"UPA Jolly Frolics" box set from Sony, early 2012

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Postby Joe H » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:36 pm

Sanek wrote:Oh...of course, Maltin is very good historian, but I don't like that he was the only "host" at this upcoming set(remember his monopolization of Walt Disney's Treasures" sets?)


Considering these exclusive TCM Vault collections have very minimal extras, this is actually quite impressive.

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Postby wiley207 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:24 pm

Included in this set are the Academy Award-winning cartoon Rooty Tooty Toot (1952) and the Oscar-nominated Madeline (1952) and Christopher Crumpet (1953)


Uh, I thought "Rooty Toot Toot" DIDN'T win an Academy Award, but it was nominated. (The 1980 edition of "Of Mice and Magic" does erroneously show it winning the Oscar.)

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Postby lonesome-lenny » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:26 pm

38 cartoons would be most of the non-Magoo shorts (with the exception of RAGTIME BEAR, which is known to be on the set).

I've been curious to see some of the lesser-known one-shot UPAs for years. This is good news!
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Postby Cartoonfanatic201 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:43 pm

Who knew that TCM, of all companies would do something to preserve those classic cartoons we all know and love as they do with the classic Live Action Features, considering that TCM doesn't shed any light on Classic cartoons anymore (which is by all means unfair), now it's just all Classic Movies.

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Postby JERRY BECK » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:31 pm

lonesome-lenny wrote:38 cartoons would be most of the non-Magoo shorts (with the exception of RAGTIME BEAR, which is known to be on the set).


It is indeed all the non-Magoo theatrical cartoons plus RAGTIME BEAR. I am involved with this set along with Leonard Maltin... The prints on the set are going to be the best you've ever seen - better than the versions on TOTALLY TOONED IN... I can not answer any more questions about it at this time, but you are in for a treat!

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Postby Duck Dodgers » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:22 am

Wow!
Look at that screenshot!
I rememmber hearing about the release of this set abpout 2-3 years ago.
At last it'll be out.
It originally had to include all the UPA shorts but this idea is good too.
Now I hope we'll also see a set that will include all the Mr.Magoo shorts.

I just hope that the Warner Archive will start releasing classic cartoons that have not great appeal with the majority of the audience but would be greatly appreciated by collectors (Happy Harmonies, Barney Bear, one-shot MGM shorts, b/w Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies...)
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Postby Woody Woodpecker » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:21 am

JERRY BECK wrote:It is indeed all the non-Magoo theatrical cartoons plus RAGTIME BEAR. I am involved with this set along with Leonard Maltin... The prints on the set are going to be the best you've ever seen - better than the versions on TOTALLY TOONED IN... I can not answer any more questions about it at this time, but you are in for a treat!



Jerry, your next Stu Show apperance in December will you be sharing more information about this?
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Postby FleischerFan » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:02 am

There were:
53 Magoo theatricals
3 Fox & Crows
4 Gerald McBoing Boings
4 Ham & Hattie
26 Jolly Frolics (not starring any of the above)

So, according to Jerry's post - we'll get everything outside of the Magoos plus "Ragtime Bear"
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Postby wiley207 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:44 am

JERRY BECK wrote:Image


Ooh, is anyone else reminded of Disney's Robin Hood seeing the Fox dressed like that?
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Postby Leviathan » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:32 am

No. Nobody else is except for you.

I thought the UPA shorts had already been restored for Totally Tooned In. What little we've seen from those restorations seemed more than adequate for DVD.
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