Just recently I went through the rather exhaustive Hyperion Studios documentary on the Snow White blu-ray, and I was surprised to see that Disney had included in remastered 1080p several of their old shorts from the 20s and 30s. They were both stunning and disappointing at the same time. Stunning in that those black and white shorts (especially Playful Pluto) look like they could have been filmed yesterday. They were so sharp and the greyscale was pretty immaculate for stuff made in the 20's. What was disapointing was that all the old 3-Strip Silly Symphonies were sourced from I guess dye transfer interpositives from who knows when (The Old Mill at least is a 1940s reissue print), and because they were so old a lot of the alignment in those prints were pretty bad. I mean stuff like bleeding colors, image out of focus, all the things Warner's tried to rectify over the years with their digital YCM combinations. Its the kind of stuff you would never see on a standard tv like when the Disney Channel used to show old shorts in the early hours of the morning back in the day, but when blown up 1080p, sticks out like a sore thumb, Did Disney keep their negs from the 30s? I know there a lot of old shorts that have as of late only available in reissue prints (namely nearly all the black and white Silly Symphonies and the first few color Mickeys), but surely a man like Walt who was pretty hellbent on maintaining all his old tapes and everything would keep the best quality elements intact, right?