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Warner Bros. Is Releasing A ‘Timeless Classic’ Onto DVD In June

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced this morning that they will release a “timeless classic” onto DVD in June. Could it be that they’ve finally seen the light and are giving animation fans what they’ve been waiting for for years?

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These cartoons were “animated the old fashion way, with many hours of hand drawn stills,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. Speak it, sister!

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“They don’t make animation like this anymore,” continued Thomas. Ain’t that the truth!

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If you think about it, it’s a no-brainer for Warner Bros. They own one of the most inspired and influential bursts of cartooning greatness ever made by an animation filmmaker: the output of Tex Avery at MGM between 1942-1955. It would be idiotic to not make these films available in a widely accessible format.

It’s not like they hide their classics either. Warner Bros. has released onto Blu-ray all the classic live-action films they own including Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and Casablanca. Cartoon fans may have had to wait a little longer, but Warner Bros. came through and now they’re going to release the unhinged lunacy of Avery for new generations to discover!

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Image compiled by Nicholas John Pozega.
Image compiled by Nicholas John Pozega.

Here’s the cover for the two-disc collection of the “timeless classic” that’ll be out in June:

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“We are really proud to be releasing [Filmation’s Tarzan, Lord Of The Jungle: Complete Season One] just in time for the July release of Tarzan in theaters.”

Good job, Warner Bros. You’ve done it again.

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