So, I’ve talked many times on this blog about my love for the cartoon adventures of Teen Wolf and my desire for a North American release of the complete series (It was already released in Australia). Well, I was writing my On the Shelves column this week for Strange Kid’s Club and two very obscure cartoons popped up as having complete season sets being released. The two cartoon series are Captain Power (1987) and Skeleton Warriors (1994).
Don’t get me wrong, both of these series are pretty good. Skeleton Warriors is actually a pretty awesome concept, but the cartoon itself is, like I said, rather obscure. What’s next? Mummies Alive? King Arthur and the Knights of Justice? Oh yeah, BOTH of those cartoons already have DVD releases (here and here). What the hell is the hold up for the release of Teen Wolf cartoon episodes? They wouldn’t have to do much more than remaster the Australian set into NTSC format. I don’t really care about extras. Why hasn’t this been done? As I’ve seen the parade of odd 80s-90s cartoons get their releases on DVD I become more and more baffled. The Herculoids get a complete series release? The f**king Herculoids? Frankenstein Jr? Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor?! Seriously? The Teen Wolf cartoon was based on a popular movie. There’s a fairly decent TV show on MTV right this very f**king moment also based on said movie. How much more current or relevant can you get?!
At this point, I have to assume there’s a rights issue. Maybe the fact that MTV is airing the TV show is also causing the rights to the cartoon to be up in the air or on hold. But that’s not my problem. I want the show. I’m tired of watching shi**y, grainy episodes on YouTube like I used to watch porn movies on old pay cable stations. I want these bitches on DVD and I want them NOW.
I mean, The Mighty Hercules was released on DVD. THE MIGHTY GODDAM HERCULES.
Hollywood, your ancestors are WEEPING!