The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh DVD

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  1. MarkBurton

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    Due way in spring on 5/7 is a 25th Anniversary Edition of The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh. Presented in full frame, this special edition includes a new Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, "A Day For Eeyore" featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, a never-before-seen music video of "The Winnie The Pooh Theme Song" by Carly Simon, DVD storybook, sing-a-long,, interactive games, and a sneak peek at the 2003 theatrical release "Piglet's Big Movie." Retail is $24.95.
    So, as far as the Animated Classics go, it looks like this is the release schedule so far...
    Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs (Platinum) 10/9
    Dumbo (60th Anniversary)10/23
    Atlantis (Regular and Collector's Edition) 1/29
    Peter Pan (Special Edition) 2/12
    Hunchback of Notre Dame 3/19
    The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh 5/7
    [Edited last by MarkBurton on November 16, 2001 at 09:29 AM]
     
  2. David Lambert

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    The key words here are "Presented in Full Frame".
    IMDB shows a 1.75:1 OAR for this film. Here we go again!
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  3. Joshua Clinard

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    I just sent them an e-mail telling them to present this film, and all thier other films in thier proper aspect ratios. I also told them that by catering to the least common denominator, they risk alienating thier customers. Click on the link below to do the same. Eveyone who want's OAR on all DVD's should send them an e-mail.
    http://studio.go.com/cgi-bin/gmail/g...us/contact.tpl
     
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    I could have sworn that the 3 shorts this is sourced from were academy ratio. Is it possible that the 'movie' version was presented cropped in the theaters?
     
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    I'm pretty sure that Michael is right. The source material cobbled together for the feature is Academy ratio. Given that circumstance, not using widescreen on this one is preferable.
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    Great, now they might crop it because of complaints. Send retractions!
     
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    The earliest short collected in this film is Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree from 1966. Disney's main animated feature from this time was The Jungle Book from 1967, which also has never appeared letterboxed on home video and also looks pretty good at 4:3. Does anyone know how Disney was producing their animated films in the 60s and 70s?
    None of their laserdiscs & DVDs of animated films from the 60s to mid-70s have been letterboxed that I am aware of unless one counts live-action hybrids such as Mary Poppins, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, or Pete's Dragon. This includes 101 Dalmations, Pooh, Aristocats, Jungle Book, and Sword in the Stone. Come to think of it, The Fox and the Hound has never been letterboxed, either, although I believe its predecessor, The Rescuers was letterboxed on laserdisc.
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    As 'shorts', they are likely to be academy ratio even if some of the 'features' made at Disney around the same time were framed wider.
     
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    I will be picking this one up in May, though I'm not sure if the DVD cover will be just like the video one they show.
     
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    Also, why does it say "August 2002" - maybe the video is coming after the DVD? I thought the May 7th date has been set for the DVD for a while now?
     
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    Well, I'm still excited. I have only known these films as they appeared on "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights (and therefore Academy Ratio).

    I'm certainly pro-OAR, we just want to make sure what that is for the feature.

    If the features first played on TV and were then put together for theatrical release with cropping, then I would say that the 4:3 ratio would be the proper one.
     
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    Anyone seen or have a review on this title yet?

    Thanks,

    Michael
     
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    This film can be shown at 1.33:1 and 1.75:1 without a compromise in image composition. It'll look great in both ratios.
     
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    Call me stupid if you want, but please explain to me how that is possible.
     
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