mellongraig93
2021-12-09T05:28:50Z
It's that time of year again when Jerry is on... here's the description this time around:

"It's the final show for 2021 and the annual holiday visit from Jerry. This time he'll be joined in the opening segment by producer/director ARNOLD LEIBOVIT for an update on the progress of "The Puppetoon Movie 3", which is being made possible totally by donations from the fans. After that, Jerry will review the latest animated features newly released to theaters and streaming and will comment on a few upcoming theatricals for 2022. He'll also have a couple of new books to discuss and the latest in home video news. We'll also remember the talented voiceover artist Will Ryan, and then we'll screen three classic cartoons in HD that have been restored by Thunderbean Video. Plus we'll read your e-mails (make sure you send them no later than December 19)!"

https://stusshow.com/ 

So basically Stu is planning to record the show on Monday, December 20 from the looks of it (since it's a news show, unless if the day of the recording changes otherwise which can happen), with a Zoomio audience to go along with it. Still just because he's recording it in advance doesn't mean the e-mail rules have changed. Make sure you don't ask the question of when something is going to come out.
mellongraig93
2021-12-22T19:11:55Z
While this was recorded in advance, today is the day when the general public will get to see the show at its usual time at 4pm PT/7pm ET. This program will run for almost 4 hours and while the VIPs already know what will be talked about, for the sake of being thorough I will not spoil the outcome. You'll just have to tune in that night, with this link below to watch to:

https://player.viloud.tv...8cd317f88d9338a44b024195 
mellongraig93
2021-12-23T00:06:33Z
Zoomio audience in action! They're fans of animation just like we are but also the program itself in general.

Jerry is not in studio this time but on Skype - he really cut it close in terms of the deadline to do the show.

He's also promoting the cartoon benefit on December 26th with shows from 2-7 pm, and saw the Spider-Man movie (the newest version) as of late.

Next visit for him is at the end of March thereabouts, maybe in person at the new studio. Also promoting other news on what he'll do for the next few months.
mellongraig93
2021-12-23T00:21:43Z
Close to 30 on Puppetoon 3? Wow! Had to be a dual-layer rather than a single-layer to make that happen (some still need to be super restored).

Arnold will be on January 26th next year to talk about this more.
S. C. MacPeter
2021-12-23T00:53:48Z
Terrytoons is still a work in progress, as it will always be most likely, which is sad
mellongraig93
2021-12-23T00:56:19Z
No word on when Puppetoon 3 will be released (it may take a year to release certain films), and Paramount will be key as they have to go frame by frame, 12,000 of it and then it has to be color graded. I'm impressed with the trailer/preview reel for Puppetoon 3 on it being a job well done.

Feature films are now shown and Stu also thanked Arnold for Puppetoon 2 being an ad-sponsor of the show.
SuperMuppet64
2021-12-23T01:21:46Z
Originally Posted by: S. C. MacPeter 

Terrytoons is still a work in progress, as it will always be most likely, which is sad



would like more elaboration on this. was something for terrytoons ever discussed at one point?
mellongraig93
2021-12-23T01:34:34Z
The feature books/animated features and some non-animated features Jerry plugged this time around were the following:

-2 Cuphead comic books
-Inspiring Walt Disney book
-I am Walt Disney kids book
-The Animators Survival Kit - 4 part book (Richard Williams)
-Mitchells vs The Machines book
-The Art of Disney books
-Claude Coats book
-Restoration of Abbott and Costello show
-Gulliver's Travels CD
Toonatic
2021-12-23T02:16:11Z
Thank you, Jerry Beck for making Woody Woodpecker on Blu-ray happen (even with some errors, better than nothing).
Toonatic
2021-12-23T02:38:38Z
Regarding Popeye The 1950's according to Jerry: At this exact moment there is nothing in production at this moment BUT we are talking about a lot of things that we want to do. They have a desire to do it and they're talking about it.

They're talking about stuff. Bugs Bunny Show idea is not abandoned.
mellongraig93
2021-12-23T02:43:45Z
He will return on March 23 hopefully in person though it will have to be recorded ahead of time to discuss more.

I don't know why fan complaints online about little issues such as logos not being right (black and white, didn't tint) on Woody Woodpecker, or on Tex Avery 3 which came out of nowhere where three animated dots are missing. Why? We just have to accept the fact that not every home video is going to be 100% perfect in terms of restoration and that little things where they make a big deal should not diminish the success of restoring home videos.

Classic cartoons now ready to go all in HD.
Leviathan
2021-12-23T02:52:56Z
Originally Posted by: mellongraig93 


I don't know why fan complaints online about little issues such as logos not being right (black and white, didn't tint) on Woody Woodpecker, or on Tex Avery 3 which came out of nowhere where three animated dots are missing. Why? We just have to accept the fact that not every home video is going to be 100% perfect in terms of restoration and that little things where they make a big deal should not diminish the success of restoring home videos.



He said that?
mellongraig93
2021-12-23T03:21:17Z
Yeah, apparently those little things with the fan online outcry are basically like they're not going to buy it until it's 100% perfect for them and basically Stu just told them to go away with the negative things.

Meanwhile Jerry just unwrapped a Christmas present and the Zoomio audience (which consists of VIPs) loved it. I guess Stu is thinking about keeping Zoom and the live audience recording after all...
S. C. MacPeter
2021-12-23T03:46:52Z
Neal Sabin, who runs MeTV, is still looking to gain more cartoons for his package. Columbia is also restoring the B&W 30s (Krazy Kat, Scrappy) as was mentioned in passing. He also mentioned in passing Greg Ford is working on classic animation at Kino
mellongraig93
2021-12-23T04:08:36Z
And that's all she wrote for Stu's Show in 2021 where I can tell you the new studio in Pine Mountain Club looks awesome, and so was the live Zoomio audience even though this was recorded but retains the live feel.

One good thing now with a pre-recorded show is that the audio feed which is a little bit behind versus the video feed, is seamless, meaning before and after the show it will go to the promo reel without cutting the feed to switch from live back to pre-recorded.

This show should be available in the archives pretty soon (the VIPs got early access to it before the general public). Hopefully we'll see more people become a VIP and then they can take part in the live Zoomio audience especially when Jerry is back on the next time in March (if Stu decides to keep it).
Leviathan
2021-12-23T04:11:53Z
Originally Posted by: S. C. MacPeter 

Neal Sabin, who runs MeTV, is still looking to gain more cartoons for his package. Columbia is also restoring the B&W 30s (Krazy Kat, Scrappy) as was mentioned in passing. He also mentioned in passing Greg Ford is working on classic animation at Kino



That's interesting, because Kino was adamant they wouldn't do any more classic animation after the DePatie-Freleng sets underperformed.

Would what it could be? Kino has deals with Paramount and Universal, but not Sony. And Disney is right out.
S. C. MacPeter
2021-12-23T04:32:04Z
Kino put a restored Pooch the Pup on a Universal disc last year if that gives any ideas. Definitely not Paramount
MTGM
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2021-12-23T04:32:59Z
Originally Posted by: mellongraig93 


I don't know why fan complaints online about little issues such as logos not being right (black and white, didn't tint) on Woody Woodpecker, or on Tex Avery 3 which came out of nowhere where three animated dots are missing. Why? We just have to accept the fact that not every home video is going to be 100% perfect in terms of restoration and that little things where they make a big deal should not diminish the success of restoring home videos.

Classic cartoons now ready to go all in HD.



The way Stu addressed that Tex Avery 3 matter was very misleading since he made it sound like there was more controversy than there actually was. It was not "three dots" that were missing, it was three seconds worth of a visual gag that got partially erased (which is roughly 72 frames of film). I was the one who pointed it out first, so I feel partially responsible. I know that other people pointed it out after I did, but neither myself nor anyone else who pointed out the error made any big deal about it. I only pointed the issue in passing because I had a more important observation to make about the cartoon itself. Don't forget that I started out my original Tex Avery 3 post with these exact words:

Originally Posted by: MTGM 

Got my copy last week and I've already watched through it twice. I love it and will likely watch it a third time.



Some degree of constructive criticism is necessary to ensure that any fixable errors get ironed out prior to these collections getting released. I'm aware that there are small pockets of people who get too riled up in their negative feedback of these sets, but neither myself nor anyone else who pointed out the Northwest Hounded Police issue were angry nor trying to dissuade anyone from purchasing the set. I know that not every home video collection is going to be perfect - that's a given. But I do not like it when people try to hand-wave away any and all negative comments about these products just because they are occasionally unpleasant to see. Tex Avery 3 was a wonderful set and I enjoyed it. The Woody release, while still having its own share of issues, was also a fun set that was well worth the purchase; I appreciate the work that went into making them even if they weren't perfect. Don't make the criticisms sound any more rampant than they actually were, especially when you can just go back and read the mostly positive feedback they received.
Leviathan
2021-12-23T17:58:07Z
Originally Posted by: S. C. MacPeter 

Kino put a restored Pooch the Pup on a Universal disc last year if that gives any ideas. Definitely not Paramount



But Jerry said nothing was happening with the Lantz cartoons, either.
vdubdavid
2021-12-24T16:31:42Z
Originally Posted by: MTGM 

Some degree of constructive criticism is necessary to ensure that any fixable errors get ironed out prior to these collections getting released. I'm aware that there are small pockets of people who get too riled up in their negative feedback of these sets, but neither myself nor anyone else who pointed out the Northwest Hounded Police issue were angry nor trying to dissuade anyone from purchasing the set. I know that not every home video collection is going to be perfect - that's a given. But I do not like it when people try to hand-wave away any and all negative comments about these products just because they are occasionally unpleasant to see. Tex Avery 3 was a wonderful set and I enjoyed it. The Woody release, while still having its own share of issues, was also a fun set that was well worth the purchase; I appreciate the work that went into making them even if they weren't perfect. Don't make the criticisms sound any more rampant than they actually were, especially when you can just go back and read the mostly positive feedback they received.



This is the crux of it, right here. I was so glad to hear Mr. Beck acknowledge that sometimes there are valid criticisms to be made with these sets. The problem is it sometimes feels like the wrong lessons get learned. The issues with 'Porky Pig 101' were the perfect example. To me, what caused that to go from merely a disappointment to a debacle was the decision (which I've never seen an adequate explanation for) regarding the replacement of the credit music on several of the shorts. Quite separate from the picture quality, that introduced problems where there had been none before and people rightfully got upset about it. Yes, there were people who optimistically shared plans to fix the affected shorts on their own, but I remembered thinking at the time "that's all well and good, but this is a multi-million dollar company we're talking about--you shouldn't have to do that!"

However, those who defended the set framed it as if the use of old video masters was the only issue and any detractors were written off as unsatisfiable perfectionists. To me, that was missing the forest for the trees.

Sadly, I feel history is repeating itself with these 'zoomed out' credit sequences that are ostensibly for HBOMax. Again, why? Are there any other movies or TV shows where it's felt this is necessary?