Restored home video: Magical World of Barbie – 1994

As part of a sponsorship agreement with toy company Mattel, Barbie came to Epcot’s American Gardens theater in World Showcase in late 1993. The half hour show followed Barbie as she traveled around to different playsets all over the world, and ran for about a year and a half in front of the American Adventure pavilion.Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Restored video: Splashtacular at Epcot – 1994

Splashtacular was…one of the more unique shows to be seen in Epcot. The show ran from 1993 until 1994 during the transition of CommuniCore to Innoventions so that there was something to see in the center of Future World. The show featured numerous Disney characters, but also aliens and a giant dinosaur. A similar show called “It’s Magical!” played in Tokyo Disneyland during roughly the same time period for the park’s 10th anniversary. The show ended...Read More...