UPA ON HELLBOY

boing boingColumbia TriStar’s upcoming 2-disc HELLBOY dvd will contain four great cartoons from Columbia’s UPA archives, including How Now Boing Boing, Gerald McBoing-Boing on Planet Moo and The Tell Tale Heart. Director Guillermo del Toro is a longtime animated cartoon fan who insisted these cartoons be added to the dvd release.That’s really the only way Columbia will release it’s cartoons. Similiarly, Ub Iwerks Color Rhapsody SKELETON FROLIC is included on dvd release of THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVERA – because a certain cartoon buff at TriStar insisted it be part of the package.It’s too bad the marketing geniuses at Columbia TriStar Home Video themselves don’t understand the bounty of animation classics in their vaults…