Put Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends + other family cartoon series on DVD/Blu-ray in USA
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Hello. I'm appealing to those at Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Disney, Sony, and Marvel and their affiliated companies.
I'm looking to get the 1980's cartoon Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends released on DVD (and Blu-ray disc) in America. For some reason this great, fun, and nostalgic cartoon, that is appropriate for the entire family, and is loved by all who grew up at the time, has never been released on DVD or Blu-ray in the U.S.
The cartoon ran new episodes for 3 seasons (Starting in 1981) on NBC, and is the one that follows the adventures of: Peter Parker/Spider-Man (voiced by Dan Gilvezan), Angelica Jones/Firestar (voiced by actress Kathy Garver), and Bobby Drake/Iceman (voiced by Frank Welker; who voiced Fred from Scooby Doo as well as many other characters) as they go to Empire State University and fight crime in New York City. This series also included the character of Peter's Aunt May (voiced by June Foray).
I think that it should be put on physical media so we don't lose this great cartoon. You may be saying, "Well, it's streaming online". This is true and that's great, but servers can break down and masters can degrade. At least with DVD/Blu-ray, if the player breaks, the content can still be played in another player. If not releasing it on DVD and Blu-ray is for fear of not enough return on your investment, then pair it up with another cartoon (like those listed below) and package all the discs together.
I think that it's also important because these programs have positive role models -- both male and female. We can use some more positive things in our animation these days, especially with all the men's and women's rights things going on right now.
Also, a lot of cartoons over the years have gone towards being "gross", and I think Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends and the other programs listed are a great alternative.
In addition to Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, I, and those undersigned, also request that you release other family friendly Marvel Cartoons on DVD and Blu-ray including:
The Incredible Hulk 1982 cartoon series
The 1979 Spider-Woman cartoon series (with Joan Van Ark voicing the lead role)
The 1978 Fantastic Four cartoon (the one with Herbie the Robot) and
The 1981 solo Spider-Man cartoon series
These particular shows are not overly violent, with no foul language, and they have some drama without being too overly dramatic like a lot of current cartoons / animated shows, which makes them great releases for parents looking for something appropriate for the entire family. All of these have been released in Europe and I think it is time that they be released in America.
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