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The Lion King (1994) - 35 mm

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Celebrating the theatrical release of Disney’s Live-action-remake I proudly announce my upcoming project: A 35 mm-print of “The Lion King” from the initial release in 1994 which will be scanned soon. The English theatrical mixes from the Laserdisc will of course also be added.

I’ve seen it projected a few weeks ago and it’s in fantastic condition. It’s really clean and I only recognized two splices while watching, but it seems like there were only 1 or 2 frames missing (if any). And since it’s a 1994-print it of course also includes the original waterfalls and crocodile-teeth, the “SEX / SFX”-scene and the collapsing Mufasa-cloud.

The plan is to get it scanned and also giving it a little cleaning with Isopropyl before it’s sent. The total cost for scanning and shipping is around 215,- €, the cost for storage and buying the print were already covered. Anyone who wants to help covering the cost to preserve this classic just send me a PM for further detail.

Target reached:

215 / 215,- € (fully funded)

List of generous donors:

  • nirbateman
  • RooBee
  • bslatky
  • triadne
  • littlebono
  • qnorsten
  • Avatar_Emil_Borg
  • Behodar
  • ccateni
  • MattMahdi
  • pleasehello
  • MrBrown

Photos from the projection:

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Excellent! I gotta ask just one question: what language is the title?

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The title is in German. There’s also a small part in the credits where the voice-actors are listed, but the rest of the credits is in English.

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Donation received from bslatky - thanks again! 😃

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Also received a donation from triadne. Thank you very much! 😃

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Donation coming in from littlebono, thanks! 😃

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Received some more donations from several users - thanks again!
Only 16,- € more before the target is reached. 😃

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And after some more donations this is now officially fully funded.
Thanks again to everyone who helped! 😃

The print will be sent to the scanner later this month.

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excellent! thanks for joining in everyone! ^_^
Thanks Dr Cooper 😃

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Dunno why they ever changed that alligator scene. It was changed from good to downright dumb.

Would be cool to insert the altered scenes into the blu ray footage.

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I’d love to have a copy of the finished product when you’ve completed the project! This sounds very interesting!

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Dr. Cooper said:

Celebrating the theatrical release of Disney’s Live-action-remake I proudly announce my upcoming project: A 35 mm-print of “The Lion King” from the initial release in 1994 which will be scanned soon. The English theatrical mixes from the Laserdisc will of course also be added.

I’ve seen it projected a few weeks ago and it’s in fantastic condition. It’s really clean and I only recognized two splices while watching, but it seems like there were only 1 or 2 frames missing (if any). And since it’s a 1994-print it of course also includes the original waterfalls and crocodile-teeth, the “SEX / SFX”-scene and the collapsing Mufasa-cloud.

The plan is to get it scanned and also giving it a little cleaning with Isopropyl before it’s sent. The total cost for scanning and shipping is around 215,- €, the cost for storage and buying the print were already covered. Anyone who wants to help covering the cost to preserve this classic just send me a PM for further detail.

Target reached:

215 / 215,- € (fully funded)

List of generous donors:

  • nirbateman
  • RooBee
  • bslatky
  • triadne
  • littlebono
  • qnorsten
  • Avatar_Emil_Borg
  • Behodar
  • ccateni
  • MattMahdi
  • pleasehello
  • MrBrown

Photos from the projection:

vlcsnap-2019-07-17-00h14m09s443.jpg
vlcsnap-2019-07-17-00h20m40s159.jpg
vlcsnap-2019-07-17-00h17m04s275.jpg
vlcsnap-2019-07-17-00h15m14s891.jpg
vlcsnap-2019-07-17-00h24m00s575.jpg

That’s brilliant! Looking forward to the finished transfer!

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movies8414 said:

Is it too late to donate for a copy?

No, I think he will still accept them.
You have to pm him first though.

From ccateni 😉

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Congrats! Can’t wait to see the 35mm transfer when its finished!

From ccateni 😉

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B.T.W. Will you do a color restore or correction on the 35mm restoration after you release the original restoration?

From ccateni 😉

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ccateni said:

movies8414 said:

Is it too late to donate for a copy?

No, I think he will still accept them.
You have to pm him first though.

I already sent movies8414 a PM, but didn’t get an answer yet. 😉

ccateni said:

B.T.W. Will you do a color restore or correction on the 35mm restoration after you release the original restoration?

What exactly do you mean? Of course I’ll do a grading on the scan before it gets released. Otherwise it’ll look pale and grey or maybe it has a strange tint. 😉
Or did you mean previews from the raw scan when you said “original restoration”? Don’t know yet whether I’ll be creating previews or if donors will have to wait a little longer until the graded version is finished like I did with my previous projects. First it has to be scanned anyway. 😄

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Hey can I donate to this and get a copy? I’d like to see a version without either the new Disney logo or the awful Morning Report song.

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Dr. Cooper said:

ccateni said:

movies8414 said:

Is it too late to donate for a copy?

No, I think he will still accept them.
You have to pm him first though.

I already sent movies8414 a PM, but didn’t get an answer yet. 😉

ccateni said:

B.T.W. Will you do a color restore or correction on the 35mm restoration after you release the original restoration?

What exactly do you mean? Of course I’ll do a grading on the scan before it gets released. Otherwise it’ll look pale and grey or maybe it has a strange tint. 😉
Or did you mean previews from the raw scan when you said “original restoration”? Don’t know yet whether I’ll be creating previews or if donors will have to wait a little longer until the graded version is finished like I did with my previous projects. First it has to be scanned anyway. 😄

Either way, both answered my question.

From ccateni 😉