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BVHE Press Release: The Fox and The Hound 1 and 2 (2-Movie Blu-ray Collection)


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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 09 2011 - 08:18 AM


 

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#2 of 26 OFFLINE   Mark-P

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Posted May 09 2011 - 09:38 AM

Finally, TFATH in its originally created aspect ratio. It has always been a little murky what ratio this was actually animated in. The Rescuers was definitely 1.66:1 and pretty much every animated feature coming after TFATH as well, so it always seemed odd that Disney claimed 1.33:1 was the correct ratio for this one.

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Aspect Ratio:   The Fox and the Hound - 1.66:1; 



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Posted May 09 2011 - 01:56 PM

If this isn't an underwhelming 30th anniversary set, I don't know what one looks like.

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Posted May 09 2011 - 02:11 PM

The Fox and the Hound shares a special (and horrible) place in my heart, and I will own it.. but this set doesn't look like much.
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Posted May 09 2011 - 02:33 PM



Originally Posted by Jason_V 

If this isn't an underwhelming 30th anniversary set, I don't know what one looks like.


Well, it's better than what it got for its 25th. Then, they didn't even bother with a new transfer. This must be the first time the negatives have been run through a telecine since 1994.


Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted May 09 2011 - 02:41 PM

While I don't give a shit about the sequel (I've studiously avoided all of Disney's direct-to-video "cheapquels"), the original film is one of the better efforts from Disney's post-Jungle Book, pre-Little Mermaid slump, and it's great that we're finally getting a proper widescreen transfer.



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Posted May 10 2011 - 06:52 AM

Disney Movie Club turned this into a tease.  But I correctly guessed what it was. Don't remember too much of this film.  Lately I've been picking up some I missed, like Beauty and the Beast.  I guess I'll do the same with this.
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Posted May 10 2011 - 09:03 AM

I find it amusing that the download versions are as expensive as the combo-pack BR... each!



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Posted May 10 2011 - 09:52 AM



Originally Posted by Brisby [url=/forum/thread/311275/bvhe-press-release-the-fox-and-the-hound-1-and-2-2-movie-blu-ray-collection#post_3809744]


Is it safe to assume that the cheapquels will be tacked onto other non-Platinum/Diamond/whatever animated BDs? What about theatrical sequels (Rescuers Down Under, for instance)?


Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted May 10 2011 - 02:15 PM

Originally Posted by MatthewA 




Well, it's better than what it got for its 25th. Then, they didn't even bother with a new transfer. This must be the first time the negatives have been run through a telecine since 1994.


It's been a while since I spun the disc.  Kinda remember saying "meh" on all fronts at that time.



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Posted May 10 2011 - 04:38 PM



[quote]Originally Posted by MatthewA [url=/forum/thread/311275/bvhe-press-release-the-fox-and-the-hound-1-and-2-2-movie-blu-ray-collection#post_3810058]


The Rescuers Down Under is actually vastly superior to the original film (maybe the only Disney animation sequel to be so), so I wouldn't mind a double-feature Blu of that,




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Posted May 11 2011 - 05:42 AM


Originally Posted by Brisby  There's no mention of the Lion King cheapquels being bundled with the first film.




If I remember the specs, the uber 8 disc Lion King set will have both LK 1.5 and LK 2 on BD.



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Posted May 11 2011 - 02:56 PM



[quote]Originally Posted by Jason_V [url=/forum/thread/311275/bvhe-press-release-the-fox-and-the-hound-1-and-2-2-movie-blu-ray-collection#post_3810336]




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Posted May 11 2011 - 03:17 PM

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Posted May 12 2011 - 01:25 AM

The one extra they should do for this film that they never will would be one dealing with the Don Bluth-staged walkout, which happened during this film's production. This era of Disney's history is seldom covered except to talk about the perceived shortcomings of the films made during this era, so it could be an interesting subject for a documentary, like the three they did before.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted May 12 2011 - 04:29 AM



Originally Posted by Mark-P 

Finally, TFATH in its originally created aspect ratio. It has always been a little murky what ratio this was actually animated in. The Rescuers was definitely 1.66:1 and pretty much every animated feature coming after TFATH as well, so it always seemed odd that Disney claimed 1.33:1 was the correct ratio for this one.



The instructions for projecting the movie in the pressbook list the aspect ratio at 1.75:1.


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Posted May 12 2011 - 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Brisby [url=/forum/thread/311275/bvhe-press-release-the-fox-and-the-hound-1-and-2-2-movie-blu-ray-collection#post_3810555]



In that context, quite right.  I just interpreted the comment differently.  Is TFATH 2 really that bad?


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Posted May 12 2011 - 03:48 PM



Originally Posted by Jason_V 

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 Is TFATH 2 really that bad?




I wouldn't know...aside from the first Land Before Time sequel (I know, I know...shame on me), I have deliberately avoided all of the spate of direct-to-video cheapquels pretty much every animated movie EVER MADE has received since the mid-90's. These aren't movies for rational adults...they're for unimaginative eight-year olds to watch while their parents are in the other room doing laundry or something. Total "video babysitter" drek.


Of course, now most animated sequels are released theatrically, because there's more profit to be had there, no matter how bad they eventually get (did we need four fucking Shrek movies? And this is coming from someone who loved the first two).




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Posted May 12 2011 - 06:55 PM



Originally Posted by MatthewA 

The one extra they should do for this film that they never will would be one dealing with the Don Bluth-staged walkout, which happened during this film's production. This era of Disney's history is seldom covered except to talk about the perceived shortcomings of the films made during this era, so it could be an interesting subject for a documentary, like the three they did before.



Why would Disney do such a thing? It would make Don Bluth look bad! I'm sure they have nothing against that poor, aging twit. His premonition was that if he walked out of Disney he'd take the magic with him.  He didn't.


 

 


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Posted May 12 2011 - 09:00 PM



Originally Posted by Ethan Riley 





Why would Disney do such a thing? It would make Don Bluth look bad! I'm sure they have nothing against that poor, aging twit. His premonition was that if he walked out of Disney he'd take the magic with him.  He didn't.


I wouldn't classify Bluth as a twit. He was a stickler for technical quality (one of his complaints was being told not to bother filling in the whites of Bernard's eyes in The Rescuers), but he was no businessman, going bankrupt more than once (unlike Walt Disney, he didn't have someone like Roy around with good business sense; God help the studio if Roy had predeceased him), and not half the storyteller Walt was. Well his early works were good (Secret of NIMH, American Tail, Land Before Time), but around the time that Disney rebounded he started to slip (Rock-a-Doodle, anyone?). I imagine some at Disney would like to make him look bad, even if one could argue that having others do theatrical-quality animation forced them to become more competitive (as well as Roy E. Disney doing everything he could to keep Michael Eisner from shutting animation down completely). That they would even make something like Waking Sleeping Beauty in the first place means that they can admit that not all was well all the time in the Magic Kingdom. Still, would any of Bluth's crew cooperate in such a film if it was made by Disney?


When Bluth took his dozen cohorts with him, that was about 10% of the staff, and it pushed back Fox & the Hound by 6 months. Even though Disney did turn out to be more successful in the long run without him, the remaining animators were split about their opinions towards him, split into camps of "Bluthies" and "Mouseketeers".


Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.





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