Steve Stanchfield
2016-02-23T17:50:44Z
I put this is up on blu-ray.com, but thought you folks would like to see here.

One of these days I'm going to make a public list of *all* the oddities and special discs as well, bu for now, here's a list of the 'official' Thunderbean sets (DVD and Blu-ray), inlcuding the ones discontinued.All are replicated titles except for the ones that say DVD-R. Some started as DVD-Rs and are now replicated.

The list here is overall accurate, though I need to check some release dates...

Popeye Original Classics 11/2004 (oop)
The Complete Adventures of Cubby Bear 12/2004 (oop)
Felix and Rarities DVD-R 2004 12/2004 (oop)
Attack of the 30s Characters 2005 (oop)
Aesop's Fables from the Van Beuren Studio Volume 1 2006 (oop)
Cultoons Vol 1 2006
Cartoons for Victory 2006
Back the Attack (ww2 Films/ with Blue Mouse Studios) 2006
Cartoon Commercials 11/2007
Cultoons Vol 2 DVD-R 2007
Cultoons Vol 3 DVD-R 2008
Aesop's Fables from the Van Beuren Studio Volume 2 (oop) DVD-R 2008
Complete Animated Adventures of The Little King DVD-R 2008
Grotesqueries (With Blue Mouse Studio) DVD-R 5/2008
The Strangest Cartoons Ever Made DVD-R (was replicated originally) 8/2008
Uncensored Animation from the Van Beuren Studio 2/2009
Return of the 30s Characters DVD-R 3/2009
Toddle Tales and Rainbow Parades 4/2009
The Complete Animated Adventures of Tom and Jerry DVD-R 10/2009
Stop Motion Marvels 5/2010
Makin' 'Em Move-Rare behind the scenes footage of Vintage animation studios DVD-R 8/2010
Uncensored Animation 2: Cannibals! 6/2011
Noveltoons Original Classics (DVD) 1/2012
Mid Century Modern Animation volume 1 4/2012
More Cartoons for Victory 11/2012
Lantz Studio Treasures featuring Oswald 5/2013
Mid Century Modern Animation volume 2 12/2013
A Conversation with Walter Lantz (with Blue Mouse Studio) 5/2014
Fleischer Classics featuring Gulliver's Travels Blu-ray/DVD 3/2014
Technicolor Dreams and Black and White Nightmares-Blu-ray/DVD 7/2014
Classics from the Van Beuren Studios DVD-R/BDR combo at the moment) 2/2015
Willie Whopper (with Film Preservation Associates) Blu-ray/DVD 9/2015
Private Snafu Golden Classics DVD 12/2010, Blu-ray 12/2015
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2016-02-25T07:27:01Z
What about the "Sam Bassett, Hound for Hire" collection? I think I was one of about 6 people to buy it...
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2017-01-18T06:08:33Z
I tried to update this and include the special/bonus discs for IAD members. A lot of this is incomplete, and some of it may be wrong, but it's as close as I could get by looking back through the forums. Please feel free to post any additions/corrections and I will update the list.

Official Thunderbean Releases:
Sam Bassett, Hound for Hire DVD: ??/????
Popeye Original Classics from the Fletcher Studio DVD: 11/2004
The Complete Adventures of Cubby Bear DVD: 12/2004, BD: 08/2016 (2016 Bonus: Cubby's Contemporaries)
Felix the Cat and Rarities from the 1920s DVD: 12/2004
Attack of the 30s Characters DVD: ??/2005
Aesop's Fables from the Van Beuren Studio Volume 1 DVD: ??/2006, BD: soon! (2018 Bonus: Bonus Disc)
Cultoons Volume 1 DVD: ??/2006
Cartoons for Victory DVD: ??/2006
Back the Attack DVD: ??/2006
Cartoon Commercials DVD: 11/2007 (Bonus: Live Action Commercials)
Cultoons Volume 2 DVD: ??/2007 (Bonus: Forum Only Disc)
Cultoons Volume 3 DVD: ??/2008 (Bonus: Things We'll Never Release)
Aesop's Fables from the Van Beuren Studio Volume 2 DVD: ??/2008 (Bonus: Buried Treasures)
Complete Animated Adventures of The Little King DVD: ??/2008, BD: 12/2017 (2008 Bonus: Forum Only Disc, same as Cultoons 2)
Grotesqueries DVD: 05/2008, BD: 10/2019 (2019 Bonus: Bonus Disc BD: soon!)
The Strangest Cartoons Ever Made DVD: 08/2008
Uncensored Animation from the Van Beuren Studio DVD: 02/2009
Return of the 30s Characters DVD: 03/2009
Toddle Tales and Rainbow Parade Cartoons DVD: 04/2009, BD: soon! (2009 Bonus: It Fell Off the Shelf So I Transferred It) (2019 Fundraiser Bonus: Original Raw Scans) (+ 2017 Sneak Preview BD)
The Complete Animated Adventures of Tom and Jerry DVD: 10/2009, BD: soon! (2009 Bonus: You Don't Have This One aka Official Unofficial Bonus Disc)
Stop Motion Marvels DVD: 05/2010 BD: 06/2019 (2010 Bonus: Put This with the Other Bonus Discs) (2018 Bonus: Films That Didn't Make It on to the Set - NOT YET RELEASED)
Makin' 'Em Move DVD: 8/2010 (Bonus: Things I Made a Transfer of Before They Left)
Private Snafu Golden Classics DVD: 12/2010, BD: 12/2015 (2015 Bonus: Bonus WW2 Cartoons)
Uncensored Animation 2: Cannibals! DVD: 06/2011 (Bonus: Bonus Disc)
Noveltoons Original Classics DVD: 01/2012, BD: 10/2019 (2019 Bonus: Noveltoons That Didn't Make It Onto the Set - NOT YET RELEASED)
Mid Century Modern Animation Volume 1 DVD: 04/2012, BD: 09/2018 (2012 Bonus: Why Are These Not (all) on DVD Yet) (2017 Bonus: Other Modern Cartoons)
More Cartoons for Victory DVD: 11/2012 (+ Sneak Preview DVD)
Lantz Studio Treasures Starring Oswald DVD: 05/2013 (Bonus: Additional Rare Oswald Cartoons)
Mid Century Modern Animation Volume 2 DVD: 12/2013, BD: 09/2018 (2017 Bonus: Other Modern Cartoons, same as Mid Century 1) (+ Sneak Preview DVD+MPEGs)
Fleischer Classics featuring Gulliver's Travels BD+DVD: 03/2014
A Conversation with Walter Lantz DVD: 05/2014
Technicolor Dreams and Black and White Nightmares BD+DVD: 07/2014 (Bonus: Other Cartoons) (+ Sneak Preview DVD)
Classics from the Van Beuren Studios BD+DVD: 02/2015 (Bonus: Van Veuren Bonus Disc)
Willie Whopper BD+DVD: 9/2015
Yuletide Flickers (re-release) BD+DVD: 12/2016 (Bonus: Other Christmas Cartoons and Film)
Abbott and Costello Rarities BD+DVD: 06/2017 (Bonus: Things That Didn't Make It)
Flip the Frog BD+DVD: soon! (+ Sneak Preview BD)
Fleischer Rarities BD: 06/2018 (Bonus: Bonus Disc) (advertised  as BD+DVD combo, but Steve reneged on the DVD. UPDATE: Steve offered to send a delayed DVD-R after people complained .)
Cartoon Commercials Volume 2 BD: 12/2020 (2019 Bonus: Bonus Disc BD: soon!) (advertised  as BD+DVD combo, but Steve hasn't shipped the DVD or the bonus disc.)
More Stop Motion Marvels BD+DVD: 03/2021 (Bonus: Things That Didn't Make It)
More Technicolor Dreams and Black & White Nightmares BD: soon!
Ub Iwerks' Comi-Color Cartoons Volume 1 BD: soon!
Lou Bunin's Magic Puppet Animation Featuring Alice in Wonderland BD: soon!
The Other Betty Boops, Volume 1 BD: soon!
Mid Century Modern Animation Volume 3 BD: soon!

Thunderbean Special Discs:
NOT NUMBERED - Stocking Stuffer DVD: ??/2005 (Bonus: Cartoon Fantastic's Corner)
#1 - Rare Cartoons DVD+MPEGs: ??/????, BD: 04/2015
#2 - GAC in Exile DVD+MPEGs: ??/????, BD: 04/2015
#3 - Before the Chains Are on the Door DVD+MPEGs: ??/????, BD: 04/2015
#4 - Toon O Rama DVD+MPEGs: ??/????, BD: 04/2015
#5 - 35mm IB Technicolor Noveltoons MPEGs: ??/????
#6 - Super Secret Disc DVD+MPEGs: ??/????, BD: 04/2015
#7 - While the Telecine Is Still Here DVD+MPEGs: ??/????, BD: 04/2015
#8 - The Telecine Has Landed DVD+MPEGs: 01/2013, BD: 04/2015
#9 - Cats, Dogs and Sailors DVD+MPEGs: 03/2013, BD: 04/2015
#10 - Gulliver's Travels DVD+MPEGs: 03/2013
#11 - Collector's Choice DVD+MPEGs: 08/2013, BD: 04/2015
#12 - Toon Time 2014 BD+DVD+MPEGs: 08/2014
#13 - Tons of Toons BD+DVD: 12/2014
#14 - All Sorts of Cartoon Shorts BD+DVD: 04/2015
#15 - We're on Our Way to IB Technicolor BD+DVD: 07/2015
#16? - Yuletide Flickers (original release): BD+DVD: 12/2015
#17 - Thunderbean Thursday 2015 BD+DVD: ??/2015
#18 - Animated Feature and Shorts BD+DVD: 11/2015
#19 - Politiks and Poultry BD+DVD: 01/2017
#20 - The End of the Reel BD+DVD: 12/2016
#21 - Grand Old Toons BD+DVD: 06/2017
#22 - All Scrappy, All Warners BD: 12/2017 (advertised  as BD+DVD combo, but Steve reneged on the DVD)
#23 - Cartoon Cornered BD+DVD: 07/2016
#24 - Ragdoll Feature and Cartoons BD+DVD: 12/2016
#25 - Cartoons to the Rescue! BD: 04/2018 (advertised  as BD+DVD combo, but Steve reneged on the DVD)
#26 - Screen Songs BD: 06/2019
#27 - Award Winning Cartoons BD: 12/2018
#28 - Odds & Ends BD: 02/2019 (advertised  as a "special" disc but now sold on Amazon )
#29 - Cartoon Paradise BD: 05/2019
#30 - I'm No Fool for IB Tech! BD: 12/2018
#31 - Terry/Lantz/Famous BD: 12/2020
#32 - Popeye: Original Classics in Technicolor BD: 07/2020 (advertised  as a "semi-official" disc but now sold on Amazon )
#33 - Secret Christmas Disc BD: 12/2018
#37 - 1967 Animated Feature BD: 10/2019
#38 - The Complete Animated Adventures of Tom and Jerry BD: soon! (will become an official release, see above)
#39 - 1973 Animated Feature BD: 05/2021
#40 - Toon Club BD: 12/2020
#41 - All Censored BD: 12/2020
#42 - A Lot of Little Bugs BD: soon!
#43 - Fleischer Follies BD: soon!
#44 - Thunderbean Thursday 2016 BD+DVD: 07/2016
#45 - Halloween Rarities BD+DVD: 10/2016
#46 - Popeye and Betty Boop BD+DVD: 06/2017
#47 - Thunderbean Thursday 2017 BD: 12/2017
#48 - 1937 Animated Feature BD: soon!
#49 - Missing Links! BD: soon!
#50 - Late 80s Live Action/Animated Feature BD: 05/2021
#51 - Looney Tunes Missing in Action BD: soon!
#52 - Thunderbean Thursday 2018 BD: 05/2021
#53 - Even More Noveltoons BD: soon!
#54 - The Other 1940 Feature BD: soon!
#55 - All Censored, Volume 2 BD: soon!
#56 - Cartoony Christmas BD: 01/2019
#57 - IB Technicolor Garage Scans BD: 05/2021
#58 - Steve's Closet BD: 12/2020
#59 - Famous Studio's "Little Lulu" Cartoons BD: soon!
#60 - Cartoon Animals BD: soon!
#61 - Lots of Bad Guys BD: soon!
#62 - 1950 Animated Feature BD: soon!
#63 - Ghosts of Christmas Toons BD: 12/2020
#64 - Cartoon Resolutions BD: soon!
#65 - Cartoon Road Trip BD: soon!
#66 - Funny Bunnies BD: soon!
#67 - 1951 Animated Feature - Down the Rabbit Hole BD: soon!
#?? - Hollywood Rarities BD+DVD: 09/2017
#?? - On Hold BD: 12/2020 (advertised as a "special" disc but now sold on Amazon )
#?? - Top Shelf Scans! BD: 05/2021
#?? - Lost and Found Cartoons BD: soon!

Official Snappy Video Releases:
Tower of Screaming Virgins BD: 5/2017
The Phantom Planet BD: 12/2017
Explorers of the World BD: 10/2017
[the release that shall not be named] BD: 12/2017 (fixed version released 02/2018)
Soundies! Volume 1 BD: 06/2018 (advertised  as a "special" disc but now sold on Amazon )
Missile to the Moon BD: 07/2018 (the case claims it's a Blu-ray/DVD combo, but there is no DVD!)
Vintage Education, Part 1 BD: 09/2018 (advertised  as a "special" disc but now sold on Amazon )
Party Disc featuring Reefer Madness BD: 11/2018 (advertised  as a "special" disc but now sold on Amazon )
Angels Die Hard BD: 08/2019
Bury Me an Angel BD: soon!
Kipling's Women BD: 06/2019
Vintage Education, Part 2 BD: soon!
Party Disc, Volume 2 featuring Paris Ooh-La-La! BD: soon!
ToonFan
2017-01-23T14:19:11Z
I'm not familiar with "Felix and Rarities" and can't find it on Amazon. What's on it? Can it still be purchased?
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2017-01-24T13:36:59Z
Originally Posted by: ToonFan 

I'm not familiar with "Felix and Rarities" and can't find it on Amazon. What's on it? Can it still be purchased?



The full title is actually "Felix the Cat and Rarities from the 1920s." I'll update the list. It was one of the very first Thunderbean releases, and I think Steve might have sold it exclusively on eBay.

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RandCanuck
2017-01-26T05:02:22Z
As I recall, Felix was not a wide release, and had a very limited distribution among those that were in on the early days of Thunderbean. Steve did not consider it an "official" release, though he did put it out with a regular case and cover. I do have a copy, and feel privileged to have it.
sfish
2017-04-12T13:44:32Z
A quick comparison of bort's list above with Steve's new list of special discs reveals I'll only be missing the following items from the complete special disc collection:

#5 - 35mm IB Technicolor Noveltoons MPEGs: ??/????
#10 - Gulliver's Travels DVD+MPEGs: 03/2013
#16? - Yuletide Flickers (original release): BD+DVD: 12/2015
#?? - Cartoon Cornered BD+DVD: 07/2016
#?? - Thunderbean Thursday 2016 BD+DVD: 07/2016
#?? - Halloween Rarities BD+DVD: 10/2016
#?? - Ragdoll Feature and Cartoons BD+DVD: soon!
#?? - Fleischer Rarities BD+DVD: soon!

I have the official Yuletide Flickers set, so I'd suppose I'm pretty well covered there. Is there a possibility that the soon-to-be-released Noveltoons set and set #15 would cover any of the content of set #5 above? And would the official Gulliver's Travel's set cover any of the content of set #10 above? If so, I'll really only be missing 5 special discs. Not bad either way.[buzzy]
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2017-04-12T14:49:04Z
The content from Special Disc #10 was later remastered and officially released on the Gulliver's Travels Blu Ray. So if you own that, you should be set.

Special Disc #5 contained the following Noveltoons:

Gilly Goose (1944)
Suddenly It's Spring (1944)
Yankee Doodle Donkey (1944)
Scrappily Married (1945)
A Lamb in a Jam (1945)
Cheese Burglar (1946)
The Stupidstitious Cat (1947)
The Enchanted Square (1947)
Much Ado About Mutton (1947)
Quack-a-Doodle-Doo (1950)

I suspect that most/all of these will probably appear on the forthcoming Noveltoons set or as bonus cartoons on the "Ragdoll" special disc.
zurk
2017-04-23T03:02:29Z
Isn't Fleischer Rarities going to be a replicated release instead of a special set?
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2017-04-23T08:05:28Z
Originally Posted by: zurk 

Isn't Fleischer Rarities going to be a replicated release instead of a special set?


You're correct! I updated the list.
Duck Dodgers
2017-04-25T11:40:45Z
Please, check your PM, please. I have yet to get a few DVDs/blurays ordered from you, thanks.
2017-04-26T22:04:12Z
I wouldn't worry too much Duck. Most of this stuff hasn't shipped out yet. Not including the pre-orders for official releases that are in progress (Flip, A&C, Fleischer, Mid-Cent Modern, Noveltoons), I think the last "special set" to mail out was "Politiks & Poulty."

"Grand Old Toons", "Popeye & Betty", "Warners & Scrappy" are still pending . . . .
zurk
2017-04-26T23:01:03Z
Yeah, it seems that Steve is waiting until A&C Rarities is fully completed so he can just send those with all the special discs that people purchased this month.

He did mention that Grand Old Toons was finished, and posted stills on one of these threads, so I imagine that disc will be sent with A&C R and the special sets, as well.
Kristjan
2019-05-17T00:29:33Z
The List that Burt post is extremely useful. It seems to be almost up to date, the list was last edited 20 days ago.

If you count everything on the lists, there have been 42 official sets and 46 special/Bonus/unofficial sets that are some achievement for what is basically 1 man operation. Steve deserves all the applause he can get for making these sets possible.

With that said it would be good to get a complete list of cartoons included on each set both for the official sets and the special set in one place. It would also be nice if know whether the cartoons are 100% uncut and with original titles, and have original color/BW elements and if there are any aspect ratio issues.

Now I know these settings are a labor of love for Steve and is doing his best to make sure that these cartoons are like 100% truth to the original as possible. It might not always be possible at various point in time. For example, Japanese Lantern only previously been available in BW but it's now set to be available in color on its upcoming re-release on blue-ray. So it would be nice to know when these shortcomings happen so it can be fixed in future re-releases. 🙂
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2019-05-17T02:39:36Z
Originally Posted by: Kristjan 

With that said it would be good to get a complete list of cartoons included on each set both for the official sets and the special set in one place. It would also be nice if know whether the cartoons are 100% uncut and with original titles, and have original color/BW elements and if there are any aspect ratio issues.


I think the exact contents of the special & bonus sets need to remain secret for legal reasons, but we could probably do something like this for the official sets (if Steve approves).
Steve Stanchfield
2019-05-18T13:33:38Z
I would love a list like that myself! Kristjan, Funny enough, I do know all of that stuff in my head pretty well.

This is the first week off for the summer from my full time job, and what a week it has been. We have a new space, a ton of things went out the door, and there's scans happening nearly every week. Thanks to you folks, the (small but mighty) fan base. I love that there are good copies of so many rare things out there and am glad to have been able to contribute a little to this over these years...