Finalized version of the film has now been completed. Updated documentary has been uploaded showing more of the before and after work here: https://youtu.be/tjjDozZuQQ8
I was able to meet directly with Kevin Lima on this project for several hours via zoom after he reached out via email and Twitter. I was able to get some of his input on the color which was that the Blu-ray itself is color timed mostly to his specifications with a few exceptions. I’m excited to share that he was extremely complimentary of the work and fascinated by the process.
I’m new to the site, so forgive me if I don’t know the rules on how to share this information.
For a little over 3 Years I’ve been working on doing a 4K restoration of Disney’s A Goofy Movie!
Check out this documentary I made about the restoration as well as the trailer on my page.
I won’t be sharing screenshots here as the video should be sufficient for showcasing the restoration work. (YouTube compression isn’t great - but I made sure to get the file bitrate as high as I could.)
Be sure to choose 2160p and HDR for the highest quality image.
I know that many of you are used to things being shared through links for download - but that is not the end goal here - I know that I am not the copyright holder so my goal is to get it into the hands of the team at Disney to show them what is possible with this particular film and several other mid-90’s productions that were animated at sub HD resolutions then archived to film at sub-optimal resolutions.
The current DCP and Blu-ray look filmic to be sure but are heavily damaged, filtered, show issues with the original source capture method and on top of that were censored.
Perhaps if people think it’s good enough this remaster could be utilized by Disney themselves?
The finalized files are very large - Prores + DCP formats - exceeding 400GB each.
Audio was finalized with base 7.1 layers and 4 overhead channels, currently encoded in DTS-X, but could also be encoded in ATMOS from the master remix sessions. (I don’t have an Atmos encoder.) Original theatrical track which was sourced from the Japanese and US laserdiscs (both in english) was preserved and encoded in DTS-HD MA 2.0 as well.
Overhead channels are utilized for reenforcement of chorus during songs, to provide atmosphere during lightning, thunder and rain, and a few spots towards the end of the film at the powerline concert, and when goofy’s car blows up.
An SDR version was also created simultenously in 4K/2K for BD and DVD mastering.
The censorship has been removed and a lot of time was spent stabilizing, dustbusting, color correcting. I hope you enjoy the documentary. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
And to quote the Disney film Bambi, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”
This is not something I’ve never been paid to do, just passionate about this film and knew that I could do something about it! Hope you enjoy!