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Idea: PINGU DESPECIALIZED - Original Cuts Restored

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Around the start of Season 3, the first two seasons of Pingu were redone. Most notable changes include: the music being entirely replaced, a few new voice lines being recorded, as well as a few corrections of some animation errors.

I wanted to:
-Show the original series in it’s original form
-Make a Dolby Stereo mix for the episodes
-Upscale them for HD

Season 3-4 as well as Pingu At The Wedding Party are being considered, since they were revised sometime around 2002 to include a new outro as well as adding titles to the opening of “Wedding Party”.

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Nah, not at all. In fact, all the DVD releases are the redubs. So you should probably rely on international VHS releases and TV airings. I heard Pingu got 3 LaserDisc volumes in Japan. Canada had the entire unedited first season on VHS. BBC still broadcasts (at least I THINK) the original dubs.

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Gavinworld12 said:

I heard Pingu got 3 LaserDisc volumes in Japan.

According to the laserdisc database, there’s 6 volumes of Pingu only released in Japan.

https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/56867/SRLW-1559/Pingu-Collection:-vol.1

https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/20101/SRLW-1956/Pingu-Collection:-vol.2

https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/52206/SRLW-1658/Pingu-Collection:-vol.3

https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/52207/SRLW-1748/Pingu-Collection:-vol.4

https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/51907/SRLD-1959/Pingu-Collection:-vol.5

https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/51908/SRLD-1960/Pingu-Collection:-vol.6

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This sounds like a great idea! A few things, though…

Gavinworld12 said:

-Make a Dolby Stereo mix for the episodes
-Upscale them for HD

The final mixes for the original cuts of Pingu were (presumably) mono. Are there any (and enough) efficient elements available to use for the Dolby Stereo/Surround mixes? It’d be interesting to know anything you think would benefit from a matrixed surround remix.

What resolution and frame rate do you plan to upscale to? The series was (presumably) shot/edited at a frame rate of 25p/50i.

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WaltWiz1901 said:

This sounds like a great idea! A few things, though…

Gavinworld12 said:

-Make a Dolby Stereo mix for the episodes
-Upscale them for HD

The final mixes for the original cuts of Pingu were (presumably) mono. Are there any (and enough) efficient elements available to use for the Dolby Stereo/Surround mixes? It’d be interesting to know anything you think would benefit from a matrixed surround remix.

What resolution and frame rate do you plan to upscale to? The series was (presumably) shot/edited at a frame rate of 25p/50i.

I’m planning that would be a 1080p upscale. I’m assuming the show was shot on film, seeing the BTS stuff it has.