Back in 1971, Motown was riding high on the wave of Jackson 5 mania. To capitalize on the group's success, the company quickly whipped up a popular Saturday morning cartoon portraying a fictionalized account of a young Michael Jackson's career, complete with wacky hi-jinks and musical montages.
Dubbed "The Jackson 5ive," the series aired on ABC from 1971 to 1973 and was rebroadcast in syndication in the 1980s when the King of Pop surged in popularity as a solo artist.
"I loved being a cartoon," Jackson wrote in his 1988 autobiography. "It was so much fun to get up on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons and look forward to seeing ourselves on the screen. It was like a fantasy come true for all of us."
Now, forty-one years after its original airing, Classic Media (a division of DreamWorks Animation) is releasing "The Jackson 5ive: The Complete Series" on DVD and Blu-ray on January 15, 2013.
The set -- which includes 23 full-length episodes -- is priced at $32.99 USD for the regular DVD (2 discs), and $39.99 USD for the Blu-ray (4 discs).
No other details are available yet, but you can currently pre-order the series on Amazon.com at a discounted price.