The Knick Knack Boobs Restoration
Feminist-aliens from warped-space-time have invaded our planet to have their foul way with Earth's ... women's ... boobs ..
Who will save our chicks?
"Don't worry about it, saving chicks is what I'm all about!" -Duke Nukem: Zero Hour
Holster that freezerthrower, Duke. Science & Commerce are taking care of this one:
"Put the smile back on Sunny Miami's face with our new, patented Boobs Restoration Therapy® -- guaranteed! or your money back." ..
So ... "Let's rock!"
Back in fun-loving 1989, an incredible short film entitled Knick Knack was created by John Lasseter and his crew of Pixar. It was state-of-the-art 3-dimensional computer-generated animation, it had boobs, and it was good. Fast forward to the darker days of 2003 and the now married-with-daughter Lasseter was hit with pangs of feminist madness and took a digital knife to his feminine knick knack creations.
Lasseter claimed Disney did not force him to it, that it was his own choice ..
John Lasseter said [Pixar Talk - Knick Knack]:
"It was just crossing the line for me personally as a father, so I made the decision to reduce breast size"
In animation no one can hear them scream.
So steel yourselves, oh my brothers, and gaze upon the pix'ly deed he left behind ..
I have worked up a proof-of-concept procedure in a paint program. To do an entire project this way would be tedious and time consuming, to say the least. Note that even though less-than-ideal YouTube sources were used for this test, it looks quite good.
To start, get 1989 and 2003+ sources of Knick Knack (older VHS & DVD videos from YouTube here) ..
VHS [noisy & blurry] DVD [clean & sharp]
The smaller 1989 source is resized and repositioned to the 2003+ source. Note that the 2003+ was recreated from the existing files from their old system and software. They had to remake the video, with the altered female models, using decade-newer resources. In to-to, everything is not exactly aligned. So, only the female knick knacks need be targeted for exact resize and reposition ..
Next, the boobs, along with some of the torso area, are isolated from the 1989 source. By checking the mask (here outlined) against the 2003+ source, any extra area needing to be overlaid can be revealed ..
This critical 1989 area is then embedded into the 2003+ update and we see things starting to take shape ..
Finally, the original 1989 source is matched (de-noise, sharpen, edge clarify, color correct) to it's superior-quality 2003+ update ..
"And here we have another satisfied customer!" "Be sure to recommend us to your friend, Sunny Atlantis the mermaid!"
For the actual boobs restoration, the best 1989 release (laserdisc) and the best 2003+ release (Blu-ray) should be used to produce a superior hi-def restoration. This might require specialized (read "expensive") software to (semi?)automate the resize and align of the two sources, edge detect and isolate the original breasts/torso for overlay, and the seamless blending for a finished production.
Recommendations anyone? Better yet, can anyone actually do this?
DID YOU KNOW ...
Pixar releases film in Disney 3D (yes, it was about Knick Knack)
original Knick Knack storyboard card
"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." -George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four