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What is widescreen?

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by scarecroe, May 23, 2002.

  1. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Given the travesty that is being bestowed upon us with the announcement of pan&scan versions of The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island, and the up-in-arms panic in the Muppet community, there have been quite a few people asking about widescreen and anamorphic and aspect ratios. Please, don't let all the terms frighten you. Here are a few links to some sites that might help you out. So as to not confuse anyone, these links go from the easiest way of illustrating the point, to those going more in-depth. When you're done reading, follow the links at the bottom for information on what you can do to prevent getting Kermit's ear cut off this summer. Wait, frogs don't have ears...


    For some comparison screenshots to see the ugliness of cutting the sides off of a movie, see:
    http://www.widescreen.org/examples.shtml

    To understand what anamophic means:
    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/anamorphic/welcome.html

    To learn about the varying aspect ratios that a film may be shot in:
    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/anamorphic/aspectratios/widescreenorama.html

    More on aspect ratios:
    http://www.widescreen.org/aspect_ratios.shtml


    Don't you think there's something you should be doing to help preserve MCC and MTI, now?

    Request widescreen Treasure Island and Christmas Carol DVD's:
    http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/merchandise/2002/042402.shtml

    After you've written your letters and emails to Disney and Henson, and made your phone-calls, sign the petition. It can't hurt.
    http://www.petitiononline.com/muppetws/petition.html
  2. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    I'm sorry, I didn't necessarily mean to post that in this section. Mods, feel free to move it to where it better belongs. Thnx :)
  3. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Moved to "Merchandise" with the other DVD and Time-Life discussions...
  4. Thank God for widescreen DVDs! The way movies were meant to be seen. . . :)
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Scott

    Never have I seen such a wonderful depiction of the widescreen arguement. These images should be printed and sent in another letter to the Mouse! Kudos to you in finding this link. :)
  6. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Yeah, I particularly like how they include comparison shots of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Yeah, I find it encouraging that those who really have a love for film also have an attachment to Jim's movies.


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