Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol on DVD rereleased by another company?

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Interesting DVD UPDATE I received today.
    One of my favorite holiday films, Mr. Magoo's
    Christmas Carol is being re-released in September.
    It was released a year ago by GoodTimes Video.
    I bought a copy and was only mildly impressed by
    its audio and video quality.
    I see that it is being re-released by SONY MUSIC.
    Here are the specs (which look exactly the same
    as the GoodTimes version)...
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    Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
    ID: LVD54333DVD $11.25 Not Rated
    UPC: 074645433394 60 min. 1962
    Preorder: 8/20/2002 Sony Music
    Street: 9/24/2002 Animation
    Full Frame - Color - English - Region 1
    Jack Cassidy, Jim Backus, June Foray, Les Tremayne, Morey Amsterdam,
    Royal Dano - Director: Abe Levitow
    A family favorite for almost forty years, this animated special marks a
    merry marriage between of the screen's greatest cartoon characters, Mr.
    Magoo, and the heart-warming holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol." Jim
    Backus lends his unmistakable voice to the lovably near-sighted Magoo,
    who stars in a Broadway version of the Charles Dickens tale, impeccably
    cast as the crotchety old Ebenezer Scrooge. With music by Jules Styne
    and Bob Merrill, Oscar nominees for the song "Funny Girl," it features
    the vocal talents of Jack Cassidy, Morey Amsterdam, and June Foray.
    Cast/Crew Biographies; Bonus Mr. Magoo Short
    ==============================
    I am probably going to repurchase it, but
    wonder if this is an all-new transfer.
     
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    Cool! I passed last year because I saw the GoodTimes name on the case. Hopefully Sony do a better job.
     
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    Just to add to that, Sony will also be releasing the following animated titles on 9/24:

    * Arthur's Perfect Christmas
    * Arthur's Celebration
    * Beginner's Bible: The Story Of Jesus And His Miracles
    * Beginner's Bible: The Story Of The Nativity
    * How The Grinch Stole Christmas
    * Madeline's Winter Vacation
    * Madeline's Christmas
    * Forgotten Toys, The
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

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    But again the question is....

    Are these going to be remasters?

    My gut instinct tells me no.
     
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    No, they're not. In fact, Sony has nothing to do with these discs. They cut a deal with Classic Media to distribute their stuff to DVD, so these are just the same discs Classic Media has already made.
     
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    Re: Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
     
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    Hehe, cool. I didn't know they are releasing the Christmas special this eariler.
     
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    Ron, did you ever get the newer SONY "magoo..."?
    If so, how does the transfer compare to the Goodtimes...?
    [​IMG] D
     
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    Also, I'd like to ask...is this DVD edited? I know that all (or most) of the VHS releases omitted such footage as the song "It's Great to Be Back" (or whatever it's called)...
     
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  12. Ronald Epstein

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    I have both versions of Mr. Magoo's Christmas
    Carol
    , but I have yet to open the new Sony DVD.
    This is what happens when you have discs to review
    every single day of your life. [​IMG]
    I can only tell you this....
    The song It's great to be back BACK BACK is
    indeed on the DVD release (I know it is on the
    original release). It is the song that opens the
    film as Magoo heads to the theater.
    I know that on some TV broadcasts the song was cut
    in order to cater to time restraints.
    This is one of my all-time favorite Christmas
    favorites and I hope somebody has the
    opportunity to compare both versions. Me, I am
    just too damn busy. Sorry.
     
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  14. Ronald Epstein

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    Ahhh, Paul, thanks.

    Since this thread is a few months old, I only
    started reading it halfway down. Thanks for
    pointing this out to me.
     

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