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November 4th, 2003


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01:19 am
Well, the rumours were true: the version of Pixar's 1989 short film Knick Knack that's included on the Finding Nemo DVD has indeed been deboobulated.

Original (boobulated)
a. Original (boobulated) version from the collector's edition laserdisc box set of Toy Story.

Modified (deboobulated)
b. Modified (deboobulated) version from the DVD of Finding Nemo.

Sad to see Pixar engaging in Disney-style re-writing (or, in this case, re-rendering) of history...

(Incidentally, don't take either of these rather fuzzy screenshots as being fully indicative of video quality: these are digital-camera photos of still frames on an RPTV, not direct video captures. I don't have any way to capture laserdisc images directly.)

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From:rhysara
Date:November 4th, 2003 06:39 am (UTC)
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You have Finding Nemo?... silly question!

And while boobulated is undoubtably a word, deboobulated just ain't... the term you're looking for is unboobulated.
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From:trystero
Date:November 4th, 2003 06:54 am (UTC)
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Just got the DVD in today... uh, yesterday. Monday. Whatever.

I haven't watched the film (which I didn't see in the cinemas, but which I trust is up to Pixar's usual standards) yet: had to polish off the Battlestar Galactica box first. But I'm all set for tomorrow...

And I definitely think it's "deboobulated," though I'm having a difficult time finding any authorities to cite. :-)
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From:rhysara
Date:November 4th, 2003 07:21 am (UTC)
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tomorrow? tuesday?....
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From:trystero
Date:November 4th, 2003 07:37 am (UTC)
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Yes, "tomorrow" Tuesday (i.e., today).

Now I'm all confused. :-)

Things to do Tuesday:
  1. Get up at a reasonable hour (for a change);
  2. Get my car inspected — my sticker says 10/2002 (whoops!);
  3. Vote in my local elections;
  4. Watch Finding Nemo and see whether I like it.
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From:z_gryphon
Date:November 4th, 2003 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Sad to see Pixar engaging in Disney-style re-writing

What, you think it was their decision? Disney 0wnz them.
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From:trystero
Date:November 4th, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Disney is Pixar's distributor, and owns the sequel rights to their films. But they don't actually own Pixar (in the legal sense), and I wasn't aware that Disney had enough control to make them alter their work.

In any event, this article claims that the Pixar animators changed the film all on their own:
“…we took a look at that short again and thought: ‘Yikes! We've got to do something about the giant titties on those two characters.’…I mean, we didn't want…[t]o have our wives and our daughters suddenly look at us and realizes what horny jerks we'd been back in the '80s.”
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From:z_gryphon
Date:November 4th, 2003 07:39 pm (UTC)
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heh. I suppose that's plausible, but I wouldn't discount the level of control Disney has. They might not have that kind of authority on paper, but never discount the clout of some Disney exec calling up and saying, "Say, by the way, I'm not telling you how to do your job or anything, but if you'd like to stay hitched up to our massive marketing machine, we have a few suggestions... "

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