The film was premiered at the RKO Film Festival on January 10, 1987. The film received wide release on April 3, 1987. The film was released on VHS from RKO Home Video on February 27, 1988. The film was reissued on June 9, 1995. The film was rereleased on VHS from RKO Home Video on January 9, 1996. The reissue cut was released on DVD on April 8, 1997. The original cut was available on DVD on September 19, 2006. The original and reissue cut was available on Blu-Ray on September 13, 2011. On September 25, 2012, the original cut on DVD was reissued as a double feature alongside another animated movie Phantom Blue Ball.