• Kyroe
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I heard that 20th Century Fox Television (now Disney's 20th Television) used to distribute the series on syndication. I searched every nook and cranny for whoever owns the current rights. Wikipedia is a terrible source of information because it is edited everyday and sometimes getting it wrong. Searched Entertainment Rights' website through the Wayback Machine (which lists every cartoon they own, including all of the Filmation cartoons that would eventually fall under ownership of NBCUniversal's television division through DreamWorks Animation's Classic Media subsidiary) and I couldn't find the 1969 series on Entertainment Right's webpage on their list... I need investigation from a reliable source that isn't easily edited like Wikipedia. I know for sure Sony Music owns the recordings, while the 20th Television webpage requires signing up. Episodes have popped up on YouTube, but they're (pretty aged) film prints from the 1970s and 1980s but without the credits leaving me with no clue who owns the Filmation series.

Sorry for posting this again, I just posted this on the wrong thread which is why.
Bobby Bickert
I have no idea who has the rights to Filmation's adaptation of The Hardy Boys. I'll repost what I posted in a thread in the "General Discussion" about who has the rights to other adaptations of the Hardy Boys (and related property Nancy Drew).

The Hardy Boys serial "The Treasure of Applegate" that aired as part of the original Mickey Mouse Club was released as a Disney Treasure so I assume that Disney owns it.

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew TV series from the late 1970's was released on DVD by Universal.

The MGM Nancy Drew movies from the late 1930's and the early 1940's have been released on DVD by WB and occasionally air on Turner Classic Movies so I assume that WB owns them.

The Nancy Drew TV series that's currently airing on the CW is being released on DVD by Paramount.

(But I don't know if the owners of these properties had to pay royalties to someone to be able to release them on DVD, like WB is having to pay royalties to Hearst/King Features Syndicate to be able to release the theatrical Popeye cartoons on DVD and Blu-ray, even though AAP had to pay a million dollars to Hearst/King Features Syndicate when they bought the theatrical Popeye cartoons in the 1950's.)