This is the next big DVD set I am really looking forward to! Sony Media is releasing the entire run of Paramount's Harveytoons theatrical shorts! 312 cartoons in total!
Everybody has been getting on board with the theatrical cartoon DVD sets. Disney has released almost its entire theatrical cartoon library through the annual Walt Disney Treasures DVDs, Warner Bros. keep pumping out the annual Looney Tunes Golden Collection sets, MGM released the entire run of Pink Panther shorts in a five-disc set. Now it's Paramount's turn to give cartoon lovers what they want!
If you order it off amazon.com right now you can get it for the incredibly low price of $25.99!
Here is the press release:
Classic Media is proud to present The Complete Harveytoons Collection on DVD November 7th!
All 312 classic cartoon shorts digitally restored in one collection!
On Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, Classic Media will release the full series - all 312 shorts - of Harveytoons' memorable cartoons in a 4-double sided-disc DVD collection. The cartoons, available on DVD for the first time ever, were originally created in the 1940s and '50s, and have been digitally restored. Casper The Friendly Ghost, is Harveytoons' most famous and original character, and the second most recognizable character of all time. Beginning as a theatrical animated short, the famous Casper cartoon soon moved into the realm of comics and later into a regular TV series. This roster of comics, movies and TV series created a medium to introduce fellow Harveytoonsters, such as Wendy, the good little witch, and Hot Stuff, the little devil. The Harveytoons collection will also feature other classic characters, including, Richie Rich, the kid with a big heart and big bank account; Herman and Katnip, the wacky cap and mouse duo; and the lesser known, but cult favorite, The Modern Madcaps. The set comes in collector's packaging with an original Casper Comic printed inside.
Harveytoons has been entertaining children and families for more than six decades, and this collection - with more than 15 hours of classic cartoon content - is sure to please both children and the adults who fondly recall these entertaining programs from their own childhood. The captivating - and just plain fun - animation has won over the hearts of many, and is guaranteed to continue to do so for generations to come.