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#1575816
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An American Tail- 35mm?
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Well, BennyES, I really don’t know what you’re talking about? Are you talking about a 35mm scan of the American Tail theatrical trailer or a 35mm film scan of the whole entire feature film?

But still, BennyES, I do remember the American Tail movies, and I especially do remember this cutie here:

Fievel

Fievel Mousekewitz, that is.

And that’s not even to mention, I do remember the Cathy Cavadini-voiced Fievel Goes West version of Fievel’s sister, Tanya Mousekewitz, depicted in Fievel Goes West’s saloon scenes as this Wild West Cinderella-esque showgirl:

Fievel Goes West Tanya

But anyway, BennyES, my question is: are you talking about a 35mmm film scan of the theatrical trailer for the Don Bluth original American Tail movie, or a 35mm scan of just the whole movie in question?

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#1519084
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A Goofy Movie - 4K HDR10 - DTS 2.0 HD-MA and DTS-X
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thebiggerpictures said:

Hello all!

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.

https://youtu.be/ADvT86DVHio

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!

I actually do remember seeing 1995’s A Goofy Movie on VHS and on television when I was a young boy growing up, and so I would really like to thank you, sir, for doing your very best in trying and rescue and restore this underrated 1995 animated Disney classic from a very obscure oblivion at Disney’s own expense or perhaps some other fate that could be far worse than a loss of any kind or type.

Also, thebiggerpictures, if in case Disney and Kevin Lima would ever finally come to their very senses and actually rescue and really restore and remaster A Goofy Movie in the very official sense of the word, and especially in the way the director intended and in the way people first saw it in theaters and/or on its initial home video release, but only just in case, then I really do think that just such a restoration of A Goofy Movie should really be christened “Disney’s A Goofy Movie: The Kevin Lima Restoration” or something else like that.

But we’ll see about that.

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#1514676
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Amblimation Widescreen Laserdisc Preservations
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Correction:

One of the Amblimation widescreen laserdiscs that I’m talking about – as in 1991’s An American Tail sequel, Fievel Goes West, is already ripped.

So all we’re left with now as far as the Amblimation Widescreen laserdisc preservations are We’re Back! A Dinosaur Story (1993) and the only Amblimation laserdisc title ever to be mastered or certified by ex-Lucasfilm property THX Ltd., Balto (1995).

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#1514674
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List of films with lossless original tracks not available on Blu-ray or UHD
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Well, from what I have heard from other online sources, the original 1986 Dolby Stereo mix of Don Bluth’s 1986 An American Tail has already been available on laserdisc (as well as VHS), even though it really hasn’t been on DVD or even Blu-Ray, especially what with all that remixing of certain sounds or redubbing of certain lines of dialogue (especially the redubbed voices of the orphan mice who, towards the end of that film, happen to bully Fievel Mousekewitz (whom I even saw as ‘the smallest, cutest leading man in Hollywood’ (similar to how King Kong happen to be ‘the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood’ who happen to co-star alongside legendary scream queen Fay Wray in the old 1933 King Kong film) into sorrow), however so permanently or something like that.

But I still do hope that someday, somehow or another, all those issues may finally be put to rest one of these days if Universal (and especially Amblin, Steven Spielberg’s production company) could finally come to their very senses and actually preserve, restore, remaster, even reinstate Don Bluth’s American Tail’s original 1986 theatrical audio mix (especially as much as possible), probably for any upcoming Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray, streaming, or even theatrical/IMAX re-release of the first two American Tail films (especially its equally memorable 1991 sequel, Fievel Goes West), especially by around that film’s 40th or even 50th anniversary or maybe later, and even if the first two American Tail films – both the Don Bluth original and its 1991 sequel Fievel Goes West – and interest in such – will ever get a cultural resurgence one of these days, especially thanks to the future efforts of anyone such as me to especially try and revive interest in An American Tail’s Fievel or the very like of him. Or, maybe not. Who knows?

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#1475279
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Amblimation Widescreen Laserdisc Preservations
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amblimation-logo

Well, it’s only just an idea or a suggestion, but is there anybody out there who’s interested in any letterboxed widescreen laserdisc preservations of any, if all, of the following three films that were made by Steven Spielberg’s short-lived, London, England, UK-based Amblimation Studio (the one with An American Tail’s Fievel Mousekewitz on the studio logo at the end of each film, and which is also the ancestor of today’s DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind Shrek, among other such films): 1991’s An American Tail 2: Fievel Goes West, 1993’s We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story, and 1995’s Balto (the only Amblimation laserdisc release to be certified by THX ltd. (then part of Lucasfilm))?

Well, yes, I do remember Fievel Goes West not only just for featuring James Stewart’s last cinematic performance (as the voice of the dog character Wylie Burp) before he passed away in 1997, but also, if primarily, nowadays, for featuring the Powerpuff Girls’ Blossom’s original voice actress Cathy Cavadini as the new voice of Fievel’s big sister Tanya in Fievel Goes West, as well as for the two lovely songs that Tanya (through Cathy Cavadini’s beautiful singing chops) happened to sing in the movie itself (Dreams to Dream and The Girl You Left Behind, respectively); Yes, I do remember We’re Back! for featuring the Coen Brothers’ collaborator John Goodman voicing a cartoon T. rex; and yes, I do remember seeing Balto (the best movie that Amblimation ever did besides Fievel Goes West) in high school.

And I know it’s just an idea or a suggestion, but what’s your word?

P.S. Fievel the mouse sure looks cute in the above picture.

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#1434086
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Info: Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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Tantive3+1 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Are there any mono tracks that have currently never been released on DVD/Blu-ray?

Some of the Dirty Harry films.

The original stereo mixes for Back to the Future haven’t made their way to DVD/BD either.

The mono mix for Star Wars has NEVER been released on video officially!

stwd4nder2 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Are there any mono tracks that have currently never been released on DVD/Blu-ray?

Yes. A lot actually.
It seems like it’s more rare for the original mono to be included then not.

Sorry, I forgot to say original mono tracks. While it’s true the original tracks for the films mentioned above have never been digitally released, the 5.1 mixes still sound the same as their originals with no noticeable changes made to it.

The only film I know of where this has happened is SW:ANH. While the mono has never been officially released, the original stereo mix was first released for home media in 1982. Then in 1985 the original stereo track was remixed with changes being done to some of the sound effects and a line of dialogue being added. This was used for every home media release until the 1993 USDC/1995 Faces where it was remixed again with elements from the mono mix and new sound effects added with these changes being carried over to the GOUT DVD; and the rest is history after 1997.

Besides ANH, are there any other films where the original mono/stereo mix never got released on DVD/Blu-ray?

Well, besides the mono mix for the original 1977 Star Wars, I know that the original stereo mix for Don Bluth’s original 1986 film of An American Tail never got released on DVD or Blu-ray, as far as I know, with all that controversy over all that unnecessary remixing and redubbing of the voice/dialogue and sound effects elements of the original 1986 mix.

But I do think that its first sequel, 1991’s Fievel Goes West (which I do remembered best for Fievel’s sister Tanya’s songs, Dreams to Dream and The Girl You Left Behind, courtesy of the beautiful and lovely musical collaboration between The Powerpuff Girls’ commander and the leader Blossom Utonium’s original voice actress Cathy Cavadini and the late great movie music composer James Horner who also did the music for everything else like Star Trek’s Wrath of Khan and Search for Spock, the 1988 George Lucas/Ron Howard fantasy collaboration Willow, the first Land Before Time movie, Braveheart, Apollo 13, and even James Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar before being killed off in a summer 2015 plane crash) really sounds fine for me, for they somehow kept the original 1991 stereo voice/dialogue, music and sound effects elements intact, only to up mix those for Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 audio for the DVD and Blu Ray release, or maybe without any changes to the original stereo mix at least.

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#1420281
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Info Wanted: The Secret of Nimh
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RadRen said:

SpacemanDoug said:

Idk what you’re talking about regarding DNR on the MGM BD cause from what I’ve seen it’s quite the opposite

What people actually complained about was the lack of cleanup cause apparently dirt is a frequent issue with its transfer

I was talking about the DVNR on the newer Koch BD. The MGM BD only used a light filter.
Koch went with the heavy filter, so while some of the dirt is gone, you also get more than a few frames like this:

If that’s the tradeoff I’m fine with a little dirt.

Well, I hate to be off-topic, sir, but this cartoon rat illustrated on this screenshot (Jenner, that is) is just a frickin’ murderer! 😠

And to be honest with you, I blame that dirty rat Jenner for murdering Nicodemus, the leader of the Rats of NIMH, in that movie Secret of NIMH!

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#1379727
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Idea: An American Tail - Original 1986 release audio restoration/reconstruction project?
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Sometimes, I have heard through the internet grapevine that a lot of fans of Don Bluth, Steven Spielberg, and David Kirschner’s 1986 animated feature film, An American Tail, were still very upset way beyond crestfallen with the horrific way that they (Universal) tampered with the original 1986 Dolby Stereo release audio for An American Tail when they put it out on DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc.

According to TVTropes, “background music and sound effects were changed or added, new voice-overs were inserted (which wasn’t the bad part, since they seem to have come from the original recording sessions), and the orphans who bully Fievel near the end had their voices re-dubbed for unknown reasons.”

So I thought:

If they (again, as in Universal) can’t or won’t even re-release the first American Tail film using the original 1986 Dolby Stereo release audio masters as some audio source anytime soon, could we not even try and reconstruct or restore them or especially dub the original English audio from the movie’s original laserdisc release over the HD BluRay picture a la the Despecialized Editions of the original Star Wars Trilogy or something?

Given that much of the needed material (like James Horner’s expanded score for the movie, which was released in 2019 through Intrada Records) has been released in some way or another, a little audio clean up or something should yield results that at least come as close as possible.

Or maybe not.

What’s your word on all this, everyone?

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#1354422
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Help: looking for... Disney's The Secret Lab (TSL) Screener DVD - An Exclusive Presentation for the Visual Effects Society
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Hello there.

Now, there is something I had really wanted to get recently, but never did. I have found out about it on eBay and tried to place an offer for it, but so far I had failed.

It is basically not only a screener DVD of some sort but also an exclusive presentation for the Visual Effects Society, or VES, for short, and it is not only definitely super rare, but it also contained things that Disney’s long-dead special and visual effects wing The Secret Lab, or TSL, for short, was working on some 20 years ago.

That DVD includes the following content:

  1. A Full Feature Film Presentation of Disney’s CGI Dinosaur Movie from the year 2000, or 20 years ago
  2. 3 Behind the Scenes Featurettes for Disney’s Dinosaur Movie
  3. The Secret Lab Demo Reel
  4. A Visual Effects Featurette for the 2000 version of Gone in 60 Seconds
    and
  5. Mission to Mars Electronic Theater, Siggraph 2000 Featurette

Here is the link for what I am talking about:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Secret-Lab-Screener-Super-Rare-Disney-DVD-Contains-Dinosaur-and-Effects-Demo/174074878084?hash=item2887abd884:g:p4QAAOSwyuVdsQhE

Now, I just can’t find it anywhere except for on eBay, and I don’t know if the screener DVD for Disney’s The Secret Lab effects company will ever need any preservation or restoration work if someone gets a hold on it one day or not, but do you or don’t you?

Just wondering.

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#1292190
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Idea & Info: James Cameron's AVATAR Day - 15-minute preview from August 21, 2009
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Jonno said:

When was this?

Like I’ve said, Jonno, the James Cameron’s AVATAR Day preview screenings just so happened at 6pm and at 7pm on a Friday evening on August 21st, 2009, which is also about 10 years ago.

Also, I was on one of the AVATAR DAY preview screenings across the US on that day at an IMAX 3D theatre at White Marsh in Baltimore.

The AVATAR Day preview screenings of August 21st, 2009 was also among the very last if probably the very last great event trailer moment(s) for the major motion picture screen before they switched to online sneaks and saturation level information dumps, certainly as far as I know.

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#1292134
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Idea & Info: James Cameron's AVATAR Day - 15-minute preview from August 21, 2009
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Well, I hate to be off-topic and I hate to be TL;DR-worthy, but it was about a full 10 years ago, on a Friday, August 21st, 2009, that the world (and myself included) had received a first look, in IMAX 3D, and for free, at 15 minutes of James Cameron’s then-upcoming science fiction blockbuster epic, AVATAR (not to be confused – under penalty of death – with the Nickelodeon cartoon subtitled The Last Airbender). And oh boy! I do remember getting excited for James Cameron’s AVATAR at the time.

Yes, James Cameron himself had already screen 25 minutes of footage from AVATAR at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con at Hall H a month before, and yes, the day before Avatar Day, a small 2D teaser trailer for the movie came out online to mixed criticism, but Avatar Day was really that one time, nearly a full decade ago, that I went to see some free 15-minute preview of James Cameron’s AVATAR movie in IMAX 3D, no less. And oh boy! I was really blown away by what I saw in IMAX 3D for a free 15 minutes!

First, there was James Cameron’s intro to Avatar Day in which he was just letting us know that what we’re about to witness that day is a spoiler-free 15 minute collection of no less than six scenes from the first half of his Avatar movie. And he also gave us some brief overview of what we (and Jake Sully, the main character of the movie, that is) were about to be heading for that Christmas of 2009: A distant alien world out in space that’s also as dangerous as it is beautiful called Pandora, no less.

– The very first scene that the Avatar Day preview footage highlighted on August 21st, 2009 was the scene where The Quaritch guy (Stephen Lang) was talking to newbies on Pandora about the dangers of that world and also mentions something about the big blue people who called Pandora home: The Na’vi.

– The second scene highlighted by the Avatar Day preview footage on August 21st, 2009, was the scene where Jake Sully, the main character in the movie, connects his brain to his avatar body for the very first time. In the words of Jake himself: This is great!

– Now, the third scene highlighted by the AVATAR Day preview footage on August 21st, 2009, is the scene where Jake’s Avatar body frightens away a six-legged alien rhino-like creature known as a Hammerhead Titanothere, only to be chased into the forest by a six-legged black panther-like monster called a Thanator.

– I think the fourth scene highlighted by the AVATAR Day preview footage on August 21st, 2009, was probably the scene where Jake Sully’s avatar was attacked by a vicious pack of Viperwolves only for a Na’vi princess named Neytiri to come to his rescue.

– The fifth scene highlighted by the AVATAR Day preview footage on August 21st, 2009, was the scene where Jake Sully’s avatar met the Na’vi princess Neytiri for the first time, gets scolded by her, and was surrounded by glowing jellyfish-like wood-sprites on a log bridge. All amidst a bio-luminescent nighttime scene.

– And the sixth and final scene highlighted by the AVATAR Day preview footage on August 21st, 2009 was the scene where Jake Sully’s avatar tames and then rides a Mountain Banshee, or Ikran, as the Na’vi will call the creature, on one of the floating mountains of Pandora.

After all that, the AVATAR Day preview on August 21st, 2009 concludes with an extra montage of clips featuring more of the end battle scene and brief extensions to what was already seen in the small 2D teaser to the movie the day before. And oh boy! I was so hyped for that movie!

And four months later, I went to see the whole AVATAR movie on December 17-18, 2009, a full week before Christmas Day 2009. And all that happened about a full 10 years ago, so long ago now.

James Cameron’s AVATAR movie went on to eclipse his earlier 1997 film Titanic to become the all-time highest grossing movie in the whole wide world at the time (before Avengers: Endgame came along in this year of 2019, of course) but not before experiencing a seriously powerful backlash against it afterwards.

But I will never, ever forget that one time, long ago, that the world, and myself, too, got a free, 15-minute first look in IMAX 3D of James Cameron’s 2009 epic blockbuster AVATAR. Especially one in the shape and form of AVATAR Day, August 21st, 2009, that is.

And also, in spite of the very fact that the main character was a former soldier, as well as the fact that the main character turned against his very own people and culture, after finding himself in a different culture and world other than his very own and having to earn his way through said culture and falling in love with a woman who calls the alien planet her home, which is what made many people scream it copied everything from Dances with Wolves and FernGully and The Last of the Mohicans to Pocahontas and Halo and The Last Samurai, Jim Cameron still have the right nonetheless to wait a full decade for the technology to evolve and catch up to his vision for AVATAR so he can make it in the first place.

Finally, AVATAR was meant by James Cameron himself to be this familiar type of adventure story that also just happened to take place in an unfamiliar kind of environment, since it sets a classic kind of story – that of a newcomer to a foreign land and culture – on an alien planet like Pandora.

A thousand apologies for making this post too long to read, and you folks don’t have to read all of it if you want to, but I don’t know if the 15-minute AVATAR Day preview will ever need any preserving or restoration work – especially in 2D or 3D – or not, but do you?

Also, have some of you catch the 15-minute AVATAR Day preview footage on August 21, 2009, which is almost a full 10 years ago? Just asking.

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#1259277
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Info & Info Wanted: Dexter's Laboratory - 'Ego Trip' (1999)
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Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

Um, in the future, I’d suggest you actually do some research, because Ego Trip WAS released on DVD. Not only that, the entire show was available to own on DVD and you can watch it via Amazon UK. “Cartoon Network refuses to release older Cartoon Network TV materials” indeed.

Thanks for the correction, anyways.

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#1259137
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Info & Info Wanted: Dexter's Laboratory - 'Ego Trip' (1999)
Time

Today, I wanted to discuss something from Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky, one that is only nearly an hour long (that is, 50 minutes without any commercial breaks), one that was supposed to be the really grand finale to a kids cartoon show which Genndy had worked on back in the 1990s called Dexter’s Laboratory, and one which, despite an exclusive home media release on VHS on November 7, 2000, had remained unreleased on DVD, Blu-ray, digital, or any future home media format for 18 years (maybe because of its dark and suggestive content, or maybe because Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network refuses to release older Cartoon Network TV materials on DVD, BluRay, Digital or other physical or optical home media formats).

That thing I’m talking about is called Ego Trip.

To some fans of Genndy Tartakovsky’s animation work, it was like the Dexter’s Laboratory precursor to his work on the TV animation masterwork Samurai Jack. But Cartoon Network had rarely reran it now, and even Warner Bros. probably kept it locked in a vault somewhere all the while refusing to release Dexter’s Laboratory Ego Trip digitally or on disc formats like DVD or Blu-Ray!

I think that maybe Dexter’s Laboratory Ego Trip really deserves a decent and high quality release for DVD, BluRay, digital, or any future home media format. And fans of the show Dexter’s Laboratory are not okay with Dexter’s Laboratory Ego Trip being resigned to VHS copies, the ravages of time or the sands of time, or some other fate even worse than death!

I hope that someone will try to find some way to get people, and especially the people at Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. as well as hopefully Genndy Tartakovsky himself to even start having conversations about bringing the Dexter’s Laboratory Ego Trip special digitally and on DVD, Blu Ray or any future home media format, so we can talk about what it was, where it came from, and why it needs to come out digitally or on DVD, Blu-ray disc or any future home media format!

(Especially in the best and highest quality audio-visual presentation possible, maybe)

And finally this question: Would anyone especially here be interested in even helping restore, remaster, or especially reconstruct the 1999 Dexter’s Lab TV movie special Ego Trip to its original 50 minute length, in the best and highest quality A/V presentation possible (and not only the original 2.0 stereo broadcast mix but also a 5.1 Dolby EX/6.1 DTS ES Discrete worthy remix), preserving all the details in the original animation production/background cels, and even if such efforts may involve one of the most extensive, one of the most complex, one of the most expensive and especially one of the most difficult restoration/reconstruction/remastering process ever attempted for TV animation – fan-made or otherwise?

Yes? No? Maybe?

Just asking.

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#566658
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Can you list/name the greatest examples in the world of epic heroic myths, past and present?
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You guys besides me can think of/list/name any epic heroic myth from the past and/or the present.

Throughout history, we tell each other stories of all kinds and types, especially those in any form, medium, etc., and some of the earliest forms of storytelling are epic heroic myths.

Despite living in an ever-changing world, in keeping in the tradition of storytelling past and present, can you guys list/name/think of the greatest examples in the world of epic heroic myths from all around the world, and especially those in any form, medium, etc., past and present?

Or some of them, if nesscessary?

I would appreciate it.

 

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#563725
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My Comeback post: Dexter, Dee Dee, Lee Lee and Mee Mee, Mandark, Acton Hank, and Two fighting Dinosaurs!
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Here is my Update: In episodes of Dexter's Laboratory in which Dee Dee's two friends Lee Lee and Mee Mee appeared in, we can hear the same leitmotif for Dee Dee's friends over and over again, beginning with Tribe Called Girl and ending somehow with Trick or Treehouse.

But since my longtime dream project "Dexter's Odyssey", which is a theatrical big screen live action/animated Dexter's Laboratory/The Powerpuff Girls-inspired epic, would mainly be the epic tale of the coming of age and unlikely friendship between both Lee Lee, the Asian friend of Dexter's sister Dee Dee, and Dexter himself, as well as of the great epic battle between one of Dee Dee's friends Lee Lee (as the Avatar Princess Lilimaia) and Dexter's arch nemesis Mandark (as Mandark, the evil Dark Lord of the Avatars), who according to prophecy, Lee Lee (as said warrior princess) is to destroy...

I have an idea for what a new leitmotif for Dee Dee's Asian Friend Lee Lee should sound like in Dexter's Odyssey by accompanying a 25-second slideshow of pictures of Lee Lee with an unreleased music excerpt from Hans Zimmer's brilliant score for Disney's 1994 megahit, The Lion King.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnASyF0sNa4

So, what should that leitmotif for Lee Lee in Dexter's Odyssey sound like to you guys based on this music sample? Would it be powerful, beautiful or what?

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#556941
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My Comeback post: Dexter, Dee Dee, Lee Lee and Mee Mee, Mandark, Acton Hank, and Two fighting Dinosaurs!
Time

Hey guys! I'm back once again!

Sorry It's been a while since I last posted or visited here but...

Here's a 2 or 3 minute clip reel that I did that was fabricated from
Dexter's Laboratory clips and those from Jurassic Park III, and set to
music from James Cameron's AVATAR:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_NWCf4AwPE

So, what do you guys see and hear during this video?

 

 

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#455261
Topic
Timbox is back!
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Well, I'll read you this excerpt from a Wagner's Ring cycle article from a December 1898 issue of Scribner's Magazine:

"Deep in the darkness falls the flood,

Falls the flow of the waving waters

Billowly black, and the three Rhine--

Daughters sink in the gulf of the Rhine below,

And worlds of water fail and fall----

Light is lost in the purple pall,

Gone the Rhine-gold's gleam and glow,

Wakes the woe of the wan-world's will,

Laughs the Nibelung far and shrill----

He who the light of love renouncing,

Wins the will of the world his own,

Works of the red Rhine-gold, his ring!"

So, what does it read like? What did it describes?

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#455254
Topic
Dexter's Laboratory Blu-Ray wishlist
Time

Well, I've got the Dexter's Lab DVD from Amazon.com, but I've looked up some people's reviews of the existing Dexter's Laboratory DVD such as this:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/sitereviews.cfm?ReleaseID=10187

You see, some or most of them here in the States are annoyed by the lack of supplemental material, great video and audio transfers and art from the last 2 seasons of the show.

Well, if Dexter's Laboratory would ever be released on Blu-Ray, any upcoming Blu-Ray release of Dexter's Lab would be certainly so much better than the existing DVD.

But for now, we must think of a Dexter's Lab blu-ray wishlist. Let's start out with mine, The Art of Dexter's Laboratory:

The Art of Dexter’s Laboratory

12-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Box Set

DISC ONE: Season One: Part One
Main Episodes
1. Changes
2. The Big Sister
3. Old Man Dexter
4. Deedeemensional / Maternal Combat
5. Dexter Dodgeball / Dexter's Assistant
6. Dexter's Rival
7. Double Trouble
8. Jurassic Pooch / Dimwit Dexter

Bonus Features
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Genndy Tartakovsky and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show
Spin-off Series: "Dial M For Monkey":
--Magmanamus
--Rasslor
--Simion
--Barbequor
--Organ Grindor
--Huntor
At Last! The Show Is Completed!: A making-of documentary.
The Life and Times of Genndy Tartakovsky
3D Menu Screen Test

DISC TWO:  Season One: Part Two
Main Episodes
9. Dee Dee's Room
10. Star Spangled Sidekicks / Game Over
11. Babysitter Blues / Dream Machine
12. Dollhouse Drama / The Big Cheese
13. Way of the Dee Dee / Tribe Called Girl
14. Space Case / Dexter's Debt
15. Mandarker
16. Inflata Dee Dee / Monstory

Bonus Features
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Genndy Tartakovsky and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show
Spin-off Series: "The Justice Friends"
--TV Super Pals
--Valhallen's Room
--Krunk's Date
--Say Uncle Sam
--Ratman
--Bee Where?
--Can't Nap
Actor History: Christine Cavanaugh: A documentary on the original voice of Dexter, before 2001
TV Commercials

DISC THREE:  Season 2: Part One
Main Episodes:
1. Beard To Be Feared / Quackor the Fowl / Ant Pants
2. Mom and Jerry / Chubby Cheese / That Crazy Robot
3. D & DD / Hamhocks and Armlocks
4. Hunger Strike / The Koos Is Loose / Morning Stretch
5. Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster / Backfire / Book 'em
6. Sister's Got a Brand New Bag / Shoo, Shoe Gnomes / Lab of the Lost
7. Labels / Game Show / Fantastic Boyage
8. Filet of Soul / Golden Diskette

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Genndy Tartakovsky and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show
Pop Culture: A documentary on how the show paralleled pop culture
A Conversation with Genndy Tartakovsky: An interview on the show with its original creator

DISC FOUR: Season Two: Part Two
Main Episodes:
9. Snowdown / Figure Not Included / Mock 5
10. Ewww That's Growth / Nuclear Confusion / Germ Warfare
11. A Hard Day's Day / Road Rash / Ocean Commotion
12. The Bus Boy / Ol' McDexter
13. Sassy Come Home / Photo Finish
14. Star Check Unconventional / Dexter Is Dirty / Ice Cream Scream
15. Decode of Honor / World's Greatest Mom / Ultrajerk 2000
16. Techno Turtle / Surprise! / Got Your Goat

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Genndy Tartakovsky and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show
"The Justice Friends": Things That Go Bonk In the Night
Actor History: Eddie Deezen: A documentary on the voice of Mandark

DISC FIVE: Season Two: Part Three
Main Episodes:
17. Dee Dee Be Deep / 911 / Down In the Dumps
18. Unfortunate Cookie / The Muffin King
19. Picture Day / Now That's a Stretch / Dexter Detention
20. Don't Be a Baby / G.I.R.L. Squad
21. Sports A Poppin' / Koosalagoopagoop / Project Dee Dee
22. Topped Off / Dee Dee's Tail / No Power Trip
23. Sister Mom / The Laughing
24. Dexter's Lab: A Story / Coupon For Craziness / Better Off Wet

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Genndy Tartakovsky and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show
A Conversation with Kat Cressida: An interview on the show with Kat Cressida, the voice of Dee Dee
"Dial M For Monkey": Peltra

DISC SIX: Season Two: Part Four
Main Episodes:
25. Critical Gas / Let's Save the World You Jerk! / Average Joe
26. Rushmore Rumble / A Boy and His Bug / You Vegetabelieve It!
27. Aye Aye Eyes / Dee Dee and the Man
28. Old Flame / Don't Be a Hero / My Favorite Martian
29. Paper Route Bout / The Old Switcharooms / Trick or Treehouse
30. Quiet Riot / Accent You Hate / Catch of the Day
31. Dad Is Disturbed / Framed / That's Using Your Head
32. DiM / Just an Old-Fashioned Lab Song / Repairanoid

Bonus Featutres:
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Genndy Tartakovsky and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show
Actor History: Jeff Bennett: A documentary on the voice of both Dexter's and Mandark's fathers, among others
Songs On the Show
Dexter's Lab Quickies
--Canyon
--Tuning Fork
--Periodic Table of Elements
--Justice Fruit Pies
--Dances
--Word Sprayer
--Planetarium
--Great Joke
--What "I" Is For
--What's That?
--Facts On Animals
--Dee Dee's Flight
--Pretty Dirty
--Fruit Cubes
--What Is In the Mail
Storyboard Gallery

DISC SEVEN:  Season Two: Part Five
Main Episodes:
33. Sdrawkcab / The Continuum of Cartoon Fools / Sun, Surf and Science
34. Big Bots / Gooey Aliens That Control Your Mind / Misplaced In Space
35. Dee Dee's Rival / Pslightly Psycho / Game For a Game
36. Blackfoot and Slim / Trapped With a Vengeance / The Parrot Trap
37. Dexter and Computress Get Mandark! / Dexter Vs. Santa's Claws
38. Dyno-Might / LABretto
39. Last But Not Beast

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Genndy Tartakovsky and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show
"The Justice Friends": Pain In the Mouth
Puppet Pals Quickies
--99 Bottles of Bonk On the Wall
--A Bucking Bonko
--To Bonk or Not To Bonk
Actor History: Rob Paulsen: A documentary on the voice of Major Glory, among others
Merchandise Gallery

DISC EIGHT: Season Three: Part One

 

Main Episodes:

  1. Streaky Clean/A Dad Cartoon/Sole Brother
  2. Mind Over Chatter/ A Quackor Cartoon/Momdark
  3. Copping An Attitude/A Failed Lab Experiment/The Grand Daddy of All Inventions
  4. Poppa Wheelie/A Mom Cartoon/Mock Side of the Moon
  5. If Memory Serves/A Mandark Cartoon/Tele-Trauma
  6. A Boy Named Sue/Lab on the Run
  7. Dos Boot/A Dee Dee Cartoon/Would you like that in the can
  8. That Magic Moment/A Silent Cartoon/Opposite Attract

 

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Chris Savino and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show

A Mandark Cartoon Enhanced Home Theater 7.1 Mix: Hear Mandark’s laugh like you’ve never heard him before in an newly mixed DTS HD MA 7.1 ‘enhanced home theater mix’

“You’re Ridin’ That Hog!Enhanced Home Theater 7.1 Mix: Hear the song like you’ve never heard it before in an newly mixed DTS HD MA 7.1 ‘enhanced home theater mix’

Two Deleted Scenes

Actor History: Kath Soucie: A documentary on the voice of Dexter’s Mom and Lee Lee among others

Production Art Gallery 01

DISC NINE: Season Three: Part Two

Main Episodes:

  1. Comic Relief/A Third Dad Cartoon/RoboDexo 3000
  2. Glove at First Sight/A Mom and Dad Cartoon/Smells like Victory
  3. Oh, Brother/Another Dad Cartoon/Bar Exam
  4. Jeepers, Creepers, Where is Peepers?/Go, Dexter’s Family, Go!
  5. Sacre Tactics/My Dad. Vs. Your Dad

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Chris Savino and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show

Four Music Videos: Secret Formula by Wil.I.Am, Back to the Lab by Prince Paul, What’s His Name by Coolio and Dexter and Dee Dee by They Might Be Giants

Actor History: Candi Milo: A Documentary on the voice of Dexter since 2001

Production Art Gallery 02

DISC TEN: Season Four: Part One

Main Episodes:

  1. Beau Tie/Remember Me?/Overlabbing
  2. Sis-Tem Error/Bad Cable Manners/Dexter’s Library
  3. The Scrying Game/Monstrosi-Dee Dee/Dad Man Walking
  4. Dexter’s Little Dilemma/Faux Chapeau/D2
  5. Head Band/Stuffed Animal House/Used Ink
  6. School Girl Crushed/Chess Mom/Father Knows Least
  7. Dexter the Barbarian/Tuber Time/Sore Eyes
  8. Babe Sitter/Mountain Mandark/2Geniuses 2Gether 4ever

 

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Chris Savino and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show

Actor History: Kimberly Brooks: A documentary on the voice of Mee Mee

Production Art Gallery 03

The Dexter's Laboratory that never was gallery 01

DISC ELEVEN: Season Four: Part Two

Main Episodes:

  1. Height Unseen/Bygone Errors/Folly Calls
  2. Voice Over/Blonde Leading the Blonde/Comic Stripper
  3. Tee Party/Dexter’s Wacky Races
  4. The Lab of Tomorrow/Garage Sale
  5. They Got Chops/Poetic Injustice/Comedy of Feathers

Bonus Features:
Audio Commentaries: On all episodes, courtesy of Chris Savino and the cast and crew and some of the characters on the show

Chicken Scratch: Original Theatrical Widescreen Version with optional commentary

The Dexter's Laboratory that never was gallery 02

Actor History: Tom Kenny: A documentary on the voice of Douglas E. Mordechai III, among others

The Legacy of Dexter’s Laboratory: A documentary on the legacy of the show and the impact it has on all involved

Production Art Gallery 04

DISC TWELVE: Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip: Restored and Remastered Special Edition

Main Episodes:

Dexter’s Laboratory Ego Trip—Dexter’s First movie ever digitally restored, remastered, regraded and cleaned up for superior HD picture and sound quality

Bonus Features:

The One Who Saved the Future: The Making of Ego Trip: Documentary on the making of the hour long TV Special that followed Last but Not Beast

Saving the Future: Restoring Ego Trip: Documentary on the restoration

Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip TV Spots

The Art of Ego Trip galleries

Audio Commentaries: On Ego Trip, Courtesy of Genndy Tartakovsky, and the cast and crew and some of the characters in Ego Trip

Exclusive World Premiere of the Theatrical Teaser Trailer for Dexter’s first movie in 20+ years, DEXTER’S ODYSSEY: EPISODE ONE—THE PRINCESS OF SHANGARA in theatres May 2022.

 

Exclusive Item:

624-Page collector’s mini book

Technical Specifications:

Main Episode Video: 1080p HD 1.33:1 and 1.85:1 (Chicken Scratch only)

Special Features Video: Video standards May Vary

Audio: DTS HD MA: English 2.0; English 5.1 (Ego Trip and Chicken Scratch); English 7.1 (A Mandark Cartoon, Ego Trip, and You’re Ridin’ that Hog!)

Dolby Digital: English 2.0 Stereo, Francais 2.0 stereo, Espanol 2.0 stereo

Special Feautres audio: audio standards may vary

Subtitles: English, Francais and Espanol

Street Date: November 16, 2021

Distributor: WHV, CN

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