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'Jackson 5ive' animated show gets first ever home release

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The Jackson 5ive animated TV show will be available to fans for the first time ever next year.

All 23 episodes of the show, which originally aired from 1971 to 1972, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on January 15, 2013 in the US.

Jackson 5ive TV Series - stills

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It will be priced at $32.99 for the DVD and $39.99 for a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

Each episode of the ABC show includes two complete songs featuring Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael.

Produced by Rankin/Bass and Motown Productions, the series was a fictionalised account of The Jackson 5 and their manager Berry Gordy.

"The cartoon paid homage to the band's musical influences with hidden references, and helped to transcend colour and gender barriers of its time," the press release for the show reads.

"The classic series is just as relevant for viewers today, and a perfect way for children and teens to connect with their parents."

The Jackson 5ive: The Complete Animated Series - photo gallery:

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