What 16mm WDW Films are we raising money to restore? All is revealed

If you've been following us, you know that we are working on a special project to restore two 16mm WDW films. These are not home movies, but professional productions that we would like to restore and share with the world. Together they have a runtime of over one hour, include sound and from our research there are no existing High-Definition digital prints of either of these films anywhere. We have seen a few horrid grainy VHS...Read More...

Help @RetroWDW restore two rare 16mm WDW films in High Definition

By now you are probably familiar with what we have been doing here at RetroDisneyWorld.com - aside from the podcast, the t-shirts and photos....Todd has been busy restoring a variety of 8mm WDW home movies  - Some of these are his own personal home movies and others were eBay finds. Additionally Brian has been scouring local flea markets and garage sales and the hunt has paid off, a number of fantastic films were purchased, digitally transferred...Read More...

Remastering Our Restorations – 2 completed

We have restored many films over the past year however I was never satisfied with the end result on a few of them. I've been continually tweaking the process and in recent days I have gone back and remastered the color and sharpness on two of the films. The pictures of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Subs show the color difference between the old and new restoration processes....and the photo of yours truly below shows…Read More...

Behind the Scenes – Before & After Restoration Comparison ’75 WDW Press Film

We're humbled by the overwhelming response to our recently posted restoration of a 1975 WDW press film. Many of you shared our pages and rewteeted us thousands of times - we thank you for the wonderful exposure! There were many questions about the process, color, etc. We decided to show a complete side-by-side comparison of the Before and After restoration (see bottom of this page). Enjoy! Why no sound? With that said, many people questioned why...Read More...

Some films came in from transfer today…A quick preview!

Things have been quiet with the holidays and a storm that knocked out power/internet to RetroWDW's home office for a few days. Fear not, we are back, and today a package arrived with our latest home movie transfesr. Here are a few frame caputures of un-restored footage. This is the raw footage before any processing... Contemporary resort? Check... Home of Future Lriving? Got it!  Ft Wilderness Railroad.. Yes of course!  Horizons under construction? What is that...Read More...

We are back on the @INTERCOT podcast this week for more old school WDW!

We are back this week on Episode 69 of the Intercot Insider Live Podcost - The entire crew goes over a bit of the Norway overlay with Frozen and then on to alot of attractions that have had replacements and discuss "Which is better, the original or the replacement?!"  Listen to actual ride audio segments from The Living Seas, Universe of Energy and El Rio Del Tiempo and learn about the trippy nature of Magic Journeys!...Read More...

You voted for it: 1975 Lake Buena Vista Restored Home Film!

A few weeks back we presented some home movies filmed by David Coolidge. David was impressed with our restoration work and as a result submitted an additional few films for us to restore. David and his family stayed at the Lake Buena Vista town homes - personally I remember staying in these in 1986. The film is short, but there are some great views of the pool area, architecture and the waterways around.Read More...

Listen to our history and restored film projects on the Intercot Podcast!

The team over at Intercot (John, Cindy, Gary, Christine & Melanie) invited me to their podcast this week! I sat in for the entire 162 minute show and had a blast. At at the 3:20 mark I'm introduced during the opening, after the team gives tribute to Robin Williams we begin to go down my past history and get into the films starting at 20:40 right through 78:00 or so. For the remainder of the show...Read More...

We return to WDWFanBoys podcast this week, to talk about our ’71 film

We are back with the WDWFanBoys podcast this week. We open discussing Robin Williams and his career and associations with Disney and then move on to a virtual "play by play" of the 1971 home movie we recently restored. As we step through the film Brett and I find some very interesting relics of days gone by and glimmers of the future, well, as the future of WDW was seen over 40 years agol Suggested to...Read More...

Listen up, we reveal a Secret Spoiler on the WDWFanBoys podcast!

We were a special guest last week on the WDW Fan Boys podcast! Myself and Brett talk about the films we've restored and a few other interesting retro tidbits. Be sure to listen all the way through where we reveal a spoiler/secret about an upcoming film restoration! http://www.wdwfanboys.com/wdw-fanboys-podcast-episode-220-8102014-going-retro/Read More...