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Toy Story (1995) 1.5K restoration in 3D

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OK, in honor of the release of Toy Story 4, I’m working on a logo restoration of the original movie, in 3D and its original 1.5K resolution. Preliminary planned languages are English, French Canadian, Mexican Spanish, Castilian Spanish, German, and Italian.

Sources I plan to use include:

  • Toy Story 3D Blu-ray (for the bulk of the restoration)
  • Toy Story UK R2 DVD (for the logo restoration and the Dolby Stereo Digital English track)
  • Histoire de jouets Canadian pan-and-scan VHS (for reference when framing to the theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, as it appears to be sourced from a 35mm release print which was apparently pre-cropped to the aspect ratio from the original 1.66:1)
  • Recreated rating slides, including MPAA G card

I may have to recreate some stuff from and/or use lower-quality sources for the finished product, so bear with me. I’ve already created a preliminary version of the zooming-out Disney logo at the start, and it looks a little rough with the stereo separation I applied for the zoomout/transition to the opening scene. PM me for a WeTransfer link to the stereo 3D opening logo recreation, which should be ready as early as the next day for those who request it.

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I may do similar restorations for other Pixar films progressively (i.e. in order of release); they shall have their own threads, when they’re underway, and they shall be accompanied by their respective initial theatrical shorts.

After I finish with this restoration, I was thinking of doing Tiny Toy Stories next; course, I gotta do some research on the original resolutions of each short from Red’s Dream onward, plus I gotta recreate the titles for both the US and international versions.

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This sounds awesome! The original theatrical fade from the Disney logo to the wallpaper is engrained in my head no matter how many times I watch the blu. Thanks for taking on this project!

EDIT: Are you by chance planning a 2D version as well?

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Planned preshow program (US version):

  • “Coming Soon” snipe
  • Flipper teaser trailer
  • Jumanji final theatrical trailer
  • Muppet Treasure Island theatrical trailer
  • James and the Giant Peach theatrical trailer
  • Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco theatrical trailer
  • Policy trailer
  • “Feature Presentation” snipe
  • Dolby Train
  • THX Cimarron (Dolby Digital variant)
  • The Adventures of André and Wally B.

Correct me if I got any positions flip-flopped, and I want to try to include the Pacific Theatres snipe(s) if at all possible, preferably from a 35mm scan.