Marv Newland’s classic animated short Bambi Meets Godzilla has been delighting animation fans since way back in 1969. The roughly 90-second clip, which comes in at number 38 in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons, has been playing at festivals and even turned up on some copies of the VHS release of Godzilla 1985 (though it was never made with Disney's approval). But it’s been hard to find a good copy online – until now.
Coda Shetterly has made a complete re-creation/restoration of Newland’s short – one that is viewable at 4K resolution and features a 5.1 audio track – all the better to hear the film’s biggest moment, I guess.
The new version certainly looks better than the old ones floating around on the Internet – partially because they’re actually running at the right frames-per-second speed. Shetterly discovered that the online videos were running at 25 fps instead of the standard 24, which was the catalyst for re-creating the film for a new generation of fans.
You can read all the technical details about the updated version by checking out Coda Shetterly’s blog. Before you do that, scroll down and get reacquainted with Bambi Meets Godzilla, which now looks better than it has in years.
[via Boing Boing]
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