Thanks for informing me that
TonyWDA, I’d wish I can compare and contrast myself to see what you mean for myself but there’s a couple of issues preventing me from doing so and one of the reasons I’m calling for the help of others:
I no longer own the 2003 DVD as I lost it years ago and the rip of the 2003 DVD uploaded on Archive.org are MP4’s with 192kps AAC audio codecs, which are below the 448kps of the raw you said, so I’ll have to either save up til I buy myself a new copy of the DVD in good condition somewhere or you could rip the 2003 DVD and send the files over to a Google Drive link for me to download and listen to myself
Although it would be possible for me to compare the stereo soundtracks between DVD and Laserdisc, what wouldn’t be as possible, at least as of the time I’m typing this message around this point in my life, is comparing the 5.1 surround soundtracks as I have absolutely 0 surround sound setups right now or anywhere close to me so until that’s taken care of, I’m just gonna take your word on the surround track while I still need to listen to the stereo tracks
I’m aware the 2017 Signature Collection Blu-ray (and its 2018 4K counterpart of the same name) fixed Mufasa’s spirit clouds which is why I plan to use that version when I edit that scene someday. Other than that, the 2017 version seems identical to the 2011 Diamond Edition Blu-ray
As for the 2003 audio, I’m not sure as DVD audio is usually compressed (especially in stereo) and I want to use lossless sources in terms of audio in both Stereo and 5.1 surround (I’m aware there’s 7.1 but that was never in the theatrical version and was added to the 2011 Blu ray and 2017). Unless you provide me proof either the stereo or 5.1 surround options of the DVD version are lossless, high quality, and match the original theatrical sound mixing, I have no plans on using any DVD audio for the movie.
What does the 3D conversion on 3D Blu-ray have to offer compared to 2D Blu-Ray of the same year and 2017 Blu-Ray?
So since late 2021, I’ve been working on a project to the Lion King that restores most if not all the original, theatrical elements that were altered or removed in later versions, but so far it looks like I’m gonna need help on this as there’s several things I clearly can’t do as well on my own
Although the CAV Deluxe Letterbox Edition Laserdisc of the movie already exists, its a bit low quality by today standards and the highest quality release of the original version and would need lots of help finding as much high quality material for the movie as much as possible, and would need some cleaning up on some to match with the 2011 Diamond Edition (and 2017 Signature Collection) Blu-Ray as well as to restore other elements in higher quality for preservational reasons and raise the movie’s historical value.