The Disney Channel recently celebrated its 30th anniversary this past April 2013. In that time period, it has shown a number of reruns of classic Disney theatrical films and shorts, as well as original tv films. What the network may be best known for however to its various fans over the years is the original television shows created just for the Disney Channel. While in the last decade, Disney Channel has focused on teen/tween comedies, its original block of programming from it’s original days as a premium channel is still beloved by the various fans of this era, including:
-Welcome to Pooh Corner (1983-1986)
-Five Mile Creek (1983-1985) - Final 2 seasons
-You and Me Kid (1983)
-The Scheme of Things (1983)
-Epcot Magazine (1984-1986)
-Disney Family Album (1984)
-Dumbo's Circus (1985)
-Good Morning Miss Bliss (1987-1989)
-Adventures in Wonderland (1991-1995)
-The Torkelsons (1991-1992)
-Flash Forward (1996-1997)
These shows have been translated into multiple languages and shown in countries all over the World, have a loyal following and represent the earliest and possibly best years of Disney Channel programming.
Years after a select number of VHS releases for some of these shows, outside of a few select releases, the majority of this line up has remained unreleased onto DVD.
We, as a collective body of fans, urge Walt Disney Home Entertainment to finally release these treasured classics onto DVD in their entirety. We want to enjoy these series, either through the more preferred method of a standard retail DVD, as with most of the original releases, or simply via a Disney Movie Club Exclusive release or the DVD-on-Demand program. The reasons for denying fans access to the entirety of these shows are unfounded, and must come to an end.
If Walt Disney Home Entertainment properly markets and advertises these shows and does not have overly high list prices (two problems that plagued the original releases) we know they will perform better than previous releases. There is a strong fan base for these shows and if you give us the opportunity, we are ready to demonstrate with our pocket books how beloved these shows still are. Thank you.
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