1972 Super8 Magic Kingdom Parade – Restored in HD – Home Movie

This is #2 in our series of restored home movies. From 1972 comes the Magic Kingdom Main Street Parade…if you can call it that. Flanked on one end by the marching band and a fife and drum on the other, this parade really should be called a Character Cavalcade. It is not much more than the characters marching down the street or riding on the Main Street Vehicles. Scrooge McDuck is featured swerving around…Also interesting to note how the characters’ costumes were much simpler. Hats off to Mickey for leading the parade, love that. 

The conversion and restoration process started with the original Super8 film being scanned in at a 1920×1080 resolution by Pixcel.com. I then applied a number of filters to remove grain, stabilize, sharpen and improve the color. From their I upconverted the film from its original 18 frames per second to 30 frames per second, this reduces flicker and jerky motion.

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June 21, 2014 5:35 pm

In 1972 all the costumed characters were guys. There were no females in that department until a few years later. In 2010 The local paper ran an obituary for the gentleman who played Mickey Mouse when the park opened in 1971.

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