This is the Young Indiana Jones news between 1997 and 2000. Between 2001 and 2008 the news was posted in the Young Indy News forum which was lost when the forums broke. There has not been any Young Indy news since 20008.
September 15, 2000
www.dvdfile.com had a chat with Martin Blythe of Paramount Home Video and Michael Arkin, who is Senior Vice President, Marketing for Paramount Home Entertainment. During it this exchange took place:
(JeffKleis) I realize that you don't know when Lucas will let you do Indiana Jones, but why wasn't it released with last year's remastered VHS? Of course, I do seem to be detecting a pattern here regarding Lucas and DVD :( When we do see Indy, I heard a rumor that we will see Young Indiana Jones DVDs at the same time. Can you confirm/deny this, and tell us when there will be more Young Indy tapes?
(RonEpstein) Any little hint on Indiana Jones would be a real treat Martin. This is a #1 request.
(martinb) We're undecided whether to release more Young Indys on tape, however I don't see it where we'd link the film DVDs to the TV series. Maybe they could conceivably be released around the same time, but we'd never link them in any other way. Ron, to be frank, Indiana Jones aint' anytime soon, sorry. It's going to take a whole year to prep them at the very least!
(RonEpstein) Well THAT is definitive news that will squelch many rumors., Thanks Martin
So not only has Paramount not decided when more Young Indy videos will be released they are not sure even if they will release more.
August 8, 2000
In September the USA cable channel presently has 5 Young Indy episodes listed. Again four of the five are episodes not released on video. See the USA airdate listing for the details.
July 7, 2000
So far the only information on Ronny Coutteure's death comes from several very short French news articles. He died on June 21 at his home in Fretin, near Lille in northern France. He committed suicide. He is survived by his wife Dianne and two children.
Dianne read this statement to journalists (translated by an Indy fan): He gave fully in the rise of his career, with all his strength, but he was very afraid of the descent. He had carefully chosen to remain with you in his greatness. I know that these last days, sometimes he had a sad air, but basically he was already preparing for the end of his life.
June 23, 2000
Ronny Coutteure who played Remy has died at age 48. This is from a French news article provided by Thierry.
June 7, 2000
The USA cable channel presently has 5 Young Indy episodes listed for the second week in July. Four of the five are episodes not released on video and 2 are Corey Carrier episodes. See the USA airdate listing for the details. This far in advance USA might make some changes so check back next month.
In Mexico 3 more videos are listed for coming out July 14 - Attack of the Hawkmen, Spring Break Adventure, and Adventures in the Secret Service. Thanks to Emilio and Lety for the info.
March 29, 2000
The Indy feature films are out now in the Netherlands with the Phantom Train of Doom in the box set. The single video Treasure of the Peacock's Eye also was released (thanks to Marco for the info). This is also how they ended up being released in the UK contrary to earlier info. Daredevils of the Desert is now listed with a UK release date of April 3 (thanks to Leigh for the update).
March 10, 2000
It looks like the international Young Indy video releases are well under way with the official Young Indy website adding some general info on the releases. They will be the same 12 videos released in the U.S. and will released over the course of the year. As people have been finding out the Indy feature film box set includes the Young Indy video Oganga the Giver and Taker of Life. There are also to be some other promotional things.
In New South Wales in Australia the Hollywood Follies aired February 27 on Channel Nine(NBN in NSW). Thanks to Claire for the info.
The Indy feature films (with the Young Indy video in the box set) are coming out in Hungary on March 12. Thanks to Paul for the info.
February 29, 2000
For those in Germany several of the re-edited Young Indy videos are out now with more being released several at a time at least through August. This info came from the www.cinemabilia.de web site.
For those in Mexico the Indy feature films are out now with the box set including Oganga the Giver and Taker of Life. Scheduled to be released on March 10 are Daredevils of the Desert, Phantom Train of Doom, and Treasure of the Peacock's Eye. In the Young Indy videos will be coupon to be redeemed for a film strip from the Indy feature films. Thanks to Emilio for this info.
For those in France some info was posted by Hardin in the Young Indy discussion forum.
Like USA, there are no episodes listed for the Fox Family channel in March.
February 17, 2000
For those in the U.K. a few of the re-edited Young Indy videos are scheduled to be released April 3. They are Daredevils of the Desert, Phantom Train of Doom, and Treasure of the Peacock's Eye. The Indy feature films originally scheduled to be released in January are now listed for March 6 and will be available in both standard and widescreen formats. Included in the Indy feature film box set is Oganga the Giver and Taker of Life.
There are no Young Indy airings listed for USA again in March.
January 26, 2000
Neither the Fox Family Channel nor USA have any airings listed in February
December 22, 1999
No Young Indy episodes are listed for the Fox Family Channel in January
December 9, 1999
USA does not have any Young Indy episodes listed again for January.
The re-mastered laser discs of the Indy feature films previously put on hold have now been cancelled. According to the rumor mill the reason was that Pioneer did not want to pay the THX fees.
November 26, 1999
No Young Indy episodes are listed for the Fox Family Channel in December either.
November 18, 1999
Star Wars Insider #46 has an article on the Indy/Young Indy video release. According to it more Young Indy videos will be released in the new millennium. That is pretty vague but hopefully it means next year.
There are no Young Indy episodes listed for USA in December.
In the UK the remastered Indy feature films are listed as coming out on January 10, 2000. No mention of the new Young Indy videos. For info see www.blackstar.co.uk (who still lists most of the old Young Indy videos).
October 19, 1999
Lucasfilm opened a Young Indy website with info on the upcoming Indy and Young Indy videos. It mentions the gift set of the 3 Indy feature films will for a limited time include a free Young Indy Treasure of the Peacock's Eye video. There will also be rebate coupons. The videos not being released October 26 are labeled as coming soon.
There are no Fox Family Channel airings listed for November.
The November USA Young Indy airings have been put on a USA Young Indy airdates page.
Young Indy has been airing irregularly in Spain by Antena 3 TV.
September 23, 1999
The laser discs announced by Pioneer of the 3 Indy feature films have been put on hold at the request of Paramount and Lucasfilm. No reason was given.
There are no Fox Family Channel airings listed for October.
The USA cable channel has all ready made some changes in the episodes scheduled. For the episodes see the USA Young Indy airdates page.
September 9, 1999
The recent Fox Family Channel airings have been moved to the airdates page.
The USA cable channel will start running the video version of the Young Indy episodes Sundays in October at 11am eastern/pacific.
August 20, 1999
Both Movies Unlimited and Amazon have started taking advance orders for the Young Indy and Indy videos which is still scheduled for October 26. See the Young Indy links page for these and other online places that sell the videos. The 12 Young Indy videos are all Sean Patrick Flanery episodes and include 2 of the 4 episodes not shown in the U,S. and 2 of the 3+ hours of additional footage filmed for the video release. See the Young Indy video page for a list of the videos being released and the Young Indy video episode guide for details on the videos.
July 27, 1999
According to some inside info, work has begun to prep the re-edited Young Indy episodes for release on video. It looks like this time we are actually going to them.
July 9, 1999
This is taken from reports in both Hollywood Reporter and Variety:
Paramount Home Video will release 12 of the feature length Young Indy TV movies. George Lucas has recorded new introductions for all 12 of the TV tapes which will include interviews with Sean Patrick Flanery as well.
Paramount is also rereleasing the Indiana Jones trilogy to video on October 26. The films will be digitally remastered and letterboxed for VHS tape. They also will feature cast and crew interviews, including Steven Spileberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford. No mention is made of LD, but it is reported that the film will not be released on DVD, and, as expected, there are no plans to do so in the near future.
June 7, 1999
Cinema Sounds did a radio show on Young Indy which will be on their web site as Real Audio for a couple months.
May 12, 1999
On Entertainment Tonight George Lucas was answering some questions sent in by fans. Here is what he said about what he was interested in doing after he finished the 3 Star Wars prequels: Well, Eric, I've always said I wanted to go back and do non-linear non-story films. More personal kinds of movies. And I may go back and do that when I finish the 'Star Wars' series. I think I've also got a couple of TV shows that I'm interested in. The "Young Indiana Jones" experience I loved a great deal. I'd like to go back and do a little bit more of that.
May 4, 1999
At the Star Wars convention in Denver over the first weekend in May, Rick McCallum mentioned that the Young Indy videos should be coming out this fall and the series will also be running on TV. However in the past things have not worked out as he expected so do not get your hopes up too high until there is more official word.
April 9, 1999
Added voting poll to rate 4 Young Indy episodes. Depending on how it turns out I might add other polls.
March 18, 1999
Young Indy continues to run in Australia Saturday mornings. Recent episodes include Florence 1908, Mystery of Blues, Istanbul 1918, and on March 20 is Northern Italy 1918.
February 16, 1999
Young Indy has been running since the beginning of this year in Japan. On February 16 Germany 1916 aired.
Finally got some sound files added.
February 7, 1999
Young Indy is still running in Australia. On February 6 the Phantom Train of Doom aired.
December 14, 1998
In Australia Young Indy is being shown on Channel 9. Some air dates:
3:00pm 6th December - German East Africa, December 1916
5:00am 12th December - Transylvania, January 1918
September 27, 1998
No airings are listed on the U.S. Fox Family Channel through the end of October.
August 26, 1998
Starlog magazine issue 255 (October) now out at newstands has a Sean Patrick Flanery article. Half is about what happened with the Lost in Space role and the rest on his Young Indy memories. It does have one error as none of the made for ABC episodes ever ran on the U.S. Family channel.
August 24, 1998
No airings are listed on the U.S. Fox Family Channel through the end of September
July 27, 1998
The Family Channel will change to become the Fox Family Channel on August 15. It is unkown if the Young Indy movies will air on the new channel but no airings are listed through the end of August.
June 29, 1998
Channel MTV3 in Finland is airng the cable movies:
June 27 - Hollywood Follies
July 4 - Attack of the Hawkmen
July 18 - Treasure of the Peacock's Eye
July 25 - Travels With Father
No airings are listed on the U.S. Family Channel through the end of July
May 26, 1998
More U.S. Family Channel airngs:
June 6 - Hollywood Follies
June 21 - Travels With Father
Dutch SBS ran all 4 of the made-for-cable movies recently.
April 20, 1998
Sean Patrick Flanery is in Suicide Kings which is now playing in theaters.
He has also signed up to do Vanilla Fog with Sarah Michelle Gellar which
starts filming May 25.
Dutch SBS has run a couple of the movies recently.
March 22, 1998
According to a cable guide the Family Channel will air Attack of the Hawkmen on April 24 at 3:30am.
January 8, 1998
A new book, Young Indiana Jones and the Ring of Power is due out in June. It will be published by Random House with ISBN 0679890491 and is aimed at young readers ages 4-8.
January 7, 1998
Since January 2, Young Indy has been airing in France on the Serie Club cable channel.
December 10, 1997
While there is still no word on the release date for the videos, Micah's Indyfan site has details on what is on each of the 22 tapes.
December 2, 1997
As of November 30, Dutch TV has aired all 4 of the made for cable movies.
November 12, 1997
The series has been running since the end of September in Italy on RAISAT 2.
October 29, 1997
On October 12 Dutch TV aired Travels With Father.
In the U.K. the Movie Channel has run all 4 of the made for cable movies.
September 15, 1997
On September 14 Dutch TV ran Treasure of the Peacock's Eye.
In the U.K. the Movie Channel has been showing some of the made for cable
September 6 and 7 - Hollywood Follies
September 13 - Treasure of the Peacock's Eye
September 20 - Attack of the Hawkmen