This is my understanding from watching the special features on Disney DVDs. they ran tests in the ink & paint department to see how the colours filmed and used them accordingly.
Originally Posted by Worth
But the cels were animated with the intention of being filmed, and no doubt the colours were tweaked and adjusted based on how they photographed, rather than how they looked to the naked eye.
that said, I enjoy these altered blurays. They look great and I think a far cry from TV fair. If the choice is clear animation like we have here in Disnyland and the dust crawling cel junk stuff that looks more like film that Warner's and everyone is so proud of with the Looney tunes, I'll take the less distracting one.
(I'm buying all the Loony Tunes too, and enjoying them. I'm not in love with the experience of seeing garbage float around the cells as everyone else seems to be. Yes I understand it's part of the process, but it's a dumb part that could be fixed now, and I have a hard time thinking Chuck Jones wouldn't of done so himself in '47 if he was able to. We clean the junk off of old live action film prints, why they don;t clean the hair and crap that got stuck in the cells on the animation is just stupid to me.)