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#1335791
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Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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I remember what’s been missing from Toy Story lately. That CG Disney castle against a blue background at the beginning of the movie, which zoomed out to reveal the wallpaper with clouds on it in Andy’s room, now replaced with the regular Disney and Pixar logos. What else is now missing from the movie?

People have been complaining that in Lilo and Stitch on Disney+, they changed the dryer to some cabinet with a pizza box. They’re also complaining for one of the live action films (not animated), Splash, made by Touchstone Pictures, a Disney label, that they used questionable CG to censor Darryl Hannah’s rear end. Not to worry because the movie exists on archive.org here:

https://archive.org/details/Splash1984

It appears based on the upload date, the movie has been put on the website with the timestamp 2016-06-06 03:56:38, 3 years before Disney+.

What other stuff is missing from the films that get put on Disney+? This looks like one case where physical media and unfortunately piracy wins.

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#1301820
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💡 <strong>Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com</strong>; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within 💡
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On this website I go by sampsoninc916. Since I have a hobby of experimenting with video, I have done a personal fan restoration of two shows. Winnie The Pooh and Christmas Too from 1991 and the original Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer stop motion special from 1964. I have tremendous editing skills, knowing where pieces of the story need to go. This has allowed me to make these restorations to begin with, though I have not gone all the way.

One reason why I am on here is to see if we can do a better job restoring Disney’s movies than Disney ever could. After hearing that Dumbo will not have the crows in the Disney+ version of the classic film, and the super obvious situation of Song of the South, I’m glad that this community is working to restore those films and make them more accessible for today’s audiences and on today’s screens. Having those films accessible will give us a better understanding why we were the way we were years ago and how we can avoid making those mistakes again. It would also be cool if we could restore Mickey’s Christmas Carol and not have too much DNR like on the Blu-ray. I remember Disney as it once was, and I don’t want them to hide their own history, nor do I want them to get rid of animation altogether.

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#1301811
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Winnie The Pooh and Christmas Too (1991)
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This is my first post on originaltrilogy.com, so I want to make this on topic and precisely in the right spot.

I did not know that there were altered versions of Star Wars until I got the DVDs for Christmas of 2006. This led to my fascination of independently restoring or reconstructing very specific shows in my private time, primarily classic Christmas/holiday specials. One of these specials that I have reconstructed is Winnie The Pooh and Christmas Too.

Winnie The Pooh and Christmas Too was a special that aired on ABC during Christmas of 1991, intended to be the conclusion of the series “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”. The special was released in the past on VHS, but never saw a DVD or Blu-ray release. I thought it was stuck on VHS forever until I discovered that HD versions of the special were spliced into the first half of A Very Merry Pooh Year from 2002.

Using my handy Adobe Premiere Pro editor, some VHSRips, and various commercials that aired around that time period, I was able to construct an HD version of the special close to what I remember. However, I didn’t go all the way with it.

In the last shot, there is snow falling in the frame in the original version. The snow falling was removed in the edit on A Very Merry Pooh Year. In the original version, Christopher Robin spoke with the American accent he used on “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” animated series. In the edit for A Very Merry Pooh Year, he speaks with a British accent because the Pooh stories were written by a British author.

Winnie The Pooh and Christmas Too is not the only special I have done this with. In fact, I did it on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer from 1964 as well. The one thing I wish I could have done on Rudolph is restore the blue color on Yukon Cornelius’ outfit, whereas now it’s a sea foam green on the Blu-ray or streaming.

I wouldn’t dare share my restoration of Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too on this forum, unless you can confirm you have the VHS. If you would like to see my restoration of Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, PM me. If you have suggestions or ideas of improving the restoration, also PM me. I have great editorial skills but not very good color or art skills. Preserving animation as I remember is a very unique quirk I have, especially when it comes to Christmas specials, because I really love Christmas a lot.