TV & Movies
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm Ltd
Bring the Old Republic era of Star Wars to Netflix
It's no surprise to anyone that the Star Wars franchise has experienced a massive resurgence lately, with The Force Awakens released last year and this year with the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, it's about time that the stories from over 3,000 years before the Battle of Yavin be told to both new and old fans of the franchise. The Knights of the Republic series of games as well as the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic serve as the main vehicles to tell stories of characters such as Darth Revan, Darth Malak, Bastila Shan, Darth Traya, Meetra Surik, Darth Malgus, Satele Shan, and the list goes on. The popularity of this era in Star Wars history is felt throughout the fanbase, and I feel it would do a massive disservice to us if these stories weren't told. Why Netflix was chosen was because of the wealth of great content they have produced over the years, such as Narcos, House of Cards, and especially everything that Marvel has done and is still currently working on. Not only that, but Netflix can serve as a platform to tell these stories as they were meant to be portrayed: dark, foreboding, and a touch on the mature side. This can also give us fans our healthy dose of Star Wars while we're waiting on the new movies or the new season of Star Wars Rebels. The Old Republic era is a pivotal point in the Star Wars timeline because that's where everything changed, from the Jedi Civil War and the fall of Revan, the First Jedi Purge, and an omnipresent darkness that not only watched the chaos from afar but also kick-started the downfall. Our fanbase would love to see this on Netflix, and I feel that you would enjoy creating and adapting these stories as much as we would enjoy watching them.
Petition to Netflix
In light of the recent news of Dominion being cancelled by Syfy. I propose a change for it to be saved/picked up by Netflix. The show is not only the sequel to the cinematic hit Legion but, it has interesting plots and characters as well as a big following of fans who had loved the show since the first episode. It deserves to be saved and continued on with another season.
Petition to Harmony Gold and Big West/Studio Nue and Tatsunoko
Harmony Gold Free Macross to the Western World
More than a decade has passed since we have last seen a complete and literal presentation of the original 1982 Macross TV series here in the United States. The ADV English dub of the 1982 Macross TV series was released on DVD in 2006! No other Macross TV series or movie from the ongoing Macross franchise has been seen outside of Japan since 1995! I have finally realized what the problem is: Harmony Gold and its international Macross trademarks! I, Tony Bui, started this petition because it does not make sense to me for Harmony Gold to continue blocking any of the ongoing Macross franchise from being released outside of Japan. Harmony Gold has held onto the 1982 Macross series via trademarks for three decades! In that time, Harmony Gold could not legally or creatively produce anything like what Studio Nue, Artland, Big West and Bandai Visual have done for the Japanese Macross franchise! While Macross in the USA has been at a standstill since 1982, Macross has been an ongoing franchise in Japan, which has resulted in many Macross productions, such as the 1984 Macross: Do you remember love? Movie, the 1987 Macross Flashback 2012 OVA, the 1992 Macross II OVA, 1994 Macross Plus OVA and movie, the 1994 Macross 7 TV series, the 2004 Macross Zero OVA, the 2007 Macross Frontier TV series and movies and the 2016 Macross Delta TV series! Macross is a story originally created by the staff of Studio Nue and then produced through Tatsunoku Productions Ltd. and licensed by Big West. The “Veritech fighters” that you know from the Macross Saga have always been called “Valkyries” designed by the original visionary creator: Shoji Kawamori! Shoji Kawamori is also the man who has designed many of the other mechanical designs for other Japanese anime TV shows like Transformers - Optimus Prime, Eureka 7 and Gundam 0083. Harmony Gold has done nothing in the making of the original production of the 1982 Macross TV series. Since the year 2000, Harmony Gold has been sending cease and desists letters to companies world-wide who were willing to release any Macross series related video productions or merchandised goods. Harmony Gold has used their branded product “Robotech” to block any new Macross productions that were to be released outside of Japan via trademarking the Macross name and logo! The 1982 Macross TV Series is one of three Japanese anime adapted to the United States market to be branded with TV series name “ROBOTECH” by Harmony Gold. The TV series ROBOTECH is made up of three different anime series: the 1982 Macross TV series, the Genesis Climber MOSPEADA TV series and the Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross TV series. These three TV series were edited together to make into one TV series under the name ROBOTECH as agreed upon by the Revell model company and Harmony Gold. The original storyline of Macross is not inherently connected to those two other anime series. Macross is a story about pop music and clashing cultures, transforming war machines and love! Apart from the love triangles, music and transforming mechanical designs, those two other anime series have nothing in the common with the original Macross. Harmony Gold has also consistently sub-licensed poorly engineered and manufactured toys and goods without crediting the original mechanical and character design creators! Like the Robotech II (OVA), the Shadow Chronicles (OVA), and the Robotech Academy Kickstarter TV series have been abandoned by Harmony Gold in anticipation for a Robotech movie that was supposed to be in production since 2007! Harmony Gold has yet to follow through on an original, high-quality Robotech production. Recently, Harmony Gold has twice use the Kickstarter website to generate revenue for new Robotech properties. The Robotech Tactics Kickstarter has been successful only because of the Macross mechanical designs of Shoji Kawamori and Kazutaka Miyatake. In no way have the original creators been compensated by Harmony Gold for their designs and work outside of Japan. The Robotech Academy Kickstarter failed even when trying to use the reputation of the deceased Carl Macek. I cannot see how Carl Macek could have made any meaningful contribution for the proposed series: Robotech Academy. I do respect Carl Macek for being one of the people who had introduced Japanese anime to the United States, but that marketing style of 1980s anime has ended. Many current anime series have been released in their original format without any adaptations made for the North American audience. I state that there is no legal nor ethical right for any company to use trademarking on a 30 years old TV series to block all new derivative TV works, especially when Harmony Gold has had no part in the making of the original TV creation! I also state that Harmony Gold has never really had new, original or successful ideas for their ROBOTECH franchise. Sign this petition if you agree that all of the Macross franchise international license should be granted only to the original creators and producers: Studio Nue, Artland, Big West, and Bandai Visual! The world-wide Macross fans need to be free from Harmony Gold's rule over Macross! Long Live Culture!
Petition to Animal Planet
Animal Planet - Help Us Stop The Illegal Dog Meat Trade in South Korea, China and Vietnam
Each of us has a choice, to play the silent witness, act as an accomplice, or to choose every day to act and defend the right to life that is given to all sentient beings. The latter is the stance we choose to take, and we ask that you please stand with us. South Korea continues to support and permit a horrific and illegal dog and cat meat trade that subjects millions of animals to abuse, torture and murder on a daily basis. While animal protection laws have been put in place to prohibit these practices, the government and its law enforcement do nothing to prevent the continued butchering and sales of these animals. All we see are muzzled mouths, tied up feet, blinded eyes, and the same sad look which is fixed and doesn’t change, when the darkness comes and the smell of blood fills the air. Later we will know that the blood of those poor animals was on our hands, and those millions of dogs and cats locked in cages were waiting for us to give a hand, and we were their last resort. We know that Animal Planet has inspired billions of people everywhere with its knowledge of science and culture. We believe that you can be a voice for these poor animals who have none; we are holding the fate of these animals between our hands and giving it to you - let's make a new history. An age of humanity and tolerance; let's win this battle against such dark forces, giving these beautiful creatures their right to live. We hope that you'll accept to show people - even in a short movie - some of what's happening to dogs and cats in Asia , and how they are sold there as food . Martin Luther King said once that: “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
Petition to Warner Home Video - 4000 Warner Blvd - Burbank, CA 91522, Turner Classic Movies
Please release THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM on DVD/BluRay/digital stream and download
We have passed the 60th anniversary of Cinerama, and the 50th anniversary of the two Cinerama/MGM co-produced films that tell a narrative story. We appreciate the Warner disc release of HOW THE WEST WAS WON, and now four other original 3-strip Cinerama features are available on video, with the others being prepared for release. At this point the ONLY 3-Strip Cinerama film not on its way to video is MGM's epic family feature THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM. After WBHV's George Feltenstein reported "extensive damage" to the original 3 strip Cinerama WWotBG negatives in 2009, we learned that the negative damage is actually minimal and limited to only the edge of one of the three panels. There reportedly is also an undamaged 65mm composite negative (containing all 3 panels) of WWotBG that might be a viable source to master from. The Cinerama travelogues have been mastered by Image Trends, with new technology called Digital ICE that purports to be able to restore or repair film to its original look. This company has worked with both 65mm composite and 3 strip Cinerama elements already, with results good enough to sell on disc and broadcast on TCM. We are aware that the version of the film regularly broadcast on Turner Classic Movies was updated to include parts previously missing from the home video versions, and reveals more of the picture than was visible on the laserdisc. Comparison images are viewable at http://cineramahistory.com/grimmtcm.htm. With their sponsoring involvement in the Hollywood Cinerama festival, and having discussed the possibility of showing WWotBG at their own festival in Spring 2013, clearly our friends at TCM have a keen interest in this film. If the film were digitally remastered, TCM would then have a much better version to broadcast, especially in HD. The 2015 TCM festival is coming up, and perhaps sharing the cost of a new transfer would benefit both TCM and WBHV as they could cross promote each other... If the film were featured at the TCM Festival, perhaps interviews done there with surviving cast members could be added to the subsequent disc release. As Mr. Feltenstein mentioned several years ago that he felt the market for this film was not as large as that for How The West Was Won, we sign this petition to indicate OUR interest. With the recent popularity of TV shows and movies based upon Grimm stories and other fairy tales, we feel it is time to re-evaluate the marketability of this title. WBHV's deluxe Blu Ray release of HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON confirms that WB feels there is now a market for vintage movies related to fairy tales. We ask that Warner Home Video confer with Turner Classic Movies, and review all possible options for a new digital transfer and disc release of THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, so that the film's fans, plus more who have gained interest from recent TV shows, may be able to buy a good copy of this film sooner rather than later... and we can live happily ever after. In addition, as none of us is getting any younger, we ask that Warner/TCM approach the few surviving cast members, (Barbara Eden, Claire Bloom, Yvette Mimieux, Russ Tamblyn, Bryan Russell, etc.) ASAP to record interviews and commentary for the eventual release, and to enhance current TCM showings.
Petition to Score Productions, Inc., Fremantle Media, CBS
Release the 1972-1983 music cue material for The Price Is Right and other Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions game shows to a limited edition stereo compact disc box set.
Who is with me that someone needs to start a petition on Change.org or someplace, or flood Fremantle Media, Mark Goodson Productions and Score Productions, Inc. with letters, calls, e-mails stating that a deluxe limited edition stereo compact disc box set should be put out of all of the classic music cue material for The Price Is Right that dates from 1972 to 1983 (and I mean every cue recorded in that time frame), plus a few cues from 1994 I would cite as gems, including what was used as the primary music cue for the retired pricing game Fortune Hunter, with the deluxe limited edition stereo compact disc box set simply being titled Music From The Price Is Right? The twelve year time frame I mentioned, if you count 1972, without question, was the very best of Score Productions, Inc.'s production output for the game show. Tight musicianship, no kidding! Wowie! Other cues in the box set would include the ones used from the syndicated 1973-1978 Concentration, including and especially the bonus win music that has long been used on TPIR as an exciting car cue, and what was used as the cue for the pricing game of Grocery Game from that music package in the pricing game's early days. In the area of bonus tracks in this expansive or is it extensive box set, the 1976-1985 theme of Family Feud would fit right in, being it was from the 1976 music package for TPIR composed by Walt Levinsky. What else would be included would be the opening/faceoff/commercial cues, as well as the 1973-1982 theme of Match Game, its ticket plug music variations, the 1977 full version theme for the predecessor to Press Your Luck (Score Productions Inc. also had involvement with that theme music also, by the way, through composer Lee Ringuette.) titled Second Chance, which was also the theme for the 1975 incarnation of I've Got A Secret, or was it What's My Line? Also does anybody know if the 1974 and 1976 music packages for TPIR were recorded in London, England like the 1972 package happened to be? I know the 1983 package was recorded in New York City. Some other ideas for bonus tracks in the box set would be the entire music package for the 1973-1978 syndicated Concentration, the 1977 theme for The Better Sex, the 1984 theme and ticket plug music cues for the Tom Kennedy-hosted Body Language, the 1985 All-Star Blitz theme and any cues associated with it, the 1980 and 1969 To Tell The Truth themes, the 1979 and 1984 Password Plus and Super Password theme music pieces (The 1979 one would have been a great TPIR car cue in my opinion!), the 1979 Mindreaders theme, the theme for Celebrity Charades, the 1974 syndicated What's My Line? theme, the 1975 theme and cues for Showoffs, the theme music for The Money Maze, the 1971 Password theme and its music cue package, the 1974 and 1982 theme music pieces of Tattle Tales. Even the 1980-1981 theme of what was Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions' answer to Real People; That's My Line! should be included. Wish somehow I could get the performance rights from the pertinent parties to play the music cues live in concert with my own band, complete with a horn section, reed winds, bell kit player, string section, the works. After playing back the recordings of the music cues for the other musicians, I would issue the challenge to them saying from behind one of my two Ludwig drum kits as the drummer in the band; "Let's try to make it sound like that." In those days, if Score Productions Inc. had been a recording artist band/group, they would have been a consistent hitmaker in my opinion, with the music cue pieces being released on albums, and also storming up the instrumentals chart/jazz instrumentals charts or whatever chart applies here. Please feel free to respond to my comments with yours and any questions, also copy and paste this post in your communications to Fremantle Media, Mark Goodson Productions and Score Productions, Inc., suggesting to all of those parties that a limited edition stereo compact disc box set should be put out. Were the master tapes of all the cues in stereo? I'm curious. I don't know what the website address is for Fremantle Media, but I do know of the one for Score Productions Inc.; http://www.scoreproductions.com , and sure, there may be a low audience for such a compact disc box set, but a loyal audience though. Just the theme music for The Price Is Right alone is not enough for the enthusiasts, including and especially the die-hard ones, of its 1972-1983 and 1994 music cue packages. There are those, I am sure, who would love to be able to have the music on compact disc anywhere there is a compact disc player when they can't be at a computer to listen to it, to be able to play those discs whenever they want to. Ideas of mine for the record label it should be out on include Atlantic, that label I particularly like because of the roster of artists that have been on it, and also because of liking the design and color scheme that they have had on their vinyl record albums for years; green in the top half and orange-red for the bottom half, separated by a horizontal white line, the left side of that line usually having the word Stereo and the right side indicating the side of the album; One, Two. (Three, Four also in the case of double albums.) The top half had the Atlantic rectangle logo, a record label logo I really like. Why this petition should be supported is because the music cue material I mentioned is too good for the respective parties who hold them as intellectual properties to keep buried in the vaults, they have been overprotective of the material for too long. The music cue material only being available on the website of the Television Production Music Museum; http://www.tvpmm.com, is really unfair to those enthusiasts of the music like myself, including and especially the die-hard ones who might like to have them in their compact disc collections and such for their personal enjoyment and those who don't have computers with Internet access at all. The website to contact Fremantle Media on Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/FremantleMediaGroup?fref=ts The bonus tracks, if not to be included in this deluxe limited edition stereo compact disc box set, they ought to be in a companion deluxe limited edition stereo compact disc box set of all the music from the 1960s to the 1990s that Score Productions, Inc. did for other Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions game shows besides this one that would be titled More Music From Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions/Score Productions, Inc. Or the two deluxe limited edition stereo compact disc box sets could be released together under the umbrella title of The Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions/Score Productions, Inc. Connection. Fremantle Media and Score Productions, Inc. might have to collaborate with the Television Production Music Museum on this one.
Petition to ABC, Ben Sherwood, Channing Dungey
Renew the Reality Television Series "The Quest"
The ABC-TV reality show "The Quest" marks a unique concept in television reality series - that of a scripted reality show in which the contestants, (here, dubbed "Paladins") are immersed in a fantasy world. Their job is to react to the situations put to them, overcome barriers related to the story, and avoid elimination each week, ("becoming the 'one true hero'"). This show has sparked the imaginations of millions of viewers and has created an armada of fans, now known as "The Quest Army". We are on Facebook ("The Quest Army"), as well as Twitter (search for #TheQuest or #TheQuestArmy). In addition, the producers, contestants, and fans have interacted a lot on these social media sites, to an extent not seen before in Television/Social Media circles. All of us in "The Quest Army" come from diverse backgrounds, but share a love of a story that has connected all of us with a fantasy world that we would want to inhabit. Coupled with the interaction of all those who made it, gives us an excitement for this show not seen before. It has been observed by many online fans that this show has "connected families" and brought back the notion of "family television viewing" again. We, as the collective known as "The Quest Army", respectfully request that you renew this series for another season, so that we might continue sharing in this wonderful fantasy world brought to us by extremely talented individuals and continue the tradition of "family television viewing".
Petition to Hallmark Cards, Inc., Feeln
Give the Rainbow Brite reboot a second season #RainbowBriteSeason2
The Rainbow Brite reboot has been broadcasted on November 6, 2014, airing on Hallmark's streaming service Feeln, has concluded it's 1st (and mostly only season) on November 20, 2014. leaving the reboot of the series abandoned. if you look at the original Rainbow Brite series from 1983, the first incarnation of the series concluded with 13 episodes in less than three years. the current incarnation of the series was done by screenwriter Rachel Vine, with the animation done by Raymond Arrizon. the Feeln original series features the voices of Emily Osment (Rainbow Brite herself), Marcus Toji (Brian), Molly Ringwald (Dark Princess), Cam Clarke (Murky Dismal and Red Butler), Mark Hanson (Starlite), Evan Cooper (Buddy Blue), Marina Flores (Patty O'Green and Mr. "Twink" Glitters), Alexandra Krosney (Stormy and Canary Yellow) and Todd Bosley (Lurky). I had clarified that the reason of the Reboot only having 3 episodes was due to attempted reboots of 1980's cartoons were overshadowed by the success of different Transformers TV Shows and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. another example is the 2011 ThunderCats reboot was canceled due to low toy sales. We must demand Feeln and it's parent company Hallmark to extend the Rainbow Brite reboot for a second season. and my proposal for that specific revival to have at least "26" episodes If the Petition reaches 100 signatures or more. Please support this petition to have the Rainbow Brite reboot come back with a second season or more. Follow the Rainbow Brite account on several social media sites. https://www.facebook.com/Rainbowbrite/ https://www.twitter.com/briteisback also follow Feeln as well. https://www.facebook.com/feeln/ https://www.twitter.com/feeln/ The deadline is November 6, 2017, around the Rainbow Brite Reboot's third anniversary. So we better hurry if we want to have Hallmark and Feeln give the series a second season.