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The Little Mermaid (1989) - 35 mm (fully funded)

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We have the opportunity to get a German 1998 polyester-print of “The Little Mermaid” for scanning. The print is in great condition with very few signs of wear and we only need some donations to start scanning.

The cost for scanning and shipping are 300,- € (~$370) and if anyone would like to help out I’d really appreciate it. Just drop me a PM if you’re interested in helping getting this red-haired beauty not just her voice but also her original look back.

Here are some photos from the print, unfortunately only made on a piece of paper with a flashlight behind:





As we’ve seen on “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast” even the newer Disney-features have been altered on Blu-ray, so please help preserving this all-time-classic the way it looked back then in cinemas - including the priests infamous whipping knee. 😉

Donations so far:
300 / 300 € (fully funded)

Thanks to:

  • Aphroticus
  • dbear
  • soupdrinker0
  • Avatar_Emil_Borg
  • Anonymous
  • nirbateman
  • Anonymous
  • MattMahdi
  • RooBee
  • BenjaminG

Donors will also be getting early access to the release. A “wider” release may happen a few months later, but is not secured at this point.

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That’s excellent news. Just one question: at what resolution are you planning to scan the print?

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Fantastic! This will round-out the Disney Renaissance features! (I have a Lion King to scan sometime). Please consider a donation, this project really needs to happen!!

@Avatar_Emil_Borg it’ll be done at the same facility as The Living Daylights.

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@CourtlyHades296: Thanks - sent you a PM for details!
With this one and another pledge I received earlier today we have around 50,- € in the pot right now. 😃

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First donation has been received - thanks again! 😃

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Received another donation earlier today, taking funds up to 70,- €.
230,- € more to go, so more help is much appreciated! 😃

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Received another 30,- € for the red-haired beauty. That makes a round 100,- € now in the bank and another 200,- € to go.
If anyone else wants to help making this happen just send me a PM! 😃

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Nobody else interested in making this happen?

Come on, guys - if just 10 more people donate only 20,- € each (~$25) it’d be already paid off. Of course higher sums are also very appreciated and if you only want to send 10,- € it’s also fine. Not to mention that donors will also be getting early access to the release and I’m not sure yet if, where and when a “wider” release is going to happen at all.

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Received two more donations, so we’re more than halfway through now. Thanks again for that! 😃
140,- € left to go, so if anyone else wants to donate something speak up here or drop me a PM!

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Hi, i can help you for the french audio and subtitles synchronisation, if you need, i have all the old dubbings of the french Disney for an ultimate experience.

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Of course you can sync whatever version you like to the film once it’s ready. I guess some of our friends from France and other French-speaking countries from all over the world would appreciate it.

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Received another donation from our friend soupdrinker0, taking funds up to 190,- €. That leaves us with 110,- € more to go. Come on, guys - we can do this! 😃

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20 more euros have been sent by nirbateman, thanks again!

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Another 10,- € have been sent by an Anonymous donor - thanks! 😃

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Avatar_Emil_Borg also sent another 30,- €, thanks a lot!
Only 50,- € to go until the project is fully funded.

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Received a donation from MattMahdi as well, taking funds now up to 270,- € - thanks again! 😃

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Unfortunately one pledge has been taken back, so funds are down to 260,- € again.

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My wife wouldn’t be happy about this but I can at least make up what I think was lost in that pledge.

TLM is one of my favourite movies, and the idea of a pristine and authentic version would be a dream come true.

"Before the Dark Times. Before the Prequels."

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Thank you very much, I really appreciate it!
Hope your wife is going to have a good time as well when watching the film once it’s ready. 😉

Only 20,- € more for this poor unfortunate soul and the project is fully funded.

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It’s done - the project is fully funded.
Thanks again to everyone who donated to make this happen! 😃

The print is currently being prepared and will be sent to the scanner later this month. Further updates will be provided here.

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Well this is exciting! I’ve donated on a few other Disney scans, but didn’t run across this thread til right now. Happy to hear that the work of preserving these scans continues!