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Disney's The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad / Fun and Fancy Free (Blu-ray) Preorder

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#121 of 129 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted August 02 2014 - 05:02 PM

so you can tell how long it as been since I have been there by the changing rides, but man that was a great ride


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#122 of 129 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted August 02 2014 - 06:23 PM

I watched The Reluctant Dragon while I ate my lunch this afternoon. It is in pristine condition and even though it is the ONLY extra on this set, it's certainly a valuable one for Disney fans.

 

I won't have the full review for the set until tomorrow, but that was a wonderful way to start my work on this release!

 

Actually, the DVD versions of the films include some of the extras from the original DVDs.  Most importantly, the "Fun and Fancy Free" behind the scenes featurette appears on that disc...


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Posted August 02 2014 - 07:59 PM

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With all the negativity over that other Disney release, it sure is refreshing to hear about the nice surprises in this release. I'd love to see more of the material from the Walt Disney Treasures series released in HD as extras on future Blu-rays!
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#124 of 129 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted August 02 2014 - 08:20 PM

Agreed! The Disney Treasures are among my most prized DVDs. I wish they could just do a straight-up upgrade to Blu on those. I'd love to have all the Donald cartoons in HD. Goofy too!
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Posted August 02 2014 - 08:51 PM

Unfortunately—and unless I hear otherwise from a legitimate source, it's all rumors—I was under the impression that the majority of the Disney Treasures material was only mastered in standard definition. So unlike with the WB cartoons (which post-2004 were remastered strictly in HD), a straight to BD port isn't happening.


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Posted August 02 2014 - 08:53 PM

Unfortunately—and unless I hear otherwise from a legitimate source, it's all rumors—I was under the impression that the majority of the Disney Treasures material was only mastered in standard definition. So unlike with the WB cartoons (which post-2004 were remastered strictly in HD), a straight to BD port isn't happening.

 

Correct.  More than a few didn't look all that great either.  Substantial restoration work would need to be done.  The Mickey Mouse suits may not want to pony up the money to save their own legacy. 



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Posted August 02 2014 - 09:42 PM

Correct.  More than a few didn't look all that great either.  Substantial restoration work would need to be done.  The Mickey Mouse suits may not want to pony up the money to save their own legacy. 

 

Disney tried to get away with doing absolutely zero restoration work during one of the waves (the one that had Donald Duck Vol 2 and a Pluto set) but fan backlash was so great that they decided to spend the extra money to do restoration on future waves.  However, they never redid that one wave so most of the animated shorts released on those discs look quite lousy.

 

Unfortunately—and unless I hear otherwise from a legitimate source, it's all rumors—I was under the impression that the majority of the Disney Treasures material was only mastered in standard definition. So unlike with the WB cartoons (which post-2004 were remastered strictly in HD), a straight to BD port isn't happening.

 

Also, as I'm sure you've pointed out in the past, what they have restored in HD (animation-wise) has been terribly botched, in the same way they botched the blu-ray of Mickey's Christmas Carol.


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Posted August 03 2014 - 06:27 PM

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Agreed! The Disney Treasures are among my most prized DVDs. I wish they could just do a straight-up upgrade to Blu on those. I'd love to have all the Donald cartoons in HD. Goofy too!

While it would be nice to have the Disney Treasure series on BD,  I think it would be better yet to have the series be revived even if it's only on DVD. They stopped while there were so many "treasures" that still  needed to be released.


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Posted August 03 2014 - 07:00 PM

While it would be nice to have the Disney Treasure series on BD,  I think it would be better yet to have the series be revived even if it's only on DVD. They stopped while there were so many "treasures" that still  needed to be released.

 

Clicking "like" doesn't express how much I agree with that sentiment - the Treasures sets I have are my favorite Disney DVD releases, period.


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