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#1331140
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Bob the Builder UK Preservation
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A very exciting update on this topic. Almost every episode of Bob the Builder (1998-2011) is available on CBS All Access in their original aspect ratio. The only exception is Series 1, which is cropped to widescreen. Unfortunately, the shorts are not included, so the shorts will be excluded from my preservation. This may cost me money to preserve one episode from Series 5, as well as every episode from the following series, but I’ll hold out somehow.

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#1329849
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Dragon Ball GT
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Just to update on Dragon Ball Revised, I now have an idea to do two different versions of Chapter 194 as well. The Director’s Cut of Chapter 194 will be an alternate ending to the manga. The reason why I intend on doing a Director’s Cut of Chapter 194 as well as 519 is because the “Z” portion of the manga gets way too much attention. It’s almost as if people think it’s the only portion of the story. This annoyance has pretty much persuaded me to do a Director’s Cut of Chapter 194 as well as 519. I’ll let everyone know once I start working on this project.

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#1325349
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Dragon Ball GT
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I actually intend on making my own recreation of the Dragon Ball manga called Dragon Ball Revised. It’ll basically be all 519 chapters (and 1 side story) of the original version, but with an additional 101 chapters based on Dragon Ball GT. Also, the final chapter of the original version, Chapter 519, will have two different versions. The first version will be exactly how it was in the original manga, where it ends there. The other version, which I’m calling the “Director’s Cut”, will change the ending narration to that of the chapter’s anime counterpart, the final episode of Dragon Ball Z, and therefore, lead to the additional 101 chapters, based on Dragon Ball GT. The process of Dragon Ball Revised (at least for the first 519 chapters and side story) should go something like this:

Step 1: I copy each page of a chapter by hand.
Step 2: I scan my versions of each page.
Step 3: I color each page on GIMP, using the colors of the anime for reference.
Step 4: I use Comic Life 3 to add narrations, dialogue, etc.

I don’t know how I’ll do the additional 101 chapters, but I’ll let everyone know as soon as I know.

Dragon Ball Revised will be available in both Japanese and English. I don’t know when I’ll get around to it, but I’ll let everyone know once I get there.

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#1324705
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Fantasia 1990 Re-release and VHS Version Comparison
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TonyWDA said:

Nothing to worry about. The Fantasia on the 1990 reissue and 1991 VHS releases are one and the same, both running at about 119 minutes. Unless the theatrical reissue prints were played at 25fps instead of the intended 24, I’m not sure why someone would note that they ran 5 minutes faster than the VHS, because they most certainty did not. Disney, too, noted this on their anthology box set from 2000, and it is simply not correct.

Okay, thanks for the information.

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#1324645
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Fantasia 1990 Re-release and VHS Version Comparison
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Hello. I have recently digitized my copy of the 1991 VHS release of Fantasia for use in my reconstruction of the original roadshow of the movie. Now, I’ve just come up with an idea for an uncensored version of the 1990 re-release. However, there’s only one problem. According to Disney Wiki, the VHS version of Fantasia is 120 minutes long (2 hours) while the 1990 re-release is only 115 minutes long (1 hour, 55 minutes), just like its basis, the 1946 re-release. What made the 1991 VHS version be five minutes longer than the 1990 re-release? If any of you know, that would be great. Thank you.

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#1317136
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Sesame Street Classic Skits Perservation
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Apparently, I found out some sad news: that sixty of the 4,520 episodes of Sesame Street are lost. To make it even worse, these episodes will also be missing from the AAPB’s archives. The inserts from these episodes may be preserved, but the street scenes will not, so it looks like I’ll just have to recreate the street scenes from the lost episodes for my Sesame Street Animated project until they’re rediscovered, following the plot of the said street scenes on Muppet Wiki.

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#1314894
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Return of the Jedi 1997 Special Edition HD Reconstruction
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trillary dump said:

I didn’t have any plans on uploading to the 'spleen myself but if anyone wanted to do that themselves I don’t have a problem with it!

Well, have you at least finished it yet? I already have HD Special Editions of the first two movies and I am really wanting a copy of your preservation of the Special Edition of ROTJ to complete the trilogy. Thank you.

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#1309816
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Bob the Builder UK Preservation
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I have looked, but it doesn’t seem like any of the DVD’s feature the episode “Inspector Spud” in its original widescreen version. However, I have found an Italian DVD on eBay that focuses on that very episode. I’m not sure whether it has the original widescreen version of the episode or not, but I plan on getting the DVD and find out. I also may have to remove the title card and replace it with an English one, as it might not contain the original English title card.

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#1308050
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Extra "Fantasia" commentary audio may still exist...
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SpringBoob SquirePin said:
The first generation nitrate stems, which contained Taylor’s complete commentary segments, have sadly been lost forever to time.

The Deems Taylor monologues may be lost right now, but nothing is lost forever. Disney probably is trying their very hardest to find the Deems Taylor monologues and we can only hope that someday, they succeed, preferably by 2036, which is the year Fantasia will become public domain.

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#1307670
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Bob the Builder UK Preservation
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Bob the Builder was a big part of my childhood and I have recently gotten interested in the original British version. I am wanting to watch each episode from the first 9 seasons in its original aspect ratio. Series 1 was in 4x3, while the following seasons were in 16x9. My problem is that some episodes, specifically from Series 5-9, are only available in the UK on VHS, which is automatically in 4x3. And so I am creating this topic dedicated to preserving all episodes in their original aspect ratio. I already have every episode from Series 1-4, as well as most of the episodes from Series 5. Now, I need help from all of you in order to preserve the original widescreen versions of the VHS-exclusive episodes. If any of you know where I can find those episodes in widescreen, then that would be very helpful. Thank you.

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#1307647
Topic
Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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Williarob said:

I have compiled a 64-bit version for OSX. I tested it on my Macbook pro (still running OSX High Sierra) and on a virtual machine (still running on OSX Sierra), and it worked on both but I can’t tell you for sure that it will run on Catalina, so give it a go:

Web installer (32 MB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1knrZ_7CfXXT71mmyCNUtK5uTD86Eiu3X/view?usp=sharing

Full installer (879 MB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wf6VVIdVJFEr1TESJ242Ct7eWlidhnKS/view?usp=sharing

Note: either way, you will have to download about 900 MB: the only difference is that the web installer will download the other 800+ MB during install whereas the full installer requires the download up front. When I tested them, the web installer was unable to connect to the matlab URL it needed to in order to download the rest of it, so you might be better off with the bigger download…

I tried to open the installer, but I got a message saying that it “can’t be opened”. I don’t know if it has to do with macOS Catalina or not, but something’s not right.

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#1307440
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Extra "Fantasia" commentary audio may still exist...
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Well, according to Lost Media Wiki, Disney has reportedly been trying their very hardest to restore the Deems Taylor monologues. I sure hope that they succeed someday, as recreating the original roadshow version is the first project in my rebellion against censoring animation. Until that happens, I could just use the audio from my VHS tape and then record the missing audio myself. And if the 1942 re-release is still available, I could replace my own voice on the extra parts with Deems Taylor’s audio.

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#1307311
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Color matching and prediction: color correction tool v1.3 released!
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Bates_Motel said:

UncutIsSuperior said:

Bates_Motel said:

Nope, Wine isn’t compatible with OS Catalina.

Whatever, I’ll just wait till I have a Windows laptop to get this tool.

As I said before, it works with Mac unless you have the newest 10.15 Catalina OS. The installer for Mac is a few pages back, but someone needs to update it for 64-bit in order for it to work with Catalina.

There are so many apps that I want for my MacBook, Wine included, but it’s taking forever for those apps to be updated for Catalina. I don’t know about any of you, but I’m sick of waiting for these updates.

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#1303319
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Star Wars Prequel Trilogy CGI Free
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I’ve just recently got this idea. It’s the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy in the style of the Original Theatrical Versions of the Original Trilogy. It’s basically a what-if scenario with the Prequels, where the CGI effects would be either removed or replaced with stop-motion effects and/or puppets. I’m not sure if this is even possible, but I think it’s one hell of a concept.

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#1301040
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Star Wars: deleted and extended scenes * database *
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I would love to see your work on these deleted scenes. I’m actually thinking about my own restoration for my Ultimate Edition of the entire saga, including the upcoming Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, and feel like I need a project like this for reference. For the deleted scenes that are given two stars, I’ll try to clean them up as much as I can. Of course, for those given three or four stars, I should have an easier time cleaning those. The scenes given only one star, I won’t use at all. I don’t really need those scenes anyway, I just need the ones that have two to five stars. Anyway, can’t wait to see how you did on these deleted scenes.

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#1300589
Topic
Restoration Of The Star Wars Deleted Scenes
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ZigZig said:

Please just wait for the next DrDre’s tool: it will automatically restore deleted scenes, integrate them into the movie, upscale them to 4k and recolorize them in HDR.
And besides, this tool will be compatible with Mac OSX.

PS: it even seems that it will be able to possibly fix The Last Jedi.

Can this tool match the colors of a video with those of another video? That is what I want to do with the deleted scenes and the footage that I already have.