Where can I find the UPA and Screen Gems cartoons on VHS or DVD?
A good majority of the UPA cartoons can be easily acquired through the “Columbia Pictures Cartoon Classics” series available on VHS video cassettes along with a few (redrawn) Screen Gems Li’l Abner cartoons. There are 12 volumes in all. Two early Krazy Kats, “Lighthouse Keeping” and “Bars and Stripes” have appeared on a few public domain compilations (the latter is now available on the recent Thunderbean Animation DVD release, “Attack of the 30’s Characters”). The 1941 Allen Rose Fable cartoon “It Happened to Crusoe” has appeared on compilations of non-politically correct cartoons. Two early Bill Nolan Krazy Kats from the Winkler era, “Bokays and Brickbatz” (1925) and “Feather Pushers” (1926, a.k.a. “Making Good”) can be found on “George Herriman’s Kinomatic Krazy Kat Kartoon Klassics” from Inkwell Images Ink. Recently, Columbia/Tri-Star has been releasing Columbia cartoons as “bonus features” on DVDs of full-length films. The DVD release of “Hellboy” contains fully-restored versions o