The 1990 film “Jetsons: The Movie” from Hanna-Barbera is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 16th, 2021, via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Joesph Barbera & William Hanna, featured the voice talents of George O’Hanlon (“George Jetson”), Penny Singleton (“Jane Jetson”), Tiffany (“Judy Jetson”), Patric Zimmerman (“Elroy Jetson”), Mel Blanc (“Mr. Spacely”), and Jean Vander Pyl (“Rosie the Robot”). The tech specs for the release include lossless 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes, and likely the video presentation in the intended 1.85:1 aspect ratio. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray release are detailed below.
NEW Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin
NEW Audio Interview with Voice Actor Jeff Bergman (George Jetson / Mr. Spacely / Board Member)
The 1960 Hanna-Barbera animated TV series “The Flintstones: The Complete Series“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 27th, via Warner. UPDATE: The release has now been pushed back by 2 weeks from the release date originally announced. The new date is now listed above, underlined. The animated TV series, created by Joseph Barbera & William Hanna, ran for a total of 6 years, 6 seasons, and 167 episodes, has been restored and looks marvelous. The Flintstones featured the unforgettable voice talents of Alan Reed (as “Fred”), Mel Blanc (as “Barney”), Jean Vander Pyl (as “Wilma”), and Bea Benaderet (as “Betty”). The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update on that. It is known, so far, that this will be a 10-disc set, and not only will it include all six seasons of the show but it will also feature two bonus movies. Those two bonus movies include:
“The Man Called Flintstone” (1966)
“The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown!” (2015)
You can now find the Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s certainly worth noting that back during this year’s Comic-Con (at Home) Warner Archive did a panel about Saturday morning cartoons and briefly discussed this upcoming release, as you can find HERE in a video (that should start around 33 minutes in). They discuss that they all have been remastered in high definition and how amazing they look. Hopefully, we will soon get more info regarding the bonus materials set to be included with the release as well as the exact tech specs. Stay tuned!
The classic 1969 Hanna-Barbera animated TV show “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? The Complete Series“is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a 50th-anniversary limited edition set on September 3rd via Warner. The set, styled after a mystery mansion, will be limited to 50,000 copies in total. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but you can expect full 1080p HD video and likely lossless (DTS-HD Master Audio) sound. The 4-disc set will include all 41 of the original episodes of the animated series as well as some new bonus materials and even physical extras like a Funko keychain and a “Scooby-Doo!” Encyclopedia (shown below).
You can find the Blu-ray Disc set available for pre-order now over at Amazon and directly from Warner’s WBStore. Bonus materials set to be included on the release, in addition to a digital copy, are listed below.
My Life with Scooby – Frank Welker’s Animated Journey (Featurette)
A Scooby-Doo for Everyone (Featurette)
50 Years of Scooby Snacks (Featurette)
Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold Trailer: A sneak peek of the all-new Scooby-Doo! Live stage production.
The full details regarding the physical and bonus materials set to be included with the limited edition box set release are listed below, after the break.
The 2019 horror/comedy “The Banana Splits Movie“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Discon August 27th via Warner. Yes, those loveable Hanna-Barbera children’s TV show characters are back and they’re edgy this time; like I mean, they’re really edgy. The film (rated R), directed by Danishka Esterhazy, stars Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Dani Kind, Romeo Carere, Steve Lund, and Sara Canning. This movie is also set to air at some point also on the SyFy TV network, although that remains to be announced. So, it just seems it’s pretty much a direct-to-video premiere for this movie. Hell, I’m surprised it exists!!
The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can very likely expect 1080p HD video and some form of perhaps lossless 5.1 sound — although that is yet to be confirmed. The Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” (certainly NOT for the whole family) with a DVD and digital copy of the film included. You can now find the film on Blu-ray Disc available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Banana Splits: Behind the Horror
Terror on Set
Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre
Some further details about the release can be found below but first and foremost you’ll find the jaw-dropping trailer for the film. Be warned and most of all enjoy this below, after the break.
The classic 1964 animated TV series “Jonny Quest: The Complete Original Series“ is coming at some point in June to Blu-ray Disc via (and according to) Warner Archive Collection. They [Warner Archive] posted a tease to it yesterday to social media [Facebook] with some details, but no exact release date. UPDATE: The release date is June 11th. The show, a Hanna-Barbera production created by Doug Wildey, featured a voice cast of Tim Matheson (Johnny Quest), Mike Road (Roger T. ‘Race’ Bannon), Danny Bravo (Hadji), and Don Messick (Bandit). Johnny Quest as a show ran for a total of 26 episodes spanning across 1964 through 1965. All 26 of those episodes will be presented uncut, uncensored, and remastered! So, since there’s no exact release date but a tad bit of info regarding the release let’s start off with tech specs. It will be presented in 1080p HD video (from new masters) in the original 1.33:1 (4×3) aspect ratio with a (lossless) DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound mix. The set will span across three BD-50 Blu-ray Discs and it will also include the following bonus materials.
Jonny Quest: Adventures in Animation – featurette on animators
Double Danger: Special version of this episode with Quest Files – fun, facts and trivia
Jonny Quest Video Handbook
Vintage P.F. Flyers Sneaker Commercial
UPDATE: There’s now a pre-order listing, with the June 11th release date, both over at Amazon and directly at WBShop for the Blu-ray set. No sign yet of a pre-order listing on Amazon, though. So, stay tuned for an update on that. Further below, after the break, you can find a quote of what Warner Archive stated fully regarding the release as well as an unboxing video they posted on YouTube yesterday.