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TTTP In Exile / Questions about the Hayes Code
« on: September 15, 2012, 10:33:32 am »
Betty Boop and Bimbo were seriously affected by the code. Bimbo disappeared afterwards, because he was considered Betty Boops boyfriend, and the code said no, because it would imply bestiality.

Now I was watching some Droopy cartoons which were made only 10 years later, and it hit me, Droopy and the wolf are chasing after the Red head girl in a sexual way. Why is Betty Boops relationship with Bimbo altered, But Droopy and the Red head girl able to exist like they did?

As far as movies went, the code was still in full effect until the mid 1950's, when Otto Preminger began making some of his best movies.

So did the censorship not monitor cartoons as closely as full length movies? Did Tex Avery receive numerous requests to alter the characters or stories relating to Droopy? If he did, did he outright ignore them or did he actually alter the cartoon in some places for the censors?

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TTTP In Exile / For Tom Stathes
« on: March 04, 2012, 09:37:15 pm »
I was just looking at the dvdizzy/ultimate disney forum and there is a thread just started with people wondering about your dvd of alice comedies. they are asking about quality, content, and about who Tom Stathes is?

I do not have an account there, but perhaps someone who does can go over there and give them info on Tom and his company.

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TTTP In Exile / Heckle and Jeckle Ownership
« on: January 19, 2012, 02:41:19 pm »
So I was watching Kill Bill 2 last night and noticed a Heckle and Jeckle cartoon near the end. I then watched the credits and it stated Heckled and Jeckle appears courtesy of Classic Media. Now if Classic Media owns something they seem willing to put it out on dvd, although not always in top quality.

Now the question is, does Classic Media still own the characters, the movie came in 2004 so ownership could have changed hands since?

Also if Classic Media owns them, is there some other legal hold up which is preventing them putting out a dvd?

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TTTP In Exile / Business related questions about Thunderbean
« on: December 18, 2011, 02:12:37 am »
Steve, i think you have a wonderful and unique business, but I was wondering a few things about it:

What kind of sales numbers do your dvd's normally get? (i assume snafu is the biggest seller)

How many dvd's on average need to be sold for your company to break even on a project? (this probably can only account for materials and services, because labor is probably impossible to calculate here)

If these are questions that you don't you have answers for, then I completely understand, and this thread can get closed.

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General Discussion / Bobby's World full season dvd's are coming
« on: December 17, 2011, 02:30:54 am »
This was a show that I watched a lot as a kid, but have not seen it since, so I have no idea how it holds up today. However, since this was one of the most popular cartoon shows of the 1990's a quality dvd release is long overdue.

It seems that what nickelodeon has been doing with MOD through amazon has worked, and now others are copying that method. That is how these will be released. There are 8 seasons, no more than 13 eps a season, 80 total, and every episode will be included on 7 different volumes at $20 a piece, and all appear to be released at the same time early next year.

you can pre-order on amazon now, tvshowsondvd.com had all of this info.

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TTTP In Exile / Lost Oswald Cartoon Found
« on: November 28, 2011, 01:12:19 pm »
Hungry Hobos has just been found in England. This was thought to be lost, so obviously it wasn't available for the Oswald Disney Treasures set. It would be nice if this could get cleaned up and put on a release in the future. There is the link to the article, not entirely sure how to post those correctly.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/28/us-disney-discovery-idUSTRE7AR11N20111128?feedType=RSS&feedName=entertainmentNews&rpc=22&sp=true

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TTTP In Exile / UPA sets official release dates announced
« on: November 22, 2011, 01:23:32 pm »
Jolly Frollics will be released through TCM.com to start with and will be released on march 5th and will be $34.99

Mr. Magoo theatrical set is listed on amazon to be released on june 19th and will be $31.49

cartoonbrew has info on these sets on their site

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TTTP In Exile / Gullivers Travel
« on: November 21, 2011, 08:44:47 pm »
Thanks to this movie being in the public domain, there are numerous releases on dvd. I have tried to research and determine who has the best release, because I want to buy a copy. When you got amazon all of the different versions are lumped into one category so it is hard to read reviews there and come to a conclusion.

So which company has released the best looking version? Obviously I would pay more for a certain version if it's the best

The same goes for Mr Bug Goes to Town.

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TTTP In Exile / Popeye and the public domain
« on: November 17, 2011, 01:48:12 pm »
Recently I purchased the thunderbean Popeye set, because I love the 3 technicolor 2 reelers with Popeye. However I am not a big fan of the rest of his cartoons, so I was never interested in warner bros set.

My question is how could Fleischer let the 3 best cartoons of Popeye go into the public domain, but keep the rights to all of the other cartoons? The 2 reelers would have had the most time, effort, money, and energy put into them, and they produced some of the best results for the Popeye series.

I understand that in the 1930's no one could foresee home video releases like we have today, and other benefits of holding onto the rights of your own cartoon. But, why keep the rights to loads of average cartoons in the series but not these 3? I think only 6 out of more than 100 Fleischer produced black and white 1 reelers fell into public domain, while Fleischer kept the rights to the rest.

Perhaps Steve Stanchfield has some insight to some of my questions.

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