This year, StarVista Entertainment and Time Life will release The Wonder Years: The Complete Series on home video for the first time. The most requested TV series never to be released on DVD ran on ABC from 1988-1993, garnered multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe & a Peabody, and was named by TV Guide as one of the “Top 20 Shows of the ’80s.” The Wonder Years will make its long-awaited debut in the second half of 2014.
Routinely praised for high-quality TV DVD collections, an archivist’s attention to detail, and specially produced bonus programming on releases such as Get Smart, The Carol Burnett Show and China Beach, StarVista Entertainment/ Time Life is planning a deluxe release of the The Wonder Years, which starred Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey, Olivia d’Abo, Josh Saviano and Daniel Stern, and featured as a theme song Joe Cocker’s unforgettable rendition of the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.”
As it did for China Beach, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is painstakingly securing the rights for virtually every song in The Wonder Years. From Cocker’s theme song, to hundreds of other memorable and classic soul, rock and pop songs, including classics from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and many others. The idea is to release the series as it was initially broadcast, un-edited and untouched from original broadcast masters.
The Wonder Years was created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black in association with New World Television, which was acquired in 1997 by 21stCentury Fox (then News Corporation), the parent company of Twentieth Century Fox Television.
To best serve fans of The Wonder years, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life has launched WonderYearsDVDs.com, the official site for all updates, exclusive content and pre-orders.
Check out the original opening sequence for The Wonder Years, below.