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by Ben
December 14th, 2004, 2:43 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: James Baxter Animation studio?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 6486

Don't forget that we've already had Legacy Animation, Funnypages, and Project Firefly - all animation studios that opened up in the wake of WDFA-F closure. Good luck to Baxter - he's a telented guy - but it looks like the lesson of Bluth still has to filter through (in that grand scale animation is ...
by Ben
December 14th, 2004, 2:39 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Walt Disney Treasures
Replies: 305
Views: 91686

Pixar shorts are Pixar shorts. Disney has never had any ownership of them (apart from Mike's New Car and the new Incredibles one that'll be on the DVD), and only licenses them for inclusion on the theatrical film prints and the one-off issue of Tiny Toy Stories on VHS. Andre And Wally B, Luxo Jr, Re...
by Ben
December 13th, 2004, 4:34 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Random questions
Replies: 487
Views: 110355

AGREED! :)
by Ben
December 13th, 2004, 3:32 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 126
Views: 82889

Disney, who make a lot of movies at the Elstree Studios where I work, send over prints of their newer films for the crews working there. I caught Finding Neverland and Hero in this way recently, and then went back out to see Neverland again with my partner (who couldn't make the Studio showing). It'...
by Ben
December 13th, 2004, 3:21 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Random questions
Replies: 487
Views: 110355

From what I know, wasn't this going to be a 2D film, to follow Spirit and Sinbad?

It's possible this has been canned in the switch to CGI.
by Ben
December 13th, 2004, 1:50 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 34
Views: 17902

I hear ya about Poppins' first DVD voyage, George. My review was based on comparisons to the Gold DVD. That edition, as with the "Restored Limited Edition" LaserDisc, included the "Hollywood Goes To A World Premiere" featurette - a self contained EPK-of-the-time film edited from the footage included...
by Ben
December 13th, 2004, 1:39 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Walt Disney Treasures
Replies: 305
Views: 91686

No "argumentative" stance taken or assumed, Phil! :) Yeah...that's interesting about One By One. Didn't think of that. My only reason for putting it on would be as it was once part-and-parcel of the Music Project and would be good to have it "reunited" with Destino and Lorenzo. The Lion King II vers...
by Ben
December 13th, 2004, 1:33 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Bambi: Diamond Edition
Replies: 357
Views: 78378

Sounds like this has the potential be one of the best 2-disc releases Disney has done! Strange... I was just thinking what a load of padding this seems to contain. Granted, the story meetings sound cool and as if there has been a lot of work put into producing them, but the documentary sounds as if...
by Ben
December 12th, 2004, 5:24 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 34
Views: 17902

MARY POPPINS: 40th Anniversary

My DVD Toons review just went up: http://www.dvdtoons.com/reviews/362 Almost "practically perfect", this edition junks several features that were present on previous LaserDisc and DVD editions, but adds an amazing amount of archival and new supplements that are truly magical. Fans will be pleased, t...
by Ben
December 12th, 2004, 5:04 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Blu-Ray has won the Hi-Def war!
Replies: 412
Views: 133579

James...check my post out again - I'm agreeing with you! "Check out an HD source from a true HD master, and it WILL knock your socks off". As someone working on a TV project right now, we're seeing a lot more material being originated in HD, and the difference is stunning. The subchannel "problem" i...
by Ben
December 12th, 2004, 4:10 pm
Forum: Around the Site
Topic: The Incredibles DVD
Replies: 46
Views: 29680

Depends on the collector. As someone who carefully archives all my films, books and collectibles, the slip covers on stuff I bought when DVD first came out still look as good as new. True, I can't see why they do it when the artwork is literally reprinted from the cover art, but when they serve a pu...
by Ben
December 11th, 2004, 8:27 am
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Blu-Ray has won the Hi-Def war!
Replies: 412
Views: 133579

Totally agree George. Tube sets will win out in the end, no matter what, in the technical stakes. Unfortunately, people want "bigger, flatter!" and that's not there yet - especially on plasma screens (apart from looking cool, I've not ever seen one plasma screen that I'd actually want to own). I wou...
by Ben
December 11th, 2004, 8:20 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 126
Views: 82889

There are just some things you don't make sequels to, and other things you don't remake, period. Burton and Hollywood at large have not learned this lesson yet. Neither has Disney! Bambi II, anyone? :shock: I'm not a big fan of sequels or remakes, but the new Wonka has definitely intrigued me, main...
by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 8:40 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Walt Disney Treasures
Replies: 305
Views: 91686

Y'know, I had that on there for a while, but then took it off for a couple of reasons. Firstly, these are recent Disney shorts that are not on DVD (John Henry is not available in it's full, uncut, original aspect ratio version). Mary Poppins: The Cat That Looked At A King IS on DVD (or will be from ...
by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 8:37 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Random questions
Replies: 487
Views: 110355

In no way was I having a go at you for your post, and I am glad that you could see that. These ARE brave subjects to take on (and deal with) and I admire your doing so. I see what you meant about the "Bob" example. My understanding was that you needed people with some experience of these subjects to...