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Saturday Morning: Filmation - VIDEOS (Part 1)

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 20th 2008 10:00AM

Lou Scheimer - one of the founders of Filmation studiosIn the glory days of the Saturday morning cartoon, translated to be from about 1966 to sometime in the 80s, a handful of studios dominated the network schedules from year to year. Eventually, names like Hanna-Barbera, Sid & Marty Kroftt, DePatie-Freeleng and Rankin-Bass became as common to see on the screen as the characters they created. Add to that list an animation and live-action studio that presented two faces: one of quality storytelling, characters and imagination, and another of mass-produced, limited animation.

I speak of Filmation Studios. From 1966 to 1988, this studio produced dozens of cartoons and live action series and paved the way for a number of genres that are still remembered to this day. It also gave us a number of talented artists and writers that went on to bigger and better things. Today, we take a look at this studio, which gave us The Archies, Jason of Star Command and He-Man.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 11th 2007 6:22PM

DeadwoodHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • Deadwood - Season 3
  • Diagnosis Murder - Season 2
  • Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - Season 2
  • Jesse Stone: Night Passage and Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List - Season 1
  • Masters of Horror - The Screwfly Solution
  • The Office - Season 1 and Season 2 set
  • The Practice - Vol. 1
  • The Rat Patrol - Season 2
  • Red Shoe Diaries - Season 1 Limited Edition
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - Season 3
  • Welcome Back, Kotter - Season 1
  • What's Happening Now - Season 1

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