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Pixel Pusher
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Does anyone know if the current release of Pinocchio DVD comes in both standard and widescreen
or just standard full screen?

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Metsys
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032910/

The aspect ratio for the film is 1.37:1, so it was originally full screen to begin with. In fact a lot of movies back in the day were.

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quote:
In fact a lot of movies back in the day were.
yeah I discovered that when Sword and the Stone was released. After some research I found that some theaters at the time actually cropped the top and bottom to make it feel wide screen. Sort of a reversal to what usually happens.

I had no idea so many were made in that ratio. I actually wrote up a blog post about it a few months back for any saps like me who were wondering [Wink]
Blog post on Disney's aspect ratio

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Usually the only guys who refer to it as 1.37:1 are the tech guys. In general, you most often hear it refered to as 1.33:1 or Academy Standard. When you buy a film shot before the advent of TV (sometime around the early 50s) it will probably have been shot in the Academy Standard. THe reason why NTSC is in 1.33 is because it was borrowed from film industry. Film producers used widescreen as a way to keep people going to the theater. The initial thinking was that it had to be different from TV. So as a reaction you get formats like Cinemascope, Panavision, VistaVision, Cinerama and so on.

Kind of funny how people think widescreen was always the norm. Ironically you are starting to see producers trying to fit films originally shot in 1.33 onto 16x9.

So don't worry: all of the early Disney films were designed around an aspect of 1.33:1. Sleeping Beauty was the first one shot in widescreen.

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First Disney animated feature made in widescreen (Cinemascope) was "Lady and the Tramp" .

First Disney short animated film to be made in Cinemascope was "Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom" .

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Thanks for the clarification. So was Sleeping Beauty the first film shot on 70mm? I'm a little unclear on that.

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I believe so , yes.

Sleeping Beauty used a widescreen process called Super Technirama 70 .

The last time that system was ever used (for either animation or live-action) was for The Black Cauldron in 1985.

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