Animated "Karate Kid" Coming to Digital Download on May 4, 2010 (UPDATED)
UPDATED February 23, 2010: TVShowsOnDVD has updated their original report to state that Tvshowsondvd.com (e.g., iTunes, Amazon Unbox), not on DVD as originally reported.
The original report follows:
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Sony is releasing two volumes of the animated series The Karate Kid to DVD on May 4, 2010.
In the series, Daniel LaRusso and his mentor Mr. Miyagi go around the world looking for a stolen miniature shrine that has special healing powers, unaware that some villians want to use the shrine for their own evil purposes.
The Karate Kid was produced by DiC, in association with Columbia Pictures Television, and aired on NBC in 1989. The cartoon features the voices of Joey Dedio (Wheeler from Captain Planet and the Planeteers) as Daniel, Robert Ito (Sam from Quincy M.E.) as Mr. Miyagi, and Janice Kawaye (Gi from Captain Planet and the Planeteers) as Taki.
Sony is going to release The Karate Kid in two volumes. Volume 1 contains 7 episodes, and Volume 2 will feature the final 6 episodes. Both volumes will hit stores on May 4, 2010.