CyberFox
2015-03-01T07:08:52Z
This thread will be used to be a possible list stuff to possibly happen if Thunderbean does it

For this i wish these

Alice of Wonderland in Paris (A remastered DVD of the film with some shorts to address the film's length, all you have to do is ether contact Gene Deitch or Rembrandt Films about a master negative of the film if they have it)

Christmas Compilation Set (A DVD set that has both versions of Santa and The Three Bears remastered as well as various christmas cartoons including those that never saw DVD release on any PD DVD)

The Funny Company (A tall order but i'm sure finding the masters wouldn't be too hard nor the rights for the series in order to remater and restore them for DVD)
nickramer
2015-03-03T05:04:57Z
You already mentioned this stuff before. Why ask about it again?
CyberFox
2015-03-04T06:29:29Z
Originally Posted by: nickramer 

You already mentioned this stuff before. Why ask about it again?



The original thread was wiped during the forum's move
Steve Stanchfield
2015-03-04T23:22:16Z
Originally Posted by: CyberFox 

This thread will be used to be a possible list stuff to possibly happen if Thunderbean does it

For this i wish these

Alice of Wonderland in Paris (A remastered DVD of the film with some shorts to address the film's length, all you have to do is ether contact Gene Deitch or Rembrandt Films about a master negative of the film if they have it)

Christmas Compilation Set (A DVD set that has both versions of Santa and The Three Bears remastered as well as various christmas cartoons including those that never saw DVD release on any PD DVD)

The Funny Company (A tall order but i'm sure finding the masters wouldn't be too hard nor the rights for the series in order to remater and restore them for DVD)




Hiya CyberFox!

Alice in Wonderland in Paris. Do you think there would be an audience for this on Blu-ray? Gene is good friends with various folks I'm friends with. Not sure of rights issues on the film

Christmas set! Perhaps this is in the works. Is 'Santa and the Three Bears' a personal favorite of yours? My thought on Christmas stuff is to have some usuals and a bunch fo not so seen things, especially live action and animation kinds of shorts.

The Funny Company. Who owns rights on the series?

We're working on a bunch of things at once right now...having an actual office space and not having to pack everything myself has made a big change in what we can do- and I think the new Blu-ray titles will help support even more titles this year and into the future. It's really amazing to watch this little company grow and get into more releases....


CyberFox
2015-03-05T04:00:01Z
1. I'm sure there are people that will like to buy the film (Alice of Wonderland in Paris) on DVD (and possibly Blu-Ray) remastered
2. Yes, I love "Santa and The Three Bears" and i would love to see both versions on DVD and Blu-Ray remastered along with some neat Christmas gems (live action and animated)
3. I think these folks own The Funny Company: http://www.reelmediainte...tional.com/animation.htm 
titanic
2015-07-23T16:26:08Z
Allow me to mention some wishes too.

A couple of years ago I discovered Russian animation films and I was astonished at the beauty of them.

So, I would be interested in something like this being released on Bluray, mainly from:

-Ivan Ivanov-Vano (eg. Tale of the dead princess [1951], The Snow Maiden [1952], The Twelve Months [1956] etc.)
-Lev Atamanov (The Scarlet Flower [1952], the Snow Queen [1957] etc.)
-Mikhail Tsekhanovsky (the Frog Princess (1954), The Wild Swans [1959] etc.)

I had asked Mr. Stanchfield about something like this in the past, and he had said there could be a possibility as he was put in touch with the company that has licence for some of them.
LuckyToon
2015-07-23T17:01:34Z
My wish list to Thunderbean is to bring out a DVD set of public domain pre-1943 black & white Looney Tunes in remastered quality.
  • The Phantom Ship (1936)
  • Boom Boom (1936)
  • Westward Whoa (1936)
  • Get Rich Quick Porky (1937)
  • Porky's Garden (1937)
  • Ali-Baba Bound (1940)
  • Porky's Hired Hand (1940)
  • The Timid Toreador (1940)
  • Joe Glow, the Firefly (1941)
  • A Coy Decoy (1941)
  • Porky's Prize Pony (1941)
  • We, the Animals Squeak! (1941)
  • The Henpecked Duck (1941)
  • Notes to You (1941)
  • Robinson Crusoe Jr. (1941)
  • Porky's Midnight Matinee (1941)
  • Porky's Pastry Pirates (1942)
  • Who's Who in the Zoo (1942)
  • Porky's Cafe (1942)
  • Daffy's Southern Exposure (1942)
  • Gopher Goofy (1942)
  • The Impatient Patient (1942)
  • The Daffy Duckaroo (1942)
  • Confusions of a Nutzy Spy (1943)
  • Hop and Go (1943)
  • Mark The Shark
    2015-08-25T14:08:25Z
    Originally Posted by: Steve Stanchfield 

    The Funny Company. Who owns rights on the series?



    As far as I know, they are public domain. As was mentioned earlier in this thread, there is a company called Reel Media which distributes the series -- they are a PD distributor. Currently there is a cable channel called Smile Of A Child (a sister station of TBN) that runs the cartoons a couple times a week. They are from the Reel Media copies, but I note Reel Media superimposed their own copyright notice on them, which Smile "covers up" by using a freeze-frame during the opening and closing (it really looks tacky). They missed it a couple times and left it in on a few. Now, even though the Reel Media website says there are 260 cartoons, Smile only shows a small selection of them over and over -- in a few cases, they'll show the same cartoon twice within the same half-hour show. One or two are B&W prints even though they were produced in color originally. I really would like to find an accurate episode list for the series. The Big Cartoon Database has a list, but it's incomplete and seems to be in a random quasi-alphabetical order. I have 16mm film prints of a few of the cartoons and they are labeled with an episode number and descriptive title -- #19 (Miniature), #77 (Lighthouse), #214 (Judo), etc. Some years back I picked up the Fractured Flickers DVD set released by VCI. They had a preview of forthcoming releases on there which included a B&W clip of the Funny Company opening song. But as far as I know, VCI ultimately never released anything on the Funny Company series. I know it was originally sponsored by Mattel (probably for barter syndication in the 1960s) and it aired in Chicago on Garfield Goose And Friends on WGN-Channel 9 through the mid-1970s. Later in the mid-1980s WPWR-Channel 50 in Chicago showed them, usually alongside other cartoons such as the NTA Paramount cartoon package, Roger Ramjet, Gumby, Space Angel, Clutch Cargo, etc. so it seems the series was still available for television at least that late. (I believe I would have last seen it around 1987-88). I personally would love to have a set of these on my shelf next to the Clutch Cargo DVDs. I think the issue would be finding usable prints -- if you wanted to venture to do a release I'd be glad to loan the ones I have.
    nickramer
    2015-09-04T04:03:51Z
    I am still hoping for a second animated commercials disc.
    Toonatic
    2015-09-05T07:17:01Z
    My wishlist (some stuff has been mentioned before but since this is a wishlist section and since the original thread was wiped like CyberFox said, why not?):

    -A Looney Tunes collection (including some of the Censored 11)

    -Treasures from The UPA Vault (a UPA collection of rare shorts, including Inside Magoo (assuming it's in the public domain) and commercials)

    -Alice Of Wonderland In Paris

    -The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird (the English-dubbed version of The King and The Mockingbird. This version is in the public domain)

    -A Famous Studios collection (featuring Popeye)
    titanic
    2015-11-11T02:48:44Z
    I'd like to echo the wish for a Christmas compilation set (on Bluray).
    Or even one of those "special discs" that includes among others some uncut Christmas shorts and non-DNRed ones, if you know what I mean. [woody]
    (i see one of those already made it as a bonus on another disc)
    GACfan
    2015-11-25T04:29:23Z
    I would love to see a Talkartoons set, but I know many of those aren't in the PD. I suppose a Toby the Pup set would work. I think those are all PD.
    kazblox
    2015-12-26T01:35:01Z
    A PD Little Lulu set would be nice even though Jerry Beck says that might not be possible.

    I would love to see what Eggs Don't Bounce looked like in it's full glory. (As a late 1943 Famous cartoon, I wonder if it also has the orange sky Paramount opening titles instead of the blue sky ones.)

    Edit: oh yeah, Eggs Don't Bounce had an early revision of the theme song in which a beginning part cuts out on all circulating UM&M prints.
    Steve Stanchfield
    2015-12-26T06:25:52Z
    There's a collector that has a 35mm Nitrate of that film- likely with all the original titles. I'd love to put that out, but it's not public domain. Perhaps sometime in the future I'll be able to get rights to the series.

    Thanks for keeping the faith with these. Some of the recent ideas listed here are actually already in progress here in one form or another....shhh!
    kazblox
    2015-12-26T08:17:23Z
    Originally Posted by: Steve Stanchfield 

    There's a collector that has a 35mm Nitrate of that film- likely with all the original titles. I'd love to put that out, but it's not public domain. Perhaps sometime in the future I'll be able to get rights to the series.



    D'aww. We can hope. Also: I think 2 companies in Germany and Spain hosts rights to distribute non-PD Little Lulu on DVD, we could contract them for distribution rights.

    And I'm wondering where the company in Germany gets their prints from.... I'm guessing they have UM&M prints that were stored really well, or were reconverted early back from Eastmancolor to Technicolor/a different alternative, because the color quality sure looks good, as in a comparable way to how an original nitrate looks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqptp0kxU90 

    EDIT: Found the company in Germany distributing the Little Lulu sets. Appears to be Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH and Studio 100 partnering to distributing the DVDs... (Steve, while Studio 100 may be easy to contact, Sony isn't from my perspective.)
    kazblox
    2015-12-28T05:19:06Z
    Originally Posted by: kazblox 


    Appears to be Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH



    And according to a CartoonResearch.com post, Jerry says that Republic Entertainment owns the 40's Little Lulus, and that company, in turn, is a subsidiary of Viacom.

    Junior TV GmbH was the distributor for the Spanish Non-PD Lulus aswell. We'll probably need to get ahold of Sony, Junior TV and Viacom to allow us to distribute Non-PD Lulu.

    Thing is though, I'm not sure if Sony and Viacom are that easy to contact for legal use. They're major companies, and we'll probably need to pay a big royalty.

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