Has anyone contacted Disney about B&tB: WIP???

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  1. Mark Walker

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    Hey folks-
    I just popped in my new Collector's Edition
    of Atlantis:The Lost Empire, and
    there it was: a trailer for
    Beauty and The Beast
    "...coming to DVD fall 2002."
    Man, am I excited!!!
    I can only hope that with this being a Platinum title,
    Disney includes the highly impressive, glorious,
    Beauty and The Beast: Work in Progress
    version of the film. I was fortunate enough to snag
    a copy of this gem on LD on eBay, and almost prefer
    it to the finished film!
    Has anyone contacted Disney about this?
    (Aside from leaving a thread in the
    "studio feedback" section of this forum.)
    Is there a number to call, or an e-mail address
    to send our pleas for this on DVD?
    (I seem to remember bunches of forum members being
    contacted by Disney prior to the 3 disc release of
    the Fantasia Legacy Set.)
    Anyone know what steps we should take?!?!?
    Thanks, in advance!
    Mark
     
  2. JasonLH

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    Mark-
    A recent article in Ohio's Beacon Journal newspaper had some interesting information about the upcoming DVD. In the interview with Beauty and the Beast co-directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, Wise confirms that B&tB: A Work In Progress will be on the Platinum Collection DVD release.
    I'm not certain that the article is still available online, but here is a link to it:
    Beauty and the Beast Gets the Really Big Screen Treatment
    And here is a quote from the article:
    So what can DVD fans expect when the Beast disc comes out in October?
    ``One of the great things is you're not only going to be able to get the 1991 released version of the movie, but also the special edition and, for the first time since the demise of laserdisc, the work-in-progress version,'' Wise said.
    Regards,
    Jason
     
  3. Michael St. Clair

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    That is great news that all 3 versions of the film will be included.
    I do like the WIP version better than the regular film.
     
  4. Jeff Bamberger

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    Can someone tell me ehat the basic differences are???
     
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    The WIP print is an amazing look at the process of anamation. It was pretty much exactly the same as the Original release cut. The differences are in the fact that parts of the anamation are in concept stage, rough drawn stage, clean up stage, color and shading stage and as it appears in the final print. I'm glad that it will be on the disk, as I can get rid of my VHS copy of the WIP.
    Steve "B&tB is a favorite" Peterson
     
  6. Ken_McAlinden

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    The WIP version is the regular version, but different segments of it are shown in various stages of animation ranging from storyboards to final ink and paint. It was very interesting when it was released because there were not so many production progression demonstrations available for animated films as there are now.
    I personally almost never watch my laserdisc of it, but the supplemental part of the laserdisc has some interesting stuff including an early pencil version of "Be Our Guest" with Belle's father instead of Belle as the guest of honor and some camera tests for the ballroom scene IIRC.
    Regards,
     
  7. Chad Parks

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    This is great news! I've watched the WIP almost as much as the normal version.
     
  8. Mark Zimmer

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    Is WIP the whole film in unfinished form, or is it only selected portions of it?
     
  9. Jimmy Nugent

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    No- since IDKWTF you're TA just by LAATA in your SH...

    J
     
  10. Ken_McAlinden

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    It's the whole film.

    WIP = Work in Progress for those not reading the thread carefully.

    Regards,
     
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    If you have an IMAX screen anywhere within 30 miles of your house why wait for the DVD version of Beauty and The Beast?
    Check it on the IMAX screen. It is absolutely wonderful and the soundtrack has been remixed beautifully. Definitely worth the price of admission and trust me, after you see the IMAX presentation, NO DVD release of Beauty and The Beast can compare to this.
    Although the work-in-progress version is nice to own.
     
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    Is this right?
    No, since I Don't Know What The F(udge) you're Talking About just by Looking At All The Abbreviations in your Subject Header...

    btw, I get the strange feeling we won't get ALL of the movie in WIP form. How would they do it? Alternate angles as in Clerks Uncensored? It'll be great, but would quality suffer? ... 80 mins + 80 mins = almost 3 hours... It doesn't leave a lot of room for audio.
     
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    Wow this is really wonderful news. I wasn't planning on buying this as I have the CAV letterbox LD and the CAV Work In Progress and they're both breathtaking. I may break down though.
     
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    One of my favorite. I will no doubt pick this up on the street date.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    From the conversations I had with Disney rep at Studio Day last year, putting all three versions on the first disc was the original goal. Unfortunately due to space constraints it could not fit. Disney knows people want all three versions and I have no doubt that they'll be there somewhere in the set.

    Daniel L
     
  18. LukeB

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    If that's the case, then they should stick the Work-in-Progress version on Disc 2 and just use the theatrical cut on Disc 1 and IMAX version through seamless branching. That leaves a good amount of space for some extras on Disc 1 as well, and there'd still be plenty of room for more extras on Disc 2 in addition to the W-I-P cut. Of course if that is the case, you wouldn't be able to listen to the commentary and watch the W-I-P version, unless they had that on both discs. In fac the W-I-P version might be the best version to watch the commentary. But all of this is quite trivial til the fall anyway, I suppose.
     
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