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Old 01-10-07, 03:37 PM
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Walt Disney Treasures are No More confirms Maltin R.I.P.

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Hi... Thanks so much for your kind words; they're very much appreciated. I have been told that there will be no more Treasures, and of course I'm disappointed. I have the exact same questions you do about "unfinished business," and I wish I had answers, but I don't. Nor have I been told what they plan to do under the Legacy imprint.
That this series exists at all is a minor miracle, and I feel grateful that we had a six-year run with it.
cheers, Leonard Maltin
bummer that the Donald cartoons didn't get finished off. This truly started as one of the best lines on DVD, and lost its way somewhere...now its gone...bummer
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Old 01-10-07, 04:18 PM
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Bummer.

I was hoping maybe Disney release Dr. Syn (alias The Scarecrow) on the Treasure set but I guess that not going to happen now.
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This stinks. If they would've just put all of the Pluto shorts on one set like planned, and then used that open slot for the rest of the Donald shorts, I would be satisfied.

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I want to vomit.
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Old 01-10-07, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Cameron
Maltin R.I.P
He will be missed.
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Old 01-10-07, 04:40 PM
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Not ..... good ...... news.
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Old 01-10-07, 04:46 PM
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Beat me by 2 minutes, Cameron.

Here's what I posted in the duplicate thread I just deleted:

Sad that they're closing out the series without finishing the Donald cartoons. In a way, I'm glad it's over tho. Disney really stopped caring about these releases and it showed.
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Old 01-10-07, 04:49 PM
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yah, it kind of fell apart when Roy Disney left the company. (when they pushed that wave back to the middle of the year), then the following year had all the video problems. I had hoped that with his return this last wave would be without fail. And for the most part it was in good shape, but their are a few edits here and there...
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Old 01-10-07, 04:57 PM
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For me this is a case of "How the Mighty have Fallen"

When the issue of the Censored Tom and Jerry DVD's became really heated circa Spring 2005 (Due to Warner Bros. giving a bleated andreally crappy reason for the Censored shorts at HTF), there was a firestorm of forum-goers (though AFAIK no one here) who wasted no time in spewing venom at Warner Bros. and raising Disney on a pedestal (And I was one of them). Well, here we are roughly 18 months later. The Treasures are doomed after suffering two waves of screw-ups, and WHV is finally going thorugh with it's long-belated replacement program for the censoredTom and Jerry DVD's
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Old 01-10-07, 05:08 PM
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Hopefully Disney won't risk animation buffs burning down their offices and release the remainder of the Donald shorts via their new Legacy line.
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Old 01-10-07, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dom56
Bummer.

I was hoping maybe Disney release Dr. Syn (alias The Scarecrow) on the Treasure set but I guess that not going to happen now.
i think that the new legacy series would be more geared towards that. Here's to hoping anyway.
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Old 01-10-07, 07:53 PM
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Sad...Hopefully the Legacy collection will take up the slack a little bit.
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Old 01-10-07, 08:17 PM
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sad, too bad i just started collecting these and now they are over, grrr. guess i will get out there and get the ones i don't have so i can get some of the others that are left.
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Sad and disappointing news.
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Shit! No Chip N Dale and no Zorro. That pisses me off because I really wanted them to finish Baca and Swamp Fox.

Goddamn I hate Disney
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Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser
I want to vomit.
Agreed
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Old 01-10-07, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Super Leviathan
...and WHV is finally going thorugh with it's long-belated replacement program for the censoredTom and Jerry DVD's
They are releasing the Tom & Jerry shorts uncensored now?
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There is an exchange program now in place for Tom & Jerry Volume One. As for the Treasures situation... really depressing. Going out and buying my selected titles in the series (always liked the animation ones) has become a sort of tradition. I'll miss that, and I'll miss the sets moreso.
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I thought they said they wouldn't be releasing the Tom & Jerry shorts in an uncensored form.
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For all you Tom & Jerry Fans who missed it...

HTF has the answers
Re: Important Announcement: Warner Home Video Tom & Jerry Replacement Program

if you want to talk about it with other Dvd talkers...

About Tom and Jerry: Spotlight Collection - Volume 2 [merged w/ "About" thread]

Tom & Jerry - looking for info on DVD replacement program
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Damn! that sucks. I only collected the animated Treasures but was hoping to finish the Donald collection.

It's a shame this line didn't last a little bit longer. One of the better DVD lines ever, even if they did start to falter a couple years ago.
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Shit! No Chip N Dale...
That's what I was waiting for.. I guess I'll have to go with the single disc thing out there now.
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Old 01-11-07, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
It's a shame this line didn't last a little bit longer. One of the better DVD lines ever, even if they did start to falter a couple years ago.
What were the problems? I was only collecting the Mickey Mouse sets (and had toyed with grabbing the recent Pluto release at Costco). Should I just stay with what I've got? I was interested in this wave when I saw it, but since it is over I guess I'm done.
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Old 01-11-07, 09:59 AM
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Isn't John Lasseter the new head of Disney Feature Animation? I know that his department and the home entertainment division aren't the same but maybe his position will give him enough pull to restart this franchise. I'm sure I'm being naive with this answer, but maybe there's a glimmer of hope for a Treasures resurrection in the new future.
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Old 01-11-07, 10:06 AM
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That's what I was waiting for.. I guess I'll have to go with the single disc thing out there now.
That's what I was waiting for too. I have the single disc, but it's nowhere near all of them.

And not finishing Donald? That's unforgiveable.
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