Posts Tagged ‘filmation’

“Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle” Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 12, 2016 reports that Warner Bros. is bringing Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle: Season 1 to DVD. The 1976 animated TV series is based on the classic series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, it chronicles the legendary Ape Man and his pet monkey N’kima in adventures throughout the jungle. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle was […]
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“The Brady Kids” Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson December 2, 2015 reports that the animated spin-off of The Brady Bunch is finally coming to DVD in The Brady Kids: The Complete Animated Series, which sent the Brady Kids Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy in far out adventures along with their dog Mop Top, the pandas Ping & Pong, and a magic bird named […]


NYCC 2014: Animator Tom Cook On His Career and the Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons

by Todd DuBoison October 21, 2014
Challenge of the Superfriends, Thundarr the Barbarian, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Bravestarr. Those are just some of the cartoons worked on by animator Tom Cook, whose animation career started in at Hanna-Barbera Studios in 1979 and stretched through the heyday of Saturday morning animation and beyond. At New York Comic Con Mr. […]

Warner Archives brings “Gilligan’s Planet” to Earth on DVD

by Dan Collinson July 22, 2014 reports that Warner has released one of the two animated spinoffs of Gilligan’s Island with Gilligan’s Planet: The Complete Series.  All 13 episodes from the show are now available in a 2-disc set through Warner’s Manufacture on Demand Program. In the show, the Professor designs a rocket to send the seven castaways from the […]


Hordak Set To Terrorize Comic Con

by Alex Beanon June 25, 2014
Mattel has done the unthinkable – releasing Hordak to terrorize the thousands at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego next month. The Hordak action figure from the “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” animated show of the 1980s will be offered in “Filmation”-style complete with a robot hand and cannon arm. Additionally, Hordak […]

PR: Warner Archive Instant Now Streaming Filmation Batman & Superman; Aquaman Coming in June

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2014
Warner Archive Instant Now Streaming The New Adventures of Batman & The New Adventures of Superman; Filmation’s Aquaman Coming in June Warner Archive Instant (WAI) Now Available with Airplay on AppleTV; Free Two-Week WAI Trial Membership Open to Everyone Continuing to make available rare and hard-to-find classic films, TV movies and TV series, Warner Archive […]


More 60’s Superman and Batman Cartoons Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson February 6, 2014 reports that Warner will release two classic Filmation versions of Superman and Batman with The New Adventures of Superman: Seasons 2 & 3, and The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Series on DVD June 3,2014. The New Adventures of Superman: Seasons 2 & 3 sees the Man of Steel in action with 32 episodes on […]
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Hal Sutherland, Co-Founder of Filmation, 1929 – 2014

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
The Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society weblog has noted the passing of Hal Sutherland on January 16, 2014, due to health complications from a gall bladder issue. Sutherland began his career in animation in 1954 working with Disney on Sleeping Beauty, before moving on to Larry Harmon Pictures where he met Lou Schiemer. The pair […]


Lou Scheimer, Filmation Co-Founder, 1928 – 2013

by Dan Collinson October 18, 2013
Cartoon Brew reports that Filmation Co-Founder and Producer Lou Scheimer passed away on Thursday at the age of 84. Scheimer got his start in animation working for companies like Warner Bros., Larry Harmon, and Hanna-Barbera until he co-founded Filmation Productions in 1962 along with Hal Sutherland and Norm Prescott. The studio produced animated shows like […]

NY Times Talks with Bill Cosby on “Fat Albert”

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2013
The New York Times has interviewed Bill Cosby on the eve of the release Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series on DVD on June 25, 2013. Among other topics, Cosby discusses how the show came to TV; the ties between the show and its characters and his own life and experiences growing […]