BOOTLEG FILES 064: “Hugo the Hippo” (1976 animated feature film, with voice performances by Burl Ives and Paul Lynde and songs by Marie Osmond and Jimmy Osmond).
LAST SEEN: As far as research can determine, it was last seen in a broadcast on British television on July 29, 1981.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: In the early 1980s.
REASON FOR DISAPPEARANCE: Most likely because of music clearance problems and a very un-PC story.
CHANCES OF SEEING A DVD RELEASE: Don’t bet on it.
BOOTLEG OPPORTUNITIES: Videos turns up on eBay every now and then.
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