I just purchased a Betty Boop VHS from a thrift shop the other day. I am unable to find it online anywhere. It is from 3G Productions. It has Betty Boop sitting on a moon, says Childrens Classical Cartoons in the upper right hand corner. Any idea what it might be worth? I can send a photo if needed.
Anonymous

Judging by my past entries, your cover is one I haven’t seen yet, but the art design sounds similar to one of the two Little Lulu ones in this previous entry: http://vcrfromheck.tumblr.com/post/50613398422/label-spotlight-3-g-productions-part-2-various The 3-G Betty ones that I *have* seen are the yellow one in my above entry, a purple one currently on Ebay, and a still-unscanned green one in my personal collection, all with the “childrens classical cartoons” line on a top banner instead of the right hand corner. The current value of these tapes ranges from $1 (when I find one at a thrift store) to $25 online (usually $5-15 for cartoons, with the higher prices going towards 3-G’s wrestling-related titles). I hope that helps. If you can send pictures of the box art, it would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and I knew it would be. Still, expect good things in the future. Maybe not next week, but likely next month. Thanks for your patience. In the meantime, here’s some crappy (sadly undated) cover art that I almost regret not purchasing from Ebay back in May. (NOTE: Daffy and Tweety appear on none of the cartoons listed here.)

the-b-axis-returns:

naedttam:

vcrfromheck:

A side-by-side artwork comparison of Diamond Entertainment Corporation’s 1986 releases (as Trans-Atlantic Video) and their much-improved 1990’s/2000 counterparts. (SOURCES: Amazon, Ebay, mrkatnip’s Tumblr, Razorwire’s Blogspot)

My friend actually found the Daffy box at an old VHS store and showed it to me when I was home this past summer. It was so hilariously awful that I felt inspired to recreate it in my own image:

LOL, I was the one who took the photo.

Also, I’m sure people miss the days when you could freely advertise the Wartime cartoons as children’s favorites.

marzgurl:

cordialarchitect:

terradatassup:

reblogthings:

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Is that a dishwasher?

no, that’s just an xbox one. it just looks a bit funny. must be customized…

Seeing a lot of people in the notes call this a “VHS player”. Like, was I just around the wrong people?…

Hi there :) I was just browsing your site and found that you actually referenced my old website (Dario's Reviews) in a post about an Embassy 2000 tape. I'm amazed that someone else actually found that site! Unfortunately, it's offline now, but my new project, the Public Domain Video Wiki (pdvideo.wikia. com) could really use a new contributor. If you have time, check it out and maybe add a new page for a company I missed! :) -Dario
Anonymous

Thanks, Dario! I would be willing to help out with the Wiki. I think I tried to add things to it ages ago, but couldn’t figure out how to use it. If you could PM me a quick guideline for that, I’d love to help out. Also, if anyone else wants to add any and all info or pics that they see on my Tumblr, please do. (A small credit somewhere is all I’d want.) Thanks for checking out my page! :D

When exactly are you doing "Gulliver's Travels Week"?
Anonymous

I ask myself the same thing! :-P

Seriously, though, and to make a long story relatively short: I got swamped with a massive and stressful work project in June, followed by a lot of theater (including a show that goes up in early August), and am hoping to post Gulliver week sometime in August. After that, I’ll need to find some way to celebrate hitting 200 followers (five months before I’d expected to!). I’m also considering opening a personal Tumblr page for my other interests, and maybe also returning to web videos as well. And if, for some crazy reason, those plans don’t pan out this year, my retirement from community theater next year will allow me some catch-up time. At the very least, I’ll be recording some cameos for others’ projects within the next month or so. My apologies for the delay(s)….

Good morning, our school has a CVLI license to show videos in our classrooms. We would like to show these videos and need to know if they are considered public domain and permission is not needed. Please advise as soon as possible. Thank you, Louise Herriage, Principal, Vandalia Christian School, Greensboro, NC
Anonymous

I’d love to help. Which movies/cartoons do you own and are wanting to show? Let me know. In the meantime, here’s a Wiki list of films currently in (or generally thought to be in) public domain:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animated_films_in_the_public_domain_in_the_United_States
(I would take the Warner Bros. list with a grain of salt, since all public domain based releases have stopped releasing Looney Tunes shorts.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_in_the_public_domain_in_the_United_States

Do public domain wb cartoons on most tapes were in low pitch?
Anonymous

Since these cartoons were mainly straight transfers from old prints, I don’t expect things like the speed, color, etc to be perfect. Comparing different sources over YouTube (PD print vs remastered official release) has not shown a pitch difference (In this case, Falling Hare and To Duck or Not To Duck). Do you have some examples where the audio pitch sounded strange?

Needless to say, I’ve pushed “Gulliver’s Travels Week” to July. The last few weeks have been very work-intensive, and my spirits outside of work have been less than stellar. Make no mistake, it will happen, but I’ve got to find my groove again first. Not sure about VHS-mas in July II yet. I may hold off on the Christmas theme until, you know, Christmas. Advance thanks for your patience.

Needless to say, I’ve pushed “Gulliver’s Travels Week” to July. The last few weeks have been very work-intensive, and my spirits outside of work have been less than stellar. Make no mistake, it will happen, but I’ve got to find my groove again first. Not sure about VHS-mas in July II yet. I may hold off on the Christmas theme until, you know, Christmas. Advance thanks for your patience.

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