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Peanuts Specials: Coca-Cola Product Placement Restorations

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“Early Peanuts specials included references to sponsors Coca-Cola and Dolly Madison in their opening and end credits sequences, which eventually became removed for reruns and home video releases. The music does a noticeable drop out whenever these cuts occur.” - TV Tropes, Product Displacement

So now that Christmastime is near.

I am currently requesting “Despecialized Editions” of the early Peanuts specials with the original Coca-Cola product placement inserted in while being the HD version from the Blu-ray.

I can’t do this myself because I only use a laptop which isn’t even that powerful.
And I don’t have skills for Photoshop, After Effects, etc…

The deleted scenes would be color-corrected based on the Blu-ray and be carefully restored, though this would be a tough project since we’re restoring VHS recordings which are almost a half-century old, and are even much worse thanks to YouTube compression.

According to Lost Media Wiki, only the sponsor tags in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown’s All-Stars and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown survive as of now.

The following sponsor tags are currently lost (as of now):
You’re in Love, Charlie Brown
He’s Your Dog Charlie Brown
It Was A Short Summer Charlie Brown
Play It Again Charlie Brown

As for the lost ones, we won’t even bother restoring them unless some of the Raiders of the Lost Media get lucky and find them by some miracle.
Unless WE also go on this treasure hunt.

Here are some references:
http://lostmediawiki.com/Custom_Peanuts_Special_Sponsor_Tags_(1965-1970s)
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Trivia/Peanuts (In the “Keep Circulating the Tapes” trope)

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I considered a similar project for last Christmas for my family. If this were to be done, you should probably use the Laserdisc audio and sync it, as it’s far more accurate than the DD 5.1 mix on the Blu-ray.

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Aye.
That’s a better idea but I also want the Blu-ray Dolby Digital/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks included along with the Laserdisc LPCM 1.0 track.

But I cannot do it myself since my PC isn’t that powerful and it’s cannot be upgraded because it’s a laptop.

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
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Problem is, I don’t have the Laserdisc audio for these specials anywhere, I want it in LPCM 1.0 16-bit/48khz 768kbps format that would be compliant with Blu-ray.

And again, I cannot do it and I am just sharing my idea but I would probably direct on how these restorations would be done.

Anyways, is the 2014 50th Anniversary Edition DVD of A Charlie Brown Christmas the same remaster as the 2009 Blu-ray?
Because if the 2014 50th Anniversary DVD is a newer remaster, I would be very disappointed because they didn’t release this “better” version on Blu-ray while the older version is on Blu-ray.

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And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
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You’re so right.
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Pretty sure that unless the contents change, meaning different specials on a disc together, that all the rereleases are the same transfers, just repackaged.

I know this is the case for Snoopy and Friends and Charlie Brown and Friends, which are just repackaged versions of Snoopy’s Reunion and disc 2 from 70s Vol. 2. 99% sure all different releases of the Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving DVDS are the same discs from the first WB releases.

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I managed to get the 16mm version synced visually to the Blu-ray, but there’s a strange audio anomaly. The soundtracks go in and out of sync.

I actually encountered this same problem trying to create my own restored audio track - the version released on record and CD is different to the original broadcast soundtrack. For that version, the music was rerecorded from the magnetic master, which features longer versions of most songs. This is the reason for the painful cut - in the original version, the chorus finished that part of the verse, only leaving out a few unnecessary lines when it occurred.

My guess is that this was done for the 2008 release, as I have an earlier DVD version which did not have this issue.

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You actually found a 16mm print or is that just the Laserdisc you bought on eBay?
I know because you posted this: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Choose-your-LD-Preservation/id/51567

If that is actually a 16mm print, that’s lucky.

Also, the Laserdisc audio is better than the Blu-ray.

But visually, the Blu-ray is the best looking one we got, but I think the 16mm scan can also be good, depending on the quality.

Can you give me screenshots of the 16mm scan?

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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The 16mm promotional print is the source for the Lost Media Wiki video. I don’t personally have a print; I’m using the reconstruction which syncs the frames from that reel to a B&W broadcast recording.

The video itself was the color version of the sign hit posted on Lost Media Wiki.

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The laserdisc arrived. I’m hoping to have it captured and synced by the end of the upcoming weekend.

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Okay…
I think a combination of the LMW videos, the 16mm reconstruction, the Laserdisc and the Blu-ray would be ideal for video.

For the audio, I think a combination of the SuperDisc and the LP for the BGM and the Laserdisc and the 16mm restoration or the YouTube videos for everything else.

Unfortunately, I cannot do this restoration myself as my laptop is not strong enough.
It cannot even edit SD videos let alone HD.

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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My goodness… This would be amazing. I’d love to see what could be done by someone wanting to do this very thing, especially for Charlie Brown Christmas.

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LD audio is now synced for Christmas. Will post footage once I restore the sign hit.

I’ve started work on Great Pumpkin, as well. Here’s the lost footage, with its original color restored.

https://vimeo.com/186224981

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zxthehedgehog said:

LD audio is now synced for Christmas. Will post footage once I restore the sign hit.

I’ve started work on Great Pumpkin, as well. Here’s the lost footage, with its original color restored.

https://vimeo.com/186224981

(pass: hoot)

Not bad, which source was the color restoration of Great Pumpkin based on?
A bit rough but still the best we have.

We should just upscale it to 1080p (maybe 720p if the cut footage doesn’t look good in 1080p), enhance and color correct it to match with the Blu-ray footage.

I just checked iTunes if they have an HD version and also for HDTV torrents.
Unfortunately, there are no HDTV torrents and the iTunes release is only in 480p.

In any case, the Blu-ray is the best way to watch it for visuals.
For audio, then we need the Laserdisc.

Anyways, please post here if you are able to locate an HDTV broadcast.

Also, my idea for our releases:
Disc releases:
Full Blu-ray ISO (BD-25)
Full DVD ISO (DVD-9)
AVCHD without features (DVD-9)
DVD without features (DVD-5)

MKV releases:
1080p MKV (BD remux)
1080p MKV (Rip)
720p MKV (Rip)
480p MKV (Rip)

iTunes M4V releases with metadata:
1080p M4V
720p M4V
480P M4V

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And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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Yes, I was fully aware that there was a Blu-ray of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

The only thing I was worried about is that the DVD back cover said that there was apparently an Ultra HD restoration.

But from the looks of it, I think this “Ultra HD restoration” was also the source of the 2008 Blu-ray and the new box set is just a reprint.

The only 50th Anniversary transfer we need is probably Charlie Brown’s All Stars as that was never on Blu-ray nor did it ever get an HD release in iTunes (there was an SD release but DVD is better than iTunes SD).

But I have hopes that there are HDTV broadcasts of Charlie Brown’s All Stars.

That is literally the only one we need to do these restorations in the highest quality possible.

And speaking of HD restorations, there are iTunes releases of Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown and Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!) in HD (despite the fact that they aren’t on Blu-ray) but they are cropped and the HDTV releases aren’t cropped like the iTunes releases but the colors look better in the iTunes release.

There is also an HD iTunes release of This is America, Charlie Brown and that one isn’t on Blu-ray save for The Mayflower Voyages which is on the A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Blu-ray.

Unfortunately, there is no iTunes HD release of Charlie Brown’s All Stars.

And also, the Charlie Brown’s All Stars 50th Anniversary DVD has an NTSC version of A Charlie Brown Celebration.
If that’s the case, then It’s an Adventure, Charlie Brown and Snoopy!!! the Musical are the only ones in PAL.

By the way, do you have the Laserdisc audio of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown as well as Charlie Brown’s All Stars?

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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I think we should do the restoration of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown first before the other two because Halloween is nearing.

Then we do A Charlie Brown Christmas. I think All-Stars is the last one we do.

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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Ok. I don’t have the audio for it, but I can do the video & color restoration as well as sync the footage.

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zxthehedgehog said:

Ok. I don’t have the audio for it, but I can do the video & color restoration as well as sync the footage.

That’s okay.
Thanks anyway.

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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We can also make a version with just the mono DVD audio and update it later when we find the Laserdisc or at least the audio.

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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Bumping because I want more news on my pitch for this project.

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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I’ve been busy with other things, but plan on releasing something for Halloween.

If you wanted to help with something that doesn’t need much PC horsepower, could you get a copy of the soundtrack for ACBC and create a lossless rip of it?

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I found some Hi-Res FLACs of A Charlie Brown Christmas on RuTracker.

The many Hi-Res available include an SACD-R of the 2003 remaster and two FLAC versions of the 2011 remaster from HDTracks, one which is 24-bit/96khz and another one which is 24-bit/192khz.

I’ll get them while they’re hot if I were you as they all have only one seed each now.

I would recommend getting the SACD-R 2003 version as that might be the best version available.

I will download it and seed it for you as well.

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You’re so right.
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Okay, my download of the SACD-R torrent is finished.

The only problem is, how to rip it, and in what format?

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
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You’re so right.
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Swift S. Lawliet said:

Okay, my download of the SACD-R torrent is finished.

The only problem is, how to rip it, and in what format?

Your best bet is foobar2000 with the Super Audio CD Decoder plugin installed. As for format, the best is FLAC. But make sure that you rip at 176,4 kHz and downsample to 96 kHz. PM me if you have any questions.

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Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

Swift S. Lawliet said:

Okay, my download of the SACD-R torrent is finished.

The only problem is, how to rip it, and in what format?

Your best bet is foobar2000 with the Super Audio CD Decoder plugin installed. As for format, the best is FLAC. But make sure that you rip at 176,4 kHz and downsample to 96 kHz. PM me if you have any questions.

Yeah, but how do I convert it to FLAC?

I already have foobar2000 but I don’t know how to convert it?

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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