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Shout! Factory is an entertainment company founded in 2003 by Richard Foos (co-founder of Rhino Records), Bob Emmer (former Warner Music Group and Rhino executive) and Garson Foos (former Rhino executive, and Richard's brother) initially as a specialty music label. It focuses on enriched music catalog reissues, home video/DVD projects, and television properties.

Conceived as a retro pop culture label, Shout! Factory DVD projects include live music shows (by acts such as X, The Blasters, Heart and Barenaked Ladies), music documentaries (The Fearless Freaks, about the Flaming Lips, and The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, about the Sex Pistols), animation (including multiple Home Movies seasons, Pucca and Code Monkeys), live-action television (Freaks and Geeks, My So-Called Life, Inside The Actors' Studio, California Dreams, Small Wonder), as well as productions by DIC Entertainment (including the Mario television shows, The Legend of Zelda, and the Sonic the Hedgehog television shows) and sports (including Major League Baseball and Warren Miller ski titles). They have also released DVDs of Merchandise-Driven Hasbro cartoons (including Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem, Littlest Pet Shop (2012) and My Little Pony) and 1990s Nickelodeon programs (such as Rocko's Modern Life, The Wild Thornberrys and Hey Dude!).note  The company also has the home video rights to Mystery Science Theater 3000 (which was formerly distributed by Rhino). Saban Brands granted them the rights to distribute their tokusatsu adaptations, including the first 17 seasons of Power Rangers. When North American distribution of several Studio Ghibli movies shifted from Disney to GKIDS, Shout! Factory distributed the home media re-releases. They even have the home video rights to a Disney series—specifically, Gravity Falls.


Shout! Factory CD and music DVD products are distributed by Sony Music Entertainment. As of June 2007, their nonmusic DVD titles are distributed by Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment. They have a strong reputation for being able to put out the most obscure titles, even getting seemingly unreleasable episodes of MST3K—such as the Gamera films and others licensed from Sandy Frank—out on DVD.

It's also been announced that they have purchased the rights to the 1980s game show Starcade, and will be planning a reboot/revival of the show in the near-future.

The company also has a sublabel called Scream Factory which specializes in Horror films. Due to its extensive catalog, it now has its own page.


Works currently or formerly distributed by Shout! Factory with TV Tropes pages:

Works distributed by Scream Factory are now indexed on the sublabel's own page.

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