Gabrielkat1991
2015-01-20T04:50:36Z
Poster's note: This is a new version of a thread from the old IAD forums.
http://www.intanibase.co...m/index.php?topic=1120.0 


If Paramount ever decides to release an authorized Blu-ray/DVD collection of the pre-October 1950 Noveltoons, I would want it to have the cartoons remastered from their original camera negatives, with all the film grain intact, and presented in their original aspect ratio of 1.37:1, along with bonus features like Thunderbean's Noveltoons DVD set (audio commentaries, storyboards, etc.). I would also want it to include the very first (and possibly only) home video release of the 1948 Noveltoon Cat o' Nine Ails, since that cartoon does exist at the UCLA Film and Television Archive (although the 1946 Snuffy Smith Noveltoon Spree for All, which was released in Cinecolor, is still considered a lost film, unfortunately).

I think it's time that these cartoons got the respect they deserve; in other words, having them released in their original Technicolor (or, in the case of Flip Flap, Polacolor) glory, since I don't like how most of these cartoons can only be seen in faded, poor quality prints on most public domain DVD and VHS compilations. If this were a real DVD/Blu-ray set, I'd totally buy it for sure!

BTW, on my old thread (which is linked above), I mentioned that Olive Films could have released the Noveltoons, but since their deal with Paramount is done, it looks like that won't be happening anytime soon. Also, even if Olive did release them, the cartoons would have been released in single-disc "volumes" like their Betty Boop releases, and with no bonus features whatsoever.

Anyway, here's what the breakdown would consist of:

Disc 1

1. No Mutton fer Nuttin' (1943)
2. The Henpecked Rooster (1944)
3. Cilly Goose (1944)
4. Suddenly It's Spring (1944)
5. Yankee Doodle Donkey (1944)
6. Gabriel Churchkitten (1944)
7. When G.I. Johnny Comes Home (1945)
8. Scrappily Married (1945)
9. A Lamb in a Jam (1945)
10. A Self-Made Mongrel (1945)
11. The Friendly Ghost (1945)
12. Cheese Burglar (1946; has a 1945 copyright date)
13. Old MacDonald Had a Farm (1946)
14. Sheep Shape (1946)
15. The Goal Rush (1946)
16. Sudden Fried Chicken (1946)
17. The Stupidstitious Cat (1947; has a 1946 copyright date)

Disc 2

1. The Enchanted Square (1947; has a 1946 copyright date)
2. Madhattan Island (1947)
3. Much Ado About Mutton (1947)
4. The Wee Men (1947)
5. The Mild West (1947)
6. Naughty But Mice (1947)
7. Santa's Surprise (1947)
8. Cat o' Nine Ails (1948)
9. Flip Flap (1948)
10. We're in the Honey (1948; has a 1947 copyright date)
11. The Bored Cuckoo (1948; has a 1947 copyright date)
12. There's Good Boos To-Night (1948; has a 1947 copyright date)
13. The Land of the Lost (1948)
14. Butterscotch and Soda (1948)
15. The Mite Makes Right (1948)
16. Hector's Hectic Life (1948)
17. The Old Shell Game (1948)

Disc 3

1. The Little Cut-Up (1949; has a 1948 copyright date)
2. Hep Cat Symphony (1949; has a 1948 copyright date)
3. The Lost Dream (1949; has a 1948 copyright date)
4. Little Red School Mouse (1949; has a 1948 copyright date)
5. A Haunting We Will Go (1949)
6. A Mutt in a Rut (1949)
7. Campus Capers (1949)
8. Leprechauns Gold (1949)
9. Song of the Birds (1949)
10. Land of the Lost Jewels (1950; has a 1949 copyright date)
11. Quack-a-Doodle-Doo (1950; has a 1949 copyright date)
12. Teacher's Pest (1950)
13. Tarts and Flowers (1950)
14. Ups an' Downs Derby (1950)
15. Pleased to Eat You (1950)
16. Goofy Goofy Gander (1950)
17. Saved by the Bell (1950)

So, what do you all think of my idea? 😇
"The dirty f**k!" - Bosko
LuckyToon
2015-01-20T07:35:20Z
It's a great idea, but it would be hard for them to find actual prints without splices. That's another thing that I don't like how most of these cartoons are presented in public domain, splices that ruin the original presentation of the cartoons besides the UM&M and NTA titles replacing the original Paramount titles.

I would also like to see the post-1950 Noveltoon cartoons also as complete sets on DVD and Blu Ray where all the cartoons would be remastered from their original negative prints (with the original Paramount titles of course), in their correct NTSC audio pitch (The current DVD releases have PAL prints that The Harveytoons Show used), and 0% of splices and edits.