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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris M, Aug 30, 2002.
Lilo and Stitch has an original intended AR of 1.66:1.
The reason why its called "Family Friendly Widescreen" is because on 4:3, it fills most of the screen and on a widescreen TV, it pretty much fills the entire screen.
The 1.66:1 frame is windowboxed inside a 1.78:1 window.
The film played in theatres at a ratio of 1.85:1.
I am a projectionist who is very familiar with Lilo And Stitch's AR. Earlier this summer and just this Thursday I had to splice together a print of this film.
The image on the film is 1.85:1 hard matte. If the DVD is 1.66:1, then expect some minor panning and scanning. Of course, incorrect ARs have been listed before including on the actual packaging.
I suggest not panicking untill we see what is on the actual disc.
The PRINTS were 1.85:1 hard-matte. The actual film is 1.66:1, since that's the AR of the films Disney has done with CAPS (save Atlantis).
All of Disney's post Little Mermaid films, not in scope, were rendered at 1.66:1.
The CAPS system is digital, so the entire image is done at 1.66:1. When it's put on film, it's hard-matted to 1.85:1 for theaters (to keep the composition from being off).
A 1.66:1 version would have the entire existing image exposed, with no cropping outsie of STMPE framing.
So, why not just show the feature at 1.66:1 in the theater!
They do still display shows at that ratio! (don't they?)
Makes no sense to me.
Anyone know what the "747" ending mentioned on The Digital Bits refers to?
1.66 is the proper AR for Lilo and Stitch, as with all modern Disney animated features which are not 2.35.
Well, as far as I knew OAR was for Original THEATRICAL Aspect Ratio... which is 1.85:1 BUT I can make an exception if the animators created the film in 1.66:1 and the film was matted in the theater for 1.85:1 for the reasons stated above.
It makes no sense for Disney to do that... but whatever.
There can only be one correct aspect ratio. If the correct AR is 1.66:1, then the one matted for theaters is incorrect, and therfore, we should not view it in the theaters. If the one made for theaters is correct, then the DVD transfers are incorrect.
Movies are made for the THEATER! Therefore, in my opinion, the 1.85:1 AR is the correct one, and we should DEMAND that we get the real thing. Not this "Family Freindly" Widescreen. I do not beleive we are missing anything in the theaters. Has anyone done any screen comparisons to PROVE that the DVD transfers are not missing any info on the sides??
You should really do some research into the Disney animation process before you make such boldly incorrect assertions.