Duckman courtesy CBS DVD
For years fans of the 1994 animated series
, which aired on USA Network and starred the voice of
Jason Alexander, have been clamoring for a DVD release. At TVGuide.com-owned TVShowsOnDVD.com, the series is among the top 100 most-wanted programs not yet released on DVD, and fan petitions have garnered more than 7,000 signatures requesting the cartoon's home video release.
Now CBS DVD's Executive Vice President and General Manager, Ken Ross, has revealed in an interview with trade publication
will indeed come to DVD at last! "There has been a level of fan demand for this show for a long time... we really had to wrap our brain around figuring a way to do it," he was quoted as saying.
I've discussed this with Everett Peck, who originally created the character for comic books before it was adapted into a TV series. Peck confirms that a release is indeed in the works, with Season 1 and Season 2 (both of which were short seasons) being combined onto the first package... which will probably be out later this year, we would guess. Peck also says, "There will be some value-added material but I'm not quite sure how that will shape up at this point." He is very grateful to Ross at CBS, and to all the fans, for making this happen: "I do want to say I'm very pleased that Duckman is finally coming to DVD, It's been way too long. I get emails all the time from people all around the world asking when Duckman will be on DVD and now I can finally tell them. I'm very grateful to Ken Ross at CBS for pushing this forward!"
They're still in the planning stages for this, so no exact release date is ready quite yet... but we'll be on the lookout for it! -