History of Disney 8mm

#1 by John Hourigan , Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:19 pm

Here’s an interesting article regarding the history of Disney’s home movies division:

https://www.mouseplanet.com/11235/The_St...isney_8MM_Films


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RE: History of Disney 8mm

#2 by Robert Crewdson , Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:54 pm

The only Disney film I bought was a B&W silent version of 'The Three Little Pigs'; pity it wasn't sound and colour, but that was all that was available from the store I bought it from.


 
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#3 by Maurice Leakey , Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:03 pm

Interesting.
But they forgot that Pathescope issued silent black & white Walt Disney cartoons on 9.5mm.
I have a 1939 Pathescope catalogue which has Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony cartoons, including "The Skeleton Dance". These were available to purchase or to hire.


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#4 by Vidar Olavesen , Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:08 pm

To be fair, it does say 8mm ;-)


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#5 by Mats Abelli , Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:37 pm

And nothing about the Disney/Derann releases. It´s all about the American home movie market.


 
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#6 by Robert Crewdson , Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:14 am

Ensign used to issue Mickey Mouse cartoons.
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#7 by Greg Perry , Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:10 pm

Robert,

It is interesting to me how quickly Disney started licensing their cartoons for overseas/international production and distribution back in the early days.
Many of us see Walt Disney as the brilliant creative mind behind the characters and cartoons and amusement parks, but it sounds like he had some very good business acumen as well...


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#8 by Robert Crewdson , Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:33 pm

People immediately think of cartoons when they think of Disney, but they also did some first rate live action films, like 'The Great Locomotive Chase', with Jeffrey Hunter; 'Kidnapped, with Peter Finch, ' Robin Hood' with Richard Todd, '20 Thousand Leages under the Sea', with Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Lorre, to name a few.


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#9 by Panayotis Carayannis , Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:29 pm

Here are two pages from the old FILM COLLECTING magazine from 1977.001.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)002.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)


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#10 by Maurice Leakey , Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:57 am

It's a pity that Pathescope saw fit to alter the titles of many of their 9.5mm releases, including Chaplins and other comedies. I often wonder why they did it. It might have been because they did not have the release rights, the very last Chaplins were quickly withdrawn because they did not have the rights to them.

But regarding the Disneys, the catalogue stated "By arrangement with Walt Disney - Mickey Mouse, Ltd". A further statement exemplified "Only Pathescope Mickey Mouse Films are the genuine Walt Disney creations in 9.5 mm. film size".


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