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Petitioning President of Walt Disney Studios Alan Bergman and 2 others

Walt Disney Home Entertainment: Release The ABC Kids-Era of Disney Animated Shows on DVD

ABC Kids was a block of animated shows that aired on ABC's Saturday Morning line-up between 2002 and 2011 featuring shows produced by Walt Disney Television Animation.  In the nine years the block aired, it featured a number of popular shows, both original to the block and previous created shows, including:

-Fillmore! (2002-2004) -All 26 episodes
-Kim Possible (2002-2007) -Final 2 seasons
-Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-2006) -All 65 episodes
-Dave the Barbarian (2004-2005) -All 21 episodes
-Brandy & Mr. Whiskers (2004-2006) -All 39 episodes
-American Dragon: Jake Long (2005-2007) -All 52 episodes
-The Buzz on Maggie (2005-2006) -All 21 episodes
-The Emperor's New School (2006-2008) -All 52 episodes
-The Replacements (2006-2009) -All 52 episodes

All together, these 9 unreleased animated shows represent the bronze age years of production at WDTA, with a few of these shows leading to both critical and fandom acclaim.  Many of these shows went on to win many awards, including Emmy Awards, and were featured prominently on a number of “Best of” lists, including in recent years.

These shows fueled merchandise frenzies filled with actions figures, t-shirts, back backs and comic books.  These shows have been translated into multiple languages and shown in countries all over the World, including, but not limited to, the former Soviet Union, Germany, Finland, Sweden, India, Hungary, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Years after a select number of VHS and single disc compilation DVD releases, Disney recently started releasing animation from this era, including the first two seasons of "Kim Possible" on DVD via their Disney Movie Club.

We, as a collective body of fans, urge Walt Disney Home Entertainment to continue this recent trend and finally release the rest of 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 similar releases) we know they will perform better than previous tv animated 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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