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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:52 am 
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Walt Disney’s “Alice Comedies,” a series of cartoons made before Disney went to Hollywood, have been freshly restored and re-packaged for global distribution by France’s Malavida Films, one of the specialty cinema companies announcing their 2017 lineups at Lyon’s Lumière festival vintage cinema market.

Disney made the silent shorts starting in 1923 when he was still a struggling cartoon filmmaker in Kansas City. They feature a young girl named Alice, originally played by Virginia Davis, who interacts with animated characters. Local company Laugh-O-gram Films produced them and subsequently went bust. Now they are in the public domain. “These are the only films in the Disney catalogue that are not copyrighted,” said Malavida co-chief Lionel Ithurralde.

Malavida tracked down the “Alice Comedies” reels in Amsterdam at the Eye film museum, the only institution in The Netherlands that buys film collections. They are also specialised in restoration. Malavida and Eye collaborated on the digital restoration of the Disney shorts with prominent Paris-based Titra Film labs. “It was a quite complicated technical feat because the original material is 18 frames per second; but for restoration work you need 25 frames per second,” Ithurralde said.

Malavida have added music which they co-produced with French orchestra Orchestre de Chamber d’Hote. The orchestra composed the score which can also be performed for a live “cine-concert.”

Malavida are distributing them in France and selling them globally.
Source: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/lumie ... 201888990/

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One of the areas where Malavida has been able to build a new audience is classic films for children. She cited the example of recent re-releases of Czech and Polish animation shorts – “Ferdy the Ant” and “MinoPolska 2” and the forthcoming December release of “Alice Comedies,” featuring the first films directed by Walt Disney between 1924-26, restored by Malavida, including an original soundtrack, including electric guitar.
Source: http://variety.com/2016/film/festivals/ ... 201889156/

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Ah, some good news. This is what I hopes happens to Song of the South and a few other unreleased Disney productions from the past.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:59 pm 
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Malavida Films has released the four restored Alice Comedies on DVD.

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Source: https://www.amazon.fr/Alice-comedies-Vi ... 0754Z9C3C/

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Cool. I will go ahead and order it, as soon as I get my paycheck. :)

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