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TTTP In Exile / Re: Cartoon Carnival: The Documentary...on Kickstarter
« on: December 30, 2014, 07:11:09 am »
Congratulations! So glad this reached the funding goal! :)

TTTP In Exile / Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
« on: December 20, 2014, 05:43:27 am »
Eutychus, thanks for the heads up and, more importantly, thank you so much for all your hard work doing this, running the forum and the website.

It's great to have this place to talk about classic cartoons and it wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. It really is appreciated.

TTTP In Exile / Re: "Empty Socks" (1927) found!
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:26:46 am »
That's a pity. Thanks for answering my question.

TTTP In Exile / Re: "Empty Socks" (1927) found!
« on: December 12, 2014, 05:24:57 pm »
And here's a video with a brief clip from the cartoon:

It's been mentioned that a fragment of this cartoon (about 25 seconds) exists at the Museum of Modern Art. I wonder if any of that footage contains some of what is missing from the newer discovery?

TTTP In Exile / Re: Cartoon Carnival: The Documentary...on Kickstarter
« on: December 12, 2014, 03:29:38 am »
I've pledged! This looks great, really want this to happen!

TTTP In Exile / Re: Disney original titles discussion part 2
« on: December 11, 2014, 11:59:36 am »
Of course! Thanks, ToonStar95.

TTTP In Exile / Re: Disney original titles discussion part 2
« on: December 11, 2014, 11:09:01 am »
...and to add to the confusion, here's a foreign (not 100% sure what language) version of the cartoon with an Academy Award title followed by that same illustrated title card.

Looking at the YouTube users other videos, this seem to be part of a larger compilation film of other Disney Academy Award winners. If so, this compilation film also uses illustrated title cards for THREE LITTLE PIGS and FLOWERS AND TREES. My best guess is that these title cards were created especially for this film.

TTTP In Exile / Re: Disney original titles discussion part 2
« on: December 11, 2014, 10:52:17 am »
Nice one, ParamountCartoons, thanks for sharing.

ToonStar95, have you actually seen the original titles for THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE? Otherwise we can't be sure if it definitely used the same style of title card as the earlier 1934 shorts. The three releases of the cartoon I know of (thanks to the Merrit & Kaufman Symphony book) are:
• the original release (very late 1934/early 1935)
• A 16mm release (July 1954)
• Buena Vista reissue (11 February 1976)

Of course there could be other versions in addition to those. I think the burlap/musical-note titles that we usually see were created for non-theatrical distribution, but I do not know what year this was done.

Note that in the YouTube clip I posted, the title card reads TORTOISE AND THE HARE (missing the first 'the' we see in the burlap titles).

TTTP In Exile / Re: "Empty Socks" (1927) found!
« on: December 11, 2014, 10:22:47 am »
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Of all the cartoons I've longed to see this is one of them as it combines two of my favourite things – Oswald and Christmas! O.K there's still some footage missing, but I'm so glad to hear that much of this cartoon survives and is being preserved. Plus according to the article, this film wasn't going to last much longer. A little Christmas miracle!

TTTP In Exile / Re: Disney original titles discussion part 2
« on: December 10, 2014, 05:35:00 am »
Thank you, ParamountCartoons, that's interesting. Can I ask how you discovered this? If it's from a print you own, is there any chance you could please post a video at some point?

Here's another curio:

This 16mm print of TORTOISE AND THE HARE clearly doesn't have complete original titles (the cartoon was released on 16mm in July 1954 so perhaps this print originates from then), but I do think the card with the cartoon's name on it *could* be original. Usually the disney cartoons of this era had pretty plain title cards with a grey background, but very soon after they'd regularly be finely illustrated in a style like this.

TTTP In Exile / Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
« on: November 18, 2014, 04:30:55 am »
Just in time for Mickey's official birthday Mickey Monkey is already up on the UK Disney site:

General Discussion / Re: Please help! Good place for Hi Res screengrabs?
« on: November 16, 2014, 05:07:30 pm »
Thanks for the tips, you've both helped me unearth some good finds. Another thing that's helped in a couple of instances is auction sites with original cels.

Thanks again!  :smile:

General Discussion / Please help! Good place for Hi Res screengrabs?
« on: November 15, 2014, 11:48:50 am »
Wondered if anyone here can help me?

Does anyone know any good websites with lots of high quality screen shots from TV cartoons?

I'm doing a little project and I could do with high quality pics of various TV cartoon and children's characters (from 60s through to the 90s), but I want to use stills from the actual cartoons. I'm finding that a normal google image search for specific characters results mostly in promotional images clips on YouTube and doing a screengrab isn't working too well because so many videos are low quality. I'd really appreciate any help.

TTTP In Exile / Re: WB Cartoon Library now on itunes
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:21:04 pm »
It's funny, but I've only ever known him as Tweety Pie, and was surprised to find more recently that there's some sort of controversy over both his name and gender. The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie does indeed refer to him as both "Tweety Pie" and "Mr Pie", and as that was directed by Friz Freleng and voiced by Mel Blanc and Stan Freberg, I suppose we should take that word as gospel.

Thanks for this! Yes I've always known him as Tweety Pie and, until I had the internet, that's what everyone I knew called him too. It seems that in the US he's more commonly known as plain old Tweety or Tweety Bird, but here in the UK Tweety Pie stuck better. I wonder why though? As you point out, Tweety introduces (intwoduces?) himself as Tweey Pie in that famous song. It was still well known in my era (I was born in the 80s), but I think it may have been even more famous to my parents generation and may have got a lot of play on BBC children's radio programmes.

My theory is that 'Tweety Pie' is the correct full name. He was so often called Tweety for short and referenced to as 'a' Tweety Bird, some people forgot the original full name to the point that he gets called 'Tweety Bird' in that 1980s Bugs Bunny Show opening. In the UK, the song 'I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat' got so much airtime the full name of Tweety Pie was better remembered. BTW, when used in the original cartoons, I think 'Tweety Bird' is just a baby-talk way of saying 'little bird' or 'canary'.

Sorry, King Delbert, for getting so off the original topic!

TTTP In Exile / Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
« on: November 05, 2014, 02:52:31 am »
Meanwhile, back on topic...

The next Mickey short to air will be 'Space Walkies' on Friday 7th November. I've read that the one after that will be 'Mickey Monkey' and will air on Mickey's 'birthday', 18th November.

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