Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Operation Filmation Will Cause Devastation

A company has licensed the DVD rights for the Filmation animation catalogue. The press release, as quoted at TV Shows on DVD, explains that the deal covers such titles as: "She-Ra: Princess of Power," "The Legend of Bravestarr," "Ghostbusters" (which has nothing to do with the movie, and is not to be confused with "The Real Ghostbusters," which was based on the movie), "The New Adventures of Zorro." They even mention "The Groovie Ghoulies," which is best known for the special movie-length episode where Filmation got the rights to use Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, making it arguably the most embarrassing use of classic cartoon characters.

Everything you didn't want to know about Filmation can be found at Jim's Filmation Page. Also, Paul Dini, a writer for Filmation's flagship property "He-Man," summarized the working methods and executive structure of the studio that Lou Scheimer built:

Do you have any comments on Filmation's upper level management?

Dolts, fools, idiots, drunks, child molesters, grave robbers, and lousy writers. Also cheap, cheap, cheap! I've got stories (about them) but they would get me sued. Besides, why should I give them to you for free when I can write a tell-all and make big bucks?

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