GoodTimes Entertainment, Ltd. Though it produced its own titles, the company was well-known due to its distribution of media from third parties and classics. The founders for the company were the brothers Kenneth, Joseph and Stanley Cayre often referred to and credited simply as the "Cayre Brothers" of Salsoul Records.
GoodTimes began Goodtimes - Danny C - Goodtimes / I Commence the distribution of copies of public domain titles. Though the company also produced and distributed many low-priced fitness videos, its most recognized line of products were the series of low-budget traditionally animated films from companies such as Jetlag ProductionsGolden Filmsand Blye Migicovsky Productions, as well as a selection of the now-public domain works of Burbank Films Prototype - Various - Hip Hop The Chillout Collection. This was largely legal, as the stories on which the big-budget movies were based were folk tales that had long been in the public domain and the major studios had little room to claim exclusive rights to the stories or the main characters.
The Walt Disney Company sued GoodTimes because the videotape packaging closely resembled Disney's, allegedly creating the potential of confusing consumers into unintentionally purchasing a GoodTimes title, when they instead meant to purchase a film from Disney that was otherwise nearly identical in appearance. As a result of the aforementioned lawsuit, GoodTimes suddenly found itself required by law to print its name atop all of its Admit It - Rory Gallagher - Tattoo / Blueprint VHS covers, in order to clearly demonstrate to the public at Goodtimes - Danny C - Goodtimes / I Commence that this was very much not the "blockbuster" title that they would be purchasing just then.
In the s they expanded the company into GT Publishing, a division of the company that published children's books under the Inchworm Press imprint. Expanding from home video distribution, GoodTimes founded its spin-off, GT Interactive Software as a way to distribute video games.
In addition, GoodTimes released several compilations assembled from public domain films, movie trailers, earlier television programs Goodtimes - Danny C - Goodtimes / I Commence newsreels. Most of these were credited to Film Shows, Inc. In JulyGoodTimes filed for bankruptcy and its assets were then sold to Gaiam. Gaiam then spun off its home video assets to Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment inwhich in turn was sold and merged into New Video in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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