"UPA Jolly Frolics" box set from Sony, early 2012

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"UPA Jolly Frolics" box set from Sony, early 2012

Postby Shemp » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:28 pm

Press release from Sony @ The Home Theater Forum...

Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Team Up on New TCM Vault Collection DVDs



Turner Classic Movies (TCM)and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) are joining forces on a new line of DVDs to be made available as part of the TCM Vault Collection. The offerings will include first-time DVD releases of classic films from the Columbia Pictures library. Among the DVD sets on tap will be a four-film collection of comedies starring Jean Arthur and introduced by TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz; a five-film set starring Humphrey Bogart; a large selection of cartoons from the United Productions of America (UPA) Jolly Frolics series, which includes the debut of the one-and-only Mr. Magoo and a special introduction and audio commentaries by film historian Leonard Maltin; as well as an intriguing collection of film noir thrillers, presented in partnership with The Film Foundation.


Like all films in the TCM Vault Collection, the new sets from SPHE are digitally remastered and include extensive on-screen bonus materials, including photos, posters, lobby cards and more. TCM Vault Collection sets are presented in beautiful gatefold packaging and available exclusively through TCM’s online store at[font=Arial][color=#0000ff]http://shop.tcm.com[/font][/color].

The following sets from TCM and SPE are coming soon to the TCM Vault Collection:


[font=Symbol]·Jean Arthur Comedy Collection– This four-disc set featuring the winsome leading lady includes the gems The Public Menace (1935), Adventure in Manhattan (1936),More Than a Secretary (1936) and The Impatient Years (1944). TCM weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz provides a special introduction. Street date: Oct. 17, 2011.[/font]


[font=Symbol]·Humphrey Bogart Columbia Pictures CollectionThis spectacular set includes five Bogie classics, including the early Bogart rarity Love Affair (1932) and his final film, The Harder They Fall (1956), a powerful story about a cynical press agent. Also included are Tokyo Joe (1949), Knock on Any Door (1949) and Sirocco (1951). Street date: November 2011.[/font]


[font=Symbol]·Film Noir Classics III– This third volume of the popular film noir collection, a collaboration with The Film Foundation, presents a slate of Columbia Pictures’ titles never before available on DVD, available for the first time through the TCM Vault Collection. The set includes Nina Foch and George Macready in My Name is Julia Ross(1946), Mickey Rooney and Dianne Foster in Drive a Crooked Road (1955), Broderick Crawford in The Mob (1951) and Brian Keith and Ginger Rogers in Tight Spot(1955) and Dan Duryea and Jayne Mansfield in The Burglar (1957).[color=black][font=Arial] Columbia Pictures’ previous two film noir collections are also available through TCM’s online store. Street date: early 2012.[/font][/color][/font]


[font=Symbol]·UPA Jolly Frolics– This amazing DVD set includes, for the first time ever, 38 cartoons created by United Productions of America (UPA) and originally distributed by Columbia Pictures. The Jolly Frolics series began in 1949 with Ragtime Bear, which introduced audiences to the hilariously myopic Mr. Magoo. Included in this set are the Academy AwardÒ[/font]-winning cartoon Rooty Tooty Toot (1952) and the Oscar[font=Symbol]Ò-nominated Madeline (1952) and Christopher Crumpet (1953). This set includes an abundance of bonus features, including introductions and audio commentaries by film historian and critic Leonard Maltin, who has written extensively on the history of animation. Street date: early 2012.[/font]

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Postby nickramer » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:08 pm

Finally, the set is coming out. And I take it from what I heard is that "Shout Factory!" is going to try to get all the theatrical Magoo cartoons on DVD in addition to the TV stuff.

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Postby Toonatic » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:09 pm

Hallelujah!!!!!!!!! :D

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Postby tristar » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:17 pm

:eek: WOW!

AMAZING news, I've been waiting for a UPA release for years!

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Postby Bugsy-Kun » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:22 pm

That's a very terrific new! :D;)

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Postby Sanek » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G :eek:!!! UPA cartoons on DVD, yay!

[font=Arial]including introductions and audio commentaries by film historian and critic Leonard Maltin[/font]

Oh...of course, Maltin is very good historian, but I don't like that he was the only "host" at this upcoming set(remember his monopolization of Walt Disney's Treasures" sets?)

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Postby Fibber Fox » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:32 pm

Shemp wrote:available exclusively through TCM’s online store


Well, that leaves me out, though I can understand why they're doing it this way.

Too bad a whole UPA collection isn't coming out. I wonder if there's a market for the old Columbia cartoons from the '30s and '40s.

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Postby tristar » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:05 pm

Fibber Fox wrote:Well, that leaves me out, though I can understand why they're doing it this way.
Damn, missed that part. Leaves me out as well. ):

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Postby King Delbert » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:05 pm

You know, Jerry Beck did hint about TCM and he did hint about UPA cartoons coming out. This is good news indeed.
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Postby Woody Woodpecker » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:30 pm

Fibber Fox wrote:Well, that leaves me out, though I can understand why they're doing it this way.

Too bad a whole UPA collection isn't coming out. I wonder if there's a market for the old Columbia cartoons from the '30s and '40s.

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I'm buying this that for sure. I have wanted UPA theatericals for long time not just the TV show. I think the we are probably going to see maybe 2 volumes proably 0 to 1 from Columbia, or 0 to 1 form Shout Factory (if its truth that Shout Factory is doing part of the theatricals. Well Columbia only released ca 90 cartoons + 1001 Arabian Knights.

Films of 1948
"Robin Hoodlum" [FOX AND CROW] 12/23/48

Films of 1949
"The Magic Fluke" [FOX AND CROW] 3/27/49
"The Ragtime Bear" [JOLLY FROLICS] 9/8/49


Films of 1950
"Punchy de Leon" [JOLLY FROLICS] 1/12/50.
"Spellbound Hound" [MR. MAGOO] 3/16/50
"The Miner's Daughter" [JOLLY FROLICS] 5/25/50
"Giddyap" [JOLLY FROLICS] 7/27/50
"Trouble Indemnity" [MR. MAGOO] 9/14/50
"The Popcorn Story" [JOLLY FROLICS] 11/30/50
"Bungled Bungalow" [MR. MAGOO] 12/28/50

Films of 1951
"Gerald McBoing Boing" [JOLLY FROLICS] 1/25/51
"The Family Circus" [JOLLY FROLICS] 1/25/51
"Barefaced Flatfoot" [MR. MAGOO] 4/26/51
"Georgie and the Dragon" [JOLLY FROLICS] 9/27/51
"Fuddy Duddy Buddy" [MR. MAGOO] 10/18/51
"Wonder Gloves" [JOLLY FROLICS] 11/29/51
"Grizzly Golfer" [MR. MAGOO] 12/20/51

Films of 1952
"The Oompahs" [JOLLY FROLICS] 1/24/52
"Sloppy Jalopy" [MR. MAGOO] 2/21/52
"Rooty Toot Toot" [JOLLY FROLICS] 3/27/52
"Dog Snatcher" [MR. MAGOO] 5/29/52
"Willie the Kid" [JOLLY FROLICS] 6/26/52
"Pink and Blue Blues" [MR. MAGOO] 8/28/52
"Pete Hothead" [JOLLY FROLICS] 9/25/52
"Hotsy Footsy" [MR. MAGOO] 10/23/52
"Madeline" [JOLLY FROLICS] 11/27/52
"Captains Outrageous" [MR. MAGOO] 12/25/52

Films of 1953
"Little Boy with a Big Horn" [JOLLY FROLICS] 3/26/53
"The Emperor's New Clothes" [JOLLY FROLICS] 4/30/53
"Safety Spin" [MR. MAGOO] 5/21/53
"Christopher Crumpet" [JOLLY FROLICS] 6/25/53
"Gerald McBoing Boing's Symphony" 7/15/53
"Magoo's Masterpiece" [MR. MAGOO] 7/30/53
"The Unicorn in the Garden" 9/24/53
"Magoo Slept Here" [MR. MAGOO] 11/19/53
"The Tell-Tale Heart" 12/27/53

Films of 1954
"Bringing Up Mother" 1/14/54
"Ballet-oop" 2/11/54
"Magoo Goes Skiing" [MR. MAGOO] 3/11/54
"The Man on the Flying Trapeze" 4/8/54
"Fudget's Budget" 6/17/54
"Kangaroo Courting" 7/22/54
"How Now Boing Boing" 9/9/54
"Destination Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 12/16/54

Films of 1955
"When Magoo Flew" [MR. MAGOO] 1/6/55
"Spare the Child" 1/27/55
"Four Wheels No Brakes" 1/27/55
"Magoo's Check-Up" [MR. MAGOO] 2/24/55
"Baby Boogie" 5/19/55
"Magoo's Express" [MR. MAGOO] 5/19/55
"Madcap Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 6/23/55
"Christopher Crumpet's Playmate" 9/8/55
"Stage Door Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 10/6/55
"The Rise of Duton Lang" 12/1/55
"Magoo Makes News" [MR. MAGOO] 12/12/55

Films of 1956
"Gerald McBoing! Boing! on Planet Moo" 2/9/56
"Magoo's Caine Mutiny" [MR. MAGOO] 3/8/56
"Magoo Goes West" [MR. MAGOO] 4/19/56
"Calling Dr. Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 5/24/56
"The Jaywalker" 5/31/56
"Magoo Beats the Heat" [MR. MAGOO] 6/21/56
"Magoo's Puddle Jumper" [MR. MAGOO] 7/26/56
"Trailblazer Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 9/13/56
"Magoo's Problem Child" [MR. MAGOO] 10/18/56
"Meet Mother Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 12/27/56

Films of 1957
"Magoo Goes Overboard" [MR. MAGOO] 2/21/57
"Matador Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 3/30/57
"Magoo Breaks Par" [MR. MAGOO] 6/27/57
"Magoo's Glorious Fourth" [MR. MAGOO] 7/25/57
"Magoo's Masquerade" [MR. MAGOO] 8/15/57
"Magoo Saves the Bank" [MR. MAGOO] 9/26/57
"Rock Hound Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 10/24/57
"Magoo's Moose Hunt" [MR. MAGOO] 11/28/57
"Magoo's Private War" [MR. MAGOO] 12/19/57

Films of 1958
"Trees and Jamaica Daddy" [HAM AND HATTIE] 1/30/58
"Sailing and Village Band" [HAM AND HATTIE] 2/27/58
"Magoo's Young Manhood" [MR. MAGOO] 3/13/58
"Scoutmaster Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 4/10/58
"The Explosive Mr. Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 5/8/58
"Magoo's Three-Point Landing" [MR. MAGOO] 6/5/58
"Magoo's Cruise" [MR. MAGOO] 9/11/58
"Love Comes to Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 10/2/58
"Spring and Saganaki" [HAM AND HATTIE] 10/16/58
"Gumshoe Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 11/?/58

Films of 1959
"Bwana Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 1/9/59
"Picnics Are Fun and Dino's Serenade" [HAM AND HATTIE] 1/16/59
"Magoo's Homecoming" [MR. MAGOO] 3/5/59
"Merry Minstrel Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 4/9/59
"Magoo's Lodge Brother" [MR. MAGOO] 5/7/59
"Terror Faces Magoo" [MR. MAGOO] 7/9/59

So any one can do the math which 38 cartoons we are going to get but with that said the Columbia released UPA theatericals are only 90 cartoons so that leaves us with 52 cartoons, and I guess they are all Magoos.
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