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Old 08-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Fleischer Rarities: Treasures from the Fleischer Studios

Thunderbean is proud to present “Fleischer Rarties” an entertaining collection of animated shorts and materials from The Fleischer Studios. Max and Dave Fleischer, along with a talented studio of artists and family , created some of the most entertaining cartoons made during the ‘Golden Age’ of American animated films. This Blu-ray is a great look into the studio, featuring both favorit and rare cartoons many from only-known existing 35mm and 16mm prints. An extensive collection of bonus materials rounds out the set, featuring trailers, music, original production art and much more!

All Aboard for a Trip to the Moon (1920)
Inklings #12
Snipshots (British release of an 'Inklings' short)
Christmas Seals Advertisement (1925)
Koko Salutes (1925)
My Old Kentucky Home (1925)
It's the Cat's (1926; Weiss reissue version)
Finding His Voice (1929 for Western Electric)
Hurry Doctor (1931 for Texaco)
Let's Sing with Popeye (1933)
Betty In Blunderland (1933)
This Little Piggy Went to Market (1934)
Dancing On the Moon (1935)
Musical Mountaineers (1939)
The Vacationer's Paradise (1942)
News Sketches (1944)

Bonus materials include:
Liner Notes
Rare Songs and music
Production Artwork Gallery
Posters Gallery
Paramount Sales News Galleries
Ads and Publications Gallery
Fleischer’s Animated News
Live Action Appearances
and more!
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Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts (Blu-ray/DVD)

From: Cartoons On Film
Contained in this collection are the following spooky early animated antics, presented in brand-new 2K restorations from rare 16mm and 35mm prints:

The Haunted Hotel (J. Stuart Blackton, 1907)
The Pumpkin Race (Roméo Bosetti, 1907)
Out of the Inkwell: The Ouija Board* (Max Fleischer, 1920)
Dinky Doodle in Just Spooks* (Walter Lantz, 1925)
Out of the Inkwell: Ko-Ko Sees Spooks (Max Fleischer, 1925)
Alice's Mysterious Mystery (Walt Disney, 1926)
Mutt & Jeff in Slick Sleuths (Associated Animators, 1926)
Pete's Haunted House (Walter Lantz, 1926)
Felix in Sure-Locked Homes (Otto Messmer, 1928)
The Fresh Lobster (ca1920s) with Billy Bletcher
Snap the Gingerbread Man in The Witch's Cat (1929)
The Haunted Ship (Van Beuren, 1930)
Felix in Skulls and Sculls (Otto Messmer, 1930)
Tom & Jerry in Wot a Night (Van Beuren, 1931)
Felix in Bold King Cole (Van Beuren, 1936)

Abbott and Costello Rarities

After years in progress, Thunderbean is proud to present a great collection of rare Abbott and Costello appearances on film, TV and radio. This Blu-ray/ DVD combo features things that most all of the die hard Abbott and Costello fans haven't seen- a must have for fans of these comedy legends.

Included on this set:

Classic trailers
15 trailers from classic films

Abbott and Costello audio,
including rare shows, an audience warm-up and more

The long missing 'Colgate Comedy Hour'
featuring Bud Abbott with guests Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, from a week where Lou was under the weather

An incredible 35 minute collection of Kodachrome Home Movie footage
from the 1943 war bond tour across the US.

from various features

Clips from newsreels

And much more!
A few of the many film trailers included in the 'Abbott and Costello Rarities' Blu-ray:


Coming soon!

-Mid Century Modern 1 and 2
-Flip the Frog
-Rainbow Parades
-Cartoon Commercials
-More Stop Motion Marvels

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Yuletide Flickers
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Yuletide Flickers is a great Blu-Ray/ DVD Combo collection of rare Vintage Christmas / Holiday shorts, both live action and cartoons. Many of these rare shorts were perenial holiday favorites, distributed for him movie use in 16mm and 8mm prints, sold and rented from camera shops. Some were also favorite annual showings on television. Here are nearly three hours of these rare favorites and forgotten classics, many available for the first time on any home video format, in all new digital transfers, digitally restored by Thunderbean from the best rare 35mm and 16mm original film prints available. The set includes a Blu-ray and DVD version of the program. This collection has six sections.

Titles included:
Festive Novelties from the 20s: 
‘Five Orphans of the Storm’ Aesop’s Fables (1924) 
‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ (1922) 
‘T’was the Night Before Christmas’ (1925) 
‘The Toy Shop’ (1928) in Technicolor 

Castle Films Classics: 
Christmas Time in Toyland 
Merry Christmas 
A Christmas Dream 
The Night Before Christmas 
The First Christmas 

Claus Toons: 
Jingle Bells (1926) 
Season’s Greetings (1946) 
Santa’s Surprize (1948) 
Christmas Daze (1958) 
Hector’s Hectic Life (1948) 
Toys will be Toys (1949) 
Holiday Trailers 

Merry Jingles: 
Frosty The Snowman (1951) 
Hardrock, Coco and Joe (1951) 
Suzie Snowflake (1951) 

Choir Sing Alongs: 
Christmas Carols 
A Collection of Carols 

The Shanty Where Santa Claus Lives (1933) 
The Snowman (1931) 
Christmas Night (1934)

The Complete Animated Adventures of Cubby Bear Blu-ray
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Cartoon Roots: The Bray Studios Blu-ray
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Cartoon Roots: The Bray Studios--Animation Pioneers (Blu-ray/DVD combo) is now available from Cartoons On Film!

Featuring brand new HD transfers & restorations of films from the Stathes Collection and the Bray Animation Project; also included are extras galleries, mini-documentaries, never-before-released footage and audio of J.R. Bray, and an informative booklet--all in the same package.

Films include:
THE ARTIST'S DREAM (J.R. Bray, 1913)*
DIPLODOCUS (J.R. Bray, 1915)**
THE POLICE DOG ON THE WIRE (Carl Anderson, 1916)**
Krazy Kat: THE BEST MOUSE LOSES (Vernon Stallings, 1920)*
Jerry on the Job: TALE OF A WAG (1920)*
Judge Rummy: A FITTING GIFT (1920)*
Dinky Doodle: THE PIED PIPER (Walter Lantz, 1924)
Pete the Pup: THE LUNCH HOUND (Walter Lantz, 1927)**
Koko the Clown: TANTALIZING FLY (Max Fleischer, 1919)**
THE POINT OF VIEW (ca. 1921)**

*new musical score by Robert Israel
**new piano score by Charlie Judkins

Ub Iwerks' Willie Whopper Blu-ray
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Private Snafu Golden Classics Blu-ray
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Classics from the Van Beuren Studio (Blu-ray/ DVD combo)
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Thunderbean presents 'Van Beuren Classics' a Blu-ray/ DVD combo collection of 17 cartoons produced by the Van Beuren cartoon studio from 1926 through 1936, all in new HD transfers, digitally cleaned up and restored from original 35mm and 16mm materials. Highlights include 'The Sunshine Makers' and 'Pastrytown Wedding', from The Library of Congress' excellent 35mm Cinecolor prints, Cubby Bear in 'Barking Dogs', The Little King in 'Sultan Pepper' Tom and Jerry in 'Wot a Night' and many more. The quality is stunning on most of these shorts, all available for the first time in HD.
Cartoons on this collection:
Hunting in 1950 (1926)
The Land O' Cotton (1929)
The Fly's Bride (1929)
Custard Pies (1929)
The Office Boy (1930)
Wot A Night (1931)
Makin' 'Em Move (1932)
The Wild Goose Chase (1932)
Barking Dogs (1933)
Silvery Moon (1933)
The Bully's End (1933)
Sultan Pepper (1934)
A Little Bird Told Me (1934)
Pastry Town Wedding (1934)
A Picnic Panic (1935)
The Sunshine Makers (1935)
Neptune Nonsense (1936)
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Cartoon Roots Blu-ray
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Out of history's mists and the Tom Stathes Collection come cartoon pioneers' earliest hits—the "roots" of animation's Golden Age! Dive into rare works by Max Fleischer, Earl Hurd, Paul Terry, and Walter Lantz; sample the best of Col. Heeza Liar, Krazy, Koko and more. You'll even meet Bob McKimson's long-lost Binko the Cub—making his home theatre debut!

Cartoons include:

CARTOONS ON TOUR (Barré, 1915)
Out of the Inkwell: THE CIRCUS (Fleischer, 1920)
Mutt and Jeff: FIREMAN SAVE MY CHILD (Dick Huemer, 1919)
Jerry On the Job: THE BOMB IDEA (Bray, 1920)
FELIX COMES BACK (Otto Messmer, 1922)
Farmer Al Falfa: SPRINGTIME (Terry, 1923)
Krazy Kat: SCENTS AND NONSENSE (Bill Nolan, 1926)
Dinky Doodle: LOST AND FOUND (Lantz, 1926)
Binko the Cub: HOT-TOE MOLLIE (Romer Grey, 1930)
Toby the Pup: THE MILKMAN (Huemer, 1930)
FARMERETTE (Van Beuren, 1932)

Extras! Info booklet, archival galleries, and music by noted composers Robert Israel and Ben Model!
More info on this release...

Technicolor Dreams and Black and White Nightmares Blu-ray
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Thunderbean presents Technicolor Dreams and Black and White Nightmares' a Blu-ray/DVD combo set featuring a great collection of rare cartoons from the Golden Era of animated shorts.
These films have been digitally restored from rare 35mm and 16mm prints. Highlights of this collection include the rare Ted Eshbaugh shorts 'The Snowman' 'Tea Pot Town' and Wizard of Oz', all transferred and restored from beautiful 35mm materials in glorious 2-strip Cinecolor and 3-strip Technicolor. This Blu-ray/DVD combo also includes five bonus shorts on the DVD, plus still galleries and other special features.

Shorts included:

Dolly Doings-A Motoy cartoons 1917
The Wrong Track- Jerry on the Job
Alice Rattled by Rats!- Disney
Playing with Fire- Mutt and Jeff
Goldilocks and the Three Bears- produced for Kodak's Cinegraph series
Mendelssohn's Spring Song- Cy Young
The Bandmaster- Oswald
The Snowman- Ted Eshabaugh
A Swiss Trick- Tom and Jerry
The Wizard of Oz- Ted Eshbaugh
Tea Pot Town- Ted Eshbaugh
The Magic Mummy- Tom and Jerry
To Spring- MGM Harman/Ising
The Enchanted Square- Famous Studios
More info on this release...

Fleischer Classics Featuring Gulliver's Travels Blu-ray
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From the early 1920s through the early 1940s, the Fleischer Studio created some of the greatest and most popular cartoons ever made - including the Popeye, Betty Boop, Out of the Inkwell, and Superman series!

Featured in this Blu-ray/DVD combo is Gulliver's Travels (1939), the second American feature-length animated film! Fleischer's epic tale of Gulliver in Lilliput is presented in a carefully-restored hi-definition master from rare 35mm Technicolor elements; preserving the film's original beauty, and looking better than it has in decades!

Also included are eight classic Fleischer shorts - in new digital transfers from high-quality 16mm and 35mm materials! Titles include:

Modeling (1921)
In My Merry Oldsmobile (1932)
Is My Palm Red (1933)
Little Dutch Mill (1934)
The Paneless Window Washer (1937)
Ding Dong Doggie (1937)
Two For The Zoo (1941)
Swing Cleaning (1941)

Bonus features include galleries of rare Fleischer merchandise, classic Gulliver radio programming, liner notes by longtime animation historians, and more!
Blog posts by Steve Stanchfield about the release and restoration:

"Gulliver" Comes To Bluray

Fleischer Fun, Part 2: “Gulliver’s Travels” and “Modeling” Restored!

A couple of blogposts from about the Gulliver’s Travels Blu-ray release.

"The Evolution Of A Great Blu-Ray Cover"

"Gulliver Travels To Blu-Ray"


Planned future releases

Lou Bunin Classics featuring “Alice in Wonderland”
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (from the master neg!!)

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Cool Looking forward to revisiting old times!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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Sounds exciting. Pre-ordered a copy.

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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Great news! I put in my pre-order. The film scans on that page look amazing!
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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Great news, and just pre-ordered it! GULLIVER'S TRAVELS was the first feature-length film I bought when I started collecting 16mm back in college, and was a nice reduction print from Thunderbird, but this Blu-ray promises to surpass it greatly in quality (not to mention including all the rare bonus shorts) at a tiny fraction of what I paid for the used 16mm print decades ago!
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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Awesome! This is the kind of stuff I long for.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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Thanks OP ... Great news!!! I bought from Thunderbean in the past (the Private Snafu DVD) and was very impressed with their product and service.

EDIT: This is the kind of small company I'm very happy to support.
So many blurays, so little time.

First blu-ray purchase - "Jason and the Argonauts" on July 6, 2010.

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:20 PM   #8
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Very nice!
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:48 PM   #9
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Can't wait! I own all the Thunderbean DVDs and I'm really pleased we are now getting Blu-Rays as well.

Another Blu-Ray that will eventually be released by Thunderbean is one called 'Technicolor Dreams and B/W Nightmares'. It will feature 20 rare cartoons from the 1920-1950s.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:46 AM   #10
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Nice. Will they do Mr. Bug Goes To Town too?
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:14 AM   #11
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Put in my pre-order!
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:22 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by McCrutchy View Post
Sounds exciting. Pre-ordered a copy.

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In addition to this blu-ray, how's about adding the ThunderBean dvds to the database?
("Private Snafu : Golden Classics", "Cartoon Commercials!, Vol. 1" & "Mid-Century Modern Animation, Vol. 1", etc).
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:08 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by tonyboy85 View Post

In addition to this blu-ray, how's about adding the ThunderBean dvds to the database?
("Private Snafu : Golden Classics", "Cartoon Commercials!, Vol. 1" & "Mid-Century Modern Animation, Vol. 1", etc).
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you can add DVDs to the database
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:28 AM   #15
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Question someone asked in the comments at the Cartoon Research post;
Q: Definitely ordering this no matter what, but it would be nice to know what other cartoons are included. I don’t see them here or on the Amazon page – ? Or is that still being decided?


I kind of like a surprise 
Some are already decided, but so far for sure are: Modeling (35mm Nitrate transfer), Ding Dong Doggie (Pudgy), one of the Gabby shorts, In My Merry Oldsmobile (35mm Nitrate), and a color classic (35mm).
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:45 AM   #16
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Pre-ordered - Thanks OP!!!!
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:12 PM   #17
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Pre-ordered! Great to see this film is finally given the Blu-ray treatment it so rightfully deserves!

And I look forward to the final product as well.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:19 PM   #18
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I hope they eventually release the Superman series they did as well. Those are incredible pieces of animation that had a DVD release years ago, but wasn't a really great transfer.
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Originally Posted by chrisron View Post
Another Blu-Ray that will eventually be released by Thunderbean is one called 'Technicolor Dreams and B/W Nightmares'. It will feature 20 rare cartoons from the 1920-1950s.
Sounds interesting!
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:54 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by RogelioT View Post
Question someone asked in the comments at the Cartoon Research post;
It looks like a Popeye will be in the offering, too, based on the cover art.

Even though Warner restored the B/W Popeyes in HD years ago (for the DVD releases), they haven't been eager to release them on Blu-Ray.

I'm calling it now; this will be the most dramatic improvement in a Blu-Ray double dip ever for a feature film (even if both releases aren't by the same company). The previous Blu-Ray can't help but look even worse in comparison.

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