"Throughout the years, I have been asked more times than I can count: ‘Who has the best “Gulliver’s Travels” on video?’ I now have a definitive answer to that question: Thunderbean.
"I just received my copy yesterday and I cannot rave about this BluRay enough. The restoration is magnificent – I dare say its better than any print I’ve ever seen. The Technicolor is vibrant, the sound crisp and clear. If you already have this film – throw it out and buy this permanent upgrade. If you are not a fan of the film… buy this DVD/BluRay set because this restoration will make you a fan. Steve [Stanchfield] has already done “the Lord’s work” with his previous DVD compilations – but this may be his most important restoration yet. I’ve often said that the quality of blu-ray discs are equivalent to 35mm prints. Thunderbean’s release restores this classic animated feature to a quality and a format that virtually allows it to live on for generations to come. It’s something Paramount (and the major studios) should be doing, but leave it to the fans and historians to do their job. Now its your turn. Support this project and buy this video. You will not regret it.”
Go, Read: Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney
The NY Times just posted a beautifully written article about an autistic boy who slowly learned to interact openly and honestly with his family via the dialogue and facial/body expressions in Disney cartoons.
If you make cartoons, watch cartoons, love cartoons or have ever had even the smallest emotional epiphany due to something you’d seen in a cartoon, I wholeheartedly recommend you read it. The article is adapted from the upcoming book Life, Animated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist — and father of the titular “son” — Ron Suskind.
WARNING: When you get to the part about “sidekicks,” you WILL tear up.
Amazon is having a HUGE Joss Whedon sale!