From: Greensboro, NC, USA
Registered: Dec 2007
posted February 19, 2019 05:06 PM
Hi Paul, My research indicates that "Once Upon A Mouse" has never been released to the home market in the USA, but was issued in Japan in both VHS and LaserDisc versions. The film originally accompanied "The Fox and the Hound" in theatres in 1981.
posted February 19, 2019 07:08 PM
Leon, my print is 1 x 600ft. Can't remember if I bought it new or not, so maybe it originally came on two 400ft reels, although I cannot detect any splices in my print.
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posted February 20, 2019 03:43 PM
I bought a copy of this last year and returned it because it was a dupe with inferior image and sound quality. What an odd thing! Initially, I was hoping to find a stereo source and re-record, but decided it wasn't worth the considerable trouble.
IF you could get ahold of a Japanese laserdisc and get a digital dub off of it, you'd have a first-rate Dolby Surround "master track." Who knows if it was issued in the digital sound era? Or how hard it would be to locate a copy?
From: United Kingdom
Registered: Jun 2003
posted February 23, 2019 12:55 PM
I have a DVD of Once Upon a Mouse but it has not been released officially. It does feature on a Disney video release. Once upon a Mouse and other mouse time stories in 1981.
posted February 27, 2019 05:52 PM
There's no question Derann put it out - Leon is right - but someone else did as well, possibly stooping so low as to strike a negative directly from a Derann print. The one I returned looked THAT bad.