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Like Elisabeth, I don't remember having received the download link. Can you resent-it ?
The DVDs just arrived at our studio, so now we begin the process of packaging and shipping out each individual DVD. Backers should start to receive their DVDs shortly. Thank you for your patience.
Have others received the DVD yet because I haven't?
I am missing the email with download instructions. Please resend to me. Thanks so much!
I've just watched The Flying House and it is amazing! Gorgeous animation and delightful story. My small pledge has been worth every cent! Bravo, Winsor McCay Resurrection Project!
Say, I've noticed the last update you gave was Jan 13th... any news yet on when and where the digital download for the restored film will be?
Just watched it via the link.
Ninety-year-old animation? Wow!
Thank you for preserving it.
Good luck in Berlin.
i loved it and admire your talent and perseverance
hope you win bug at the Berlin festival.
Got my signed poster in the mail yesterday! - Melbourne, Australia. Thanks Bill and Matthew.
No worries with the delay. Best of luck at the festivals!
Thanks, Roger! We'll certainly keep you posted!
I think people will be OK with the delay - I am - as long as we're in the loop.
Just posted an update (#6)!
Hey Bill, any update?
I'm curious as to how it's going.
Thanks for the suggestion, Robert! Now that the project is funded we can finish the restoration, and, budget permitting, explore all of these ideas for providing an unedited, but restored version of the film. We'll be posting updates here in the coming months.
Maybe have the word balloons as an option on the dvd (similar to the way subtitles can be turned onand off).
I had to throw in a few beans...you desereve every penny sir
Fly house fly!
Come on everyone! I added $10... every extra dollar will certainly benefit the final product.
Go to it Bill! Make us - and Winsor - proud! Congratulations! :)
Thank you, Jeff! Thank you, Anna!
We have less than 4 hours to go! If you're on Facebook, please post the project link and tell all your friends to chip in even $1.
What a great project. Kudos.
So happy to get involved in your project Bill! I am a great fan of Winsor McCay; in fact I published today my special tribute to him in my photoblog (http://wp.me/pbW8c-Tq). Feel free to have a look at it and leave a comment if you like it! So excited for the video!
Thanks, James! Can't wait to share it with everyone!
Congrats on you're success with this kickstarter. Can't wait to see the video.
Jill - Thanks for your comments. Yes, it's going to be controversial, but I think it will help spread the genius of Winsor McCay. I hope you get to see the finished piece.
Heroic work, Bill. I remember seeing the earlier stages of this in your studio last year and feeling grateful that you were taking it on. I've restored McKay's original comic art, and I love the word balloons and his type, so I am trying to open my mind to their removal. I was lectured by an SVA student this weekend that art should live and be allowed to change! (All your many) hands are capable - who better to do this? Best of luck.
Yay! I'm happy to see this project get funded. Big fan of Bill Plympton's work.
PS: Hi Golan! ;)
I really can't wait to see this project succeed! I wish to second Julien's idea of giving the b&w version with it's bubbles as a bonus :) The few colorized images shown in the video introduction look fabulous!
Woohoo! Just made it over!
I, too, hope you'll also release a cleaned up version of the original black and white film. Maybe as a bonus on the DVD? ;-)
Thank you so much for your input on The Flying House. There's been a lot of talk about releasing a second, intact but cleaned version of the film (silent and in black & white). Budget permitting, we are committed to exploring this and allowing extra production time towards making that a reality. Whereas we can't guarantee that this second version will make it to fruition, we really appreciate all of the feedback we have been getting and hope to, above all else, stay true to Winsor McCay and pay tribute to his priceless contribution to animation history.
Hello. Just wanted to second leaving in speech bubbles/intertitles, they are beautiful and shouldn't disappear. Perhaps there can be two cuts of the film, one silent/black & white and one with voices/colorized?
This is fantastic! I too have been a big fan of Mr. McCay's for as long as I can remember. I can't wait to see the finished project. Although it would be nice to see the speech bubbles left in the restored version. They look great. And are a part of Winsor McCay's artistry.
Thanks, Anne! Please share this project with all your friends. We still have a long way to go. I'll be posting some fun updates next week!
I hope you reach your goal and will save this wonderful animation for more to enjoy!
Flying houses, flying houses ....oh yes!