Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts (Blu-ray/DVD combo)

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Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts (Blu-ray/DVD combo)

PostTue Oct 10, 2017 12:14 am

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Cartoons On Film's *surprise* seasonal release is now available for pre-order! We proudly present Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts (Blu-ray/DVD Combo). Read on...

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)

*Bray Studios subjects; giving a nod to our previous Bray collection!

This collection features new musical scores for silent subjects by Robert Israel and Charlie Judkins, as well as bonus features and an informative booklet. Its frightfully beautiful cover art was drawn and colored by Stephen DeStefano.

Halloween Haunts is currently in the final stages of being mastered and replicated by our close friends at Thunderbean Animation, and is due for a mid-October 2017 release on Amazon. A general announcement will appear on a noteworthy animation blog next week and an official HD trailer for the collection will be posted soon. In the meantime, pre-orders will help toward general overhead as final finishing costs are endured.

Pre-order instructions and notes:

To pre-order, simply send US$25 (for U.S.A. residents, US$30 for Canadian residents and US$35 for all other international residents) via PayPal to [email protected] and be sure to include your shipping address.

•Replication and fulfillment is expected to culminate on Thursday, October 19th.**
•All pre-orders will be sent first, before Amazon customers are able to have orders filled/sent.
•All domestic pre-orders will be sent via USPS Priority mail to ensure speedy delivery! International orders will be sent via First Class. To discuss extra costs for international Priority, please email us at the same address.

**Due to the nature of Blu-ray and DVD replication complexities, the dates listed in this notice are fair estimates but cannot be absolutely guaranteed. What we can definitely guarantee is speedy delivery of the final product once it is available for shipment. Thank you in advance for understanding.

Note: Halloween Haunts was a secret project in production for quite some time. Our long-awaited Bobby Bumps collection is also in the midst of being finished and will be available to Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers, as well as the general public, later this fall. To those of you who crowd-funded the production of Bobby Bumps, thanks kindly again for your support your continued patience! The finish line is near.

Sincerely,

Tommy José Stathes
Cartoons On Film

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Re: Cartoon Roots: Halloween Haunts (Blu-ray/DVD combo)

PostTue Oct 10, 2017 3:34 am

Looks spooktacular! :shock: Done! :D
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PostTue Oct 10, 2017 10:00 am

Cool!
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PostTue Oct 10, 2017 12:37 pm

Great! Ordered one.
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PostTue Oct 17, 2017 11:08 pm

Thanks for the pre-orders!

Lookie here at the lovely new sleeves, which have just arrived...

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PostThu Oct 19, 2017 9:56 am

Ordered! Via Amazon. Hopefully it will make it in before Halloween!

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PostThu Oct 19, 2017 3:18 pm

Thanks again!

I'm pleased to report that there's been a major announcement at the Cartoon Research blog about the Halloween Haunts release. There you'll find some more in-depth writing about the project, fun images, a trailer to watch, further ordering instructions and also an update on expected ship dates.

Check it out: http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/cartoon-roots-halloween-haunts/
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PostThu Oct 19, 2017 5:19 pm

God bless your work, Tommy!

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PostFri Oct 20, 2017 3:46 am

Glad I ordered this'n early. Looks like another first class Cartoon Roots production. Big thumbs up! :D
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PostFri Oct 20, 2017 9:14 am

Looking forward to it!
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PostTue Oct 24, 2017 8:08 am

Ordering right now!

As I'm in Canada, ordering directly through PayPal seemed to be the way to go, rather than through Amazon USA. Hope there are no issues with that.
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PostWed Oct 25, 2017 9:40 pm

Received my copy today. Can't wait till the weekend to screen it. Thanks!
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PostThu Oct 26, 2017 3:41 am

bigshot wrote:Received my copy today. Can't wait till the weekend to screen it. Thanks!


My eyes are pealed. I'll put them back in their sockets to see this in all it's gory if my copy arrive before Halloween. :mrgreen:

Addendum (noon Thursday): My copy arrived. Yay! :D
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PostSun Oct 29, 2017 10:50 am

I'm told pealed eyes can cause ringing in the ears.
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PostSun Oct 29, 2017 11:43 am

It's a real winner!
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PostSun Oct 29, 2017 12:32 pm

Is Ko-Ko Sees Spooks cut? The Max bit at the front seems very short. Great cartoon!
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PostSun Oct 29, 2017 12:47 pm

bigshot wrote:Is Ko-Ko Sees Spooks cut? The Max bit at the front seems very short. Great cartoon!


Not exactly sure, as I don't currently have another version to compare it against.

I'm glad everyone is receiving their copies and enjoying the set!
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PostSun Oct 29, 2017 8:23 pm

Love The Haunted Hotel from 1907.
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PostWed Nov 01, 2017 6:24 pm

Very pleased to have lent a hand getting this out the door in time for Halloween. Very well curated selection. It's worth noting that the version of Alice's Mysterious Mystery presented here is more complete than the one on Disney's own release!
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PostThu Nov 02, 2017 6:45 am

Mine arrived in the post this morning, thanks so much Tommy, much quicker turnaround than I expected (from the postal service, not from you). I'll go out and buy some marked-down Halloween candy and have a spooky weekend with these and the rest of the Val Lewton box set.
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PostThu Nov 02, 2017 9:41 pm

I would love to see more holiday-themed releases like this.
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PostFri Nov 03, 2017 1:54 am

Red Bartlett wrote:I would love to see more holiday-themed releases like this.


I would love to put one or two Christmas/winter themed sets out as well. Fingers crossed!
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PostFri Nov 03, 2017 6:42 pm

Tommy Stathes wrote:
Red Bartlett wrote:I would love to see more holiday-themed releases like this.


I would love to put one or two Christmas/winter themed sets out as well. Fingers crossed!

Yes! You read my mind!

Do you think there's a lot of Thanksgiving ones out there as well? I feel like there was quite a few 'toons in the 30s, 40s and 50s celebrating "feasts" if not the holiday outright. But I'm not sure about the early days.

Not too mention, another volume of Halloween-themed shorts would be welcome as well!
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PostFri Nov 03, 2017 7:49 pm

There are plenty of feast-themed silents, but probably not enough to warrant a Thanksgiving set. (We're also a long ways from those unenlightened days of 1992 when the Turner networks counted any time Bugs, Porky, Popeye, or Tom & Jerry entered Injun Territory as "Thanksgiving themed," so the scope has dwindled.) A Christmas themed set? That's not on the slate this year... but don't discount the possibility of a set coming out around Christmas either way...
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PostSat Nov 04, 2017 1:02 am

I wouldn't mind an Indian set. There are some good cartoons in that theme. Steve could do a box set with a disk for each ethnicity and base it on the classic book "Secret Museum of Mankind".

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