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#1277575
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REQUEST: Bedknobs and Broomsticks - the Roadshow Version 35MM
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One of my childhood favorites is Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

I saw it in a tiny cinema in the beginning of the 80’s, and subsequently added the VHS, DVD and Blu Ray to my collection.

However all these feature different running times.

The VHS is the shortest of them all, running only 97 mins. It is cut beyond what is reasonable.
The DVD is the restored 25th Anniversary version first released on Laserdisc runs a whopping 139 mins.
The Blu Ray is a between the two running 117 mins.

Now I read that the original release was a roadshow version, reportedly running close to three hours.
I was sort of recreated for the Laserdisc/DVD version, but footage for one song was never recovered and was added to the special features as movie stills to music.

Do any of you guys know if an original 35MM copy exists of the first release? With the missing song?

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#1263908
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Disney foreign dubs - and preservation
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  • The Little Mermaid: The first version came out in 1990 and was released on VHS one year later. The new version has been made for the re-release in 1998 and people always hated it. After only releasing the 98-version for 15 years Disney finally had a heart (or Dollar-signs in their eyes) and put both versions on the Diamond Edition again. Today they also use the old version for TV-airings etc.

That is actually interesting - that they put BOTH version on the Diamond Edition - I wouldn’t mind them reducing every year if only we had the luxury of being able to choose which dub we wanted. I know it’s a question of many - and in the Danish dubbing world they say it’s because quality of the recordings is bad, but I’d rather have my VHS extracted soundtrack with hisses and pops than the new dubs - any day! 😄

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#1263905
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Disney foreign dubs - and preservation
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Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

Swedish guy here. Almost all of the titles you’ve mentioned are more or less the same here in Sweden as well, with the exception of The Little Mermaid and Alice in Wonderland. Heck, about 4 years ago, somebody uploaded the original Swedish dub of Alice in Wonderland to dailymotion, albeit in multiple parts. PM me if you’d like a link. I myself has also preserved the original, unaltered audio of the Swedish dub of Beauty and the Beast from a VHS, so you can relax knowing that I won’t be rolling my eyes in your general direction. Here is a link to the FanRes forum regarding my preservation: https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1457.html

That’s wonderful Emil 😄 Nice to speak to fellow fans of “the old”

Unfortunately our Aristocats was re-dubbed for the VHS, so no original voices there.

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#1263902
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Disney foreign dubs - and preservation
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I’m a big Disney fan - based in Denmark - and my concern is that Disney started re-dubbing some of the older animated films for DVD and Blu Ray.

The new generations won’t mind, of course, but for people like me (in my 40s) this is a direct attack on my childhood.

The movies are

SNOW WHITE (The 1937 dub is the Holy Grail for me, as not even Disney have a copy - so I implore private collectors to be aware if you have a Danish Snow White reel lying about 😉)

Pinocchio (TWICE - the original dub - this is another Holy Grail for me - was replaced in the 70s, and is the one I grew up on, but for the DVD they changed Pinocchio’s voice, as Disney din’t want a girl to be Pinocchio as was the case)
Winnie the Pooh
Alice in Wonderland
Lady and the Tramp
Peter Pan
Aristocats
The Little Mermaid

I am no tech-nerd (no offense as I hold the deepest admiration for people who can maneuver in this field) but I managed to get hold of the original VHS tapes of Alice in Wonderland, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan and Pinocchio (the girl one 😉) extracted the soundtrack and was able to add the soundtrack to a Blu Ray rip in iMovie. (Some you you guys are rolling your eyes now, I know), BUT, I finally have quite a good version for my childhood memories to relax to now 😉

Of course, having discovered now how much Disney tinkers with DVD releases, I may now have to try to add my tracks to any of the 35 mm scans being done.

Just wondering if any of you out there have experienced the same kind of “attack” on your beloved Disney voices.