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TTTP In Exile / 35mm cartoons in Detroit last weekend
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:02:44 pm »
Just wanted to mention Steve was involved with a great night of animation (almost al on 35mm) at the Redford Theatre in Detroit Saturday. A previously lost 1928 Felix the Cat Jungle Bungles and a Bray Lantz directed Dinky Doodle. Surprisingly the crowd really enjoyed the Romer Grey cartoon Hot Toe Mollie. Also on the bill were the Woody Woodpecker short Niagra Fools, Ballot Box Bunny, Famous Popeye Alpine something or other, Superman Mechanical Monsters, Van Buren's Making Em Move, the Harman Ising short that broke Disney's Oscar streak, High Note, the preachy one about not hurting dogs, and probably osme others I'm blanking on. They looked great on the big screen, and they really feel warmer than digitally projected versions (which may just be due to how the studios are transferring prints to digital and cleaning them up instead of to do with the nature of digital projection).

Arrived this morning!

TTTP In Exile / Anyone read Life Animated?
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:18:56 am »
Has anyone read the recent book "Life, Animated"? I'm wondering if it's entirely anecdotal (which is my impression) or if it spends significant space speculating (or referencing hard science) as to the underlying reasons for the affinity.

Window boxing sacrifices image clarity to ensure overscan doesn't become an issue; it's a trae off. But overscan was traditionally an issue with theatrical materials on tv. If you have a modern tv, check to make sure you don't have zoom turned on.

Compare the image on a computer; your TV may just have bad overscan

TTTP In Exile / Re: The Animated Legacy of Dr. Seuss
« on: March 25, 2014, 05:32:31 pm »
"There is much information on Geisel’s Hollywood writing – including the lost 1931 Flit films Put On The Spout and ‘Neath The Bababa Tree(both released by Warner Bros.)"

TTTP In Exile / Re: Centennial of "Gertie the Dinosaur"
« on: February 10, 2014, 08:53:04 am »
It combined actual live action (not on film, but in a vaudeville act) with animation.

A school district is a governmental instrumentality and so there are slightly different concerns, but private entities and individuals are free to actively encourage racism if they are economically suicidal enough to do so. There are various things a private company can't do (they can't not hire someone based on race, for example), but they can promote racism as much as they want without fear of legal or civil action.

There is no lawsuit that could be brought for something like racial insensitivity in the US. You might have a Duck Dynasty blowback type situation, but that is not a legal matter. The situation may very well be different in not-the-US (I'm fairly certain there are jurisdictions where racial insensitivity is prohibited), but here the First Amendment makes this a non-issue form a legal perspective.

A lawyer will tell you "you can't release this because you don't have the rights to the music"; a lawyer acting in the role of a lawyer will not say "You can't release this because someone will be offended." That would be a business decision.

General Discussion / Re: What DID happen to the GAC forum?
« on: December 19, 2013, 04:53:44 pm »
The Animation Show board went down long ago. If it was JErry Beck's at any point, it wasn't by the time I joined, although he may have commented there from time to time. The provided reason for why GAC went down because JC found it to be too much of a time suck. IAD became the default refuge for GACers as Eutychus was nice enough to offer it for such purposes.

General Discussion / Re: Amazon Global
« on: December 11, 2013, 12:21:34 pm »
At least several of the non-US Amazon sites have shipped to the US for many years. Some of them had restrictions on certain things (video games, in my experience), but I've ordered from French, German, Japanese and UK Amazon sites before.

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