THE PUPPETOON MOVIE VOLUME 2 BLU-RAY + DVD

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found this today wile working on a class project, was unaware that it was even being through of, but for those Animation buffs out there who are willing to help crowd fund the release, i am just passing the information along, OK i also pre ordered because i want to see the rest of George Pal's work have a proper release.

https://www.scifistation.com/puppetoon2.html


https://www.facebook.com/puppetoons/


hope some find this useful
 

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ANNOUNCING, AT LONG LAST ---

THE RETURN OF THE PUPPETOONS!

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THE PUPPETOON MOVIE VOLUME 2 IS NOW AVAILABLE

FOR PREORDER AT WWW.PUPPETOON.NET



When 1987’s The Puppetoon Movie was finally released to Blu-ray in 2013, it was met with wide acclaim. It was both an animation event and a much-deserved, loving tribute to film pioneer George Pal. Now, prepare for the second volume of these amazing Pal creations, coming soon in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack!

Producer Arnold Leibovit (The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal, The Puppetoon Movie, 2002’s The Time Machine) proudly presents a landmark collection of beautifully restored stop-motion animated shorts. Leibovit’s mentor and friend George Pal began his Academy Award-winning career by creating a series of groundbreaking animated shorts films between 1932 and 1947, utilizing his own puppet replacement technique. These stunning films earned Pal an Oscar, and saw him nominated for several more. Pal later went on to produce or direct such fantasy film classics as The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, When Worlds Collide, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, and The Wonderful World of The Brothers Grimm.

This new Blu-ray/DVD set was made possible by the kind assistance of Paramount Pictures (the original distributor of The Puppetoons) and the astounding discovery of several long-lost Pal films from Europe, a few of which will appear on this second volume. The result is a brilliant collection of films that have not been seen in decades, and some never outside of Europe, all meticulously restored in high definition.

Altogether, there are 18 films in the set, which even includes a couple of rarely-seen Pal-produced cel-animated shorts from the 1930s. All films are from original 35mm Nitrate IB Technicolor prints, or the original Three-Strip Technicolor successive negatives. The results are spectacular.

These shorts are all new to home video, except for Ship of the Ether, which appears here for the first time in HD. Of special interest to fans will be licensed appearances in these films by none other than Bugs Bunny and Superman, both at the height of their popularity when these shorts were made!

Preorders now open at www.Puppetoon.net

Cost is $39.95 US, with free shipping within the US. Discs are expected to be ready December 2020.
Trailer for the Blu-ray may be found at:
Puppetoons (High Definition)

· Dipsy Gypsy (1940)

· Radio Valve Revolution (1934)

· Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1935)

· A Hatful of Dreams (1944)

· Rescue Brigade (1937)

· In Lamp Light Land (1935)

· Jasper and the Choo-Choo (1942)

· Love On The Range (1938)

· The Gay Knighties (1941)

· Two Gun Rusty (1944)

· How An Advertising Poster Came About (1938)

· Jasper Goes Hunting (1944)

· Sky Pirates (1938)

· Jasper’s Close Shave (1945)

· The Ship of the Ether (1934)

· Good Night Rusty (1943)

· Wilbur the Lion (1946)

· Jasper Tell (1944)

Extras (Standard Definition)

This is Oil, No.1: Prospecting for Petroleum (Shell Oil Company Inc., 1946)
Trailers From Hell: Arnold Leibovit on The Puppetoon Movie
Trailers From Hell: Arnold Leibovit on The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal
The Puppetoon Movie Speedy Alka-Seltzer (Miles Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution)
The Puppetoon Movie Montage
Full Production and Donor Credits

Includes 6-Panel Color Booklet, Liner Notes by Arnold Leibovit

Technical Specifications:

Blu-ray:

Video: 1080p High-Definition Original Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
Audio: TBD
Subtitles: Selected Subjects Optional English
Run Time: 186 minutes
Technicolor & Gasparcolor/Black & White
Region Free Code "0" All Countries
Not Rated

DVD:

Video: Standard Definition Original Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
Audio: TBD
Subtitles: Selected Subjects Optional English
Run Time: 120 minutes
Technicolor & Gasparcolor/Black & White
Region Free Code "0" All Countries
Not Rated
 

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Arnie, do you have any updates on the work being done on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM? A Facebook post you made ages ago gave us all hope.

And congrats on Volume 2 of PUPPETOONS.
 
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Arnold Leibovit talks to the Home Theater Forum about George Pal's Puppetoons: https://www.hometheaterforum.com/co...terview-with-producer-arnold-leibovit.368913/
Tim and Arnold, what a wonderful conversation....and i can't wait to be blown away, honestly Vol 1 set a standard that a lot of Animation releases pale in comparison to. I agree all this shall pass, the beauty of this is that granted those of us who are passionate about these shorts, or any film medium are able to "enlighten" those who would have never known about them.

Arnold, thank you for all that you have done, this is definitely shows to have been a labor of love, on your part, with many years of dedication to this.

"Off topic, but on topic" because of the Original, The Puppetoon Movie, that i was able to share with my Granddaughter, that led her to wanting to see more of Mr. Clokey's work, yes my friends; a 6 year old is a serious Gumby and Pokey fan, because of all of this :D.

Arnold i hope that along with possibly another "The Time Machine", that Warner Brothers is possibly looking at, that maybe they could look as far as there vaults for some more of George Pal's other films, but with HBO Max..... who knows what surprises my be in store, Today's modern audiences marvel at ILM or Pixar, but in the beginning it was O'Brien, Harryhausen, Pal and Clokey, that made the impossible reality, and magic happen.
 

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Authoring of The Puppetoon Movie Volume 2 has been in progress for the past several weeks and is now completed. Below is a screen shot of the Encore program in action. I should be receiving the first master Check Disc tomorrow from Steve Stanchfield who has put in a tremendous effort pulling all the separate pieces together. Steve told me he thinks this is one of the most beautiful sets he's ever worked on!

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