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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:31 pm 
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From http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Duckman-DVDs-Planned/8731:

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Our good friend Susanne Ault, of trade magazine Video Business, has put together a new story posted yesterday at VB's website, titled "CBS DVD to increase its release slate: Label plans to roll out 105 to 110 titles". In it, Susanne discusses how CBS DVD "now retains creative oversight over series from former sibling Paramount Television, including Beverly Hills 90210 and Twin Peaks, and Showtime, home of Dexter and The L Word...(and d)espite Viacom and CBS now being separate companies, Viacom's Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS DVD work together, with Paramount handling sales and distribution and the two companies sharing marketing duties." This, by the way, is essentially why we here at TVShowsOnDVD tend to refer to releases as being from "CBS/Paramount", due to the shared nature of the production and distribution.

Susanne's article goes over how CBS DVD intends to release 13-18% more TV-DVD titles in 2008 - roughly 105-110 planned releases - as compared to their 2007 slate. In it, she covers three major pieces of news for fans. Two of them concern HD DVD-format releases, and we've posted about those separately. The DVD-specific news in Susanne's story, though, will bowl over fans who have been waiting for a release for a looong time of...Duckman!

Klasky-Csupo (Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys) produced this 1994 animated series, with a cast that includes the voices of Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Gregg Berger ("Grimlock" from Transformers), singer Dweezil Zappa, Nancy Travis (Becker) and Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show). It is currently the 83rd-most-wanted unreleased series among TVShowsOnDVD voters, and has massive support around the internet for a home video release. It looks like this is coming out at long last. Here is what Susanne's story says:

(CBS DVD Executive VP and General Manager Ken) Ross hopes to keep satisfying consumer demand through 2008 with the release of Duckman, a cult '90s animated program. An online petition for the series' DVD bow has garnered more than 7,000 signatures.

"There has been a level of fan demand for this show for a long time," said Ross, who declined to specify exact reasons for the DVD release hold-up. "We really had to wrap our brain around figuring a way to do it."

Exact street date or pricing has not yet been set for Duckman, but it's possible that multiple seasons will be released within one package next year.

"Our philosophy is that we are TV, so we are going to work harder than anybody to try to find a way to put a series out if there is a demand for it," said Ross. "We bring that same mentality to any and everything we can do."

That last statement by Mr. Ross is quite an extraordinary one, and here at TVShowsOnDVD (and with the help of our owners at TVGuide.com), we invite him and CBS DVD to keep in direct touch with Gord and myself to stay further in tune with what is on the minds of fans, and try to brainstorm on ways to make it happen. If they want our help, we would love to provide it!

In the meantime, we know Duckman fans are dancing around the room in celebration of this terrific news, but as stated we do not have a release date yet. It's safe to assume we'll see it in 2008, and we hope to break that news to you just as soon as we can. So stay tuned!


From http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6517163.html:

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Ross hopes to keep satisfying consumer demand through 2008 with the release of Duckman, a cult ’90s animated program. An online petition for the series’ DVD bow has garnered more than 7,000 signatures.

“There has been a level of fan demand for this show for a long time,” said Ross, who declined to specify exact reasons for the DVD release hold-up. “We really had to wrap our brain around figuring a way to do it.”

Exact street date or pricing has not yet been set for Duckman, but it’s possible that multiple seasons will be released within one package next year.

“Our philosophy is that we are TV, so we are going to work harder than anybody to try to find a way to put a series out if there is a demand for it,” said Ross. “We bring that same mentality to any and everything we can do.”


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holy shit! glad my signature helped :wink:

favorite animated show second to the simpsons (seasons 3-12)

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Oh hey! The first two seasons apparently were released in September...
Unfortunately I'm creditcardless and overseas, so I fear I have to ask my pop to help.

Anyone got it yet?

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Asking for it for xmas. Didn't Dweezil also provide a voice for the show?

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Yes he did. He was the voice of Duckman's oldest son - name escapes me at the moment.

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Yes i got it the day it came out. glorious.

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Yes he did. He was the voice of Duckman's oldest son - name escapes me at the moment.


Ajax! And he did a pretty good job at it too.
Just wondering: when did the Simpsons start with Ralphie-the-cute-retard? In earlier episodes, Ralph is normal.

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 Post subject: Re: Duckman on DVD?
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DVD Review: Duckman: The Complete Series
Joe Corey | January 26, 2018

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During the early years of Adult Swim, the programming block offered up quite a few animated shows that had short runs after their in-house programs. For a while I would write to the channel that they were criminally overlooking one of the animated series that could easily be a pioneer for their original shows such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman and Sealab 2021. Where was Duckman? I even emailed them asking if they could get Duckman reruns on the air. But there was no response. When Comedy Central was running animated shows to match up with South Park, there was no Duckman on the schedule. Where was Duckman? Sadly this neglect of Duckman‘s legacy will lead to know explaining what was Duckman.

Before USA Network became a massive marathon of Law & Order, the channel wanted to create programs that reflected the cheesy and sleazy films that aired on weekends as part of its Up All Night overnight shows. One of the shows that got green-lit was based on a comic book about duck private investigator with a confusing family life and an attitude that wasn’t family friendly. Duckman immediately grabbed an audience on Saturday nights before Rhonda hosted Assault of the Killer Bimbos and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. Jason Alexander was able to give voice to a character that was more disturbing than his George on Seinfeld. Eric T. Duckman was a private investigator that was always on the verge of failure at his low rent detective agency. He didn’t work alone. Cornfed (Gregg Berger) was a sensible no-nonsense pig who could stay a bit more focused than his partner. His two teddy bear-ish assistants Fluffy and Uranus were always there to annoy him with their chipper attitudes. This could be enough for a strange animated series. But there would be another side of the show: Duckman’s family.

His son Ajax (Dweezil Zappa) is a bit slow to grasp things. While Charles and Mambo are pair of genius twins, they share a single body. Duckman’s wife had died a few years back, but he has his workout addicted sister-in-law Bernice (So I Married an Axe Murderer‘s Nancy Travis) helping him with the kids and riding his ass. He also has his mother-in-law (SpongeBob SquarePants‘ Brian Doyle-Murray) in the house. But he can only tell if she’s alive when she farts. It’s a confusing homelife that Duckman is constantly trying to avoid.

The Zappa connection goes deeper than Dweezil since Frank Zappa’s music pops up in the early episodes which adds to the insanity of watching a naked duck solving crimes. Frank passed away while the first episodes was in production.

The episodes are wonderfully freaky when the libidinous Duckman can’t help himself when a lady comes a calling with a case. “Gripes of Wrath” has him investigate why men only want his female clients for their bodies. He has to act professional and it hurts him. “Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W.” has Duckman save the president’s life except his heroic moment happened because he was trying to get his hands on two women nearby. “It’s the Thing of the Principal” has Ajax elope with his vice principal in a time before this was in the news every week. Joking the Chicken” gives us a taste of Duckman’s major nemesis – King Chicken (Rocky Horror Picture Show‘s Tim Curry).

Duckman deserves so much more love than he gets. The show lasted 70 episodes when animated shows often barely lasted half a season. Jason Alexander’s voice brings a twisted charm to his dirty old man with feathers. It’s good that Duckman: The Complete Series can be seen on DVD so you can enjoy what made USAs on Saturdays in the mid-90s such fun.

The video is 1.33:1 full frame. The animation has that gritty edge feel that looks so fine on the screen. The audio is Dolby Digital Stereo. Things sound great when Ajax talks. The episodes are Closed Captioned.

Commentary Tracks on “I, Duckman” with Everett Peck and Jason Alexander.

Original Promo Spots (1:33) was how USA pushed the show when it debuted back in 1994. They weren’t afraid to put a pervy waterfowl on Saturday night TV.

What the Hell Are You Staring At? (29:45) is a investigation inside Duckman. The cast and crew reflect on making a show that pushed what you could do with a leading man that refused to wear pants.

Designing Duckman (12:53) covers how it went from a comic book to a animated series. Everett Peck draws and talks.

Six Degrees of Duckman is an interactive guide to the animated cast.

Video of the Original Animatic Drawings and Animation from Unaired Pilot (15:44) includes talks with Everett Peck and Gregg Berger. It’s a mix of animated scenes and storyboards from when they sold the concept.

Walk Cycles, Expressions and Pencil Tests (1:15) shows how you make a character walk matters to their character.

Selected Storyboard Scenes from “I, Duckman” (2:59) give a sense of how you set up a scene with a lot of action.

CBS DVD presents Duckman: The Complete Series. Starring: Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis, Dana Hill, Pat Musick, E.G. Daily & Dweezil Zappa. Boxset Contents: 70 episodes on 10 DVDs. Released: February 6, 2018.

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