11-4-06: Slight change in the email from the last update. Basically, go to their MySpace blog now.

Shout! Factory is thinking about commissioning new episodes of Home Movies from Loren Bouchard, Brendan Small, Soup2Nuts and the entire Home Movies crew. Producing TV is expensive. Not a big deal for a television station collecting advertising dollars, but pretty steep for a small operation like [Shout! Factory]. Which is why we're trying to get a sense if user sponsored TV (as opposed to commercially sponsored TV) would work. That being said, we need as many people (thousands) to go to our blog (and then subscribe to the series) as possible.

The shows would be available either as a download or shipped to you on a DVD. Episodes would run approx. 15-25 minutes and there would be about 8 of them. There is the potential that when put together the new episodes would make a Home Movies Movie. New episodes would be created every 2-3 months. We're trying to figure out if there are enough people out there that would be interested in seeing new Home Movies this way. If you would be interested in something like this, go to our My Space blog and post your interest. Here's a link:
Shout! Factory Main Page

Blog Post on Home Movies

Also, the latest Homestar Runner cartoon features a neat costume.

edit: fixed the link, sorry

10-28-06: Well...

I got an email today from a woman from Shout! Factory (the company that produces the Home Movies DVDs).

Hi,

Shout! Factory is thinking about commissioning new episodes of Home Movies from Loren Bouchard, Brendan Small, Soup2Nuts and the entire Home Movies crew. This would be available either as a download or shipped to you on a DVD. The cost would be $5 per episode. Episodes would run approx. 15-25 minutes and there would be about 8 of them. There is the potential that when put together the new episodes would make a Home Movies Movie. New episodes would be created every 2-3 months. We're trying to figure out if there are enough people out there that would be interested in seeing new Home Movies this way.

Would you be willing to post the above paragraph and tell every one to
drop us a line at homemovies@shoutfactory.com if they're interested?

Now lest anyone get excited, I would file this under "slight possibility" at best. But hey, if you're interested, fire away; they want to hear from you.

9-19-06: Later!

This is The Landstander, longtime owner of this site, saying that only a few years after the show's cancellation (and a few months after the last of the DVDs) that I am done with this site. I've been doing this site since January of 2003, and it has been suprisingly a lot of fun. The good folks at the show were even nice enough to contact me (I got a free bookbag!).

As a final update, I revised a lot of the guides, including my own reviews. You can check out the Episode Capsules or the Characters section. I added a more extensive guide to the DVDs, organized some of the thoughts on the last episode, and even added a soundtrack lyric page (thanks to whoever emailed me that suggestion). And I should mention that I'm not changing my email, so if anyone has any further contributions, feel free to contact me.

Barring the show ever coming back in some form (which is pretty much not going to happen), this site is 'finished', so to speak. Thanks to everyone who contributed/helped me out/hosted me over the years. I leave this site up and open to anyone who finds it over the years, and if somehow you can get more out of the show because of this site, neato.

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