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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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