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Classic Animation (pre 1970's) => Thunderbean Animation Releases and Offers => : King Delbert October 07, 2014, 08:49:34 PM

: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: King Delbert October 07, 2014, 08:49:34 PM
check it out.  Thanks gentlemen.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O5TOD0K/
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: pseudox October 07, 2014, 10:13:30 PM
I tried looking for a youtube preview but couldnt find it, If anyone knows it please post.
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: NicKramer October 07, 2014, 11:56:22 PM
It was plugged during the Bray section of TCM's animation night.  Shame, it was the only Thunderbean DVD to be mentioned...
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: dbear October 08, 2014, 08:06:21 AM
More info here (there's a video preview in the first link):
http://cartoonsonfilm.com/dvd.html
http://www.tommyjose.com/products.html

Is it just me or is Amazon not accepting international pre-orders for this set?  :confused:
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: FleischerFan October 08, 2014, 08:27:50 AM
Steve & Tom:

Will there be a special offer for those of us here on the boards or should we just go ahead and order through Amazon?

Inquiring minds want to know...
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: Tom Stathes October 08, 2014, 11:59:19 AM
Howdy Fellers!

So, a bunch of you now know  :)

That listing was put up mostly so TCM viewers could pre-order before they forgot entirely about what I mentioned in the Bray program. It's expected to be available for shipping on December 1st, so we're waiting a few weeks more to make a formal announcement on Cartoon Research.

As for int'l shipping and such, I'm not an Amazon expert yet, so I'll let Steve chime in with answers about that. But yes, this is selling exclusively through Amazon for the time being, and just as a pre-order there for now.

Oh--and just to clarify--this release is under my Cartoons On Film label. The initial production was done in conjunction with Steve and Thunderbean whose extensive tech and restoration help is the only thing that made this possible. It's the first of many such "Cartoons On Film" releases that I hope to do.
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: CyberFox October 08, 2014, 09:10:22 PM
Didn't Steve mention in the Van Buren program that he's working on the Flip The Frog set?
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: King Delbert October 08, 2014, 09:19:16 PM
Didn't Steve mention in the Van Buren program that he's working on the Flip The Frog set?

That is true (it was mentioned on Stu's Show for sure).
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: pseudox October 09, 2014, 12:10:03 PM
Steve,

If your making a flip the frog set, PLEASE include "A China Man's Chance"
One of my favorite of Flip's Cartoons.
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: Looney Tunes Fan October 09, 2014, 08:33:03 PM
Steve,

If your making a flip the frog set, PLEASE include "A China Man's Chance"
One of my favorite of Flip's Cartoons.
I believe the Flip The Frog set will include all of his cartoons, as well as the entire Willie Wopper filmography as a bonus.
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: NicKramer October 21, 2014, 12:13:48 AM
Any hints of future titles on your "Cartoons on Film" series, Tom?
: Re: Nic Kramer's question
: Tom Stathes November 29, 2014, 08:31:35 PM
Hi Nic,

Very good question. There are so many possibilities. I think it's a toss up between doing sets featuring one character/series as well as doing themed sets. Probably will be a combination of both. But I'm certainly open to suggestions!

A minor update about Cartoon Roots: due to some production delays, it looks like we're roughly ~1 week late past our Dec. 1st availability/ship date. I think there will be a formal announcement posted about the set during the second week of December, when hopefully everything will be ready to go.

Thanks all for your support!
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: Bradskey December 26, 2014, 08:20:03 PM
Got mine today, will watch soon.  Merry Christmas
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: Krazy Kat Linda December 27, 2014, 01:32:26 PM
Can this be bought directly from Thunderbean or Tom? Just don't want to buy it via Amazon.
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: dbear December 27, 2014, 06:19:46 PM
Can this be bought directly from Thunderbean or Tom? Just don't want to buy it via Amazon.
Same here.
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: Tom Stathes December 27, 2014, 06:46:34 PM
I think this should be do-able sometime in January when I have more physical stock available here. Let's check in about that after New Year's.

Hope a bunch of you have started getting copies already...looking forward to your thoughts, and of course some Amazon customer reviews would be fabulous!  :bosko:
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: Bradskey December 27, 2014, 06:54:28 PM
I've watched the first three silents on the blu-ray.  The quality of the transfers is exceptional.  The 1907 entry is a little rough with such extremem age naturally, but still quite watchable.  I'm pleasantly surprised also by the excellent custom scores done for most of the cartoons by some of the best in the industry.  The booklet is very informative and well-done as well.  Overall an A+ presentation and a quality product, definitely worth owning for any classic animation fan.  Looking forward to working my way through the rest of these.
: Re: Tom Stathes and Thunderbean just released a Blu-ray
: Tom Stathes December 27, 2014, 07:53:32 PM
Really glad to hear you're impressed!

As for the first short, yeah, I wish it wasn't as grainy and high-contrast as it is. When time and funds permit, I have to see if there's possibly a better looking version out there. You'll notice a focus problem during some of the animation sequences...offhand this might look like a print quality problem, but it actually seems to have been introduced during the original filming. Reminds me of some of Fleischer's early Inkwell shorts after he left Bray...I think Modeling or Fishing comes to mind. For whatever reason, the picture jitters when something in the animation is moving, and static when it is not. Considering how much inventing these guys had to do as they made their films and went along with such crude equipment and no tutorials, it's amazing how good most of the films do look on the whole from a production standpoint.