Still waiting for the f**king Teen Wolf cartoon on DVD

Teen Wolf cartoon
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).

Teen Wolf Australian DVD set

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!

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10 Responses to “Still waiting for the f**king Teen Wolf cartoon on DVD”

  1. Dude, I know! It’s a damn shame the UK got a DVD release before the US, and that was 2-3 years ago?! Lame.

  2. I feel your pain man. One of the last holdouts and still one of the sets I want most. I wonder what studio owns the rights to this and if they’re associated with a mod program. I love that WB is doing so many of the Hanna Barbera and Rankin/Bass stuff (like the aforementioned Herculoids and Mighty Mightor), but I agree that there are still huge gaps in non-obscure programming that deserves to be out in the market place. Beetlejuice is another show I’m surprised hasn’t been brought out (I know there are a handful of episodes on one of the movie DVD editions, but still.) Don’t even get me started on Muppet Babies…

  3. I didn’t realize this (though you guys might), but MGM still owns the rights to the franchise. That’s how the MTV series got off the ground.

    I couldn’t find any information on the Region 1 DVD release though. Any idea when that actually came out?

  4. There’s a region-free DVD player on Amazon for $44.95. Well, it plays regions 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Could be a way to enjoy the DVD, if the team-up fails that is.

  5. Paxton Holley Says:

    The problem isn’t the region. I have a region free DVD player. The problem is that Australian discs are in PAL format. Not NTSC like we have here in the States.

    However, theoretically my player also converts from PAL to NTSC, but I’m not sure how well that works. And I don’t want to commit on a disc from eBay when a US release could be eminent.

  6. You say there was a uk release date? I cant find it anywhere!!! Help!!

  7. I feel your pain bro get it on already teenwolf

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