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Warner Brothers cartoons being restored to 1080 HD after 80 years

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Cartoon Renewal Studios, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Cartoon Renewal Studios

    Cartoon Renewal Studios Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  2. jlocke08

    jlocke08 Forum Resident

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    these look amazing. what an awesome service you are providing.
     
  3. Cartoon Renewal Studios

    Cartoon Renewal Studios Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much. I've been dreaming of this project for some time...
    We will be posting THOUSANDS of off-copyright cartoons digitally remastered and upscaled to 1080 HD.
    We can process about 50 cartoons a month, at this time...
    Hoping to scale up to 100 cartoons a month processing capability next month.
    We could finish 1000 cartoons in 2021... stay tuned...
     
  4. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Very Cool!
    Subbed!
     
  5. Cartoon Renewal Studios

    Cartoon Renewal Studios Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you so much, Rick!
     
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  6. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Noticed you cut the ending of "Fresh Hare".....
    no judgement. In fact, even as a kid, in the '70's, the ending was cut!
     
  7. hi_watt

    hi_watt The Road Warrior

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    Thank you!
     
  8. mongo

    mongo Forum Resident

    Watched
     
  9. Cartoon Renewal Studios

    Cartoon Renewal Studios Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    you're welcome - I love this job!
     
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  10. Joel Cairo

    Joel Cairo Media Doctor (& Video Gort) Staff

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    Portland, Oregon
    I was not aware that Warner Brothers considers those cartoons to be out of copyright.

    - Kevin
     
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  11. Cartoon Renewal Studios

    Cartoon Renewal Studios Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Public domain films
     
  12. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    No kidding...
    If I recall correctly, it was TBS where I had seen the un-cut version...once, maybe...
     
  13. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    "Being restored to HD" = being uprezzed and cleaned up from standard definition
     
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  14. Cartoon Renewal Studios

    Cartoon Renewal Studios Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    correct
    - it's a lot of work
    -- locating suitable sources and processing them to be ready for the AI upscale and cleanup...
     
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  15. The original film masters are not available so they can be scanned at native 1080p?
     
  16. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    Warners has done some blu-ray sets. Not sure how many volumes.
     
  17. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    And with this, I am stunned that so many of these high-profile classics appear to be public domain, despite Warner's continued (okay, admittedly sometimes lackluster) efforts to re-release them.

    How do so many of these, which we have seen Warners release on DVD and Blu-ray over the past two decades, fall out of copyright protection.

    More to the point, if this is the list you're working on, how does Warners manage to bungle this so badly.
     
  18. indy mike

    indy mike Forum Pest

    A quick search turned up the uncut version on Vimeo (and on Youtube with a logo from the poster across the right portion of the screen).
     
  19. indy mike

    indy mike Forum Pest

    Why would Warner Bros allow access to their master elements for films that were allowed to go into the public domain unless they were paid to let them be used?
     
  20. Joel Cairo

    Joel Cairo Media Doctor (& Video Gort) Staff

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    Portland, Oregon
    Thank you for the reference link.

    - Kevin
     
  21. Joel Cairo

    Joel Cairo Media Doctor (& Video Gort) Staff

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Well, they wouldn't, of course.

    And to be properly take advantage of the "out of copyright" status, any restoration would have to be derived directly from elements that were created at the time of the original release (i.e.- an original film print, as opposed to using a rip of a modern-day Warner Brothers DVD/BR disc).

    - Kevin
     
  22. AppleCorp3

    AppleCorp3 Forum Resident

    To what extend are you restoring or able to restore these films? What elements are you working with?

    As a fan of WB cartoons this is really exciting!
     
  23. Cartoon Renewal Studios

    Cartoon Renewal Studios Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    new york city
    we're doing it with AI
     
  24. Cartoon Renewal Studios

    Cartoon Renewal Studios Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    new york city
    We're using AI to achieve this from 480 content
     
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  25. Cartoon Renewal Studios

    Cartoon Renewal Studios Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    new york city
    we're using the old 480 and AI to repair them
     

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