Via their Twitter account, the Warner Archive line of made-on-demand direct-to-consumer DVDs has announced two new animation collections:
On September 28, they’ll make available Thundarr the Barbarian. Based on the box art, it’s a four-disc collection of the complete series. If they’re smart, they’ll include the featurette about the cartoon from Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1980s, an earlier commercially released sampler that included one of the 21 Thundarr episodes. Update: It’s now available for preorder for $29.95.
A week later Soon after — date to be determined — comes Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, featuring Bleep Bleep, who could only be understood by Melody. The earlier, Earth-bound series was put on DVD three years ago. The outer space spinoff has 16 episodes (same length as the first series), which originally aired in 1972.
Update: Also added to the set of made-on-demand cartoon sets is The Addams Family, planned to be available on October 19. Based on the art, the four-disc Complete Series collects the 16 episodes of the 1973 show. Original TV actors Ted Cassidy (Lurch) and Jackie Coogan (Fester) return to provide voices, supposedly with Jodie Foster (what’s the verbal equivalent of cross-dressing?) as Pugsley.
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