Imageworks, Restored Video, Videos

Captain EO – Work Print from 7/10/86

One more trip with Captain EO as the week comes to an end. So far we’ve released the MTV Broadcast of Captain EO and the cast member parody, Captain Eeyore. Now we have another rare find for you, a work print from July 10, 1986. Where this comes from, and where it was in the production process we have no idea. It has the time codes on the bottom and is dated at the start. We...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Videos

Captain Eeyore – 1987 Cast Member Production

From the “We can’t make this %&*@ up” file comes Captain Eeyore. A Disneyland cast member, er…production..from 1987 that satirizes Captain EO. Possibly others can fill in the details on the history of this quality production. Speaking of quality, its clear this has been copied over and over again, we employed a few restoration techniques to clear it up; but we don’t think this one is too worthy of AI enhancement. 🙂  Read More...

Restored Video, Videos

Captain EO – 1996 MTV Broadcast – AI Enhanced Video

We’re working hard here at RetroWDW to keep you occupied with new content over the next few weeks. Another rare find comes to us from the How Bowers Treasure Collection! This time How set his VCR to record MTV on June 26, 1996…why?  The only time that Disney aired Captain EO on Television in a special 2D 4:3 aspect ratio. We’ve applied all of our standard video enhancement tricks to clean this one up. While it’s...Read More...

Official Films, Restored Video, Videos

WDW Resort Information Channel Video – May 1992 – AI Enhanced VHS Recording

This is just one of five WDW Resort Information channel videos that we will be releasing. We’ve gone ahead and cleaned up the luma/chroma alignment, reduced the noise and then ran it through the AI enhancement process. This runs nearly 1hr 30 minutes and will take to places that are now long gone, including Top of the World, Pleasure Island, River Country and more! This was recorded in May 1992 during the year-long 20th-anniversary celebration of...Read More...

Restored Video, Videos

A Day the Magic Kingdom – 1991 AI Enhanced VHS

With the parks closed for the next few weeks, we figured we’d give you a virtual tour via the early 1990s videos, “A Day at The Magic Kingdom”. We used some of the techniques we learned while enhancing Horizons: Revisited on this video, including an all-new deinterlacing process and we’ve used AI to upscale the video to 720 lines. A Day at the Magic Kingdom – 1991 with MSEP – AI Enhanced A Day at the...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Videos

Horizons: Revisited 3D – HD Wide Angle 3D Ride Through

The Lake Buena Vista Historical Society proudly presents… Horizons: Revisited 3D How does 3D work? From physics.org: If you look at an object near you and close your left and right eyes in turn, you’ll see that each has a slightly different view of the world. Your left eye sees a bit more of the left side of the object, and your right eye sees a bit more of its right side. Your brain fuses the...Read More...

Disney World Home Movies, Imageworks, Videos

Comedy Warehouse at Pleasure Island – May 28, 1992

We have some more Pleasure Island fun for you and this time we take you inside the Comedy Warehouse. This comedy club opened back in 1989 and ran until 2008 featuring the look of a warehouse, filled with various props and things of that nature. Improvisation was the main idea of the act and our very own How Bowers is on the receiving end of the stage to audience phone call. You get a quick view...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video, Videos

Horizons: Revisited 3D Announcement & what you will need to experience!

What happens when you have a fully restored tripod-mounted recording of Horizons? You turn it into a 3D video! Now you are probably thinking, how can you possibly have a 3D video when there was only one camera?  On March 25 2020, at 9pm Eastern we’ll let you ride this attraction like never before and let you in on the details on how we pulled off this amazing one-of-a-kind experience.   This production will be compatible...Read More...