Thread: H-B Shows NOT Worth Releasing on DVD

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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    Hi,

    DISCLAIMER: This post is not meant to offend any diehard Hanna-Barbera (and Ruby-Spears) fans.

    Are there any Hanna-Barbera (and Ruby-Spears) shows that are NOT worth releasing on DVD in terms of production quality, show values, lasting impact, et al?

    OTOH, there are (let me know if I goof up here):

    The Funky Phantom (1971, CBS)
    The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (1972, CBS)
    The Roman Holidays (1972, NBC)
    Goober and the Ghost Chasers (1973, ABC)
    Jeannie (1973, CBS)
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids (1973, NBC)
    Inch-High Private Eye (1973, NBC)
    Devlin (1974, ABC)
    Valley of the Dinosaurs (1974, CBS)
    The Partridge Family, 2200 AD (1974, CBS)
    Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (1974, NBC)
    Clue Club (1976, CBS)
    Skatebirds (1977, CBS)
    C.B. Bears (1977, NBC)
    The All-New Popeye Hour (1978, CBS)
    Galaxy Goof-Ups (1978, NBC)
    Buford and the Galloping Ghost (aka The Buford Files) (1979, NBC)
    Fangface (1978, ABC)
    Fangface and Fangpuss (1979, ABC)
    Rickety Rocket (1979, ABC)
    Mighty Man and Yukk (1979, ABC)
    Casper and the Angels (1979, NBC)
    The Super Globetrotters (1979, NBC)
    The New Shmoo (1979, NBC)
    Thundarr the Barbarian (1980, ABC)
    Drak Pack (1980, CBS)
    Trollkins (1981, CBS)
    Kwicky Koala (1981, CBS)
    Shirt Tales (1982, CBS)
    The Gary Coleman Show (1982, NBC)
    The Monchhichis (1983, ABC)
    The Biskitts (1983, CBS)
    Rubik the Amazing Cube (1984, ABC)
    Challenge of the Go-Bots (1984, syndicated)
    Galtar and the Golden Lance (1985, syndicated)
    The Misadventures of Ed Grimley (1987, syndicated)
    Sky Commanders (1987, syndicated)

    Thank you for your cooperation,


    Ben
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    are you saying you wouldnt release these?
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    Well out of those I'd allow these!

    Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (1974, NBC)
    The Super Globetrotters (1979, NBC)
    The New Schmoo (1979, NBC)
    Kwicky Koala (1981, CBS)
    Shirt Tales (1982, CBS)
    The Monchhichis (1983, ABC)
    The Biskitts (1983, CBS)
    Rubik the Amazing Cube (1984, ABC)
    Challenge of the Go-Bots (1984, syndicated)
    The Misadventures of Ed Grimley (1987, syndicated)

    I think they'd be great for DVD release !!
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    No Thundarr? This list is blasphemy! Oh, and Fangface too.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    Actually Fangface, Rickety Rocket, Mighty Man, Thundarr, and Rubik all came from Ruby-Spears

    Joe Ruby and Ken Spears used to work at Hanna-Barbera (writing on such shows as Space Ghost, Scooby-Doo, and Dynomutt) but left in the late 70's to form their own cartoon company.
    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    Correction(s)

    The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley came out in 1988 and it was on NBC Saturday Morning.

    I rather watch those shows than the stuff on Nickelodeon and CN.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    Quote by RetroBen81
    Hi,

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids (1973, NBC)
    Fangface (1978, ABC)
    Thundarr the Barbarian (1980, ABC)
    The Misadventures of Ed Grimley (1987, syndicated)


    I want these, but I agree with nearly everything else. Not everything HB made was great.
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    Quote by gustogummi
    Correction(s)

    The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley came out in 1988 and it was on NBC Saturday Morning.

    I rather watch those shows than the stuff on Nickelodeon and CN.


    agreed, these kick the shit out of anything on tv today
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    I do think Kwicky Koala ought to be out on DVD because it was the last hurrah for famed animation stalwart Tex Avery (who began his career under his real first name, Fred, and worked initially for Walter Lantz in the mid-1930s, then going to WB from 1936-41, and then for MGM from 1942-54). Avery died on August 26, 1980 (which was Macaulay "Kevin McCallister" Culkin's b-day), while the show was in the process of entering the production phase (it would be seen on CBS starting September 12, 1981).

    It was one of Avery's few contributions for Hanna-Barbera, other than a small uncredited part in designing the characters for the 1979 Casper outing, "Casper and the Angels" (one of two H-B send-ups of "Charlie's Angels," with the other being their own "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels").
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    We used to wonder what Yukk looked like. I try to image the ugliest dog ever but I couldn't quite grasp what that would look like.

    Then I saw a dog so ugly I wasn't even sure it was a dog at first.

    Below is a picture of Sam the 3 time winner of Sonoma-Marin Fair Ugliest dog contest.

    I thought maybe Yukk looked something like Sam.
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    Quote by blueryan913
    Actually Fangface, Rickety Rocket, Mighty Man, Thundarr, and Rubik all came from Ruby-Spears

    Joe Ruby and Ken Spears used to work at Hanna-Barbera (writing on such shows as Space Ghost, Scooby-Doo, and Dynomutt) but left in the late 70's to form their own cartoon company.


    I think they started to work with Hanna-Barbera since the early 1960's. If you have Boomerang (Or know someone who has Boomerang) watch a Loopy de Loop cartoon and watch the ending credits (The early cartoons usually didn't have any.) but Ken Spears of Ruby-Spears fame worked for Hanna-Barbera as early as 1960.
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    Quote by MrCleveland
    I think they started to work with Hanna-Barbera since the early 1960's. If you have Boomerang (Or know someone who has Boomerang) watch a Loopy de Loop cartoon and watch the ending credits (The early cartoons usually didn't have any.) but Ken Spears of Ruby-Spears fame worked for Hanna-Barbera as early as 1960.


    Both Ruby and Spears had contributed to the first season of The Flintstones. They probably may have done the same for the 2nd season as well.
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    • 11 years 4 months ago
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    HB, imo, is the only animation studio that seemed to steal from itself. The 70s stuff they put out really shows that. That's probably why, for me, outside of probably the Smurfs, I couldn't see me voluntarily buying anything by HB on DVD.
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    Drak Pack was released on DVD a few months ago (Canadian release). I love it! My avatar is a scan of part of the DVD cover, actually (Drak Jr. to be precise).

    From the list, I'd like to see Gobots, Thundarr, Galtar and the Golden Lance, and Sky commanders get a release.
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    ive always hated the way HB would produce rip-offs of their own shows ESPECIALLY of the mystery-solving genre that alwasy contains teenagers and a comic-relief non-human character.
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    • 11 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by eddstarr88
    Quote by knuclear200x
    ive always hated the way HB would produce rip-offs of their own shows ESPECIALLY of the mystery-solving genre that alwasy contains teenagers and a comic-relief non-human character.


    LOL! Maybe the worst was "The Funky Phantom". That one was so bad even my little crazy cousin wouldn't sit still through the first 10 minutes. Now that's bad!
    Funky Phantom was just downright awful!! I've seen it.

    Anther mystery solving show that I semi-liked, but for the music, was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids. Another Scooby Doo clone, for the most part.

    I don't remember much about it, but what about Inch-high Private Eye?
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    • 11 years 4 months ago
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    The guy with the fro, wasn't he a scaredy cat like Shaggy? lol
    • 11 years 4 months ago
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    wow so THATS where Sealab 2021 got those two guys in that dream episode.
    • 11 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by eddstarr88
    Yes, white fro-bro was the chicken of the group. He used to hide behind the brunette babe with the freaky dog right behind him.

    And I read somewhere that episodes of Butch Cassidy would appear on Sealab 2021. It just knocked me out because few people remember the Butch Cassidy cartoon because of the Scooby-Doo sunami at the time.


    would appear? that shows been cancelled for years since...yknow...;_; i wouldnt know about episodes but they did play as the directors in that one ep.
    • 10 years 7 months ago
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    No one's mentioned Jabberjaw yet? It was about a talking shark & a group of teens who were a rock band. I'm 80% sure it was Hanna-Barbera. I never ever liked it, but my sister did. Drove me nuts when they did a Jabberjaw marathon on Cartoon Network.
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