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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
Topic
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Preservation Project - Original Featurette Versions + Fullscreen Open Matte Version
Time

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
Topic
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Preservation Project - Original Featurette Versions + Fullscreen Open Matte Version
Time

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.

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#933317
Topic
Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
Time

Here’s my recent restoration comparison to the Winnie the Pooh shorts “The Honey Tree” and “The Blustery Day”

Versions Compared:
-1981 (“The Many Adventures”; original VHS/laserdisc)
-1986 (“Honey Tree” and “Blustery Day”; original VHS/laserdisc + 1990 Mini Classics VHS)
-1993 (“Honey Tree” and “Blustery Day”; Mini-Classics VHS re-release + 1994-2000 Storybook Classics VHS)
-1996 (“The Many Adventures”; Special Commemorative Edition VHS/laserdisc)
-2002 (“The Many Adventures”; 25th Anniversary Edition VHS/DVD)
-2013 (“The Many Adventures”; DVD/Blu-Ray remaster, cropped into widescreen)

http://i.imgur.com/H4GtkjS.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/oZGEOSK.png
http://i.imgur.com/8WXU2qv.png
http://i.imgur.com/7knI4Pq.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jZhFEZw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/JPVaRgs.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tfZ1gH2.png
http://i.imgur.com/U3WViJ6.jpg

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#922851
Topic
Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
Time

Doctor M said:

Actually, I found two that might be different releases (one in a bundle of several Disney films), but this one had full sized screenshots.  (You can check them out on RuTracker if you want.)

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I could be wrong, but I think the screenshots are from an entirely different transfer, compared to the 1988 and 1995 editions of “Cinderella”. It was also used in the 1992 UK VHS; because they both use the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo (like the 1995 master), but cut out the Buena Vista logo and opening music (like the 1988 master).

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#913767
Topic
Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
Time

I was able to at least make a few restoration comparison photos for “Dumbo” and “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” (even though I still don’t have any of the mentioned tape masters I’m missing in order to create an actual video comparison; the ones listed with a star are the ones I’m missing):

Dumbo:
http://i.imgur.com/hYuUdul.jpg

Versions Compared:
*1981/1982 (original VHS/laserdisc release; correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the 1985-1989 VHS editions used the same transfer as well)
*1991 (Walt Disney Classics VHS/laserdisc re-issue)
-1994/1995 (Masterpiece Collection edition, also used for the 1999 UK/Australian DVDs)
-2001 (60th Anniversary Edition)
-2006 (Big Top Edition)
-2011 (70th Anniversary Blu-Ray remaster)

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree:
http://i.imgur.com/Srk2nMn.jpg

Versions Compared:
*1981/1982? (original VHS/laserdisc release of “The Many Adventures”; correct me if I’m wrong, because I got the screenshot from “The Story Behind The Masterpiece”)
-1986 (original VHS/laserdisc release of “The Honey Tree”)
*1996 (Special Commemorative Edition)
-2002 (25th Anniversary Edition)
-2013 (Blu-Ray remaster; cropped into widescreen)

Missing from the photo above is the 1994-2000 video transfer used on the Storybook Classics VHS releases of the “Honey Tree”)

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#906367
Topic
The Brave Little Toaster DVD - Ideas on how to restore
Time

MKtheinstrumentalist said:

I had the sequels to this on VHS when I was a young 'un - “Mars” got it’s tape in a knot early on so I grew up on “Rescue”. Only saw the original last year - Glad I discovered it then, brilliant film but I would’ve been thoroughly ‘twamatised’ by it if I’d seen it when I had the others… I’m glad it’s finally getting the restoration treatment it deserves, looking superb so far! 😉

Where did you get the 5.1 audio from? I’ve spent the last month editing the dreadful Serbian dub of Worthless into a full HQ instrumental version, but I think I’ll need the original surround tracks to get the “interruption” segments (as I’ve seen them called) much more cleanly - you’ve probably noticed if you’re used the soundtrack version in your 6.1, but the OST release of Worthless is pretty true to it’s name - low-bitrate compression and missing a distressingly large amount of the Interruptions backings, not to mention the panning of some of the instruments is different…

Also, I’m new to this site’s mechanics - how will we be able to bask in the glory of your hard work when it’s done? Will there be a download link or torrent etc?

Yours,

MK

Well, the thing is, regarding download (and torrent) links, you can only send them through private messages on this website. Plus, the Serbian is actually Croatian.

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#901059
Topic
Collecting Foreign Disney Dubs
Time

I’ve been recently collecting international dubs for certain Disney films; in particular, “Dumbo” and “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” (and its original featurette versions) and right now, these are the ones I’m missing:

Dumbo:
-Czech 1970
-Czech 1994
-German 1952
-Japanese 1974
-Japanese 1981 (NHK TV dub)
-Japanese (VHS/DVD)
-Slovak
-Swedish 1946

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree:
-Danish - original dub (“Peter plys og honningtræet”)
-Dutch 1986 (“Winnie de Poeh en de Honingboom”)
-Finnish 1966 (“Nalle Puh ja Hunajapuu”)
-German 1967 (“Winnie Puuh und der Honigbaum”)
-German 1971 (“Winnie Puuh und der Honigbaum”) - same as the 1967 dub; only Pooh and Christopher Robin’s voices are replaced
-Hebrew VHS ending
-Japanese 1970
-Swedish 1967 (“Nalle Puh på honungsjakt”)

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day:
-Dutch 1986 (“Winnie de Poeh en de Waaibomendag”)
-Finnish 1970s (“Nalle Puh ja tuulinen päivä”)
-German 1971 (“Winnie Puuh und das Hundewetter”)
-Swedish 1969 (“Nalle Puh och den stormiga dagen”)

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh:
-Arabic Standard
-Japanese 1984
-Japanese 1993
-Turkish

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#898234
Topic
The Brave Little Toaster DVD - Ideas on how to restore
Time

togedu said:

I’m so excited. The restoration is almost finished everyone!

First off: The Sound. I got the Dolby Digital 5.1 DVD mix loaded up and cleaned up and synced with the 25fps version corrected to 24, then did some re-mixing into 6.1 DTS ES. I have done a few sound effect pans into the surrounds when appropriate and re-mixed thunder and lightning for the nightmare scene/rain sequence. There were also some vocal issues on the musical number so I did some tweaking to make the vocals easier to hear. I have also of course included the original 5.1 DVD mix and the original stereo mix for those who don’t like revisions. (This is Original Trilogy after all.)

I digitally rotoscoped and cleaned nearly 600 separate shots in the movie, and also completely digitally redid the opening and closing titles. The final result is a pretty big difference. (The PAL transfer itself is a pretty big jump to begin with.)

I also added a title card for myself to the end credits for restoration work, and added the blue Disney castle logo from that era to the beginning and end. (I know Disney treated this film like crap upon release, so it’s my way of pretending they didn’t.)

I know some of you may not like the “revisions” to the film, but outside of the opening and closing logos, I just did a heck of a lot of dirt and spot removal. I did use some noise reduction in shots but I am very selective in my use of it. I hope you will be pleased with the results. I also have been working on a short 5 minute video documentary about the restoration of the movie… Which I will premiere here when it is complete. I expect to be done with it in April. I also have finished the cover art and will share it at a later time. Next time I’ll post some before and after video samples.

I was wondering, though you’re almost done with the restoration, is there any way you can possibly create and include an instrumental “music-and-sound-effects-only” track as well?

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#893774
Topic
The Vaultbreakers Collection - Disney Preservations
Time

Molly said:

Just tested my chops on a DVD of the Winnie the Pooh shorts.  This crosses the line into custom territory, and the encode is low bitrate - let me explain.

1. Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree - laserdisc rip (IVTC’d; bumper added)
2. Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day - R1 rip (IVTC’d)
3. Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too - laserdisc rip (IVTC’d; bumper added)
4. Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore - R1 rip (untouched)

I standardized the encode on the format of the fourth short - 3 Mbps/192 kbps, prograssive.  That isn’t a lot - the DVD’s only a little over half full.  If you want high quality, at the cost of integrity of the first three shorts (the fourth is exactly the same as presented here), you’ll need to get the Many Adventures DVD.  The first three shorts’ quality is nothing to write home about even before re-encoding them, though!  Lots of film noise.

Keep in mind that I’m not good at authoring DVDs.  The background image is taken from the opening titles, and the font is the same one used in the opening titles of Many Adventures (1977) and Day for Eeyore.  I do think I managed to get a Play All option working, though, as well as a Play One option.

Just a suggestion, but for your Pooh torrent, I think you should’ve used “A Day for Eeyore” from the LASERDISC version (the one bundled with “Blustery Day”) and here’s why: the DVD version incorrectly credits Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, and Tress MacNeille as Pooh, Rabbit and Kanga (respectively) instead of Hal Smith (who is still credited as Owl), Will Ryan, and Julie McWhirter Dees. There’s also another and even rarer version of the opening titles (in a different font), as seen on the 1984 VHS and laserdisc release of “Winnie the Pooh and Friends”. I made a comparison of those opening titles and posted it to YouTube (just search “pooh day for eeyore opening comparison”), though the 1984 footage I mentioned is currently incomplete and in very low quality.

Post
#889129
Topic
The Brave Little Toaster DVD - Ideas on how to restore
Time

togedu said:

I’m so excited. The restoration is almost finished everyone!

First off: The Sound. I got the Dolby Digital 5.1 DVD mix loaded up and cleaned up and synced with the 25fps version corrected to 24, then did some re-mixing into 6.1 DTS ES. I have done a few sound effect pans into the surrounds when appropriate and re-mixed thunder and lightning for the nightmare scene/rain sequence. There were also some vocal issues on the musical number so I did some tweaking to make the vocals easier to hear. I have also of course included the original 5.1 DVD mix and the original stereo mix for those who don’t like revisions. (This is Original Trilogy after all.)

I digitally rotoscoped and cleaned nearly 600 separate shots in the movie, and also completely digitally redid the opening and closing titles. The final result is a pretty big difference. (The PAL transfer itself is a pretty big jump to begin with.)

I also added a title card for myself to the end credits for restoration work, and added the blue Disney castle logo from that era to the beginning and end. (I know Disney treated this film like crap upon release, so it’s my way of pretending they didn’t.)

I know some of you may not like the “revisions” to the film, but outside of the opening and closing logos, I just did a heck of a lot of dirt and spot removal. I did use some noise reduction in shots but I am very selective in my use of it. I hope you will be pleased with the results. I also have been working on a short 5 minute video documentary about the restoration of the movie… Which I will premiere here when it is complete. I expect to be done with it in April. I also have finished the cover art and will share it at a later time. Next time I’ll post some before and after video samples.

Hooray!! 😄

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#888729
Topic
Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
Time

Doctor M said:

GoboFraggle1983 said:

Doctor M said:

Actually, I found two that might be different releases (one in a bundle of several Disney films), but this one had full sized screenshots.  (You can check them out on RuTracker if you want.)

Where exactly did you find this?

Was that really a question?

Yes, and I should’ve made it more clearer by asking where on RuTracker were those screenshots found.

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#888580
Topic
The Brave Little Toaster DVD - Ideas on how to restore
Time

OracleBoy77 said:

Asaki said:

I’m sure it looks just as bad as the home video >_<

No, I recall it was slightly cleaner on VHS (that didn’t came out until the early 90’s I think). I’m sure they went back and did a new transfer with whatever they had by then.

Well, there are four (plus two alternate) main video masters that I found were used. I don’t know which order they were used in or when they were made, but here’s what I can make out:

Transfer #1 (French DVD, 1992 Czech/Argentinian VHS, 1995 Dutch VHS, and 1990s Brazilian VHS by Gota Mágica):
http://i.imgur.com/IGGg1dQ.png

Transfer #2 (Swedish/Norwegian/Finnish VHS, Danish DVD, and 1987 Brazilian VHS by VTI Rio):
http://i.imgur.com/eVrecNJ.png

Transfer #3 (USA print for VHS and DVD)
http://i.imgur.com/Bi7aLCO.png

Transfer #4 (Non-USA/PAL DVD releases)
http://i.imgur.com/01Iah4a.png

Alternate Transfer #1 (1991, Germany; later releases used transfer #4 above)
http://i.imgur.com/fe5AHGH.png

Alternate Transfer #2 (Russian VHS and DVD from 2000; don’t know if this counts, because this particular print is presented in SECAM colorization, but I think it’s most likely transfer #4 with higher saturation.)
http://i.imgur.com/0tyV2TH.png

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#888513
Topic
Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
Time

Hi, does anybody have any of these video masters/transfers? I’ve been working on some restoration comparison videos, and it would REALLY help me if somebody has any of the following:

-Dumbo (1982 and 1991 laserdisc editions)
-Cinderella (1988 and 1995 laserdiscs)
-Alice in Wonderland (1981, 1986 and 1991 laserdisc editions)
-The Jungle Book (1990/91 master from 1992 laserdisc)
*Also the 1967 “Jungle Book” theatrical trailer and “Making of a Musical Masterpiece” documentary from the 1997 laserdisc
-The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1982 and 1996 laserdisc editions)
-Pixar’s Knick Knack (original 1989 version from “Toy Story” Deluxe CAV Edition)
-Walt Disney Home Video/Classics/Masterpiece Collection Bumpers in Laserdisc quality
-Plus the original Winnie the Pooh featurette versions (“Honey Tree”, “Blustery Day”, “Tigger Too”, and “A Day for Eeyore”. The fourth mentioned is a special case because I’ve noticed there are three different versions of the opening credits: the first from the 1984 release of “Winnie the Pooh and Friends”, the second from post-1986 to pre-2002 releases, and the third from post-2002 releases of “The Many Adventures” which incorrectly credits Jim Cummings and Ken Sansom, instead of Hal Smith and Will Ryan as Pooh and Rabbit respectively.)

Please PM me, thanks! 😃

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#882354
Topic
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute - United States English Dub from 1983 - Remastered Edit
Time

OracleBoy77 said:

GoboFraggle1983 said:

OracleBoy77 said:

Does anyone still need a 35mm print to this? I do have one myself, broken up into four reels three are on cores while one is on a steel reel. I bought it may years back because it was a favorite film of mine but never done much with it since I don’t have the means to project it, let alone get it transfer to video. The color of it is pretty decent though it’s missing a few frames/seconds between each reel where the cue marks would be seen during the film (this is typical of theater prints often being splice and re-spliced constantly). I’m sure it might still come in handy if someone has an interest in nit.

Well, just out of curiosity, is there any way you could digitize it and PM me a download link?

I really can’t. I don’t have the means or know-how to scan in frames from this.

Also, is there a way I can request a download of the American English edit of the film you did half a year ago? I missed out on getting that as I was curious to see what you did there.

Of course! 😃

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#882088
Topic
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute - United States English Dub from 1983 - Remastered Edit
Time

OracleBoy77 said:

Does anyone still need a 35mm print to this? I do have one myself, broken up into four reels three are on cores while one is on a steel reel. I bought it may years back because it was a favorite film of mine but never done much with it since I don’t have the means to project it, let alone get it transfer to video. The color of it is pretty decent though it’s missing a few frames/seconds between each reel where the cue marks would be seen during the film (this is typical of theater prints often being splice and re-spliced constantly). I’m sure it might still come in handy if someone has an interest in nit.

Well, just out of curiosity, is there any way you could digitize it and PM me a download link?