Dick Tracy, Brenda Starr Ink With Classic Media

New collector's edition DVD planned.

Home video company Classic Media and Tribune Media Services have entered into a co-venture to manage worldwide home video, licensing, marketing and production rights for classic comic strip characters including Dick Tracy, Broom-Hilda, Gasoline Alley and Brenda Starr.

The characters, which are part of TMS' library, will now be handled exclusively by Classic Media.

Early plans will revolve around the 75th anniversary of Dick Tracy Oct. 4, 2006. A new collector's edition DVD featuring episodes from the Dick Tracy animated series will be released as well as new merchandise items.