NYT confirms upcoming Disney Platinum titles coming to Blu-ray

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  1. Bryan Beckman

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    Gimme some "Beauty and the Beast"! This is great news.
     
  3. Kris Z.

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    Provided they're new restorations (apart from the CAPS titles of course), I will be getting all of them. Fantasia 2000 should look stunning in HD.
     
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    Looking forward to Pinocchio, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast in stunning HD. One thing I like is that they mentioned a two year window.

    -R
     
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    Just in time for my son to be old enough to enjoy them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Dave H

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    Looking forward to these.

    However, on the discussion of remaining true to the original intent, I wonder this will play out. I mean will there be certain changes or alterations to what it was intended to look like? How is film grain handled on these?

    Maybe RAH can chime in.
     
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    Just make sure Fantasia is really uncut this time.
     
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    I hope if they can't find all of Deems Taylor's narration for the Roadshow version of Fantasia that they also offer the 1990 50th Anniversary print in the package.
     
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    This is why some thought Blu would win; The Mouse that ROARED!!!
    The 800 lb home video gorilla has just entered the room (HD theater room, that is! ;-) ).

    I think "B&TB" off that list will be the BIGGEST improvement over SD!
     
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    My guess on street dates: Pinocchio (Mar '09), Snow White (Sept '09), Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 (Mar '10), and Beauty & the Beast (Sept '10).
     
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    As to the film grain I think RAH said something about how a case could be made that the original medium is the artwork that is filmed which wouldn't have film grain. I'm pretty sure all these will be DNR'd probably by Lowry which should at least keep the details.
     
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    Very worried about Pinocchio.

    Will it be that version released on Region 2 DVDs a few years ago, wiped clean of every brush stroke?

    Very worried.
     
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    The problem with that is that the artwork was only intended for photography, not display by itself.
     
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    Thought I remember from the SD Days that "THoND" R2 was clearer (less artifacts) than the R1. Guess its a title by title basis?
     
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    Maybe the popularity of these titles will convince Disney to reopen their traditional animation studio? Didn't think so...[​IMG]
     
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    I don't believe that it was Mr. Harris that said that.

    Doug
     
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    From what I understand they are already doing this. One of the first things John Lasseter did when he took over the creative reins at Disney was to close down Disney's in house digital animation unit and restart the traditional animation department.

    From what I understand, the Goofy short "How to Hook Up Your Home Theater" was the first film to come out of the new traditional animation unit. And if that is in fact the case then in my opinion they are off to a great start.

    Doug
     
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    I will buy Fantasia only if they finally release the original uncensored version.
     
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    Haven't seen it. It's a shame they removed it from the beginning of the National Treasure: Book of Secrets BD. Would have liked to have seen it.
     
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    While these films are not really of interest to me, I still came in this thread because I think this is great news for BD & home theater enthusiasts.

    Hopefully just the tip of the iceberg for not only all sorts of Disney films, but for the other studios to get busy with some of their classics too.

    I cannot get enough BD. It's really exciting to see it taking off.
     

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