Whatever happened to 60's Marvel toons?

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We all know them. If we'd seen them we love them? I don't know they were released on DVD, but what about the ownership rules in terms of streaming? I remember someone mentioned if they Disney owned them they could play them before the films. That would be incredible (no pun intended).


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Disney owns them but probably doesn't think they're worth doing anything with. There was supposed to be a box set after the 60s Spider-Man release that never happened for whatever reason. Given how cautious Disney+ has been about what might get cultural insensitivity complaints, they might not think they're even worth the hassle to put up. It puzzled me that they wouldn't even just put up Spider-Man until I remembered stuff like The One-Eyed Idol episode, although they could always give those the Quest for the Red Skull treatment.

Even the Marvel Mash-Ups series which lampoons this old stuff, and was supposed to be available, is gone now. Last I checked, the page was viewable, with no actual episodes. Looks like they took it down completely now.

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Disney owns them but probably doesn't think they're worth doing anything with. There was supposed to be a box set after the 60s Spider-Man release that never happened for whatever reason. Given how cautious Disney+ has been about what might get cultural insensitivity complaints, they might not think they're even worth the hassle to put up. It puzzled me that they wouldn't even just put up Spider-Man until I remembered stuff like The One-Eyed Idol episode, although they could always give those the Quest for the Red Skull treatment.

Even the Marvel Mash-Ups series which lampoons this old stuff, and was supposed to be available, is gone now. Last I checked, the page was viewable, with no actual episodes. Looks like they took it down completely now.

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Yeah, I figure episodes like that are why it's still not on DIsney Plus but on the same token they have Amazing Friends up minus the Red Skull episode with nazis and they have the Sunfire episode with the added cultural insensitivity disclaimer. I wish 60s Spidey would be added, sometimes Marvel seems to have an aversion to their old stuff.

The other 60s Marvel show would be great to see on there considering it never really has gotten a good release.
 

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Yeah, I figure episodes like that are why it's still not on DIsney Plus but on the same token they have Amazing Friends up minus the Red Skull episode with nazis and they have the Sunfire episode with the added cultural insensitivity disclaimer. I wish 60s Spidey would be added, sometimes Marvel seems to have an aversion to their old stuff.

The other 60s Marvel show would be great to see on there considering it never really has gotten a good release.
Do they completely own 60's Spider-man? I can see Submariner from Universal, but the rest of them are odd. Thor should be okay.

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Do they completely own 60's Spider-man? I can see Submariner from Universal, but the rest of them are odd. Thor should be okay.

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The only Marvel Animation from that time that isn't currently in the Disney Vault is The Fantastic Four (1967). Oh yeah. The Thing segments as well.

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I would also say that just in general Disney doesn’t seem that interested in any of it’s back catalog from any division, from beyond the late-90’s, with the exception of Star Wars. Otherwise, they’re more interested in the stuff from the last 20 years.
 

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I would also say that just in general Disney doesn’t seem that interested in any of it’s back catalog from any division, from beyond the late-90’s, with the exception of Star Wars. Otherwise, they’re more interested in the stuff from the last 20 years.
Even in the case of Star Wars, I doubt that any of the Ewoks or Droids stuff is making it on. It surprised me to even see some of the Cartoon Network Clone Wars mini-series in The Mandalorian Gallery Behind the scenes stuff.

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The only Marvel Animation from that time that isn't currently in the Disney Vault is The Fantastic Four (1967). Oh yeah. The Thing segments as well.

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Well, unless they buy Fantastic Four straight out, we probably won't ever see it. The Thing is even worse, essentially being a definite H-B toon complete with guest stars from other shows.

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While the Hanna-Barbera Thing segments were part of the Fred and Barney Meet the Thing show, there weren't any guest-stars in them. The closest thing to a cross-over was the opening credits (and maybe some bumpers in-between the segments).
 

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Yeah, I figure episodes like that are why it's still not on DIsney Plus but on the same token they have Amazing Friends up minus the Red Skull episode with nazis and they have the Sunfire episode with the added cultural insensitivity disclaimer. I wish 60s Spidey would be added, sometimes Marvel seems to have an aversion to their old stuff.

The other 60s Marvel show would be great to see on there considering it never really has gotten a good release.
Speaking of that disclaimer, which is honestly placed on a harmless episode that made me like Sunfire as opposed to his comic self, it could also apply on that Australian hunter's first episode from the 60s cartoon because of the wall climbing aide.
 
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