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Wonderful news for you Eshbaugh fans!  One of Ted Eshbaugh’s lost Goofy Goat cartoons has submerged after years of being completely forgotten.  The film “Stop and Goat”, was an early 1931 widescreen film produced in Magnifilm (same widescreen process used in United Artist’s “The Bat Whispers”), and also in the color process Multicolor, (used in the earlier Eshbaugh cartoon “Goofy Goat”).  The cartoon’s soundtrack was also recorded using an early experimental stereophonic system entitled P. A. Powers’ Stereophone.  The plot to this brilliant cartoon revolved around Goofy Goat and Nanny Goat going on a picnic in the park and Goofy Goat’s accordion coming to life and stealing the two goat’s picnic basket!  I don’t want to spoil the cartoon so I will say no more.  Sadly audiences never saw the film as by the time of it’s completion the trend of widescreen films had died out due to both the lack of public interest and the Great depression forcing studios to stop production on widescreen films.  These two dilemma’s prevented the Eshbaugh studios from finding a distributor, or even theater, for the film.  Sadly just like Eshbaugh’s later 1933 “Wizard of Oz” Cartoon, “Stop and Goat” was not released, locked away and forgotten.  Fortunately the film was found at a small antique shop in Des Moines Iowa and will be screened April 31st at the Fabulous Fox Theater in San Francisco California. 

PS- Yeah I have too much free time on my hands... I hope my April Fools attempt wasn’t to stupid.  My apologize if it was…  :shame:
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Re: Ted Eshbaugh's lost unreleased 70mm Goofy Goat cartoon Found!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 11:47:11 pm »
I understand James Cameron is converting into digital 3D for theatrical re-release...

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I understand James Cameron is converting into digital 3D for theatrical re-release...

Excellent! I look forward to seeing the film in 3D along with its migrainefilm, oops I mean Magnifilm splendor ;D   
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Re: Ted Eshbaugh's lost unreleased 70mm Goofy Goat cartoon Found!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 12:32:53 am »
I understand James Cameron is converting into digital 3D for theatrical re-release...


     Craigmeister~

          You mean someone is converting James Cameron into darnitall 3D?!?! :o  I don't think that's possible since i know he's a complete 2D character!!  :daffy:

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Years back there was a b/w silent print that someone had for sale near Cuckyoga Fall, Ohio, but I was too late in getting over there. Someone else got the print literally five minutes after arriving. After this new discovery, I'm thinking it wasn't b/w at all, but rather one of the lost 4d elements as a raised negative or positive reversal. Wow! Someone out there has it, and it's probably on the shelf next to the lost color Barney Google prints.....

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I understand James Cameron is converting into digital 3D for theatrical re-release...


     Craigmeister~

          You mean someone is converting James Cameron into darnitall 3D?!?! :o  I don't think that's possible since i know he's a complete 2D character!!  :daffy:


Sadly, Mr. Cameron has spent too much time at the bottom of the ocean and it has literally crushed him flat.  Fortunately, we have the technology, at $100,000 a mnute, to restore him into a fully dimenional being.  As long as everyone around him wears those special glasses, that is...

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HA!!!!

We used to do rescue for Australian Cattle Dogs, and one dog was missing a leg in front. We called him Lt. Dan, and also joked that it costs thousands every time you look at him... ;)

James Cameron crushed flat made me think of that scene in Roger Rabbit....

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      Ya know, all this talk reminded me that some years ago my uncle pried open my late grandmother's filing cabinet (whilst looking for his own marriage license). But he was SO upset to not find his marriage license but instead a bunch of reels of film labeled "Tat's Tales"...  In fact he was so irked that he immediately threw them out in the back yard and plucking the cigarette from his lips flung it out upon the reels of film.... Funny how fast all that film went up in smoke...  :dodo: