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Discussion in 'Toons on Film' started by Dave Koch, Nov 2, 2013.

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    Someone wrote about film copies of cartoons, "why...have them, and what do you do with them once you have them?" I have cartoons on film, for animation was my favorite films when I was active collecting. In my collection I have 8-16-and 35 millimeter prints. Some of the 35mm is on nitrate stock, which is flammable. This film is very sharp, if not in bad shape from poor storage and handling. Some of the film represents 'toons that are not available on tape and DVD. These prints can be transferred to tape or disc if one has the right equipment. To start it is best to have a projection that has a shutter that prevents "flutter" due to the difference in film speed (24 frames per second for sound) versus 30 fps for video. One film in my collection was made by the Fleischer brothers, Max and David ( They worked for WD at one time, but had a falling out with him, and went on their own). This feature-length 'toon was originally titled "Mr Buggs Goes to Town" and was later retitled "Hoppity Goes To Town." In it, the song "Be My Little Honey Bee" was first heard. It was filmed in two-strip cinecolor, and the story is Disney had a contract for all of Technicolor's three-strip stock. Not many prints of this film are around, but the 16mm copy that I have is in fine shape, although, like many prints of the title that was made for TV in the 50's, it was printed in black and white. I am giving some thought to transferring this delightful cartoon feature to tape, and sharing it with those who enjoy the Fleischer brothers work as much as I do.


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