'Herman and Katnip: The Complete Series' DVD - Sept. 6, 2011

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'Herman and Katnip: The Complete Series' DVD - Sept. 6, 2011

Postby grundle » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:51 am

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Beany-Cecil-Mattys-Funday-Funnies-Herman-and-Katnip-Complete-Series/15525

Beany & Cecil (Matty's Funday Funnies) - 'Herman and Katnip: The Complete Series' Announced for DVD


Early September release at a very low cost

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  • Herman and Katnip are a duo of cartoon characters (Herman the mouse and Katnip the cat) from the 1950s. Includes the Complete Series!
During the late '50s/early '60s TV airings of Beany & Cecil (a.k.a. Matty's Funday Funnies), cartoons such as Casper the Friendly Ghost were a staple of the show. Included among the animated entertainment were theatrical shorts of Herman and Katnip, which went on to appear in countless other television shows featuring the Harveytoons-owned shorts produced by Famous Studios. Katnip the cat was voiced by Sid Raymond (who also voiced Baby Huey as well as Heckle & Jeckle), while Herman the mouse was voiced by Arnold Stang (who appeared in numerous live-action films but was also known as the voice of Top Cat).

Classic Media has announced that on September 6th they will put out Herman and Katnip: The Complete Series, the first time these cartoons have appeared on DVD. This single-disc release will cost $7.93, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com using the button link below. They will be presented as originally shown in theaters and on television: in full-screen 1.33:1 video format and with English mono audio. Fans are well aware that these shorts have been censored in places over time, mostly for racial issues but also for scenes that were later decided to be unnecessarily violent. So far there's no word from the studio about whether this DVD included the uncensored versions of these cartoons. Stay tuned and we'll let you know, if we find anything out. In the meantime, here's the package art:

Beany & Cecil (Matty's Funday Funnies) - 'Herman and Katnip: The Complete Series' Announced for DVD


Early September release at a very low cost

Posted by David Lambert
Image 6/16/2011
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  • Herman and Katnip are a duo of cartoon characters (Herman the mouse and Katnip the cat) from the 1950s. Includes the Complete Series!
During the late '50s/early '60s TV airings of Beany & Cecil (a.k.a. Matty's Funday Funnies), cartoons such as Casper the Friendly Ghost were a staple of the show. Included among the animated entertainment were theatrical shorts of Herman and Katnip, which went on to appear in countless other television shows featuring the Harveytoons-owned shorts produced by Famous Studios. Katnip the cat was voiced by Sid Raymond (who also voiced Baby Huey as well as Heckle & Jeckle), while Herman the mouse was voiced by Arnold Stang (who appeared in numerous live-action films but was also known as the voice of Top Cat).

Classic Media has announced that on September 6th they will put out Herman and Katnip: The Complete Series, the first time these cartoons have appeared on DVD. This single-disc release will cost $7.93, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com using the button link below. They will be presented as originally shown in theaters and on television: in full-screen 1.33:1 video format and with English mono audio. Fans are well aware that these shorts have been censored in places over time, mostly for racial issues but also for scenes that were later decided to be unnecessarily violent. So far there's no word from the studio about whether this DVD included the uncensored versions of these cartoons. Stay tuned and we'll let you know, if we find anything out. In the meantime, here's the package art:
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Postby Toonatic » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:03 am

Thanks for reposting the news! The old thread for this seem to have vanished. Be wonderful if they're uncut.

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Postby Duck Dodgers » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:17 am

99& sure they'll be the same copies used for the Harveytoons dvd set years ago.
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Postby The Crazy HR » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:32 am

Duck Dodgers wrote:99& sure they'll be the same copies used for the Harveytoons dvd set years ago.

At that price, it sure will be! They didn't even try to make their own cover.:p

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Postby Nelson » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:58 am

Duck Dodgers wrote:99& sure they'll be the same copies used for the Harveytoons dvd set years ago.


And that folks, is not a good thing, as I seriously doubt these classic gems will be shown in complete form and might be edited.Just how are they going to fit all of the Herman And Katnip cartoons on one single disc?Complete series?This might be misleading...
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Postby Duck Dodgers » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:54 am

Nelson wrote:And that folks, is not a good thing, as I seriously doubt these classic gems will be shown in complete form and might be edited.Just how are they going to fit all of the Herman And Katnip cartoons on one single disc?Complete series?This might be misleading...


They'll be time-compressed for sure.

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Postby Woody Woodpecker » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:57 am

http://www.thadkomorowski.com/2011/06/skiddle-diddle-dee-vee-dee/

It seems to be more correct info on Thad's blog.
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Postby lonesome-lenny » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:02 am

WoodpeckerWoody wrote:http://www.thadkomorowski.com/2011/06/skiddle-diddle-dee-vee-dee/

It seems to be more correct info on Thad's blog.


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Postby zavkram » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:12 pm

Duck Dodgers wrote:They'll be time-compressed for sure.


Or some of them will just be a short snippet from the full-length cartoon.

Also, they will most likely have the same "Harveytoons" openings used for the earlier DVD set and not the original Paramount titles.
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Postby Duck Dodgers » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:52 pm

zavkram wrote:Or some of them will just be a short snippet from the full-length cartoon.

Also, they will most likely have the same "Harveytoons" openings used for the earlier DVD set and not the original Paramount titles.


No, the cartoons will be complete. Sure of that.


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