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Go back to Saturday mornings on Tuesday, October 27th

Posted by David Lambert
8/04/2009
 
Saturday Morning Cartoons - 1960's Volume 2 and Saturday Morning Cartoons - 1970's Volume 2
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASES
TWO MORE VOLUMES OF CLASSIC CARTOONS WITH

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS 1960s
VOLUME 2

AND
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS 1970s
VOLUME 2


ON DVD OCTOBER 27, 2009


Each Volume Features Over Five Hours of TV Cartoon Favorites
from the 60s and 70s as well as Enhanced Content

Eclectic Collection Offers a Mix of Seldom Seen and
Popular Series Together on DVD for the First Time



BURBANK, CA (August 4, 2009) - The Saturday morning pajama party continues with Warner Home Video's (WHV) second volume releases of Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s and Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s. Available in stores October 27, 2009, both collections feature a whole new eclectic mix of rare and popular cartoons, including some highly-requested fan favorites not previously featured in this DVD series, such as Inch High Private Eye, Banana Splits Adventure Hour, Shazzan, The Wally Gator Show, New Adventures of Batman and Robin and much more. Titled Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Volume 2 and Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s Volume 2, each volume will be sold separately for $26.99 SRP.

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Volume 2 features a collection of 34 episodes taken from various cartoon series on two discs. Disc one includes Quick Draw McGraw (with its full original Kellogg's opening and closing title sequences, bumpers & bridges, seen for the first time in over forty years), Space Kidettes, Young Samson and Goliath, The Bugs Bunny Show, The Porky Pig Show, The Adventures of Gulliver, The Wally Gator Show (with Lippy the Lion and Touche Turtle) and The Jetsons. Disc two includes Quick Draw McGraw, The Peter Potamus Show (with Breezly and Sneezly and, Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey), The Road Runner Show, The Atom Ant Show (with Precious Pupp and Hillbilly Bears), The Tom and Jerry Show, The Magilla Gorilla Show (with Punkin' Puss & Mush Mouse and Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-A-Long). This DVD collection will also include newly created enhanced content featuring Magilla Gorilla.

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s Volume 2 includes a collection of 21 episodes from various cartoons on two discs. Disc one features Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch, The New Adventures of Gilligan, Sea Lab 2020, Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Shazzan and Yogi's Gang. Disc two features The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour, Valley of the Dinosaurs, The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, Inch High Private Eye and The New Adventures of Batman and Robin (featuring the voices of TV's original Batman and Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward). This DVD collection will also include newly created enhanced content featuring Shazzan.

"Consumers loved the first two volumes of Saturday Morning Cartoons because they each included a very broad selection of cartoons, offering something to satisfy every taste," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Partner Brand Marketing. He added, "Once again, we are offering viewers an extensive assortment of cartoons with these two new volumes, including some rare selections that have never been available on DVD before. Our goal is to bring back that Saturday morning viewing experience, when cartoons dominated the airwaves and there were enough shows to appeal to every type of viewer. This is a must-have DVD for classic cartoon lovers and fans of nostalgia."


About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, "Sinkin' in the Bathtub." Since then, Warner Bros. Animation's characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio's rich cartoon heritage. Warner Bros. Animation also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. Warner Bros. Animation is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents' Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

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