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Looking for 16mm films of English "Little Rascals" H-B cartoon episodes

Discussion in 'Toons on Film' started by RascalsFan84, Jun 9, 2022.

  1. RascalsFan84

    RascalsFan84 Inbetweener Forum Member New Member

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    I am wondering if there are any 16 mm films of English-dubbed "Little Rascals" cartoon episodes available or if people are willing to sell them?

    The films I would be most interested in are:

    "Alfalfa for President"/"Rock & Roll Rascals"/"A Swimming We Will Go"
    "The Irate Pirates"/"All the Loot that's Fit to Print"/"The Spare"
    "Alfalfa's Athlete's Feat"/"Darla's Dream Dance"/"Fiscal Fitness" (I do have a German-dubbed version, but I believe "Darla's Dream Dance" was significantly edited for German broadcast)
    "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat"/"The Case of the Puzzled Pals"/"Go Cart Go" (yes, I do have a digital copy of each, but I would prefer a better quality film version)
    "Falling Heir"/"Flim Flam Film Fans"/"Do or Diet"
    "Trash Can Treasures"/"King of the Hobos"/"Out on a Limb"
    "Showdown at the Rascal Corral"
    "Class Act"
    "Ice Escapades"
    "Wash and Werewolf"/"Save Our Treehouse!"
    "A Not-So Buenas Dias"/"Fright Night"
    "The Big Sneezse"/"Pete's Big Break" (I do have a digital version of the latter, but the quality is horrible but still watchable - it would be nice to have a better quality film)
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    Oooh, not likely, Rascals Fan. Film from that era deteriorates over time; as of today, it'd be a tin full of dry, crackling slivers. If no one has made archive copies on more durable media, then these episodes may be lost to the ages, much like the earliest animated films. (Supposedly, the very first animated films were made in Argentina, but none survive in any form.) There are outfits that sell film reels for private showing, such as a college campus movie night, but they only archive or duplicate films that generate higher circulation numbers.
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    You know, that could explain why "The Little Rascals" cartoon is likely to never see a DVD release, considering the original media it was on was never touched in nearly 40 years. The legal troubles the show faced in 1984 didn't help much. Lawsuit or no lawsuit, the episodes are probably deteriorated by now. I also think low ratings was also a factor in not releasing the show to DVD (It's surprising the show ran for two seasons, but I wonder if it was due to contract obligations). I am pretty lucky that a few English-dubbed episodes were on YouTube nearly a decade ago (albeit for about a month) and downloaded them while I did.
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    Hard to find those ones.need to look at e-bay, you can find them there.
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    The Little Rascals is a 1930's series, while the Nielsen rating system wasn't rolled out until 1950. There'd be almost no way to determine whether a show was popular, except by feedback from critics and newspapers. By the time most stable and durable media were invented, The Little Rascals were slipping into Grandpa territory; that is, entertainment that had become outdated, and replaced by glitzier, more polished productions. Time has a way of burying both the good and the bad, leaving only fragments and mentions by (presumably) credible sources about how things used to be. If there are snippets of the show floating around, then all we can do is Keep Circulating The Tapes.
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    I think classic Rascals still holds up today, but then, I enjoy that kind of old school humor. Spanky's interactions with adults were hilarious.
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    Include the post-Rascals rebrand called "Our Gang" in any search of the "Little Rascals" catalog, which, if I recall correctly, was released on MGM.
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