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Osi Osgood
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From: #399R K.O.A. Mountian Home, ID. 83647
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 - posted January 05, 2012 12:58 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Was this animated gem ever released on super 8 color sound?

Also, what other Halas bachelor animated films were released on super 8?

I already know that "Animal Farm" the animated feature by Halas Bachelor was released, (as I actually ran into a copy once) but I'm thinking that it might have been a pirated version, as it had very poor focus and was from a very worn out negative or mastering materials.

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Bill Phelps
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 - posted January 05, 2012 04:56 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Osi...

'Kraftwerk Autobahn'....12 min. version from 1979. I have a beautiful print on super 8 that I got from Reel Image last year.

I would like to see some Hoffnung cartoons on super 8.

Bill [Smile]

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted January 06, 2012 12:25 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ah yes, I saw some screenshots from that print. Very nice, one of they're later efforts to be sure. I have seen that "Christmas Visitor" pop up on a lot of Christmas cartoon DVD's, but I'd love to find that one on super with great color.

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted January 07, 2012 03:31 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Join the club Osi as its one I am also looking for. Mountain did it in B&W and Col by the way.
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Colin Auty
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 - posted January 07, 2012 05:54 AM      Profile for Colin Auty   Email Colin Auty   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Osi
Another title that was released on Super 8 in colour was their
1976 short "Butterfly Ball"

Colin

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted January 07, 2012 12:34 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I heard of that "Butterfly Ball" as well ...

... and thank you Lee, I know which super 8 company to look for for my title of choice!

Now ... to find that damned Grizzly! (grrr!)

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Tommy Woods
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 - posted January 07, 2012 06:02 PM      Profile for Tommy Woods   Email Tommy Woods   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey Bill
I have 6x200 tales from Hoffnung,all different titles,not sure if its the complete set,(working from memory here),these were from the BBC productions as I remember,a bit red,will dig them out and check them out as its been a while!!

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Bill Phelps
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 - posted January 08, 2012 02:49 AM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Tommy....I have only seen a few of them and they were very entertaining. I am looking forward to seeing your list!

Bill [Smile]

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted January 08, 2012 04:12 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
And here is the film in question

http://youtu.be/FszbMmVyAwc

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Mark Mander
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 - posted January 08, 2012 06:44 AM      Profile for Mark Mander   Email Mark Mander   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a super 8 copy of The Christmas Visitor,showed it this Christmas along with a few other Xmas related films,really charming film,Colours have held up pretty well and the sound is good,My copy is a Mountain release,Mark.

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted January 09, 2012 07:54 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
And here is my black and white film box also from Mountain Films. Same box as the colour issue but with B&W sticker on.
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Steve Ellison
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 - posted January 23, 2012 01:39 PM      Profile for Steve Ellison   Email Steve Ellison   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My(then) company Phoenix Film Services released Butterfly Ball on 8mm, in I think the late 70s or early 80s. It was a very limited release, mainly due to our lack of money at the time!! I think only 50 or 100 prints were produced by Buck Labs. Again, because of printing costs, the box design was actually screenprinted individually onto every box! A brilliant job by Chris Wrest of Dores Signs in Blackpool, who is happily still around and still trading !! The film is now a pretty rare collectors item, and I saw one on eBay a year or so ago priced at £38 !! Those certainly were the days !!

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