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#1183656
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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Doctor M said:

GoboFraggle1983 said:
Just curious, who exactly sent you that Japanese laserdisc edition? Does he have any more Disney Japanese laserdisc editions?

A MySpleen user, I don’t know if (s)he is even on OT. I asked about Fantasia, and I was told there is already a restored Pastoral version on MySpleen, but no Deems.

I didn’t ask about anything else. What are you looking for?

Well, in regards to Japanese laserdiscs, the following movies:
-Pinocchio (1986 edition) [http://www.geocities.ws/disney_laserdiscs/1051s.html]
-Dumbo (any edition; there are four: 1985, 1987, 1990, and 1995)
-Alice in Wonderland (1985 or 1987 editions) [http://www.geocities.ws/disney_laserdiscs/0015.html] [http://www.geocities.ws/disney_laserdiscs/13028.html]
-Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree* [http://www.geocities.ws/disney_laserdiscs/1706.html]
-Robin Hood (1990 edition) [http://www.geocities.ws/disney_laserdiscs/1708.html]
-Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too* [http://www.geocities.ws/disney_laserdiscs/1715.html]
-The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1985 or 1987 editions) [http://www.geocities.ws/disney_laserdiscs/0034.html] [http://www.geocities.ws/disney_laserdiscs/11025.html]

*In particular, I’ve been working on my own preservation project of the Pooh featurettes, since they were never released to DVD (apart from “Blustery Day” which was released only once as a bonus feature on the 2006 USA DVD of “Pooh’s Grand Adventure”) and only the 1977 compilation film version (“Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”) is currently made available.

So far, I’m almost finished with “Honey Tree”. I’ve used the 2002 DVD edition as a source for most of the cartoon, restored Bruce Reitherman’s dialogue as Christopher Robin from the 1993 Storybook Classics VHS (in the “Many Adventures” compilation film, he is re-dubbed by Jon Walmsley who had also voiced him in “Blustery Day” and the film’s epilogue) and I’ve color-corrected the opening and closing titles from Molly’s laserdisc copy. I’ve also been collecting the more rare foreign dubs of said featurettes and once I’ve collected enough, all I need to do is learn how to make an MKV file so I can combine all of the audio tracks 😃

I will PM you my edit in a few minutes 😃

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#1183449
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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Doctor M said:

With an eye towards a v2 of Make Mine Music, a friendly 'Spleener sent me a clip of the ‘nudity’ in Make Mine Music from the Japanese laserdisc.



OMG, the colors. What the heck happened there? They are so far apart I have no idea which is correct.

And so so much dirt. (Although I think I’d hit a v2 with a de-halo filter.)
I’ll consider working on this if anyone has solid suggestions, but I’m not sure there is anything worth pulling from the source.

I can’t believe I got an analog TV/VHS source looking that good. (Btw, the VHS has colors about halfway between these two. I’ll add snaps of that if anyone is interested.

Just curious, who exactly sent you that Japanese laserdisc edition? Does he have any more Disney Japanese laserdisc editions?

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#1167565
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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Chewtobacca said:

AntcuFaalb said:

Guys, we have a new winner for The Sword in the Stone!

The Amazon WEB-DL is 1080p, has no logo, and fewer artifacts than the best HDTVrips around; better bitrate too.

Where is this WEB-DL to be found? There are a few of them floating around on Usenet, and I’m not sure which one people think is the best. Any info would be appreciated. NeverarGreat and I are trying to track down the one mentioned earlier in the thread.

EDIT: Got it! A big thank you to those who helped us out!

Are there any digital releases of the remastered “Jungle Book” transfer in its open-matte?

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#1127996
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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Spaced Ranger said:

Here’s a convenient, side-by-side view of the Doctor M/goofydylan8 Disney’s Peter Pan versions (see previous posts). The snapshots should be looked at only for coloring, as they all have been HTML-page pixel-downsized to fit across the page.

I did a similar comparison for “The Jungle Book” 😃

http://i.imgur.com/fgcqBcI.jpg

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#1103023
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The Brave Little Toaster DVD - Ideas on how to restore
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OracleBoy77 said:

Starbond9 said:

Hey everyone, I saw earlier in this thread about a 1988 Disney Channel airing. I have a copy of BLT taped on to VHS (date unknown to me) that I’ve digitized. It still has the original star pasties during the scene with the TV. Does this mean its from that airing or were there other releases that didnt edit that to a bra?

I wish I knew, but that sounds pretty cool if it only came out that way originally in the film fest circuit.

Well, it seems that the censored edit with the bra was only made exclusively to the USA DVD release, while the VHS releases (or at the very least, the 1991 edition) contain the uncensored version with the star pasties. International releases outside of the USA also use the uncensored version, with the exception of Brazil and Japan, which use the same edited NTSC master as the 2003 USA DVD.

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#1091929
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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titanic said:

I wonder, is this 2002 PAL DVD for Cinderella, pre-restoration?

http://www.disneyinfo.nl/dvddetail.php?film=89

No, it contains the direct-to-video sequel “Dreams Come True”.

There hasn’t been any DVD release of the original “Cinderella” before 2005, although the 1997 pre-restoration master (used on international 1997-98 VHS releases at the time, including the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Hungary) was released on VCD in some countries. (It was also released on laserdisc in France and Germany). I actually have a copy of it, along with the 1987 re-release/1988 USA Classics master (ripped by a friend of mine from laserdisc), the 1992 international print used on non-USA releases, and the 1995 Masterpiece Collection edition (also sent to me from a laserdisc by SilverWook). I can send you whatever you don’t have for comparison with the 2005 Platinum Edition and 2012 Diamond Edition restorations. (I can even post comparison screenshots on here later on.)

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#1066864
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Charlotte's Web (1973) - Deleted scene with Jeffery
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I literally just discovered this today, but here’s a deleted scene shown on the Swedish VHS release of the animated “Charlotte’s Web” film (1973).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7U0OQMA0k

This is shown right after we see Avery and Lurvy spot Jeffery trying to get into Wilbur’s crate. The truck stops so Avery can put Jeffery on the ground, and the latter tries to catch up with the truck, but to no avail. His mother then proceeds to lead him and his siblings to the pond.

I don’t know if this scene was originally shown during the film’s original theatrical release, but for some reason, this has been removed from subsequent releases on VHS and DVD. If anybody has the English version of this particular scene (that is, if it appears on the 1979 or 1988 VHS tapes), PLEASE let me know.

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#979310
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The Brave Little Toaster DVD - Ideas on how to restore
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togedu said:

GoboFraggle1983 said:

Any update on this? I thought this restoration was supposed to be done in April and now it’s July 😕

I had originally estimated it to be complete in the spring. It was at about 80-90% complete, but then I went through a seperation, was forced to move out, purchased my first home, which ended up making me seriously ill because we found out the home had massive mold problems. The home had to be abated for the mold issue and while all this was happening I developed mono, lost my job suddenly and had to find a new job, which I just started in the late spring, and the new job has really sapped my time. I plan on reconnecting the computer I use for restoration within the next couple of months. But I couldn’t even tell you when it will be done. I will update you when it I have restarted, as it nears completion and when it is complete.

I am SO sorry! 😦 I really hope things work out for you.

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#966576
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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franko said:

Hello,

does anyone know are DVD editions of these Disney’s classics have new transfer/restoration:
*Pocahontas 2012 DVD
*Mulan 2013 DVD
*Peter Pan 2013 DVD
*The Jungle Book 2014 DVD

I know “The Jungle Book” definitely has the same cropped widescreen transfer from the 2007 Platinum Edition. I don’t know about the others.

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#940072
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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cms382 said:

The Blu-ray is 1.66:1

The red line is the video/TV/DVD framing, the cyan line is the 1.66:1 framing on the Blu-ray (ignore Tigger’s tail, they’re different frames). The grey area represents the 4:3 frame that would have to be filled out to accommodate the width of the 1.66:1 framing, note that that doesn’t mean that the 4:3 version isn’t hitting the top or bottom of the open matte, it’s just a centered guess.

Here is a section of TFatH that uses a completely different matting than the problematic one from earlier in the film:

I actually found a few rare open matte fullscreen clips of the 2013 Blu-Ray master for “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”, as seen here.

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#933455
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Preservation Project - Original Featurette Versions + Fullscreen Open Matte Version
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FrankT said:

He told me.

Ah, OK. Well anyways, I was going to mention this, but I found some Japanese laserdisc releases of “Honey Tree” and “Tigger Too” below:

http://i.imgur.com/EOSox9q.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/lBr1Jrd.jpg

These are the only other digital releases of those two shorts, aside from the 1987 “Double Feature” laserdisc here in the USA.

I don’t which transfers were used for those releases, but I am sure that “Tigger Too” uses an unedited copy.

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#933432
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Preservation Project - Original Featurette Versions + Fullscreen Open Matte Version
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Molly said:

Some years ago I released laserdisc rips of the two shorts that weren’t on DVD, but they were done on shoddy equipment.

Yes, I recently downloaded that torrent a few months. Both of those shorts (“Honey Tree” and “Tigger Too”) are the original 1986 home video transfers (later re-used for the 1990 Mini Classics VHS releases), with the Buena Vista opening logos omitted; whereas the “Blustery Day” transfer on the “Pooh’s Grand Adventure” DVD is 1994-2000 Storybook Classics version, which restored the original Buena Vista opening. (I also recently got the 1990s Storybook Classics transfer of “The Honey Tree” from a YouTube user.)

One thing to note about “Tigger Too” by the why (HEADACHE ALERT): I don’t know why, but the 1986 video transfer is carried over from a 1970s TV edit, with a condensed version of the opening credits and theme, along with a fade-to-black transition before the scene with Rabbit getting lost in the forest.

A special note about the opening credits (before the theme and narration): the 1986 release uses a slightly shortened and sped-up version, along with two odd (and somewhat unnecessary) fade-to-blacks and a voice-over announcing the title. The 1990 Mini-Classics VHS of course uses the same previous transfer, but interestingly, with the complete unedited version of the opening credits, carried over from a much older 1980s transfer as used for international VHS releases (i.e. Spain, Germany, and Italy).

Here are the two VHS openings for comparison:
*1986
*1990

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#933401
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Preservation Project - Original Featurette Versions + Fullscreen Open Matte Version
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Is anyone interested in preserving the original featurette versions of “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” (“Honey Tree”, “Blustery Day”, and “Tigger Too”)?

The original half-hour shorts were released on VHS several times in the 1990s and were last put out in 2000. Since then, the only version to currently exist on home media is the 1977 compilation film version (though “The Blustery Day” was included as a bonus feature on the 2006 DVD of “Pooh’s Grand Adventure”; unfortunate for those living outside of the USA). I feel like these versions definitely deserve to be released and restored on DVD (and at least included alongside “The Many Adventures”).

Interestingly, I did hear that “Blustery Day” and “Tigger Too” were recently restored and aired on Disney Junior last year. (Did anybody manage to record those airings by the way?) Also, I found these remastered screenshots of the original title card scenes, as shown on the “A Tigger Tale” bonus feature from the “Tigger Movie” Blu-Ray:

http://i.imgur.com/YcxYE7b.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ghqqbNi.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/sOb5rVr.jpg

In terms of a fan-made restoration of the short versions, the only elements to really worry about would be two things:

  1. The original opening and closing credits
  2. Bruce Reitherman’s original dialogue as Christopher Robin in “The Honey Tree” (for “The Many Adventures”, he was re-dubbed by Jon Walmsley, who originally voiced the character in the “Blustery Day” segment and later in the epilogue of the movie. For some reason, Timothy Turner’s dialogue as the character in the “Tigger Too” segment is left intact.)

Another concerning issue is the widescreen cropping of the compilation film version, when it was released to Blu-Ray in 2013. This is actually something that’s been recently occurring to almost all of the 1960s-70s Disney movies (ex. “Jungle Book”, “Robin Hood”).

Oddly, I did find a few rare open matte clips of the 2013 Blu-Ray master, as seen here, but otherwise, there’s really not much else I can say, except that the cropping really bites.