Alternate Magnetic Video Corporation Licensees

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by OldNavy1988, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. OldNavy1988 Well-Known Member

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    In 1977, Magnetic Video Corporation began releasing major motion pictures to VHS and Beta. Twentieth Century Fox was Magnetic's first licensee, before Fox turned the company into CBS/Fox Video in 1982.

    Disney (1977-79)
    Announcer over the Magnetic Video logo: By special arrangement with Walt Disney Productions, Magnetic Video Corporation is proud to offer the following program on videocassette.

    Disney would start its own label, Walt Disney Home Video, in the summer of 1979.

    Hanna-Barbera (1977-1980)
    Announcer: By special arrangement with Hanna-Barbera Productions, Magnetic Video Corporation is proud to offer the following program on videocassette

    HB would bounce around multiple video labels before being sold to Panasonic owner Matsushita in 1990.

    A Charlie Brown Christmas (1977 VHS)

    Announcer:By special arrangement with Mr. Charles Schulz and United Feature Syndicate, Magnetic Video Corporation is proud to offer this classic television special on videocassette

    UFS would later sign with Media Home Entertainment, founded by B Movie director Charles Band, under the Hi-Tops video label specifically aimed at kids.

    King Features (1977-80)
    Announcer: By special arrangement with King Features Syndicate, Magnetic Video Corporation is proud to offer the following animated program on videocassette

    King Features primarily focused on Popeye during their short tenure with Magnetic, but would later sign with Family Home Entertainment and reacquire the Fleischer/Famous Popeye cartoons from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by 1983.

    Early Rocky and Bullwinkle tapes
    Announcer: By special arrangement with Jay Ward, Magnetic Video Corporation is proud to offer the following animated program on videocassette

    After Ward's death in 1989, his estate signed with Disney under the Buena Vista Home Video label.
     
  2. TheFaultsofAlts Member

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    Not bad, all things considered. However, I do believe that I have a couple of ideas.

    Jim Henson Video (1977-1981)
    Announcer: By special arrangement with the Henson family, Magnetic Video Corporation is proud to offer the following Muppet specials on videocassette.

    After seeing the relative success of Walt Disney Home Video, Jim Henson signs a contract with Ron Miller to exclusively distribute any and all Muppet-themed features and/or shows on VHS in 1982, including upcoming projects yet to be seen by the public eye, such as "The Muppets Take Manhattan".

    Nickelodeon (1980-1982)
    Announcer: By special arrangement with Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, Magnetic Video Corporation is proud to offer the following Pinwheel episode/episodes on videocassette.

    After being transferred to Warner Home Video, and after Paramount being bought by Viacom in 1990, future Nickelodeon videos would be released by Paramount Home Video, as opposed to Sony Wonder getting the initial rights.

    Do those seem like viable ideas?