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Jungle Book (1967) 35mm Preservation! (Help needed!)

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We have the opportunity to scan Jungle Book. From three IB Technicolor prints (two in English). Some work has already been done on the first print, here is a video preview of Reel 2:

Password: jbpreview

As you can see, this print is in excellent overall condition with very few lines or scratches, and it is very clean. It does however have some splices, and we will need to scan the second print to do a proper restoration. The total scanning costs are around $900 (that does not cover rental, postage, or hard drive space), although I have already covered some of that as well as received some private donations. The main print we’re working from will be available for a while, however the second print is a limited opportunity. I would like to be able to scan it as well, but currently don’t have the funds to do it. If you’re interested in donating to the cause, please send me a message!

Also, we will shortly have limited access to the Sleeping Beauty and Lady and the Tramp prints as well!

Thanks!

Screenshots of Print #1:
































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Hi guys work is continuing on this, the first print has been scanned and previews are available for donors. We have access to TWO more complete prints! The second print will be used for a few sections, including the section in the preview where there are audio issues due to splices. The third print (not in English) will be scanned entirely! Anyone interested in donating please get in contact. 😃

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awesome!!! if you need any help (sync, help for the edition, or anything) please let me know!!

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Thank you so much for doing this. Something so nostalgic about watching these 35mm versus the lifeless, filtered-to-death Disney blurays

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Please, o please, don’t crop it on 1:85, he’s awesome in Open Matte!

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So been a while since I’ve updated on this. I can confirm we scanned Reel 2 from the alternate English print and it looks, and more importantly sounds, glorious. We have also access to a German print that will be transferred I believe entirely, so we’ll have the complete German version of this film as well. Contributions towards scanning it would be most welcome and should go directly to Dr. Cooper who is handling that scan.

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I am giving out a FULL REEL preview of our scan. Note that this version is watermarked, the un-watermarked version is for donors only please do not redistribute that version. Here it is:

https://we.tl/t-SaFLqr3scb (link valid for SEVEN days only).

This is from the second print’s Reel 2 (the only reel from that print we scanned). It contains the “I wanna be like you” song and you can see - no splices in this version.

We have so far scanned the first 2 reels of the German print, Oops my mistake, I think we only have an un-calibrated test scan of those reels so far. If anyone is interested in helping to get the German version preserved please send a donation to Dr. Cooper we would both really appreciate it, and we can show you a preview from reel 2 of the German print. 😃

Thanks again to everyone who donated towards this to make it happen!

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This project is amazing, and even on big screens it looks incredible good. Thanks for the effort. BTW in this raw-scan we are able to see some full-frame video shots without matting to the OAR. Question: I had little time to make a comparison between the two second reels, where is the difference?

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RU.08 said:

I am giving out a FULL REEL preview of our scan. Note that this version is watermarked, the un-watermarked version is for donors only please do not redistribute that version. Here it is:

https://we.tl/t-SaFLqr3scb (link valid for SEVEN days only).

This is from the second print’s Reel 2 (the only reel from that print we scanned). It contains the “I wanna be like you” song and you can see - no splices in this version.

We have so far scanned the first 2 reels of the German print, Oops my mistake, I think we only have an un-calibrated test scan of those reels so far. If anyone is interested in helping to get the German version preserved please send a donation to Dr. Cooper we would both really appreciate it, and we can show you a preview from reel 2 of the German print. 😃

Thanks again to everyone who donated towards this to make it happen!

Thanks for sharing, the preview looked nothing short of fantastic, especially uncropped, giving it historic, educational and entertainment value.