I was able to meet directly with Kevin Lima on this project for several hours via zoom after he reached out via email and Twitter. I’m excited to share that he was extremely complimentary of the work and fascinated by the process. I’ve arranged for him to receive a key encoded beta version of the video and audio master that he can review to offer any additional opinions on video/hdr/color and sound.
I was also gifted with a new and very rare/unexpected audio source that may surprise some of you - I know it did me - it has greatly aided and exceeded my expectations. I’ll share more on that when I am able.
I’m new to the site, so forgive me if I don’t know the rules on how to share this information.
For a little over 3 Years I’ve been working on doing a 4K restoration of Disney’s A Goofy Movie!
Check out this documentary I made about the restoration as well as the trailer on my page.
I won’t be sharing screenshots here as the video should be sufficient for showcasing the restoration work. (YouTube compression isn’t great - but I made sure to get the file bitrate as high as I could.)
Be sure to choose 2160p and HDR for the highest quality image.
I know that many of you are used to things being shared through links for download - but at this time my goal is to get this into the hands of the Director, Kevin Lima and make sure he sees it to offer some feedback. I know he was particularly disappointed in the DVD transfer, previous “DCP” and the Blu-ray which looks filmic, but heavily damaged, filtered and censored. Perhaps if people think it’s good enough it could be utilized by Disney themselves, since they don’t seem too interested in doing anything to clean up this catalog title.
The finalized files are very large Prores and DCP format and exceed 300GB in size.
Audio was finalized with base 7.1 layers and 4 overhead channels, currently encoded in DTS-X, but could also be encoded in ATMOS from the master remix sessions. (I don’t have an Atmos encoder.) Encodes are created in Dolby Digital Plus and standard 5.1, DTS-HD MA X, 7.1 and 5.1. Original theatrical track which was sourced from the Japanese and US laserdiscs (both in english) was preserved and encoded in DTS-HD MA 2.0 as well.
Overhead channels are utilized for reenforcement of chorus during songs, to provide atmosphere during lightning, thunder and rain, and a few spots towards the end of the film at the powerline concert, and when goofy’s car blows up.
An SDR version was also made in 4K, 1080p and 480i for DVD.
The censorship has been removed and a lot of time was spent stabilizing, dustbusting, color correcting, and remixing the sound. I hope you enjoy the documentary. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
And to quote the Disney film Bambi, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”
This is not something I’m paid to do, just passionate about this film.
Hope you enjoy!