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#1104722
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The Simpsons: Embiggened Edition
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Yeah, there was little thought in terms of longevity, it seems. My HDTV shows so many problems via the DVD, it stuns me.

Yeah, didn’t think it was Klasky related - not sure what happened there, likely a telecine issue. Rugrats episodes have the same issue (albeit, only specific episodes). Surprised they haven’t gone back to the film material for a complete upgrade with Simpsons (similar to Shout Factory and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse); would absolutely kill to see that.

Then again, who knows if they sill have all the film + reels… Rugrats, on the other hand… Nickelodeon’s gigantic archive PROBABLY holds em all, haha.

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#1102300
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The Rugrats Movie - Original Theatrical Colors
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Would love to try this again next year (finally picking up a replacement laptop in December)… the film also has a LASERDISC, which stuns me, honestly. Not sure how it fares in comparison to all other home video releases.

The movie is also apparently being added to Netflix at the start of September, and I’m seriously curious how that looks in comparison.

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#1102299
Topic
The Simpsons: Embiggened Edition
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Really excited to see this! The DVDs honestly frustrate me, the quality seems oddly low for something so beloved and, honestly, not that old.

Actually had a similar idea in mind for Rugrats, never really came to fruition. (The Amazon season DVDs are a disaster)

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#1076903
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"The Alvin Show" (Complete Series Preservation)
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mainman1956 said:

I have not looked at them for a while but I believe I have every episode on VHS except one. In the mid 90’s one of our local TV stations showed the show early in the morning and I taped them all. I haven’t viewed it in about 15 years. The quality is TV recorded quality. I don’t know if that would help you or not. I have always wanted to burn them to DVD so maybe I can find the time to do that. I would be leery to send the tapes thru the mail in case something happened and they would be gone forever. Feel free to contact me. Good luck!

That is absolutely a extreme help; sent a PM your way, feel free to take whatever you need to respond.

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#1033608
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"The Alvin Show" (Complete Series Preservation)
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This project has been a labor of love, these past 3 years… since 2013, I have been attempting to make all 26 episodes of “The Alvin Show” available.

For those unaware, “The Alvin Show” was a 1961 - 1962 cartoon sitcom, that aired in prime time on CBS. It also aired in 1994 - 1995 on Nickelodeon, and the second season of Weinerville featured segments from the show. The show followed the adventures of David Seville and The Chipmunks, as well as a crazy inventor, named “Clyde Crashcup”. The show ran on a segment format, each segment being a different cartoon (Chipmunks and Clyde toons being 7 minutes, Music Segments being 3 minutes and 30 seconds).

Sadly, this show has been scarcely released on DVD (we got 3 episodes in 2015, one of which had been released prior in 2009), and since it hasn’t been on television since 1995, locating complete episodes of the show is quite a difficult task. However, over the years, I’ve accquired a large amount of the show’s segments, and have been hoping to splice what I have together, making all 26 episodes available to the public. However, I’m still missing quite a bit of stuff… I’ve put an episode guide below, showing what I do and don’t have.

One thing to note is that most of these segments are from different sources, so the quality majorly varies. However, any of the ones I claim to have are watchable. Any segments without a note are segments I already have…

The Alvin Show #1 (AVAILABLE ON DVD)
Cold Opening (Fortune Teller)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Stanley The Eagle)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (Oh Gondaliero)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (Baseball)
Music Segment (I Wish I Could Speak French)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #2 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Sam Valiant, Private Nose)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (August Dear)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (The Bathtub)
Music Segment (Alvin‘s Orchestra)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #3 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Squares)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Swanee River)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (The Wife)
Music Segment (The Magic Mountain) (only have in black and white, but is watchable)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #4 (AVAILABLE ON DVD)
Cold Opening
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Ostrich)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (The Brave Chipmunks)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The Baby)
Music Segment (Yankee Doodle)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #5 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Good Neighbor)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (The Little Dog) CURRENTLY MISSING
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (Electricity)
Music Segment (Old Mac Donald Cha Cha Cha)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #6 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Fancy)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Japanese Banana)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Music)
Music Segment (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #7 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Alvin’s Alter Ego)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (The Pidgin English Hula) CURRENTLY MISSING
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The West)
Music Segment (Chipmunk Fun)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #8 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Janitor)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Sam Valiant, Real Estate)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Working On The Railroad)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (The Stove)
Music Segment (Stuck In Arabia) CURRENTLY MISSING
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #9 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Camping Trip)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Submarine)
Music Segment (Good Morning Song)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Jokes)
Music Segment (I Wish I Had A Horse)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #10 (AVAILABLE ON DVD)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Overworked Alvin)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Witch Doctor)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (Flight)
Music Segment (The Chipmunk Song)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #11 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Janitor)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Dude Ranch)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Home On The Range)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (First Aid) MISSING AROUND 10 SECONDS, STILL USABLE
Music Segment (Alvin For President)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #12 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Fortune Teller)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Jungle Rhythm)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Lily Of Laguna)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Egypt)
Music Segment (Row Your Boat)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #13 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Bentley Van Rolls)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (Swing Low Sweet Chariot)
(No Clyde Crashcup intro)
Clyde Crashcup (Self-Preservation)
Music Segment (Comin’ Thru The Rye)
(No outro)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #14 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Good Manners)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Bicycle Built For Two)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (Physical Fitness)
Music Segment (Ragtime Cowboy Joe)
(No outro)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #15 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Little League)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Buffalo Gals)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The Chair) VERY LOW QUALITY, BUT WATCHABLE
Music Segment (While Strolling In The Park One Day)
(No outro)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #16 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Hillbilly Son)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Submarine)
Music Segment (Spain) CURRENTLY MISSING
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (The Bed) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (Pop Goes The Weasel)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #17 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Alvin’s Cruise)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (Alvin’s Harmonica)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The Telephone)
Music Segment (If You Love Me/Alouette)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #18 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Fortune Teller)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Lovesick Dave)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Coming Round The Mountain)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (The Time Machine) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (Three Blind-Folded Mice)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #19 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Janitor)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Eagle In Love)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (Sing A Goofy Song)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (Do It Yourself) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #20 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Theodore’s Dog)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (Clementine)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Invents The Shoe)
Music Segment (Maria From Madrid)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #21 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Haunted House)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Whistle While You Work) IN BLACK AND WHITE; HAVE SING ALONG VERSION, LYRICS LIKELY REMOVABLE
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (Invents Glass) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (My Wild Irish Rose)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #22 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Alvin’s Studio)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Submarine)
Music Segment (Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (This Is Your Life, Clyde Crashcup) IN BLACK AND WHITE
Music Segment (The Band Played On) CURRENTLY MISSING
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #23 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Fortune Teller)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (The Whistler)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (The Alvin Twist)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The Boat) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (The Man On The Flying Trapeze)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #24 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Janitor)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Sir Alvin)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (Git Along Little Dogies)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (Crashcupland) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (Down In The Valley) CURRENTLY MISSING
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #25 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Disc Jockey)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Funiculi, Funicula)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Clyde Crashcup Invents Birthdays)
Music Segment (Polly Wolly Doodle)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #26
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Eagle Music)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Submarine)
Music Segment (On Top Of Old Smokey)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (Self-Defense)
Music Segment (America The Beautiful) CURRENTLY MISSING
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

If anyone has any leads to anything regarding this show, please let me know. This has been my only large project, and I’m hoping to fully complete it some day. If you find anything I already claim to have, I’ll gladly take it; always looking to improve the quality of the stuff I have.

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#910444
Topic
The Rugrats Movie - Original Theatrical Colors
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From what I remember, the DVD and VHS look like the WEB-DL… either the colors were changed from trailer to theatrical, or from theatrical to home video release. Sadly, I doubt any bootleg tapes of TRM exist anymore, and I didn’t see it theatrically (wasn’t even born yet). Gonna try and compare the trailer and any available TV spots (the colors were probably finalized by the time it was being promoted on TV. The trailer does indeed look better. I know the first SpongeBob movie had different coloring as it was released theatrically both on 16mm and digitally (where available)… perhaps TRM did this also?

The more I think about it, the VHS might not have been tinted… I’m oddly remembering the DVD and VHS were very different looking… anyone with the VHS and VCR wanna check for me? I have the tape but no VCR.

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#882444
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The Rugrats Movie - Original Theatrical Colors
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This entire idea was inspired from the thread for “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”; just thought I’d share that, because why not.

The Rugrats Movie is personally, one of my favorite movies. I first saw it at the young age of 3 on video, in 2003. I had already fallen in love with the show, but the movie really added a lot more, and it just felt… bigger. The movie is still a classic in my eyes, and I want to preserve it the way it was intended to be seen, hence why I am here. It seems that, somewhere along the way, Paramount may have meddled with the colors of the movie. I took some screencaps of the theatrical trailer, taken from the movie’s US DVD, and also taken screenshots of the same frame from a 1080p WEB-DL of the movie (the US DVD looked the same as the WEB-DL, to my eyes, outside of the trailer of course).

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/152212 (either a red tint was added to the final movie, or a blue tint was added to this shot in the trailer; this is one of the few instances where I think the WEB-DL has the correct colors)

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/152213 (no need to comment, color change is painfully obvious)

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/152214 (seems a reddish-blue tint was added to the WEB-DL)

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/152215 (Background was totally redone between the trailer and the DVD/WEB-DL; no clue if the background in the trailer was just a placeholder, or if it actually appeared theatrically)

I am curious about a few things; would a CAM Rip exist for a movie so old (doubt it), or would someone still have a bootleg DVD from when it came out? Or, does anyone remember what it looked like theatrically? Someone did post a old Nickelodeon broadcast from 2004 or 2005 on the web (the 2 deleted scenes are included but those weren’t included theatrically), which I’ll get around to checking soon. Any other info that I failed to mention is greatly appreciated!

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