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General Discussion / Re: Anniversaries for 2015
« on: January 07, 2015, 01:53:24 am »
70 years of Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoons.

I'm not Steve, but you might find this thread helpful:

Thunderbean Animation Releases and Offers / Re: Tons of Toons Shipped!
« on: January 04, 2015, 05:07:11 am »
Yeah, the vertical "line" is apparently simply the right side of the track area, and when the print was made, a little too much of the picture was printed widthwise, considerably overlapping the track. The sliver of picture that extends past the "line" is where it is overlapping the clear part of the track that represents the audio.

Thunderbean Animation Releases and Offers / Re: Tons of Toons Shipped!
« on: December 27, 2014, 04:08:13 am »
Well Steve, Mouse Cleaning and Clown of the Jungle are the only two on the set in which I noticed red that bright (the color in Bubble Bee actually seems a little less strong than I would expect from the average Technicolor print, though I'm totally fine with it if that's what the print looks like). If the red on those two prints is as bright as (or brighter than) in the transfers then I can't say I have a problem with them.

I love these special sets for three reasons: 1. The rarities (including rare original prints) that you put on them (EDIT: I like the high-quality transfers of the other prints also, but especially the 35mm prints, high-quality 16mm prints, and prints with rare footage like original titles); 2. I like being able to see these prints in their actual state (i.e. unrestored) (aside from base scratches being hidden in the case of wet-gate transfers, which is perfectly fine with me); (3) and because of that, NO modern-day revisionism: any flaws that have always been a part of the picture are there and the original reel change cues from the camera negative are intact (if the negative had them and the frames containing them are intact on the print).

On another note, here's the photos of the 35mm print of The Office Boy from the eBay listing for the print from back in August. Thought I'd post them because it's cool to see what the physical film strip looks like and you rarely get to see that. What you see in the photos is an extremely rare antique item!

Thunderbean Animation Releases and Offers / Re: Tons of Toons Shipped!
« on: December 23, 2014, 12:13:18 am »
Something must not have been configured right on his end. This transfer has much better color than the old Turner TV transfer of the cartoon, and much better audio as well. Some of the reds (such as  :twoshoes:'s red coat) are so saturated that if the brightness, contrast/gain, or color saturation is set a little too high (either in the settings for your display or if the player is pumping it up) then the red overtakes the lines.

As for the "too many scratches" comment, that's just indicative of the typical "film" buff mentality.

Attached are a few frames from the transfer, taken from the Blu-ray. Other than having been resized from 1080p to 540p, these screenshots are accurate to the video encoded on the Blu-ray. How are they "lacking in color"?

Thunderbean Animation Releases and Offers / Re: Tons of Toons Shipped!
« on: December 21, 2014, 02:59:41 am »
Great stuff!

Seeing that Famous Studios Popeye cartoon in an HD 35mm Technicolor transfer was a new experience. Great-condition print with so few missing frames... it even has a complete end title (it's just a shame that almost every frame in the print is nicked in the same places). Always great to see Technicolor prints of Paramount cartoons.

The print of Mouse Cleaning looks brilliant and sounds nice. Many thanks, Thad.

Assuming the super-colorful 16mm Technicolor print of Clown of the Jungle is the one ParamountCartoons bought, thanks to him as well.

The 35mm print of The Office Boy looks and sounds terrific.

Thanks for another fantastic set!

TTTP In Exile / Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
« on: December 20, 2014, 05:02:01 pm »
Click the "My Topics" link on the toolbar below the IAD logo.

TTTP In Exile / Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
« on: December 19, 2014, 02:34:28 am »
Hi eutychus, so sorry for not posting a response to all this sooner.

I registered on the new forum as "Zachary".

The new forum software seems pretty decent overall. My thoughts on some things, though:

- Have you considered enabling the attachments feature in place of the albums feature? The current forum allows people to attach files directly to posts, and should people really be able to upload stuff to the forum unless it's for a post? And it's quicker/easier to attach an image while posting than to have to upload the image(s) to an album first.

- I see that the forum software has [hide], [group-hide], [hide-thanks], [hide-posts], [hide-reply], and [hide-reply-thanks] BB Code tags. Based on the descriptions of these, I don't think it would really be a good idea to have these. If possible, you might want to disable these tags, if you haven't already.

- I see that a member's avatar next to a post is grayed out, and the buttons for replying, etc. are hidden, unless your cursor is over the post. I personally think this is a bit odd looking and would look into disabling it if it were my forum. I noticed that the theme the new TTTP In Exile forum is currently configured to doesn't have this effect.

- The default post font size on the new forum is a bit smaller than on this forum. I personally like the default font size here better.

- The size of the thread names when viewing forums is rather large. I'd personally prefer it smaller.

- A "Retweet" button? oh, please.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday, NicKramer!
« on: December 03, 2014, 11:44:04 pm »
Happy birthday!

TTTP In Exile / Re: "Boo Moon" on 3-D Blu-ray
« on: November 26, 2014, 02:52:55 am »
Plus Lumber Jack Rabbit is still copyrighted.

As well as Popeye, the Ace of Space.

This cartoon was made for widescreen and shown that way in its original release (same for Popeye, the Ace of Space). They're doing nothing wrong by being faithful to that on this set. It would be nice to have a full-frame copy as an extra, but it's not a big deal.

TTTP In Exile / Re: YouTube Thread, Part 14
« on: November 26, 2014, 02:49:54 am »
I replaced the link with a public domain copy.   :shame:

I didn't mean to offend Mr. Stanchfield, which I wasn't thinking when I posted the YouTube link, which I should've posted a faded print or another animated Oz related clip, which I posted since I watched the 1939 movie. I just wasn't thinking.

I don't think it was your fault.  I think they were talking about the user who uploaded it. 


TTTP In Exile / "Boo Moon" on 3-D Blu-ray
« on: November 24, 2014, 10:30:36 pm »
3-D film historian and archivist Bob Furmanek and his 3-D Film Archive have been working on a new Blu-ray 3D set of rare 3-D short films, called "3-D Rarities", set to be released by Flicker Alley in June 2015. Included on the set will be the 1954 Paramount 3-D Casper cartoon Boo Moon, restored from original 35mm Technicolor left and right prints and presented in its original widescreen format.

TTTP In Exile / Re: YouTube Thread, Part 14
« on: November 24, 2014, 06:53:12 pm »
Why must people feel the need to upload and watch cartoons that are available from Thunderbean's sets? Mr. Stanchfield deserves the support.

Idiots like this don't truly appreciate the time and money Steve (and others who make high-quality releases) has spent to make these films available in high quality. They feel entitled to do what they want simply because the films are public domain.

I'm in favor of the link to the YouTube upload being deleted. Those uploads don't deserve the publicity.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday, wiley207!
« on: November 08, 2014, 02:22:10 am »
Happy (belated) birthday!

General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday, The Dogfather!
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:24:25 pm »
Happy birthday!

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