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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2012, 06:31:59 am »
Even though this was posted before Amazon cancelled the orders, Shout Factory indeed said they pushed it back a few months. Let's just wait and see what happens. ;)
I certainly hope you're correct.

It just seems strange that the rest of the UPA theatricals would receive a home video release while their most marketable name does not.
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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 07:20:47 am »
As opposed to two different UPA cartoon releases within a few months of each other from two different release streams after years of no releases at all, which seems perfectly reasonable to you?

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2012, 06:26:38 pm »
Brian over at the Shout! message boards said they don't why it got delayed. So it seems Sony has something to do with this.

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2012, 07:00:24 pm »
Even though this was posted before Amazon cancelled the orders, Shout Factory indeed said they pushed it back a few months. Let's just wait and see what happens. ;)
I've heard from someone involved with the Magoo project. And yes, there's been a delay—the set will now come out in the late fall. But this is because they're going the extra mile to restore the cartoons from higher-quality source materials, including some newly discovered elements. So there's a several-month wait, but it means the end product will be a lot better.

(Sure—Magoo himself couldn't see the difference; but then, he'd be using his toaster to play the discs.)

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2012, 07:15:14 pm »
Even though this was posted before Amazon cancelled the orders, Shout Factory indeed said they pushed it back a few months. Let's just wait and see what happens. ;)
I've heard from someone involved with the Magoo project. And yes, there's been a delay—the set will now come out in the late fall. But this is because they're going the extra mile to restore the cartoons from higher-quality source materials, including some newly discovered elements. So there's a several-month wait, but it means the end product will be a lot better.

(Sure—Magoo himself couldn't see the difference; but then, he'd be using his toaster to play the discs.)

Oh that's good news.  Thanks for the update :magoo:

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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2012, 08:25:08 pm »
So that's why! Thanks David!

But man, 'til the fall? It's like the RR Super Stars Disc all over again when it was supposed to come out in May then delayed to the fall. Well, if it means better transfers so be it. Maybe we can also suggest about adding the educational short Inside Magoo.
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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2012, 05:27:42 am »
I'm afraid I'm not very optimistic about this.....  In my experience it is very rare for Amazon to be so straight to the point, and say they can't supply, usually I'm told it's delayed, and given the option to wait, or cancel....  Ah well, can't have everything I suppose!

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2012, 11:14:31 am »
Even though this was posted before Amazon cancelled the orders, Shout Factory indeed said they pushed it back a few months. Let's just wait and see what happens. ;)
I've heard from someone involved with the Magoo project. And yes, there's been a delay—the set will now come out in the late fall. But this is because they're going the extra mile to restore the cartoons from higher-quality source materials, including some newly discovered elements. So there's a several-month wait, but it means the end product will be a lot better.

(Sure—Magoo himself couldn't see the difference; but then, he'd be using his toaster to play the discs.)

Good news indeed.  As long as Magoo is coming, I'm quite satisfied especially if Sony is going the extra mile with better elements.

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 06:06:23 pm »
(Sure—Magoo himself couldn't see the difference; but then, he'd be using his toaster to play the discs.)
That made me laugh out loud!!

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2012, 06:18:02 pm »
(Sure—Magoo himself couldn't see the difference; but then, he'd be using his toaster to play the discs.)
That made me laugh out loud!!
Ditto. ;D
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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2012, 07:07:32 pm »
Even though this was posted before Amazon cancelled the orders, Shout Factory indeed said they pushed it back a few months. Let's just wait and see what happens. ;)
I've heard from someone involved with the Magoo project. And yes, there's been a delay—the set will now come out in the late fall. But this is because they're going the extra mile to restore the cartoons from higher-quality source materials, including some newly discovered elements. So there's a several-month wait, but it means the end product will be a lot better.

My question is, why would they need to do this? Weren't all the Magoo shorts restored from the neg for Totally Tooned In?

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2012, 11:36:42 pm »
I've heard that the Screen Jems cartoons have been restored, but the UPA stuff (fro some reason) were not.  The question then becomes, were the restoration processes used back when Totally Tooned first aired the same as today's (we're living in a blu-ray age now, so restoration is getting better these days).

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2012, 02:26:44 pm »
No, the UPA shorts were restored, too. The original release of the Gerald McBoing Boings and Tell Tale Heart on the first Hellboy DVD were restored.

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2012, 04:24:49 pm »
I've heard that the Screen Jems cartoons have been restored, but the UPA stuff (fro some reason) were not.  The question then becomes, were the restoration processes used back when Totally Tooned first aired the same as today's (we're living in a blu-ray age now, so restoration is getting better these days).

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Re: Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection may be in Trouble
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2012, 05:12:45 pm »
I don't know but it sounds truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous!

It's Screen Gems, btw.