Bill Hunt says Disney has a 4K scan of SOTS but have no plans for it yet.
“FYI, a couple of other bits of interesting information that Chuck passed on to us from last night’s Wexler event: About 100 of the 400 or so classic Disney animated shorts have been scanned in 4K (at Warner) and restored. Also, new 4K restoration work has been done on Disney’s Song of the South to fix certain shots previously out of alignment (because of a faulty camera used during the original photography), though no public release is currently planned. Fascinating”
(I know this story has somewhat groundbreaking info on Star Wars, but I want to keep on topic).
Cool on Disney’s own restoration, even if they don’t plan on releasing it (thus, I hope in the three years since that story came out, more classic Disney shorts restored. I love watching them on Disney+ 😃)
Update: ok so it’s been a long time and I just wanted to say that we’re still working on it and I think it will be coming out soon, I don’t know when though.
However, I do have some things to tie you guys over.
Here’s a SOTS trailer I got scanned recently https://youtu.be/7DwRhEeAwJ4
And here’s a comparison of the dirt cleanup process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM043levdfY
Nice work on the clean-up so far, especially the color.