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Sorry if its been posted. Theyre showing all the old school Transformer and GI Joe cartoons in HD. They seem to be a little bigger than 4:3, but definitely in HD.
 

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Sorry if its been posted. Theyre showing all the old school Transformer and GI Joe cartoons in HD. They seem to be a little bigger than 4:3, but definitely in HD.

So these cartoons have actually been remastered in HD, or are they upconverting the old tapes?
 

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I watched an episode of G.I. Joe and was undecided.


It definitely didn't look as good as modern animation. But on the other hand, it seemed to be a bit better than upscale... they may just be good upscales.


Here's a sample if you would like to decide for yourself:
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Yea these shows are just presented 14:9 -- which is halfway between 4:3 and 16:9. Like Dave pointed out its an upconvert. It's very unlikely a childrens television show from the early 80s would have been produced in an aspect ratio other than 1.33, especially given the way they were mass produced in the day. There MIGHT be a film master around somewhere (probably in Japan), its questionable as to whether the original cell animation still exists (it was a hybridized style anyway).


You would probably find more of a demand (and it might be easier) to remaster old Looney Tunes cartoons, or the Jetsons or Flinstones, as opposed to Thundercats or Transformers (for which there is next to no demand).
 

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You would probably find more of a demand (and it might be easier) to remaster old Looney Tunes cartoons, or the Jetsons or Flinstones, as opposed to Thundercats or Transformers (for which there is next to no demand).

Actually, Thundercats was a Rankin/Bass production and was actually done with a bit more quality than the typical fair from the likes of Hanna-Barbera, which did everything on the cheap. It also wasn't in the same category as many of those typical "toy commercial" shows, though there were toys associated with the show.


The way Rankin/Bass saved money on Thundercats was simply by having only a very small cast of voice artists.
 
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