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re-dubbed Looney Tunes? what's going on?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ken Horowitz, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Ken Horowitz

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    Superimposed at the bottom of the frame in the last seconds of "Bacall to Arms" on the "To Have and Have Not" DVD is this notice:



    I've seen similar notices flash onscreen on the Cartoon Network. (I've barely dipped into the "Golden Collection" so don't know about those.)

    From that copyright notice, it would appear that the music has been re-recorded in an effort to obtain a new copyright on the cartoon. The circle-C copyright symbol is the standard one on most movies; the circle-P symbol is specifically for sound recordings (the P stands for "phonorecords").

    What exactly has been dubbed? Anyone know what's going on here?
     
  2. James_Garner

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    The "Dubbing" in this case refers to Spanish-language dubbings that air on Cartoon Network. Some Cable systems have SAP for Cartoon Network
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    Worry not.

    The "dubbed versions" were simply brand new spiffy video transfers Turner made in 1995 to mediocre, aged, faded, prints for the Harmon-Ising B&W Merrie Melodies and the 1934-1948 color cartoons (with Haredevil Hare being the last in the package).


    The only tampering done with the cartoons is poor color correction for faded prints and incorrect end title cards for most of the cartoons.

    (Edit: forgot to mention "were" and "1995")
     
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    Just to prevent confusion, Patrick's mention of "brand new spiffy video transfers" refers to video transfers (that I actually don't consider so spiffy) made by Turner NINE years ago.

    Since Warner Bros. purchase of Turner, the truly brand new video transfers made by WB do not have any notations on them concerning dubbed tracks (and, as anyone who owns the GOLDEN COLLECTION DVD set can attest to) the new Warner transfers look magnificent.
     

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