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World Of MotionWelcome to Episode 6 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Stubborn Donkey Part II" We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of the previous shows along with our latest. This is the epic conclusion to "Stubborn Donkey Part I", so if you haven't listened yet - check it out!

Introductions - The regular crew is all here, Todd, Brian, How & JT are all present and accounted for. We discussed in the last episode the projected street video in WOM, well we have a copy of it for your enjoyment. The film was shot in San Francisco back in 1906, right before the big earthquake and fire. A Trip Down Main Street

We also found a video of the queue, in World of Motion just before it closes. Take a look!

Main Topic - We continue this month with more World of Motion.  Such a large attraction that we needed two episodes just to coverPhoto Apr 20, 9 05 48 PM everything. The episode starts off with How discussing the World's First Traffic Jam and we work our way through the second half of the attraction. We learn all sorts of great facts including how they integrated the movie Tron into World of Motion and that you can never have enough speed tunnels. We wrap up with a full length discussion of the TransCenter, which some people may have never experienced as they were in such a hurry to get back on the ride for a second go around. For more views and a '91 perspective on the World of Motion, check out this great footage

Audio Puzzler - Congratulations to our winner, Andrew Toffoli, guessing Space Mountain. Andrew is the lucky winner of the 3D printed Spaceship Earth container. If you think you know the answer to the audio puzzler this month, email us! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - All correct answers will also be entered into a drawing December 2015 for a Paul Hartley reproduction map from wdwmap.com!! This months prize is a 1993 WDW calendar!

Viewer Mail - We do two pieces of viewer mail this month. First, we got an email from Harry asking about vintage Tigger Photo Apr 20, 8 28 54 PMautographs. JT dug through his archives and found one from the 80s. Harry, if the price is right the autograph is yours... We also heard from Kurt who runs DisneyViewmaster on Instagram. He wants to know where John Lennon signed the breakup papers for The Beatles. Brian chimes in with his great source on this piece of history. Thank you!  Send your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Film Restoration - We watch and discuss a retro film that has been restored with Pixcel and Imageworks. Follow along with us as we add color commentary to this 1972 Magic Kingdom architecture and landscape film. One of the best films ever featuring Mickey strolling down Main Street with an umbrella in hand and no cast member handler. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Check back with us on May 26th for Episode #7 - We discuss our favorite retro souvenirs & Todd shows his passion for Pictorial Souvenir Books. The team is also in contract negotiations to possibly record some mini episodes from time to time... one should be coming very soon..

Until next time... "Remember how easy it was to learn your ABCs? Thank the Phoenicans."


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Original Restoration

We have restored many films over the past year however I was never satisfied with the end result on a few of them. I've been continually tweaking the process and in recent days I have gone back and remastered the color and sharpness on two of the films. The pictures of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Subs show the color difference between the old and new restoration processes....and the photo of yours truely below shows the original frame on the left, the first restoration in the middle and the newly remastered version on the right.

You can read about the specific films that we remastered on their respective pages, or watch them both below. Enjoy!

Through My Father's Lens: Magic Kingdom '73 - Restored Kodak Bliss

A Gift to All: My personal 1980 WDW Film - 30 minutes!

As always we hope you enjoy our restorations as much as we enjoy sharing them with you! 

 


Remastered Restoration

Learn how to get 10% off your digital transfers and FREE restoration of your films! retrodisneyworld.com/imageworks

The RetroDisneyWorld Podcast is giving away a 2 inch 3D printed Spaceship Earth storage container as the prize in this month's Audio Rewind puzzler. To show how we make this unique item we setup a time-lapse vide of our 3D printer making a slightly smaller version of this container.

Listen to Podcast Episode 5 - Stubborn Donkey to find out how you can win your own SSE container!

Take a watch here, and enjoy!

 

 

Since we began restoring films about a year ago we exclusively used Vimeo.com due to their high quality and improved playback functions. We love the quality their system provides and we will continue using Vimeo as our primary distribution method. However, there is a segment of our followers who aren't familiar with Vimeo, nor do they find us here at RetroDisneyWorld.com. In an effort to reach those users we have opened an all new YouTube Channel that contains the same footage we have elsewhere but will reach a broad audience.

Here are the 3 different options you have to watch our films, and thanks for watching!

If you've been following my restoration projects over the past year you may be familiar that my first restored film was one that my grandparents took in 1972. I complemented that with their return visit in '75 a few weeks later and around the holiday season I posted my first trip to WDW in 1980. To be honest, I thought that was all Disney World film my family had stashed away; turns out I was wrong, really really wrong. A year before I came into this world my parents vacationed in the Bahamas and on their return back to New Jersey made a detour through Orlando. The Magic Kingdom was on their to-do list and my father, a cinematography major in college, took the opportunity to film a good portion of their day, nearly 14 minutes worth. This film is silent, but it contains some incredible gems...

My father never spared an expense when it came to home movies. He exclusively used Kodak film and processing, a decision that was a smart one - to this day his films are some of the best preserved I have ever seen. He also had pretty decent camera for the time...combine that with his knack for framing a scene, gentle pans/zooms and his eye for people and scenery and you get, well, some incredible shots. His footage captures things you aren't going to see anywhere else - signage, unique angles and people (yes that is my dad eating the hot dog and my mother walking along a few times).

My parents day was well captured in the 14 minutes. The early morning monorail ride shows the topiaries along the way and soon we are inside Main Street USA. Notice that there is no full-on castle shot until a bit later, as if my father purposely delayed its entrance into the film.

The on-board footage of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a wonderful gateway to past memories. We're treated to bits of the parade, the show at Fantasyland Faire and a few other rare sights before a sincere focus on Main Street USA. Aboard the rail road we see a unique site, the Admiral Joe Fowler riverboat tied up on the back dock. We then climb aboard the Richard F. Irvine for a tour through the Rivers of America. Step inside the Crystal Palace, wander through Adventureland and end your day with a monorail cab ride back to the car.

I hope you enjoy this look back at the Magic Kingdom through the lens of my fathers camera!

Learn how to get 10% off your digital transfers and FREE restoration of your films! retrodisneyworld.com/imageworks

World of Motion Welcome to Episode 5 of the Retro Disney World Podcast: "Stubborn Donkey" We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of the previous shows along with our latest. Thanks for listening!

Introductions - The regular crew is all here, Todd, Brian, How & JT are all present and accounted for.  There isn't much housekeeping this month, mostly because we are just that good, but Todd starts us off with a touching dedication that is more than appropriate. We also experienced record downloads and listens last month; thank you so much for that and we appreciate all of your interest in what we do here.

Main Topic - Our main topic this month is the GM sponsored World of Motion pavilion in EPCOT Center. The facts and figures in this ride are simply staggering, we also talk about animatronic carry over and how this attraction shared so many characters from other WDW rides. World of Motion is analyzed section by section, discussing each scene and our memories. How is the expert this month and even does some audio forensics on the ride...Brian forgets what side of Future World he is on, JT marvels at Albert the monkey and Todd continually says "Tee Hee Hee"...We hope you are excited to learn all about this gone, but not forgotten attraction!

Audio Puzzler - Congratulations to our two winners this month, Laura Bowles and Kelly Heft. The correct answer was The Living Seas. If you think you know the answer to the audio puzzler this month, email us! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - There is an opportunity to win a custom 3D printed Spaceship Earth container which you cannot find in your favorite Disney gift shop. All correct answers will also be entered into a drawing December 2015 for a Paul Hartley reproduction map from wdwmap.com!!

Viewer Mail - We received a great email from Jeff, who has/is creating remastered versions of the Electrical Water Pageant digitally and posts them all to his site and Youtube - Take a gander at what he is up to.  We always love hearing positive emails and comments about how/where you listen to the show and even will answer your Retro Disney questions. Thank you!  Send your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Film Restoration - We watch and discuss a retro film that has been restored with Pixcel and Imageworks. Follow along with us as we add color commentary to this 1976 Magic Kingdom film that includes the Swan Boats, restored to glorious retro perfection. So many good things in this one!

Tomorrowland Pole

We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you have any questions, suggestions or find errors please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Be sure to check back with us very soon for Episode #6 - We discuss World of Motion or Stubborn Donkey Part II, the highly anticipated sequel to Episode 5.  The team is also in contract negotiations to possibly record some mini episodes from time to time... 

Until next time... "Please stand clear of the doors; Por Favor Mantengase Alejado de las Puertas"


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