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Site News - Press Release for Saturday Morning Cartoons - 1960's Volume 1 & 1970's Volume 1

Two collections of classic animation coming to DVD on May 19th

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ON DVD May 19, 2009

Collection Features Eclectic Mix of TV Cartoons from the 60's and 70's
Available on DVD Together for the First Time

BURBANK, CA (February 9, 2009) - Consumers will take a trip down memory lane when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases some of the most beloved Saturday morning cartoons from the 1960's and 1970's on DVD together for the first time on May 19, 2009. Titled Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's Volume 1 and Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970's Volume 1, these DVDs offer some of the most extensive collections of legendary kids' TV cartoons ranging from The Quick Draw McGraw Show and The Atom Ant Show to The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour, Hong Kong Phooey and many others. These titles will be sold separately and will each retail for $26.99 SRP.

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's Volume 1 features a collection of 14 episodes taken from 12 rare and popular cartoon series on two discs. Disc one includes Top Cat, The Atom Ant Show, The Peter Potamus Show, The Secret Squirrel Show, The Flintstones, The Porky Pig Show and The Quick Draw McGraw Show. Disc two includes The Jetsons, Marine Boy, Space Ghost & Dino Boy, Herculoids, Frankenstein Jr. & the Impossibles, The Magilla Gorilla Show and The Quick Draw McGraw Show. This collection will also include newly created enhanced content featuring Quick Draw McGraw, Herculoids, and Frankenstein Jr. & the Impossibles.

Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970's Volume 1 includes a collection of 12 episodes from 12 different cartoons on two discs. Disc one features The Jetsons, The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour, Hong Kong Phooey, Goober and the Ghost Chasers, Speed Buggy and Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch. Disc two features Yogi's Gang, Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Roman Holidays, Josie and the Pussycats, The New Scooby-Doo Movies and Funky Phantom. This collection will also include newly created enhanced content featuring Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan and Funky Phantom.

"We know how much consumers love nostalgic cartoons so we set out to create a unique collection that would bring viewers back to that wonderful time when nothing mattered more than tuning into Saturday morning TV and escaping into the delightful world of animated programming," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. He added, "We mined our vaults for some of the greatest cartoons of the 60's and 70's that we felt deserved to be seen and enjoyed. No classic cartoon lovers' collection would be complete without these titles."

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).

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, 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 Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

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