Official Films, Restored Video

Disney MGM-Studios Grand Opening Special – Original NBC Broadcast with Commercials and AI Interpolated HD!

We’ve got a special treat for everyone today! To test out our new video and film restoration system we decided to improve upon one of our earlier restorations, specifically the Disney MGM-Studios Grand Opening Special!  We’ve left the commercials in and we utilized our Artificial Intelligence software to produce Interpolated HD. The entire process to get to this quality included 3 hours of VHS tape clean up; 15 hours of HD interpolation, 3 hours of stitching...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video

Restored: EPCOT Center EarthStation Film with Music

Earth Station sat at the exit of Spaceship Earth and was the original home of Guest Relations in EPCOT Center. Guests could use the WorldKey Kiosks located there to make dining reservations and get other park information. The Earth Station film, played on large overhead screens, served as a preview of other EPCOT Center attractions for guests as they began to navigate the park. This version of the video includes the original music loop that accompanied...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video

Restored home video: CommuniCore East 1992

Take a quick tour through CommuniCore East in this video from 1992. Included are glimpses of the population counter kinetic sculpture with the Great American Census Quiz game played on the computers below. The interactive Computer-a-Coaster exhibit let guests design their own rollercoaster using a touch screen, and the trivia-asking robot, SMRT-1, was a favorite of guests using early speech recognition technology.Read More...

Brian's Corner

The World Is Not Enough: Sesame Place 1985 Brochure

Occasionally we come across something that is not directly related to Walt Disney World but piques our interest.  That is what happened when I came across this 1985 Sesame Place brochure at a flea market this past weekend.  As a Philadelphia-area resident where the first and for a long time only Sesame Place is located I’ve always had a mild interest in the place. This stems largely from the fact that, until a few years ago,...Read More...

Imageworks, Restored Video

Kitchen Kabaret: Revisited – HD Interpolated Multi-Camera Edit

We are excited to present Kitchen Kabaret Revisited! This interpolated HD multi-camera edit video revisits the classic EPCOT Center show that was part of the Land Pavilion. Sponsored by Kraft Foods, this fan-favorite audio animatronic musical show ran from EPCOT’s opening day until 1994. Hosted by Bonnie Appetite, the show featured acts such as the Cereal Sisters, Hamm & Eggz, and Colander Combo and the Fiesta Fruit. The show was designed to promote healthy eating and...Read More...

Official Films, Photography, Restored Films

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World – A Disney Show PAC – 35mm Slide/Narration Souvenir Set

We are happy to bring you the first of several uncommon media souvenirs known as “Show PAC”’s, a 35 mm slide set accompanied by a soundtrack. Until the videocassette took hold as the dominant form of home media in the 1980s, Walt Disney World produced souvenir media in a variety of formats. On our site we have chronicled 8mm souvenir films that act as park overviews an in some cases feature specific attractions or parades.  Disney...Read More...