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Video and online markets

Top 10 retail video animated series titles, ranked by units sold, 1998–2007

Australian titles highlighted and in bold.


Updated data is no longer available following a reduction in the categories tracked by GfK Retail and Technology Australia.

2007

Rank Title Distributor
DVD
1 Family Guy: Season 6 Fox
2 Family Guy: Season 5 Fox
3 The Simpsons: Season 9: Box Set Collectors Edition Fox
4 Family Guy: Season 1 Fox
5 Family Guy: Season 2 Fox
6 Family Guy: Season 8: Collectors Edition Fox
7 Family Guy: Season 4 Fox
8 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Fox
9 Family Guy: Season 3 Fox
10 American Dad: Season 2 Fox

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of around 85 per cent of Australian retailers.
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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2006

Rank Title Distributor
DVD
1 Family Guy: Season 4 Fox
2 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Fox
3 The Simpsons: Season 7 Box Set Fox
4 Family Guy: Season 1 Fox
5 Family Guy: Season 2 Fox
6 The Simpsons: Season 6 Box Set Fox
7 Family Guy: Season 3 Fox
8 American Dad: Season 1 Fox
9 The Ren & Stimpy Show: Seasons 1 & 2 Paramount
10 The Simpsons: Season 5 Box Set Fox

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of around 85 per cent of Australian retailers.
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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2005

Due to falling demand, GfK Retail and Technology Australia ceased tracking VHS sales of television series after 2004.

Rank Title Distributor
DVD
1 The Simpsons: Season 5 Box Set Fox
2 Family Guy: Season 2 Fox
3 Family Guy: Season 3 Fox
4 Family Guy: Season 1 Fox
5 The Simpsons: Season 4 Box Set Fox
6 The Simpsons: Season 6 Box Set Fox
7 The Simpsons: Season 3 Box Set Fox
8 The Simpsons: Season 2 Box Set Fox
9 The Simpsons: Season 1 Box Set Fox
10 Futurama: Season 4 Collection Box Fox

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of around 85 per cent of Australian retailers.
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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2004

Rank Title Distributor
DVD
1 The Simpsons: Season 3, 4 DVD Box Set Fox
2 The Simpsons: Season 4, 4 DVD Collectors Edition Fox
3 Futurama: Season 4, 4 DVD Collection Fox
4 Futurama: Season 3, Collection Box 4 DVD Fox
5 The Simpsons: Season 2, 4 DVD Box Set Fox
6 The Simpsons: Season 1, Box DVD Fox
7 Futurama: Season 2, Collection Box Set 4DVD Fox
8 Futurama: Season 1, Collection Box Set Fox
9 Family Guy: Season 1 Fox
10 Family Guy: Season 2 Fox
VHS
1 The Incredible Hulk 1 Disney
2 Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Warner
3 X-Men Evolution: Mutants Uprising Warner
4 Leunig Animated AV Channel
5 Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers BBC
6 Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave BBC
7 Wallace & Gromi: A Grand Day Out BBC
8 The Silver Brumby Volume 5 Roadshow
9 The Simpsons: Backstage Pass Fox
10 The Simpsons: Season 2 Box 2 Fox

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of around 85 per cent of Australian retailers.
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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2003

Rank Title Distributor
DVD
1 Futurama: Season 2, Collection 4 DVD Box Set Fox
2 The Simpsons: Season 2, 4 DVD Box Set Fox
3 The Simpsons: Season 3, 4 DVD Box Set Fox
4 Futurama: Season 1, Collection Box Set Fox
5 The Simpsons: Season 1, Box DVD Fox
6 Futurama: Season 3, Collection 4 DVD Box Set Fox
7 The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Fox
8 Spider-Man: Daredevil vs Spider-Man Buena Vista
9 The Incredible Hulk 1 Buena Vista
10 Futurama: Season 1 Disc 1 Fox
VHS
1 Spider-Man: Daredevil vs Spider-Man Buena Vista
2 The Incredible Hulk 1 Buena Vista
3 Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villain Showdown Buena Vista
4 Scooby-Doo Meets Batman Warner
5 Spongebob Squarepants: Spongebuddies Nickelodeon
6 Scooby-Doo: Winter WonderDog Warner
7 Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire Warner
8 Zoids: Volume 2.1 Magna Pacific
9 Beyblade: Volume 1 Shock
10 Spongebob Squarepants: Nautical Nonsense Nickelodeon

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Based on a non-extrapolated sample of around 85 per cent of Australian retailers.
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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2002

Rank Title Distributor
DVD
1 The Simpsons: Season 2: Box Set Fox
2 The Simpsons: Season 1: Box Set Fox
3 Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villain Showdown Buena Vista
4 Futurama: Season 1: Collection Fox
5 The Simpsons: Film Festival Fox
6 Dragonball Z: Movie 5 Madman
7 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth Madman
8 Leunig Animated AV Channel
9 Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion Madman
10 Dragonball Z: The History of Trunks Madman
VHS
1 Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villian Showdown Buena Vista
2 Arthur Babysits Fun for Kids
3 Zoids: Volume 2.1 Magna Pacific
4 Dragonball Z Movie 5: Cooler’s Challenge Madman
5 Dragonball Z: The History of Trunks Madman
6 Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Warner
7 Oakie Doke and the Wishing Well Fun for Kids
8 The Simpsons: Film Festival Fox
9 Beyblade Volume 1 Shock
10 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Buena Vista

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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2001

Rank Title Distributor
VHS
1 Rugrats in Paris Nickelodeon
2 The Simpsons: Greatest Hits Fox
3 Dragonball Z: The History of Trunks Madman
4 Digimon Volume 6 Fox Kids
5 Digimon Volume 3 Fox Kids
6 Digimon Volume 7 Fox Kids
7 Digimon Volume 2 Fox Kids
8 Maisy: Animals Universal
9 Digimon Volume 4 Fox Kids
10 Maisy: Birthday and Other Stories Universal

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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2000

Rank Title Distributor
VHS
1 Digimon Volume 1 Fox Kids
2 Pokémon Volume 10 Siren
3 Pokémon Volume 1 Siren
4 Pokémon Volume 4 Siren
5 Pokémon Volume 6 Siren
6 Pokémon Volume 7 Siren
7 Pokémon Volume 8 Siren
8 Digimon Volume 2 Fox Kids
9 Pokémon Volume 9 Siren
10 Pokémon Volume 9 Siren

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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1999

Rank Title Distributor
VHS
1 Pokémon Volume 1 Siren
2 Pokémon Volume 4 Siren
3 Pokémon Volume 2 Siren
4 Pokémon Volume 6 Siren
5 Pokémon Volume 5 Siren
6 Pokémon Volume 7 Siren
7 Pokémon Volume 3 Siren
8 Pokémon Volume 8 Siren
9 The Simpsons: Too Hot For TV Fox
10 South Park: Cartman’s Mom Warner Vision

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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1998

Rank Title Distributor
1 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Disney
2 South Park Volume 1 Warner Vision
3 South Park Volume 2 Warner Vision
4 South Park Volume 3 Warner Vision
5 South Park Volume 6 Warner Vision
6 Postman Pat Polygram
7 Spot Colours Polygram
8 Blinky Bill and the Polar Bears ABC
9 South Park Volume 4 Warner Vision
10 South Park Volume 5 Warner Vision

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Notes:
Excludes collections of multiple titles.
Australian titles are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.

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