Question about the 1967 Hanna-Barbera produced Fantastic Four cartoon series

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Sep 19, 2003
Inverness, IL
Do you think it would be difficult for Disney, which owns Marvel Comics, to rerun on Disney XD or release on DVD the 1967 Hanna-Barbera produced Fantastic Four cartoon series, this may be a same red tape situation with Disney and Warner Bros. (owner of the Hanna-Barbera library) just like the still going red tape situation with DC Comics/Warner Bros. and 20th. Century Fox to release on DVD the 1966-1968 Adam West/Burt Ward live action Batman TV series?

Rick Jones

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Feb 27, 2008
177A Bleecker Street
I have no idea how this copyright stuff works but I'd guess that the situation isn't too different from that of Batman, especially since both shows were made before home video was actually a thing. There's probably even less of an incentive to sort this out due to the much smaller fanbase and smaller chance of profit to justify any time or money spent.


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Sep 22, 2011
If I doubted the existence of red tape in this situation, I would have expected at least a burn-on-demand set in 2015, knowing how Warner usually treats Hanna-Barbera shows these days.

EDIT: Actually, it does seem possible that Marvel wouldn't see much of a chance of getting satisfactory amounts of royalties from a burn-on-demand set.

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