Tuesday, February 01, 2005

When Captain America DOESN'T throw his mighty shield...

I had read on TVShowsonDVD last fall, about the release of the 1966 show The Marvel Superheroes: featuring the likes of Capt. America, The Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and The Sub-Mariner using the extremely-limited animation that adapted directly from the comics using real panels and drawings as well as the dialogue from the books - by its studio Buena Vista, for DVD release. I was psyched that they were scheduled to release this in June.

I know that this series gets a lot of criticism, because of the poor animation, from the "modern day sophisticated viewer. To them I say "SCREW YOU!!!".

How can you not love these cartoons, with stories taken from Marvel (at their heights of creativity) and some great voices especially that of John Vernon (Dean Wormer from Animal House) as Iron Man, Sub Mariner & Major Glenn Talbot.

Unfortunately, I just found out this today. Buena Vista has taken the title off the schedule. It is not yet known if this will come out at a future date or not.

Now normally, news like this would make me rant and rave. When older shows are constantly not released while new crap, garbage like Saved by the Bell and Full House are given the DVD package treatment, it really pisses me off!

However, it looks like the change was made for strategic reasons.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment instead will release a multi-disc box set of The Fantastic Four,
Sounds good...
instead to tie in with the July 1st theater debut of the new Fantastic Four.

Yes! This is the classic 1967 series, right?? The only decent animated FF series, correct???? The 1967 series that first introduced the FF to this six year old, and quickly made The Fantastic Four my all time favorite comic series and heroes, RIGHT??????

Nope. It's that crapfest 1994 version of The Fantastic Four.


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