UK, however.
* ''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, the hate has softened significantly.
** Unless you are willing to [[NoExportForYou export a DVD release from Thailand]] that comes with a English audio track, and even then it only covers the first 2 seasons, the complete series release from Japan that also comes with an English audio track, or some episodes that were released on Creator/{{Netflix}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'', a short-lived series made around the time that Creator/CartoonNetwork [[NetworkDecay was going downhill]] due to its harebrained shift to live-action fare, centered on Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000 from the rap group [=OutKast=]) as a former pop music star who takes a job as an Atlanta school teacher with a failing music program. The only release this show got was on iTunes and a soundtrack, though there was a DVD release of the first season in Australia.
* Good luck finding the third season of ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'' anywhere, especially if you're in the United States. While the first two seasons are available on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, the remaining twelve episodes from season three have never been released in any format. As of 2017, the series is now rerunning on Creator/{{Qubo}}.
* Unlike most 21st-century Cartoon Network originals, ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' has yet to see a DVD release. Given its near-universal hatred and SensoryAbuse...
** Season 2 is a worse example; the show was available to watch on Netfix in 2013, where it had an exclusive second season containing about 8 11-minute episodes. On March 30, 2015, the whole series was taken off Netflix, but a Dailymotion user named [=LifesWhatYOUMakeIt=] uploaded the entire second season of the show on said website in April 2015, so at least you can find it ''somewhere''.
* Following ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''[='=]s end, the show was out of reruns and had no DVD, and likely will never have one due to Cartoon Network writing off the show on their taxes. The only legal way to get it is through iTunes and an Australian DVD. It was reran on Creator/{{Toonami}} a couple of times before the write-off.
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': A '''''very, very rare''''' press kit has a DVD of the first two episodes, season 1 has been released on DVD but only for Region 4 and it's region locked, two episodes have appeared on the Cartoon Fridays DVD and a Christmas compilation. It was on Boomerang, but it stopped playing on the channel shortly after, only to resurface on Boomerang's subscription video service a couple years later. ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' and ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'' have similar issues, though season one of the former has also been made available to stream on Boomerang.
* 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 best -- and most depressing, which is why Creator/AdultSwim canceled it, [[{{Irony}} yet they specifically asked the show creator to ramp up the content]]. The 2012 TV special ''Beforel Orel'' is also unavailable legally in any format, though it is easily available online.
** In 2012, Moral Orel - Complete Lessons Collection, a 4-disc DVD set containing all three seasons with commentaries from the cast and crew to boot was released on DVD... [[NoExportForYou in Region 4 only.]] Hey, it's a start.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has no home video releases besides a DVD with the first few episodes made ''very'' early in the show's run (which is now 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 [[BetterOnDVD is so continuity-driven in later seasons that a DVD release is necessary to enjoy the show]].
** Made especially painful by the fact that this show almost ''never'' gets rerun on CN, and only a handful of episodes air when it does. The show was last seen in 2016 on Boomerang, when they began re-airing the show for a couple of months.
* ''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"[[note]]the second episode where Thrasher and Blastus sell their coolant to get upgrades and impress everyone in school[[/note]] and "Playdate"[[note]]the episode where Thrasher and Blastus babysit Maimie's little brother. It had GilbertGottfried as a "My Monster Buddy"-style toy that leads a revolution against robot toddlers[[/note]]) have aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork's revived installment show ''WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet''. As of 2013, the entire series ([[ShortRunner all 10 episodes]]) 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 is 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has no home video releases beyond the first season, though it can be streamed in its entirety on Hulu. This may be somewhat justified as the second season is ''several'' times longer than the first, and the third and fourth ones are considered one of the most noticeable {{dork age}}s in Creator/CartoonNetwork history. Part one of its second season did get released in Australia alongside their first season release (which not only retains the {{banned episode}} "Barbequor" but additionally the original pilot shorts and two music videos, even if the former are already included in the first season's episodes), but they don't have any plans to release part two [[https://www.facebook.com/madmanent/posts/10151986125153478 because of low sales]]. There's also no sign of a release in any modern format for the stand-alone movie ''Ego Trip'', produced between seasons 2 and 3 and the last hurrah for the series' original style (though it was released on VHS).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}'': only the first season is on DVD, in two volumes, and only in French. Fortunately, the show is one of the couple Cartoon Network European Co-Productions that has a perpetual, permanent position on Cartoon Network UK's overnight timeslots. Every episode is also available through YouTube as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/SmallWorld'' was an anthology series that used to air on Cartoon Network in the US and Latin America. Unfortunately, this block will never be legally released on home video because the shorts are all owned by different parties. ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'' (read below for more information) was on the US block. From the Latin American block, ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'' are pretty easy to find.
* Cartoon Network's first live-action show, ''Big Bag'', was co-produced by Turner and the Children's Television Workhop, and ran from 1996 to 1998. It was produced in a manner similar to CTW's most famous series, ''Series/SesameStreet'', featuring a main story with human and Muppet characters broken into separate parts, separated by cartoon shorts from different parts of the world (along with a couple of domestically-produced titles, such as ''Troubles the Cat'' and ''Ace and Avery'', the latter coming from Creator/JohnRDilworth), without commercial interruptions (unusual for a Cartoon Network show.) There were only a few episodes released on VHS during the show's run, all of them now out of print, but those episodes that were released on VHS have since been uploaded on YouTube. The rest of the show is mostly considered lost.
* While technically not a show but rather a showcase that had a lot of original footage to it, ''The Moxy Show'' definitively deserves mention. Despite being the first Cartoon Network series ever, running for many years and having the voice talent of Penn Jillette, Bobcat Goldthwait and Chris Rock, it hasn't been seen since the day all classic cartoons migrated to Boomerang from Cartoon Network except this one, and clips of it online are very scarce. Perhaps Cartoon Network saw it as more of a programming block time capsule of the 1990's rather than a real show? But if Cartoon Network is having trouble releasing the many shows people DO remember on home media, then how likely is it that they're going to release something that practically no one remembers and is only kind of a show with other cartoon shorts in it? Not to mention that Moxy wasn't mentioned at all during Cartoon Network's 20th anniversary.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones: On the Rocks'' has never seen any sort of home video release since the made-for-TV film first aired back in 2001. This may have something to do with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids uncharacteristically adult]] nature of the story: it deals with marital strife developing between Fred and Wilma to the point where they get into a physical altercation, start flirting with other people, and nearly consider getting divorced. According to people from WB's home video department, there are certain rights issues that are in the way of it being re-released.
** Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooProject'' has been MIA since it originally aired in late 1999. A series of live-action/animation bumpers (later compiled and aired as a singular short) that had [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo the Mystery Machine gang]] in an AffectionateParody of found footage horror films (specifically --as one could ascertain from the title-- ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', which had started airing in theaters around this time); it was originally run during two ''Scooby-Doo'' marathons aired near the end of the year, and has not been re-aired or released on home video since then. Uploads by fans to online sites are your best bet to see this relatively novel serialized take with the characters.
*** In both cases of their absence, they are remnants of an era of when the network [[AnimationAgeGhetto appealed to adult audiences]] by presenting their large roster of classic characters [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids in certain scenarios]] [[ParentalBonus that would usually fly over the heads of younger audiences]] (some of which, like ''The Scooby Doo Project'', also doubled as [[ShoutOut pop-culture references]])--a direction that has long since been left behind by the network since the TurnOfTheMillennium.
* In 2005, as part of its Tickle-U block, Cartoon Network aired ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' with a new dub featuring American voice actors (a few episodes from the original British dub were shown, however). After the block's cancellation, the American dub is no longer available online, as Nick Jr. only shows the original UK version.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' has its first three seasons available on DVD. Its final 4th season however is not. Considering how short the season was, as well as the long time gap since the cancelation of the series, it is very unlikely it will receive any home release at this point.
* The final six episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' have never received any form of home media availability. To top that off, the last three seasons (8-10) have not received DVD releases unlike the rest of the series (this includes the Game Tap exclusive episodes).
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* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' has had only one volume containing six episodes. Thankfully, the entire first season is actually available on iTunes.
* The short-lived Kids WB cartoons ''WesternAnimation/{{Waynehead}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Detention}}'' (the latter of which didn't even see any cable reruns.) ''Waynehead'' did air reruns on Cartoon Network in the very late 90s, but not for very long.
** The real emphasis is on ''Waynehead'', seeing as how the show is now considered Lost Media. The fact that [[https://goo.gl/photos/uE5Wrh7ws7sEvuaS9 Warner Archive does not plan on releasing the show any time soon]] doesn't help matters at all, but rather rubs salt on the wounds.
* While the entirety of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' is available on DVD, nothing has been said about the two double-length specials, "Spring Break Special" and "Night Ghoulery", the latter having been previously released on VHS.
** The Spring Break Special did air on Discovery Family (back when it was called Creator/TheHub Network) on Easter of 2014[[note]]The last of its only '''two''' broadcasts, aside from its airing on FOX in 1994[[/note]], as well as Night Ghoulery appearing on the ''very last'' SaturdayMorningCartoon block Creator/{{Vortexx}}. Unless you recorded any of them, you're boned.
* ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu''. Three compilations exist, but they don't comprise the entire series.
* While most of the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' shows were released on DVD, there are a couple of omissions on the complete release side. One should note episodes of these series are very much still being released in random sets and online.
** Nine of the 24 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'' aren't available either, due to having to get clearance by the guest celebrities or their estates if they died.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheAllNewScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMysteries'' have yet to be released complete on DVD.
* Warner Home Video entertained the idea of releasing the entire series of Hanna-Barbera's first program for TV, ''WesternAnimation/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'', which is on Warner Archive's eventual docket.
* ''WesternAnimation/PawPawBears'' was a planned Warner Archive release, but in March of 2015, Warner Archive's facebook mentioned there was a clearance issue holding it up.
* ''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 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 whatever reason Cartoon Network has as to why they won't release it. 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 are the trimmed down, syndicated versions. Warner Archive plans to restore the hour versions for the US release, but so far, no luck.
* ''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/FishPolice''. Only three of its six episodes aired in the US, but all six aired in certain European markets. There are copies of varying quality on Website/YouTube and other sites, however.
** Warner Archive has plans once clearance issues are met.
* There are still a boatload of Looney Tunes cartoons that still haven't been released to DVD, most of which, like the WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven and some of the more brutal UsefulNotes/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.
** All three seasons are on iTunes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' also counts, at least until Warner Bros. finally announced the first season on DVD.
* ''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.
* ''Series/ToonHeads'', an anthology series, is never aired on Boomerang and has only appeared on DVD twice; both times being specials on a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' Golden Collection DVD (one about lost, rare, and forgotten animated pieces and one about UsefulNotes/WorldWarII cartoons).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' only had the first season released on DVD in 2008. However, reruns are on Boomerang.
* With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' movie is completely out of print, and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the movie, the TV show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically and digitally. Thankfully, the original movie is still on Creator/{{Netflix}} for the time being.
* The infamous "WesternAnimation/YoYogi!" series. Not a single full episode can be found online, but will more than likely eventually surface from the Archive, but it is pretty far down the list.
* ''WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur'' had a partial VHS release of approximately 40 episodes (out of 52). There ''used'' to be English language dubs on {{Website/Youtube}} but those have been taken down. This is also in Warner Archive's hands.
* While there is decent controversy over the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casnova Cat" being missing from most releases (due to racial scenes impossible to edit properly), the short "The Mansion Cat" has not been included on any Tom and Jerry releases either for some strange reason.
* Suffice to say, the very short-lived series ''Jokebook'', a compilation series displaying a number of animated shorts from around the world, will probably not see the light of day anytime soon, as not only have 3 of the 7 episodes aired in the original run, but uploads of the show online were deleted and no reruns of it were reported.
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Creator/{{MTV}} is pretty terrible about this when it comes to its animated shows:
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersGrunt'' has no DVD or VHS releases in sight and is unlikely to get one because it's an OldShame for the MTV and what little people remember it 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 accidentally burned down his trailer home and killed his younger sister, 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 early episodes of said series, 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[[note]] although allegations were made of the boy's family not even having cable, an interview with the boy's mother in 2011 confirms said allegations are false, the young boy watched the series just because his babysitter let him.[[/note]] 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.
** The "official" [=DVDs=] actually don't present any of the episodes in their original airing format. Besides the unavailability of many of the "video reviews", those that are available are only viewable as separate clips, cutting them out of the episodes that they originally aired with in an "act one/music video/act two/music video/etc." format.
* 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.
* ''Liquid Television'' and ''Cartoon Sushi'' have had a few shorts on various [=VHSs=] and [=DVDs=], but most of them have not, and it's doubtful full episodes of either show will be released anytime soon (the revival ''Liquid TV'' episodes on iTunes notwithstanding).
* ''3 South'', a short-lived animated series airing 11 out of it's 13 episodes during it's original run. The series never even reran on MTV Classic. The full series ''is'' on [=YouTube=], including the 2 unaired episodes.
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* While you can find plenty of copies of all those sequels to ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' they made, the ''rest'' of the libraries of Universal's animation units seem to have fallen into this, in part due to Universal's historical post-Creator/WalterLantz indifference to the medium (though with ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''[='=]s unprecedented success and Creator/DreamWorksAnimation being part of the Universal family in August 2016, there may be hope):
** 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. Never mind that we still [[NoExportForYou haven't seen a U.S. release]] of ''The (New) Woody Woodpecker Show''.
** ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' ran for two seasons, of which only the first one (one-third the length of the second) was officially released on VHS and DVD. [=IMDb=] has cover arts of "second season VHS", but these are merely bootlegs. So it's either them...or [=BitTorrent=]. Both seasons were available legally for streaming on Hulu for a year or two, but a fresh dispute over the rights soon resulted in it being off Hulu and back to bootlegs.
** ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel's American Tails]]'' had its episodes released on VHS and UsefulNotes/LaserDisc back in the day, but no DVD releases in America. To make matters worse, only eight episodes of the 13 episode series were released in the US; PAL regions got every episode on VHS though, which is the only reason the "missing" episodes have surfaced on the internet in recent years with their original English dub. However, there have been DVD releases in Europe since [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff An American Tail is popular enough to warrant a release in Germany and Italy]], and the remaining episodes can be found in its German and Italian dubs.
** ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' (Universal only handled distribution on this one, it was before they founded their own animation studio) was considered one of the best animated series of the eighties, notably due to Creator/OsamuDezaki as animation director (he of ''Anime/LupinIII'' and ''Manga/Golgo13'' fame), but it has never seen a VHS release, let alone a DVD one. The tapes keep circulating from the old Creator/SyFy airings of them.
** A lot of the shows they aired as part of the [[Creator/USANetwork USA Network]]'s ''Cartoon Express'', or shows they based off Universal movies- this includes adaptations of ''Film/{{Beethoven}}'', ''Comic/TheSavageDragon'', ''Film/ProblemChild'', ''WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper'', ''WesternAnimation/MonsterForce'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheMummyTheAnimatedSeries''- have yet to see releases on home media. ''Monster Force'' did have a DVD release of the first seven episodes, but the final six are still not available.
** ''WesternAnimation/SittingDucks'' is an odd case. In the United States, you have the option of buying a complete set of the series' first season on DVD, or VHS volumes of the episodes of said season. In the United Kingdom, however, you can get the volumes on both VHS ''and'' DVD, but no DVD set of the entire first season, which is very unusual given how popular the series was in Europe. As for the second season, don't bother trying to look for that. The entire series was legally streamed on Hulu for a number of years, then was pulled after the streaming rights lapsed.
** ''WesternAnimation/VorTechUndercoverConversionSquad'' has never been released on home media or reran since its cancellation in 1997, and the quantity of footage of it online amounts to a whooping 2 minutes as of 2017.
** ''The Land Before Time'' TV series only had 24 out of the 26 episodes released on DVD. One of the final 2 was included as a special feature with one of the movies, but that's it. The series is airing in reruns on Universal Kids as of March 2017.
* A number of ''WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit'' shorts still owned by Universal (excluding the Creator/WaltDisney[=-=]produced shorts, which Universal sold to The Walt Disney Company along with the character in 2006) are still not available on home video, partly due to the original negatives being difficult to locate, if not just Universal having lost all interest in Oswald after WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker became the studio's Golden Age mascot.
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* The WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat series, already suffering from the fact that [[MissingEpisode most of the silent cartoons are lost,]] suffers this on all fronts, and is part of why the character suffers from MainstreamObscurity these days--making matters worse is that Don Oriolo sold the rights of the series to Dreamworks in 2014 (which were then acquired by NBC/Universal when they bought out Dreamworks), who seem to be content with sitting on the character and not rereleasing anything related to him;
** One of the best releases of the silent cartoons, Felix: The Otto Messmer Classics, released by the now-defunct Bosko Video, has been out of print for many years, and it is not easy to find it for cheap online. To date, there have been no other pristine DVD releases of the original silent cartoons.
** Only the first 31 episodes of Joe Oriolo's made-for-TV Felix the Cat cartoons have made it onto DVD, with the others remaining in limbo. And the DVD set containing the episodes is out of print and fetches fairly high prices on amazon. While many VHS tapes exist with episodes not on the DVD set, they've been out of print for decades and aren't easy to find. Said episodes also used to be on iTunes for a while after the DVD was discontinued....until [=NBCUniversal=] purchased [=DreamWorks=] and took down Classic Media's entire catalog on the service (sans the pre-1974 Creator/RankinBass specials and ''WesternAnimation/{{Veggietales}}'') with it.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'', a 1990s show about [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat Felix]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin participating in various bizarre adventures or situations]], is remarkably hard to find - a few episodes were released on VHS by BMG Video 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 only [[https://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Tales-Felix-Cat/dp/6305992282/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1469131915&sr=1-1&keywords=twisted+tales+of+felix one]] of them was ever released in the United States[[note]]And even then, it featured the same episodes BMG put out on tape.[[/note]] while the others were released in Hong Kong. However, the entire series was eventually released. The bad news? It's in a DVD box set [[NoExportForYou in Germany]], so unless you have a region-free player, you're probably unlucky. To make matters worse, the rights to the show are tied between Waterman Entertainment (which acquired producer Creator/FilmRoman from Creator/{{Starz}} in November 2015) and NBC/Universal now. On top of that, the short lived second season (where the show was completely retooled after the first season underperformed in ratings, [[GoneHorriblyWrong only to flop even harder after the shake up]]) is not held in high regard [[SeasonalRot by either fans]] or [[CreatorBacklash even the original showrunners]], making optimism for a rerelease all the more unlikely.
** Want to read the [[ArchivePanic many, many]] Felix the cat newspaper comics and comic books which date all the way back to 1921, with some of them running the way up to the 1960's (with a crossover newspaper comic with WesternAnimation/BettyBoop in the 80's, and a brief comic book revival in the 90's)? Well, unless you have cash to burn and a lot of time on your hands, good luck with that. Only a small fraction of both the newspaper and magazine comics have been reprinted, and all but one of those book collections (Yoe Books "Felix: The Great Comic Tails") is out of print. So the only way to read the comics is to track down the originals, which becomes very difficult the further back you go, especially if you're looking for the newspaper comics.
** The DVD of WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie has fallen out of print, and has not gotten a Blu-Ray or newer DVD release either.
** ''[[SpinoffBabies Baby Felix & Friends]]'', which was mainly made for Japanese audiences, only saw a very limited DVD release for toddlers ([[VanillaEdition with a few episodes per DVD]]) in the US.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' hasn't gotten a full-season release in the US in quite a while. Only seasons 10 & 11 were released in boxset format here (along with season 7, under the name "Sleepovers, Sports and More"). In the UK, they only got seasons 1, 2 and 3. Various seasons have been released on assorted streaming services over the years, which is still of no help to those that prefer physical copies, and the rightsholders periodically yank certain seasons off the services and replace them with other ones anyway. [[http://www.pbs.org/parents/arthur/books/video.html This section on the official PBS website for Arthur aimed at adults]] lists what episodes are available on the old Random House [=DVDs=]/videocassettes, for what it's worth. Thankfully, the series is still rerunning on Creator/PBSKids and [[LongRunner has been renewed for a twenty-first season]].
* All of the black and white Fleischer and Famous {{Popeye}} cartoons (and the three Fleischer color specials) are on DVD, but the color Creator/FamousStudios shorts have yet to see an official home video release, and are otherwise only available in old public domain copies or bootlegs. Likewise, some of the 60's made for TV Popeye cartoons are on DVD, but not all of them.
* With the exception of those in the PublicDomain, the pre-October 1950 ''WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoons}}'' (from Paramount's Creator/FamousStudios), which feature WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost, WesternAnimation/LittleAudrey and WesternAnimation/HermanAndKatnip among others, have not seen any sort of official home video release. A major culprit for this is legal issues regarding the characters who appear in them - the characters are owned by Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, a dilemma that was largely [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Paramount's own doing]][[note]]Paramount sold the rights to the characters along with the shorts released from October 1950 to 1962 to Creator/HarveyComics in 1959, having seen almost no value to them. Harvey has since been bought by Classic Media, which in turn was bought by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, and then ultimately by Universal Studios in 2016[[/note]]. Since releasing the shorts would require Paramount to get permission from Universal in regards to the characters, despite Paramount having been ''involved in the creation of those characters in the first place'', it will be hard for an official video release to materialize without Universal butting in. There's also the matter of having to track down the original film negatives and restoring them in a timely matter without resorting to DigitalDestruction.
** Most of the post-October 1950 ''Noveltoons'' (owned by Universal) were partly rescued by official VHS and DVD releases, but they're all sourced from late-90's television broadcasts rather than the original theatrical prints, and some [[ValuesDissonance offensive scenes]] in a number of cartoons are still missing. Whether or not Universal will release uncut and restored versions of the cartoons remains in question.
* There has been no Region 1 DVD release of ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' in the United States, but in 2013, was legally released on YouTube for free viewing.
* 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 WesternAnimation/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.
* Here's an example of an ''entire series'' unavailable in any form. ''The Beagles'', produced by Total Television (the studio that created ''WesternAnimation/KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}''), has not been seen since its original run on Creator/{{CBS}} five decades ago. According to producer Joe Harris, the series was thought to have been completely lost as the editing material and the master negatives were accidentally thrown out by the widow of one of the show's editors. However, around 1998, the original broadcast negatives and audio tracks of '''all the episodes''' were discovered in a warehouse that was owned by the show's syndicator. [=NBCUniversal=] currently holds the series rights and negatives as of August 2016 along the rest of Total Television's material, but due to legal issues (probably because of the songs used in the series), there is no sign of any DVD release coming, meaning that the only other remnant of the show's existence so far is a soundtrack album released during the show's original broadcast.
* Two "Betty Boop" cartoons, "Honest Love and True" and "Buzzy Boop At The Concert", are currently lost and it's unknown if anyone has a legitimate copy wandering in their archive.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChannelUmptee3'', a late 90's cartoon co-created by Creator/NormanLear and aired on Creator/KidsWB for 13 episodes before being taken off abruptly. Because of '''no''' VHS releases, '''no''' DVD releases, '''no''' digital releases and '''no''' syndicated reruns, it is literally impossible to get a hold of the series without resorting to your old Kids' WB recordings. Even then, you would have to be ''extremely lucky'' to have all 13 episodes in hand. International markets, on the other hand, are much luckier since the show has aired occasionally on a number of channels following its original run.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChrisColorado'' aired on Creator/{{Toonami}} for a while, before it was taken down and forgotten. It only ran for a single season and ended in a cliffhanger, and was released to DVD. Practically ''no'' copies remain, and the only way you can view it these days is to download it from the ''single'' torrent on ''the whole Internet'' that contains it.
* Almost all of the works of the seminal Czech animator Creator/KarelZeman 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/ActionMan''...or at least, the cartoon made by Mainframe Entertainment. The series hasn't aired at all since its original Creator/FoxKids run ended in 2002, and the few DVD releases it got are long out of print.
* ''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/TheodoreTugboat'' got a number of VHS releases in the mid-late 90's, in both its home country of Canada and the U.S. (the latter courtesy of PBS and Warner Home Video). Once Classic Media (now part of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation and Creator/{{Universal}}) bought the rights to the property after the series was canceled, the releases stopped, leaving tons of other episodes in limbo. So far, Universal doesn't seem to have the enthusiasm to release the series on DVD or digital outlets, and the last time the series was shown was on the low-rated and defunct PBJ network.
* ''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 program are tied up with at least two different companies.
** ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', the show that helped launch ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' to stardom in the United States, hasn't received a DVD release yet. It did have a few episodes released on VHS, and episodes can be found within five seconds on Website/YouTube.
** The first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' had two different American dubs: one narrated by Music/RingoStarr, the other by Creator/GeorgeCarlin. This was due to Carlin replacing Ringo as Mr. Conductor on ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', resulting in him renarrating the episodes. However, because the Ringo Starr version came first, it was (and continues to be) more widely distributed, making a number of the George Carlin narrations nearly impossible to obtain legally.
* 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 Creator/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.]] You'll just have to wait. There is also the slight matter of Disney having bought the show after buying out Fox Kids and 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". Most likely, it was just hard to clear up the rights to "Here We Go" by Moonbaby. Also, TheMovie and the final season were aired on Cartoon Network in May 2010.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez'', on the other hand, doesn't seem to have a legit release.
* 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 many international networks: Cartoon Network UK and Ireland, Australia's Creator/SevenNetwork and Singapore's [=MediaCorp=] Channel 5. There are also a lot of episodes on [=YouTube=] and [=DailyMotion=].
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'', ''Random! Cartoons'', and other animation compilation shows, such as MTV's ''Cartoon Sushi''. This is because, 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 [=DVDs=] but after VHS. The series was made only to [[MerchandiseDriven push the toy line]], so they probably didn't consider a cult following that demanded the show's re-release.
* ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo'' would be possible if released in its Superstation WGN form, 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!), and featuring Pat Pinney in his first TV role before taking on [=SpongeBob SquarePants'=] live-action segments. 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''; all of the episodes were wiped at [=DiC=]'s orders, except one ("The Unzappables") that was somehow used for digital releases. Most would argue, however, that [[OldShame it should stay this way]].
* Many of the Creator/RankinBass animated shows and specials are not available on DVD, but only as grainy, fading VHS tapes made 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'' (the Kids' WB and Cartoon Network versions, not the Disney XD version) has almost completely disappeared, [[ScrewedByTheLawyers thanks to Sony no longer having the license]] from Creator/{{Mattel}} to produce ''Max Steel'' media. 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, Sony continued to produce movies that are ''very'' loosely based on the original show in Latin America, but there were no English dubs ''or'' subs, and they stopped once Sony completely lost the license and the new series was announced.
** The Season 1 DVD set had been released in the United Kingdom, both in two volumes and later a box set, but all three are no longer in print.
** Series 1–3 were available to watch on Hulu.com until at least 2013, when hosting stopped for it, likely to avoid conflicts with the Disney XD series.
** Crackle, Sony's digital streaming service, also streamed some episodes on [=YouTube=] in 2009, but later took them down as well.
* The 1993 version of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' has Season 1 on DVD, but good luck trying to find Seasons 2 and 3 ''anywhere''. Even worse, Season 1 is out of print.
** The remake has some DVD releases in Bulgaria, Australia and other countries, but good luck finding any DVD releases in the US. Thankfully, every episode is on YouTube.
* ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' was released on some VHS tapes, but, to date, has no DVD release. It ''is'' on Hulu, though.
* 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 (luckily, it's region-free).
** Robert Mandell has a lot of luck with this trope. See ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' under the "recent releases" section.
* 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.
* 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.
** Of the 2013 series ''Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures'', the only U.S. releases have been compilation sets of Story Arc episodes. The compilations don't extend to the entire series though and searches on the Internet reveal there have been complete season releases, but only for Asian countries. Thankfully, the series is still shown on Discovery Family early in the morning so you can watch it then.
* 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 Germany. While the German version had the original English language track attached, good luck hunting it down!
* For that matter, this trope covers any instance in western animation that could be considered remotely racist, as a lot of cartoons from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation loved their blackface gags. Native Americans are still AcceptableTargets, apparently.
* No DVD release for the ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' Animated Adaptation in America.
* Rhino planned on releasing the entire ''WesternAnimation/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 [=DVDs=], 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, which 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'': Out of the 157 episodes of the two incarnations, only 40 of them have been released on DVD in the United States as of 2011, mostly because of licensing issues, offensive material ("Pingu at the Doctors", despite being shown on PBS Kids Sprout with little to no controversy, is one of the episodes left out from DVD, as it depicts blood), or because there isn't much popularity of ''Pingu'' in the United States as opposed to Europe. No VHS releases of the program ever materialized in the U.S., while the United Kingdom got such treatment.
** And to make things more unsettling, only the remastered versions of the episodes HIT Entertainment issued in 2002 were featured on the DVD releases. Only the VHS releases used the episodes from the original broadcasts. Although the last two seasons had their original soundtracks preserved in their restorations, the soundtracks for nearly both of the first two seasons had greatly worn out to the point of having to be almost completely redone. While the original soundtracks occasionally continue to be used whenever ''Pingu'' is broadcast on the BBC in the United Kingdom, whether or not they will ever be released on home media outside VHS is anyone's guess.
** Season 3 and 4, which were never released on DVD in the US, were put on Amazon Video in 2016 along with the first two seasons (once again in their "remastered" form). The first season of the revived series was also put on Amazon Video simultaneously, but the final season is not available.
* ''WesternAnimation/PostmanPat'' had a number of VHS releases in the United States during the 90's, but a multitude of episodes never saw the light of day there, and only one DVD release, the 2014 CGI movie, materialized. American-based [=NBCUniversal=] (through Creator/DreamWorksAnimation) controls the intellectual property and masters as of 2016, but there still doesn't seem to be any motivation for a U.S. DVD release yet. This doesn't apply in the show's home country, the United Kingdom, for very obvious reasons, but [[NoExportForYou unless you live there or have a region-free DVD player]], don't even bother getting those releases.
* ''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 circa 2005 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 likely 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.
* ''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 special "Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert" was only shown twice after its original airing and never again did it air. It never even got an official VHS/DVD. Bad quality footage does exist on YouTube, but good luck trying to find the full thing!
* 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 [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940s]] WesternAnimation/ColumbiaCartoons series of shorts ''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) either because of the prohibitive costs of restoring the entire cartoon library, or that Sony[[note]]Who gained ownership of the catalog as part of their takeover of Columbia Pictures in 1989[[/note]] just doesn't think the public is that interested in Columbia Cartoons outside the UPA library[[note]]Though even the latter may likely be put in the back-burner too, since the UPA characters in the shorts were acquired by competitor Creator/{{NBC}} Creator/{{Universal}} as part of their takeover of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (then the rights-holder to the UPA archive) in 2016[[/note]].
** 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).
* Only 10 episodes of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''Fraidy Cat'' made their way to the Internet, with the other six apparently in limbo. The few home video releases it got are also out of print.
* Creator/RankinBass[='=]s ''WesternAnimation/TheKingKongShow'', one of the earliest works from co-producer Creator/ToeiAnimation, has eight episodes on two DVD volumes, but the remaining seventeen are still locked away, yet to be released. Some footage of the missing episodes exist on [=YouTube=] via old kinescope prints, but not in full.
* Another Filmation program, ''The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty'', can only be found on home video via extremely rare VHS releases from the 1980's, and has never been released in any form on DVD. It's presumed that the same reasons that caused the show to be canceled in the first place (the Creator/JamesThurber estate suing Filmation over the title of the series, which was inspired by "Literature/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty'') is preventing a DVD release from ever materializing.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBluffers'' had VHS releases that went out in the late 1980s and at least one Betamax release. The only trace of it on [=YouTube=], at least for the English dub, is a single episode lifted from said Betamax tape by someone who just managed to catch it somehow.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarStreet'' saw a limited VHS release in the US in 1989 and 1991 with only 12 episodes released plus an additional tape with the music segments from the series. Some episodes that did not see the light of day in North American releases are available in the UK and Netherlands and the show's official page on the Telescreen website has a complete list of episodes. Good luck finding them on the Internet though.
** At one point, a couple episodes showed up on YouTube in Dutch, but they were quickly deleted. Amazon UK also had some tapes for sale, but they are all sold out.
* Up until recently, most of Creator/DePatieFrelengEnterprises's theatrical and television shorts were affected by this, as only the original 1960s-1970s ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' shorts was given a dedicated release via the multi-disc ''The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection''. Certain companion shorts (''Roland and Rattfink'', ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheAntAndTheAardvark'') were included alongside the ''Pink Panther'' collection, while other companion shorts (''The Texas/Tijuana Toads'', ''Hoot Kloot'', ''Misterjaw'', etc.) weren't as lucky. Thankfully however, [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/dvd/ant-aardvark-inspector-crazylegs-crane-coming-blu-ray-138645.html they are now all getting individual DVD/Blu-Ray releases through Kino Lorber]].
** Of the 1993-1996 ''Pink Panther'' series, only Series 1 (1993-1994) exists on DVD, and even then, episodes like "7 Manly Men" (which has slight HoYay), "Voodoo Man" and "[[DerangedAnimation Hamm-N-Eggz]]" missing off the DVD; basically, no full 1993–96 series exists on DVD. You ''can'' get them all, but as torrents, and even then, the quality is variable.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfCalamityJane'', a 13-episode series, has no official VHS or DVD release, but somebody uploaded most of the episodes into Website/YouTube, except episodes 10 and 11.
* ''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.
* "Cro et Bronto", a French cartoon that was DiC's first attempt at an animated series, barely seems to exist anywhere as far as we know, with no documented releases.
* "Carlton Your Doorman", a 1980 animated special, only has its first few minutes existing on YouTube as of now. Good luck finding the rest of it.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}'', one of the last things on CBS' Saturday morning lineup in 1998. Scottish TV channel STV (which co-produced the series) 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 aired on [=KidsCo=] in Australia until 2014 when it was shut down.)
** All episodes are now available on Amazon Instant Video.
* 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 unavailable 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 (with the API logo - but not its music - replaced by "A Five Arrows Film Production." [[NightmareFuel/VanityPlate Then again, that's no bad thing]]).
* The Franco-American series ''WesternAnimation/SpaceStrikers'': The only evidence of its existence is the intro, and its page on [=IMDB=]. There hasn't even been 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 ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' series on DVD in the United States--assuming you're willing to buy multiple sets with a handful of out-of-order episodes for seasons 3 and 4--the last season of the series, ''Back to the Sewer'', was never released in that manner. Similarly, getting a legal version of the complete ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' is currently impossible without importing from abroad.
* 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 ''WesternAnimation/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.
* Two ''WesternAnimation/LadyLovelylocks'' episodes are missing from the US and British VHS releases of the series, and a complete DVD release was in the UK and Australia only.
* ''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, bootleg DVD's recorded off local TV stations in the 1980s turn up online and at comic book conventions.
** Episodes were available on Youtube until October 2015 when UMG_MK filed DMCA claims to Youtube.
** While on the subject of the group, a series that took inspiration from them called "The Beagles" is remarkably obscure despite how popular it was, and only half of "The Man On The Moon", half of "Foreign Legion Flops", and the entirety of "I Feel Like Humpty Dumpty" being the only footage existing.
* Many ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' specials from TheEighties and TheNineties are still missing on DVD since Warner Bros. stopped bringing out complete collections by decade. Some made it through the Happiness is...Peanuts Collection, the Peanuts Emmy-Honored Collection, and/or a bundle with another cartoon, but the ones below currently remain MIA.
** ''It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown'' (1983 double-length anthology special)
** ''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)
** ''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)
** ''It's The Pied Piper, Charlie Brown'', the final Peanuts special made under the supervision of Charles M. Schultz, is now out of print, with copies of the DVD, both used and new, selling for very high prices on shopping sites.
** ''It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!'', despite being the first Peanuts special to win an Emmy in 25 years, is unavailable to watch legally. The only things available from it are promos on ABC's site and the Cake Wars episode where contestants made cakes for it. None of the previous specials celebrating the anniversary of ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'' and/or the first ''Peanuts'' comic has received an official DVD release, either.
* Episodes 200 and 201 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' only aired on their respective premiere dates (the latter of which didn't even get a Pacific Time re-broadcast, and didn't even air at all in some territories). [[AppealToForce Responses]] from radical Islamic groups convinced Creator/ComedyCentral to pull any future publishing of the episodes, as well as the Season 5 episode "Super Best Friends", which also featured Mohammad as a character despite predating the controversy by 9 years. "201" and "202" 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, while "Super Best Friends" is still available on old DVD copies of Season 5. Chances of any of the three episodes being re-released in the near future is slim-to-none.
** Comedy Central has also relegated the first ten seasons of the show almost entirely to syndication. This means any televised broadcast is going to be [[EditedForSyndication butchered]] by additional censorship and being restricted to 4:3 PanAndScan (regardless of whether it's on CC HD or not). This despite the fact that episodes as early as Season 5 are in 1080p HD when they, on rare occasion, air in prime-time. And with each successive season, CC stops regular prime time airing of another one. Episodes on [[http://www.southparkstudios.com South Park Studios]] lack pre-prime time censorship but are still Standard Definition up to Season 11. Finding widescreen versions of Seasons 5-10 are very difficult, and so far none of them have been re-released on UsefulNotes/BluRay (meaning you may get widescreen but only 480p resolution). Your best bet is to luck out with recordings made at the very launch of Comedy Central HD.
** There's another problem in the waters of SP: Blu-Ray releases of the show only go back to Season 12, the first season to be natively produced in HD (the second half of it, anyway). The other cheek was turned in early 2015, when Comedy Central started airing all episodes of the show in HD and on Hulu, going all the way back to '''Season 1'''. However, there's no way to legally own the remastered versions of episodes prior to that season outside of making tape/DVR recordings and trading them with friends. And you can't even watch every episode on Hulu without a subscription: only a maximum of 30 are available at any time, with about two-thirds of these that gradually shift in-and-out of free territory at any time (the rest are episodes that are always available, which include classic/notable episodes like "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", "Make Love, not Warcraft", "Major Boobage", and about half of the episodes from the most recent season). Also, good luck finding the remastered version of "Super Best Friends", which Hulu doesn't have at all.
* The Australian direct-to-video series "Jingaroo". None of the full 9 episodes (three stories on each of the three tapes) exist anywhere, and the only footage still around is a musical number, the opening and closing credits, and the demo.
* 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 parlor. Nothing other than the baseball plot is known about the former, but a fansite has a description of the latter.
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' is particularly frustrating due to its devoted cult following. It aired on Canada's YTV from 1996 to 1998, and ran in syndication for almost a full decade afterward. A proposed Region 1 DVD release was planned in 2000 but never happened, 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 season 1 episodes) or look up episodes on YouTube. Also, when it aired on Fox Kids and Fox Family in America, all episodes had lots of scenes butchered out to make room for commercials, and its American run was also incomplete. It eventually saw a release on YouTube channel YTV Direct...and it's also one of the few shows featured on the channel ''not'' available for viewing in America.
** Fortunately, as of June 2016, ''Stickin' Around'' is now broadcast on Creator/{{Qubo}} in the United States… if you're lucky to get the ION subchannel or have Qubo on your cable lineup.
* The Swiss-German series "Bill Body" only had one German VHS release, which is out of print. The only known footage existing nowadays are two Portuguese dubbed episodes and four clips of the same dub from an anthology.
* 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.
* The Australian series "J-Squad" hasn't been heard of since its now out of print "best of" release and is now very hard to find.
* Fates of some of the Creator/HannaBarbera (and by proxy the Creator/RubySpears ones) shows not owned by Warner Bros. aren't so far grand.
** Toho licensed ''WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour'' first season to Classic Media. But took forever to get them the last episodes. And then the license ended. So all three volumes are now out of print and there are a lot fewer copies of volume 3 in circulation than volumes 1 & 2. And the second season? Toho doesn't seem to have done anything with it since getting it back from WB.
** Remember ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', a 1990 Hanna-Barbera 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}} Universal, who originally broadcasted the show and somehow still owns the license, 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).
** The majority of the episodes of the animated ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' show appear on the [=DVDs=] of the main series. But due to the laziness of Creator/ShoutFactory, one of the shorts was skipped over music rights. More than likely to never be rectified. Unless when Universal licenses ''Gravedale High'' they include it as a special feature?
** Add the remaining Ruby Spears Q*Bert segments to that list as well. Sony put out a dvd but skipped two segments, over what again appears to be music rights. Two segments we may never see legally circulated.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Foofur}}'' has apparently been in the hands of the creator domestically. Hence why it's been missing from TV reruns since the 1980s in the States.
** The original ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' cartoon has been retained by CBS with little interest shown in putting out along with the odd special where they met Snow White.
** There are several specials from the ABC special years sitting over at Disney. Maybe Disney would trade them to WB in exchange for the Fantastic Four and Thing cartoons Hanna-Barbera made that WB still own?
** Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/StarFairies'' and Ruby Spears' ''WesternAnimation/{{Sectaurs}}'' are pilots that are in limbo.
** Good luck hunting down video releases of the series "Capitol Critters" anywhere. Every episode, though in non-restored format, can be found online however. The series holds a unique distinction of being a Hanna Barbera show to air on Cartoon Network but not be owned by Time Warner, it is legally with Fox.
* "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.
* ''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.
* 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).
* Nothing has been said about the last 13 episodes of the Spanish series ''WesternAnimation/TheFruitties'', which is weird, as every other episode was released to home media at the time. Even worse is that you shouldn't expect to find the released episodes that easily anyway, as the tapes and DVD are nearly out of print.
* The Belgian series "Gibus le Magicien" lasted 26 six minute episodes in 1965, and of them, only two seem to be available through YouTube. The worst part is that it never had a home media release, not even unofficial releases!
* ''WesternAnimation/CJTheDJ'' is virtually unknown and unavailable outside of its native Australia, except for a couple of clips, and one episode in English on YouTube and a couple more episodes in Portuguese, but that's about it.
* ''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, there are a lot of episodes on [=YouTube=], some taken from recent Australian re-broadcasts.
* ''Urban Vermin'', another Canadian toon. The only channel that ever aired it in America was the short-lived Animania HD network. The [=YouTube=] channel dhxkidstv has them, but you have to pay $2.99 an episode.
* A lot of HBO Family shows are MIA. While almost all of their programs have been airing in reruns for years, others...haven't.
** 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. However, the entire series can be found on On Demand (both Fios and Comcast). This also goes for ''Crashbox''.
** For ''WesternAnimation/ABunchOfMunsch'', you might find it at your local library due to it being based on picture books.
** ''WesternAnimation/ALittleCurious'' is still airing on HBO and can also be found on On Demand (both Fios and Comcast), but is EXTREMELY hard to find online. It also has yet to be released on DVD, let alone digitally.
** The HBO Family TV series ''WesternAnimation/AnimatedTalesOfTheWorld'' hasn't been released on DVD; only a few episodes have been shown on [=YouTube=].
** Yet another HBO example is ''Braingames''. Although every episode from the pilot to episode 5 can be found on the Internet Archive, episode 6 cannot be found. The show was released on three VHS cassettes from what was then Thorn-EMI/HBO Video, but said tapes are now extremely hard to find and are usually snatched up the time they appear for expensive prices on eBay and Amazon.
* Outside of a VHS showing the best episodes of season one (that is now out of print), ''{{Toonsylvania}}'' hasn't had its entire series released on DVD. 2014 saw the entire series (both seasons one and two) released on Netflix...on a Latin American feed available in Mexico and Brazil, complete with Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and English audio. What's worse is that before the start of 2015, the show was removed from Netflix streaming, so unless you had access to see Netflix feeds from other countries and saw/recorded every episode, you're boned.
* The television special ''Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies'' was a crossover between the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and the short-lived [[WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies latter series]] on Creator/{{CBS}}, and is noted for being the only time Creator/WarnerBros ever loaned out the Looney Tunes to another studio, in this case Creator/{{Filmation}} (whose archives are now owned by [=NBCUniversal=] through Creator/DreamWorksAnimation). The special aired only once on Creator/{{ABC}} in 1972, then was never seen again after that, for [[ScrewedByTheLawyers obvious reasons]]. The only official home video release [[NoExportForYou was in the United Kingdom]] in the 1980's, and it's nigh-impossible to find. The only way anyone can find a trace of this special is through kinescope prints, either online or through physical means. Since Hallmark destroyed most of Filmation's original archives when they remastered the library, it's unknown whether or not the original masters of the special even exist anymore.
* Only three episodes of the 1991 ''WesternAnimation/LittleShop'' have popped up online. The 10 other episodes as far as we all know are lost forever unless they surface online in the future, and a DVD release is very unlikely.
* The Canadian series ''WesternAnimation/KatieAndOrbie'' once had four of its six seasons (not in order) 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 aside from a few episodes (including some in Spanish, as the series was seen in the Latin American version of [=CBeebies=] from 2008-2010) and several videos of the series' theme song, the series was practically impossible to find. In fact, if it weren't for the reruns on the Latin American [=CBeebies=], barely any information about the series would be available (the Wikipedia article was a stub with little data before then). The TV series was adapted from a children book series published in the early 1990s, which is also very obscure (not even one image from the books can be found online). On top of that, reruns in Canada from 2007 to 2012 only included the last two seasons, and currently it is not aired anywhere on the world.
** However, in July 2015, the (almost) complete series was uploaded to [=YouTube=] (except for three episodes that were mistakenly uploaded twice and mislabeled).
* ''What About Mimi?'', another Canadian cartoon, only has 10 out of 39 episodes available on two hard-to-find DVD sets, however, since August 2015 the complete series is also on [=YouTube=].
* The 1959 series "Bucky and Pepito", known as one of the worst cartoons of all time, was not well preserved, leaving only a handful of episodes existing on home media and online. The rest may as well be lost until someone finds them and uploads them to YouTube.
* The poorly received ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' hasn't been seen on television for more than a decade, and only a handful of episodes made it to VHS domestically. The only DVD releases came in both the United Kingdom and Australia, and the UK releases are missing one episode. [[FanonDiscontinuity You can ask any U.S. fan about the series and he/she may tell you that the series doesn't deserve a DVD release]] [[SoBadItsGood (or that it actually does)]].
* The American ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' cartoon, not as widely remembered as the ''Street Fighter'' cartoon but considered equally SoBadItsGood by those who do remember it, was released on DVD by ADV Films and subsequently went into limbo when the company went under. While it currently has yet to be license-rescued, Creator/DiscotekMedia rescuing the ''Street Fighter'' cartoon and the ''Anime/NightWarriorsDarkstalkersRevenge'' [=OVA=] has aroused hope that they'll eventually give this show the same treatment.
* Only the first season of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has ever been released on DVD. The second and third seasons allegedly won't be released due to its low sales.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hammerman}}'', the ABC {{Celebrity Toon|s}} starring Music/MCHammer, has only a handful of its 13 episodes available on [=YouTube=], with the rest apparently lost. The current rights holders for the series refuse to release the series on DVD for the time being. [[OldShame Not that they'd want to.]]
* There's no known release for the Australian series "Deadly". Only the opening sequence exists online. There was footage uploaded to YouTube, but it got taken down after the channel who uploaded it got terminated.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kissyfur}}'', a Saturday morning cartoon that was one of NBC's headliners of the block's 1980's era, only has a handful of VHS tapes from the 80's, and chances are you won't find them easily. No [=DVD=]s, digital streaming, reruns, nothing.
** Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that the show is available on Creator/{{Netflix}} in Latin America, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff where it was quite popular]]... distributed by Creator/{{MGM}} (who has an agreement with [=NBCUniversal=] to syndicate NBC's library for international markets).
* ''WesternAnimation/BudgieTheLittleHelicopter''. The complete series was released on VHS in America, but was never on DVD, except for two releases in the UK.
* Despite its cult following, the British series "Empire Square" only has one of the twelve episodes on YouTube as of now, with no plans to officially release it.
* ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'': While the original 1964 stop-motion film has been released and re-released several times over the years, the 1998 GoodTimes Entertainment animated film has only ever had a single VHS release, shortly after its theatrical premiere, much to the dismay of those [[CultClassic who prefer it]] [[BrokenBase over the original]].
* The United States English dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'' from 1983 has never gotten an official release on DVD as of now. (The Shout Factory DVD release uses the United Kingdom version instead, which has also been released on DVD by Fabulous Films in the UK.) This version was released on VHS by Vestron Video during its original release and then again by Goodtimes Entertainment during the 1990s. The film was originally planned to be released on DVD by Morningstar Entertainment in 2008, but ended up getting cancelled, though Televista ended up a limited unofficial DVD release during the same year. This edition is currently out of print.
** There have also been a few different versions of the U.S. dub with Johan sometimes being called "John" and two different voice actors for Papa Smurf. A TV version of this film has also moved the Smurfs' party scene to the beginning of the film with narration added.
* The 1977 animated ChristmasSpecial ''Why The Bears Dance On Christmas Eve'' only aired once and was never seen again on any channel because of AuthorExistenceFailure: the head of the company that made it (Tele-Tactics) suddenly died and the company went bust shortly afterwards. Unlike ''Christmas Dreams'', it did make its way to Website/YouTube because someone who remembered it got a copy from someone who worked on it.
* The Mexican series "Cantinflas y Sus Amigos"("Amigo and Friends" in the English dub) only has one DVD release with only some segments on it with others completely missing. On top of that, the English version is nowhere to be found online or on home media!
* ''WesternAnimation/PhantomInvestigators'' aired for a month in June 2002 on Kids' WB, and was cancelled after thirteen episodes (the show was doing fine in the ratings; what happened was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Kids WB was number one with the 6-11 male demographic, the show was doing better with female audiences, and WB was afraid of losing their number-one spot]]). It was never released on VHS and DVD, was never put into reruns in the United States, and due to the obscurity of the series, will most likely never get a home media release for the time being. A few episodes were available on [=YouTube=], until Sony pulled them for copyright. Two of its episodes are available on (W)Holesome Products, Inc.'s (the show's studio) Vimeo account, and eventually in October 2016 the entire series was made available on various sites, (with a subsequent upload from another [=YouTube=] channel, though who knows how long it'll be before Sony copyright strikes them), but an official home media release remains unlikely.
* ''WesternAnimation/GenerationO'', another Sony production for Kids WB which only lasted one season, had a VHS release of two episodes and nothing else. All 13 episodes can be found on [=YouTube=], however.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionhearts'' never received any home video releases, has not aired since its only season ended in 1999, and the only place where it could be seen again was Hulu, but was removed in 2014.
* Yet another Australian cartoon entitled "Jellabies", involving a group of bears doing various tasks. Of the 95 episodes, none have resurfaced in English, as the YouTube uploads were removed and there's no sign of a DVD. A few episodes of the British dub (renamed "Jellikins") and Dutch dub exist, however.
* Only the first 13 episodes of the Claymation series "Astro Farm" exist today, with the others apparently in limbo.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' had a small number of VHS releases in the 90s, and the pilot episode saw a very limited DVD release when ''Film/SonOfTheMask'' was released. Beyond that, it seems unlikely this will ever get a proper DVD set due to ''Son'' effectively killing the franchise.
* Due to licensing disputes between Dark Horse Comics and Sony, ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' has no plans to see any official release on DVD or streaming any time soon. That hasn't stopped people from posting episodes on [=YouTube=], but Sony is quick to take them down.
* Season 1 of the cult BBC dark comedy series ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'' has a DVD release, but Seasons 2 and 3 will possibly never see the light of day. The issue is the music; as a BBC show, Monkey Dust was able to take advantage of the BBCs blanket music license, with turn of the millenium pop music blaring from tinny radios being an integral part of its dystopian urban hellscape. The show creator put an extraordinary amount of effort into replacing these songs with soundalikes in season 1, but he has since died, and no one seems to think the other two seasons are worth it.
* Twelve episodes of ''[[WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace The All-New Dennis the Menace]]'' were released on DVD in Australia (the thirteenth and final was not on it). The DVD is now out of print.
* ''Izzy's Quest For Olympic Gold'', a TNT animated special that aired in 1995 as part of the hype surrounding the 1996 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in Atlanta, Georgia. It only aired a few times that year, has no signs of a home release, and no one has come forward with a recording as of this writing. Considering Izzy's polarizing status even among fans of the Games, this may or may not be a good thing.
* "Jack and the Beanstalk", a special featuring character Cap'n O.G. Readmore that aired on ABC in 1985, saw a number of VHS releases in the 90s and a DVD release in Korea. No footage exists online, and the tapes keep circulating from those VHS releases.
* "The Alvin Show" will practically have a hard time going through this thanks to the syndicated airings altering the original broadcasts and being difficult to find on top of that (especially on YouTube, where full segments are frequently removed for copyright).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Fox released the first 17 seasons on DVD, then stopped, telling viewers to use the new Simpsons World website which streams all the episodes, or watch them on the FXX channel. [[NoExportForYou No good if you're not in the US!]]
** Of all 48 of the original ''The Simpsons'' shorts from ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'', only the first short ''Good Night'' has ever been given an official home release, being included as a special feature on the first season DVD set. Apart from snippets from various clip show episodes in later seasons, no other short has received official releases in their entirety. This may be due to disputes between Ullman and the show's producers, though there was attempts by FOX to obtain the rights to them to be included in the Simpsons World app, though this hasn't happened. However, all the shorts are readily available for viewing pleasure on online outlets such as YouTube.
** The original pilot episode of the show in its entirety, which is in itself an early version of the first season episode "Some Enchanting Evening." The pilot, which was remade and later aired as the final episode of the first season even though it was designed as the first in production of the show, featured slightly cruder animation even by first season standards, so much so that James Brooks himself called the original pilot "shit." Although the entirety of the shows original pilot is still lost, at least five minutes worth of footage has surfaced online, having been included as a special feature on the first season DVD set.
* ''Sammy'', an [[ShortRunner extremely short-lived]] animated sitcom that starred DavidSpade as both a young adult actor as well as his loser father trying to reenter his life and cash in on his success ran from the 8th to the 15th of August 2000. Only the first 2 of the 13 planned episodes had ever aired. The obscurity of the cartoon practically qualifies it as lost media, as no episodes have ever surfaced on YouTube, with only a Wikipedia article and a few production photos of the series ever surfacing online. Ironically, the series premiered around the same time the ''BabyBlues'' animated series did, which had also suffered a short run as well as a lack of any home media release.
* Only the first season of the short-lived but popular Creator/G4TV series ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' has received a DVD release, [[NoExportForYou in Region 1 only no less]]. The whole series used to be available to stream on G4's website, but ever since the service was ceased the only place to check out the second season is unofficial YouTube reuplouds.
* The Canadian children's series "Tipi Tales" is without home media and was last seen on television in 2008 when syndicated reruns ended. With no plans to release it, good luck finding it.
* As far as we know, only a few of the 55 episodes of "The Power Team" (also known as "Acclaim Masters") exist on YouTube as of this posting. The rest might as well be stuck in limbo until someone uploads the show/releases it legally.
* The series "Camp Candy", starring Canadian comedian John Candy, has no official DVD releases. A majority of episodes, however, can be found online.
* There's no known releases of "Kid 'N Play", starring the hip-hop duo of the same name.
* The DVD release of DiC's "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures" is missing only 5 episodes, cutting the episode number down from 21 to 16. There are chances you can see those five online, though.
* As of light, the British-American Hanna-Barbera series "[[WesternAnimation/PostworthAndCompany Midnight Patrol: Adventures In The Dream Zone]]" has yet to be released on DVD in the U.S., and what's worse is that the VHS release (distributed a year after the show ended its short run) is out of print. Hanna-Barbera later gave up its rights to the series to co-producer Sleepy Kids Co., whose assets are now controlled by Creator/{{Universal}} (via Creator/DreamWorksAnimation), so any DVD release of the series will be up to them (and given their track record above, there's not much room for hope).
* The poorly received series "Family Dog" only had a couple of VHS releases and a complete series LaserDisc. With those out of print and with no plans to give it a DVD release, good luck finding it.
* ''WesternAnimation/StressedEric'' has yet to get a U.S. release, while the UK has the complete series on DVD since May 2011.
* "Stunt Dawgs" doesn't have an official DVD release, and the only copies that exist are low quality television/VHS rips.
* As of now, the cartoon "Itsy Bitsy Spider" is virtually unknown by the public expect for those who grew up in the 90's, and home media releases are not certain.
* The short-lived "Chip and Pepper's Cartoon Madness" only has one episode available on Vimeo (courtesy of senior editor Jonathan Moser) with the others apparently missing and with no VHS/DVD releases in sight.
* Interested in watching any of the Golden Age WesternAnimation/MightyMouse or WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle shorts? There's one apiece floating around in the public domain. Rights-holder CBS seems to have little to no interest in any of their {{Terrytoons}} properties.
* The 1980s version of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' only had limited VHS and DVD releases and 21 episodes were not released at all. Episodes have popped up every now and then on YouTube but the series has never had a complete release.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBOTSMaster'' only had 6 official VHS releases, each containing 1 episode of the series, and all of which are out of print. You can find episodes on YouTube, but the chances of the entire series seeing the light of day in DVD form are very low.
* While you can find a majority of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" online, they only exist in VHS/TV rip form, the DVD release is obscure these days, and one episode ("Robo West") is currently lost.
* "The Adventures Of Hyperman" only has two segments of the full thirteen existing today (not helping is the fact that those halves are in Spanish), with every other one (and the English version of the existing segments) remaining lost.
* The Pixar short "Blowin' In The Wind" has not seen the light of day as of now. It was supposed to be released on the first volume of the Pixar Short Films Collection series, but was left off at the last moment.
* British adult claymation series ''Crapston Villas'' had every episode released on VHS, but not DVD, at least in the UK. The US got it on DVD, but only as a "best of" set released by Troma Entertainment.
* "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 was available through Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime but was pulled from both sites by 2012.
* ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace'''s specials were only on TV and VHS in the 80s.
* ''WesternAnimation/PeppermintRose'''s only special was released on VHS in limited quantities, and its general obscurity makes it hard to find.
* The pilot episode for the cancelled ''Toys/GoGosCrazyBones'' TV series was only ever uploaded to Website/YouTube before it got removed from the site. This was due to backlash concerning how the show's productions companies made new characters for the show when the toy series it's based off of has a ton of characters they could've used instead, and also due to the show itself being terrible. The one remnant of the pilot available online is its theme song, which was uploaded to Vimeo.
* ''WesternAnimation/OutThere'', a coming of age Dramedy about growing up in high-school from former animator of South Park, Ryan Quincy, had all of it's episodes delisted about a year after it was cancelled. No mention of the show is even listed on IFC's website, either, despite airing as recent as 2013.
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* The infamous Colombian animated film ''WesternAnimation/BolivarElHeroe'' was lost for a long time, to the point that it was thought that the existence of the film was a hoax to ridicule Colombia. However, [=YouTube=] user A. Ariza [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51fyzTYIVws uploaded the film in December 2015]].
* Concerning Creator/{{Universal}} Animation series:
** 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 creator considering it an OldShame they were [[ExecutiveMeddling coerced into creating]] to support the games. It finally got a U.S. release in its entirety.
** And their first production, ''WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture'', was released on DVD on October 20, 2015- one day behind the date Marty traveled to in the second film.
* ''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 was released on DVD sometime in 2014 (including the two episodes that haven't even aired!).]]
* Several of the later 1960s ''WesternAnimation/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 as of February 2012, the entire series has been released on DVD in Germany, with both German and English audio available on the discs.
* ''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 à 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.
* With the release of its 4th and final season on DVD in September 2016, ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' can now join the ranks of the few Creator/CartoonNetwork shows to have their entire series available on DVD. Considering ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' and ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' have yet to have anything past their 1st seasons released on DVD through Warner Home Video's "Creator/CartoonNetwork Hall of Fame" DVD collection, only time will tell if they will follow in ''Courage's'' footsteps.
** It should also be noted that these shows have had their complete series, sans Courage's debut on the ''What A Cartoon Show'', Dexter's movie ''Ego Trip'', and a banned ''Dial M For Monkey'' short, 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).
** Even more have followed, including WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids, WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels, WesternAnimation/TheHalloweenTree, WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch, WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays, WesternAnimation/ShirtTales and still more.
** Feel Free to mention more that followed in WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance, WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters, WesternAnimation/ClueClub, WesternAnimation/TheAtomAntShow, WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel, WesternAnimation/TheLastOfTheCurlews and still more.
* ''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 ''WesternAnimation/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 in 1999. Due to disputes between its writers, it seemed unlikely it would ever get a public showing again (and the naughtier Bill Couterie cut only had a one-time showing on HBO before the aforementioned disputes occurred)...until February 2015, when Creator/TurnerClassicMovies aired it as part of its TCM Underground block. The Warner Archive, after some delays, finally gave it a DVD release in September of that year.
* While still no signs of the DVD, ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has had official releases for iTunes and Xbox Live Arcade.
* Seasons 1-3 of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' 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''--the latter most likely due to its usage in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
** In the case of ''Adventures'', the show had individual DVD compilations prior to the DVD sets, and even those compilations didn't include "Mass Transit Trouble," which had been banned after the September 11th attacks for its terrorism-related story line. Thus, prior to the release of the second box set, one had to go online just to catch it, and even worse, most copies that showed up online were the pre-9/11 Creator/ToonDisney broadcasts, which were {{Bowdlerize}}d for questionable content.
* ''WesternAnimation/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/XMen'' 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/XMenOriginsWolverine''), 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 ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' had a complete series DVD in 2004 (which went out of print a few years later) to cash in on ''Film/SpiderMan2'', and ''The Marvel Action Hour'' also has DVD boxsets. (The ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' segments became available shortly after the release of [[Film/FantasticFour2005 the 2005 movie]], while ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' came around the same time as ''Film/IronMan2''.)
* 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, Warner released a DVD set of the first 13 episodes of season 1. The rest of Season 1 followed a few years later. Season 2 came in 2015.
* ''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 ''WesternAnimation/{{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 United States 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.
* ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' was released in mid-2010.
* ''WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield'' was released December 2010.
* ''WesternAnimation/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/AaahhRealMonsters'', and ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', followed by ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' and ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. On the other hand, ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{ChalkZone}}'' [[note]] minus one 11-minute segment due to music licensing issues [[/note]] have been released exclusively by [=CreateSpace=].
** Likewise, the live-action shows. ''Series/KenanAndKel'' became available on iTunes in 2011, and ''HeyDude'' got DVD sets starting in 2011.
* ''WesternAnimation/YakkityYak'' had no home media release and, for a long time, was super hard to find aside from the occasional Nicktoons reruns, VHS recordings, and uploads on YouTube. However, every episode can be found in good quality on various sites.
* ''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.
* ''The Adventures of WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' hardly saw daylight after its initial 13-episode run. It wasn't until the popularity of Creator/TelltaleGames' [[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 Creator/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 ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/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]]. Although as of 2013, sadly, this is not the case.
** While we're on the subject of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', as of August 2014, all five seasons have ''finally'' been released on iTunes.
* ''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' had some {{Compilation Movie}}s released by Lion's Gate 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{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--mostly due to the upcoming live-action movie.
* 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/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 [=DVDs=] 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 ''WesternAnimation/{{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 2003–2007 ''WesternAnimation/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.)
* ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/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, Creator/TheHub picked up the rights to show reruns, saving it at least temporarily. This also had the side effect of ''increasing the quality'' of the circulated tapes, as the show was made in HD but only shown in cropped standard definition before then.
** Shout! Factory has announced that it will be releasing a DVD set of the unreleased third season and a complete series set.
* The ''ComicStrip/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.
* ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/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/CGI ''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, ''WesternAnimation/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 circa 2005. 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.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' was 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. Notable the series won a poll held by the Warner Archive, easily beating nine other shows in terms of demand.
* As of October 2013, the ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' series are 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.
** As of 2017, the entire series has been released in its entirety on iTunes and in HD.
* 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'' got a DVD release in January 2014. Whether or not this is a good thing is [[BrokenBase up for debate]].
* 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/TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome'' 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}}'', similar to the Garfield example above.
* ''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, ''Film/WakkosWish'', was finally released on DVD in October 2014.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' was only able to be found on [=DVDs=] released in Europe and Australia. The entire series later came to Kidoodle TV, which seemed like one step closer to a DVD release. Creator/ShoutFactory finally released a North American DVD set of the complete series in April 2015.
* After being off the air for years and only having a few episodes released on Nickelodeon compilation VHS and [=DVDs=], ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' has finally been released on Amazon as a complete series DVD set (however, the set is missing "The Smooch" due to music rights).
* Several episodes from ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' were released on YouTube on a special branded channel, courtesy of IMPS, [=ODMedia=], and Expoza. Also, the entire series has been released on DVD in Australia.
** However, it doesn't help that the new YouTube channel crops the episodes into a widescreen format and that some of the international remastered versions of certain episodes use the chopped-up edited versions from the syndicated "Smurfs Adventures" series. The international release of the show also uses a re-modified version of the 1st season intro and credits for seasons 1-8, along with two different [[AlternateForeignThemeSong/WesternAnimation alternate foreign theme songs]], instead of using the updated intro sequences for later seasons.
** In the U.S., the only episodes released on DVD as of now are the complete season 1, selected episodes from season 2, and the Christmas specials. Most of the series is also available on iTunes. (Luckily, these editions include the original respective intro sequences for each season as well).
* ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' didn't receive a DVD set until February 10, 2015, through the Warner Archive.
* Warner, in April 2015, released the first season of ''The Franchise/ScoobyDoo and [[TheScrappy Scrappy-Doo]] Show'' on DVD.
* Nine years after ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' and ''WesternAnimation/SnoopyComeHome'' were released on DVD, Paramount finally released ''WesternAnimation/RaceForYourLifeCharlieBrown'' on February 10, 2015, and ''WesternAnimation/BonVoyageCharlieBrown'' was released on DVD on October 6, both in anticipation of ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie''.
* Even though ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' was affected by the same write-off as Sym-Bionic Titan, as mentioned above, it was able to get a release through the Warner Archive on both DVD and Blu-ray in the fall of 2014. Creator/{{Toonami}} was also able to air all of the episodes just before their license went up in flames.
* The infamous ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon, initially released by ADV Films on DVD, was sort of rescued when it was included on a single Blu-Ray disc as part of the ''Street Fighter 25th Anniversary'' set. It was then definitely rescued when Creator/DiscotekMedia announced that they licensed the show for a DVD rerelease.
* Disney sold the rights to ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'' to series creator and star Howie Mandel in 2004, several years after Disney acquired the rights as part of the Saban Entertainment package. As a result, there were a couple of individual DVD compilations before Mandel licensed the series to Moonscoop, who promptly got to work on making an Amazon Exclusive DVD release of the whole series that finally commenced in 2012. Surprising treatment for a Fox Kids program that isn't ''Franchise/PowerRangers''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool'' was first seen on PBS Kids' block "Bookworm Bunch" in 2000 then disappeared after the block ended. It later returned to television in 2006 on [[Creator/DiscoveryChannel Discovery Kids]] and {{Creator/TLC}}'s weekday morning block "Ready Set Learn", but only for about a year. The show's most recent appearance was on the Qubo network for a spell. There is no doubt that DVD's are hard to find - good thing there's Website/YouTube (although not all episodes are viewable worldwide; the whole series is only available on [[NoExportForYou Treehouse TV's official channel, and it is blocked outside North America]]).
** The French, Spanish, Hungarian, amd Malaysian dubs are even more harder to come across. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/51h2mxkdwfl.jpg While the French dub has only gotten a few DVD releases]] the same cannot be said for the Spanish, Hungarian and Malaysian dubs, especially in Malaysia since the show only aired on a paid channel and later vanished when it aired in the early 2000's and hasn't been aired over there ever since. The Spanish dub likewise has not aired since 2008.
* ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' only had one VHS release, and its few DVD releases, for both Regions 1 and 2, contain only some episodes. There exists a complete series set, but its legality is debatable.
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' will have a hard time getting a season-wise DVD or Blu-ray release instead of individual DVD compilations. The major culprit for this, aside from music licensing issues, is that the show is jointly owned by the non-profit organization Sesame Workshop (which also produces ''Series/SesameStreet'') and the media giant Creator/{{Sony}}, and the two are more than likely to argue about where the money for such releases will go. Give Netflix a round of applause for streaming the entire series, [[NoExportForYou unless you live somewhere where Netflix isn't available]].
** [[RegionCoding Even if you live in an area that has Netflix, it doesn't mean Netflix will let you have a crack at it]].
** Doesn't help that the Netflix releases have all the songs and PBS funding credits edited out from the episodes, again due to licensing issues. You know something is wrong with Sony when they choose not to license their own TV shows' music to their own sister music corporation.
* ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' was on-and-off with this. Thanks to complicated legal juggling (the series is owned by Disney, while the ''TapletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' franchise is owned by Creator/{{Hasbro}} through Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast), VHS releases became obscure and a DVD release did not commence until 2005 in the UK, and 2006 in the US with the complete series released in the latter region. Even then, the US DVD release had a lot of the original music cut from episodes for licensing reasons, which made fans flip their lids, though the radio play for the unproduced final episode was included in the set. It was out of print in just two years thanks to BCI Eclipse (distributor of the DVD on behalf of Disney) shutting down. A deal was eventually struck between Disney and Mill Creek Entertainment to have the entire series released, and to much rejoicing, all of the original music was left intact (though the "Requiem" radio play was removed along with special features of the previous set, but not a huge loss).
* The uncensored version of the ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbert'' episode ''Busted'' where the gang is subject to a ''Scared Straight'' type experience in prison. This is the infamous episode where the very scary inmates utter several mild profanities such as "hell", "damn", and "bastard". This version was only shown once and in many areas, not at all. If you didn't tape it off of TV in 1984-85, you probably won't get it. No online streaming site shows it, only the censored version. Strangely enough, Creator/BillCosby's intro to the episode still retains his special ContentWarning, nonetheless. It may still be warranted, as despite the removal of the profanity, the prisoners' very creepy and disgusting perverted lusting towards the kids remain intact. Because Creator/{{Filmation}} has been defunct since 1987, and because Hallmark destroyed the original 35mm film elements of the Filmation archives, it's not known whether the master tapes for the original uncensored episode even still exist.
** Due to the scandal centering around Cosby himself in TheNewTens, there is a very serious possibility that the entire ''Fat Albert'' library will also become unavailable for years to come.
** The same situation regarding Cosby may also cause ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill'' to be barred indefinitely from re-airing, although the whole series is still available on Amazon.
* The 1978 English dub for the Italian AnimatedAdaptation of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_%281972_film%29 Pinocchio]] from 1972 called Animation/UnBurattinoDiNomePinocchio is currently out of print. The english dub has been uploaded on Youtube a few times in the past. It also never gotten a DVD or VHS release.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBradyKids'' only 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 did not get a full release until 2016.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'', after years without any home media release of any kind, finally received a complete series DVD set in July 2016 through Warner Archive Collection.
* Disney has started streaming some of ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'' to iTunes and Amazon Video. This makes it the first time [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales certain]] [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers shows]] have had all their episodes available, albeit with some [[EditedForSyndication censorship]] and [[MissingEpisode missing episodes]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'' had limited VHS and DVD releases of its episodes, all of which are now out of print. Creator/ShoutFactory released 24 episodes from the first season but lost the rights to the series due to poor sales. The entire first season was released by Mill Creek Entertainment, one half in 2012 and the other in 2013. In August 2016, Mill Creek released the entire series on DVD.
* ''A Bunch of Munsch'' was once upon a time very hard to find on home video, having only been released on extremely rare VHS tapes by Golden Book Video and Sony Wonder. All [[ShortRunner 13 episodes]] were eventually released on DVD by Mill Creek in August 2015.
* "Toxic Crusaders" is still pretty easy to find considering every episode and movie exists online through its 2008 complete series set.
* While it may have only gotten VHS releases, the series "The Adventures Of T-Rex", a Japanese-American co-pro, has all 52 episodes available online thanks to torrents.
* "The Poochie Special" is a half-hour one-off cartoon based on Mattel's then popular mutt Poochie. It went direct-to-video in 1984, and was thought to have never seen the light of day again after all copies disappeared, but someone took the time to upload the whole cartoon in 2015 (though it was previously posted in 3 parts as well).
* ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'' had very few episodes, often broken down into individual segments, released on VHS and DVD with every release now out of print. In 2014, the entire first season from 1986 had a DVD release courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment. With the second season having been released in September 2016, the entire series is now available.
* ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'' saw no home video releases, and reruns had stopped airing in 2005, with only a few episodes being available online. In 2012, Disney Junior began airing reruns in an early morning time, but were relegated to death slots in late 2013 and removed completely in July 2014. On August 2016, every episode of the show was available on the Watch Disney Junior App in the U.S., until Fall of 2016, although an occasional episode would appear monthly.
* The 2003 run of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' is available in its entirety on YouTube, courtesy of Creator/TreehouseTV.
* Similarly, Treehouse Direct also released ''WesternAnimation/SevenLittleMonsters'' and ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeAndMartha'' [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUIixndCOJ8x1w8u1eBROiQEUfAzvRv2C in their entirety on [=YouTube=]]], [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUIixndCOJ8ySLmd6xirl4_eN427EKU11 but the episodes can only be viewed in Canada]] (with the exception of the former, in which a majority of episodes were uploaded before the Treehouse release).
** Also, the entire series of the latter is available on iTunes.
* Both the French and English dubs of "T'choupi et Doudou" ("Charley and Mimmo") are available online for free streaming as of now.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub'' (not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersGrunt'') got 2 4-episode VHS releases and that was it. Thanks to TV critics generally hating it and the theme "song" being considered a MostAnnoyingSound, the show got low ratings, and became so obscure that a Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} article wasn't written for it until ''2008''; its [=IMDb=] listing is also almost entirely blank except for three credits, [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer only one of which is right]]. For the longest time, the only trace of it online was a low-quality rip of the intro from [=RetroJunk=]. The entire show was also on a video website called Kidobi, which subsequently removed the episodes. The first eight episodes came to iTunes in 2014, and the whole series was uploaded to YouTube two years later.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'' was in limbo for nearly a decade due to ownership spats (both Disney and Creator/WarnerBros claimed ownership, the latter of which due to Creator/TheWB [[UnCanceled un-canceling]] the series after a two-season run at FOX). Warner Bros. eventually agreed to sell its portion of the series to Disney, giving them full ownership of the ''PJs'' property, setting the stage for a DVD release in 2011.
* Only one copy of the special ''Up on the Housetop'' was known to circulate, courtesy of [[Blog/TheIslandOfMisfitChristmasSpecials Peter Paltridge]]. It was eventually released by [=GoodTimes=].
* ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' originally had Creator/JuneForay voicing Karen (and all the other children) when it aired in 1969. However, for some unknown reason, in 1970 [[TheOtherMarty all of Foray's lines (except for her singing parts, bizarrely) were dubbed over by an unknown actress (an actual child)]], and after that the Foray version was quietly pushed under the rug. A reconstruction of the entire Foray version of the special has been [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY9bwL3YOAA uploaded to YouTube]] in December 2016, using Rhino's audio CD as a source.
* At one time, full episodes of ''Wapos Bay: The Series'' and its movie, ''Long Goodbyes'' were hard to find, despite the movie winning a Kidscreen award and beating the ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'' movie and ''Zhu Zhu Pets: Quest for Zhu''. The entire series can be found on Ameba TV.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', after years without any form of DVD release since its cancelation finally received just that for all three seasons exclusively through Amazon in 2011.
* The underrated and little-known ''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]]. As of January 2017, 37 out of 39 episodes can be found online, although some episodes suffer from poor quality. More info about this can found on its [[Trivia/TeachersPet trivia page.]] As of June 15th, 2017, all the episodes have been recorded and uploaded online.
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