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  1. Dear TCM, Please include *"Popular Science*", *"Unusual Occupations"* & *"Speaking of Animals"* when discussing the history of film shorts. For some reason they are often left out of listings, documentries, etc. These multiple Academy Award *"Oscar"* Nominated & Winning Film Short Series are very important historically - the first two document the culture, important figures, development of inventions and lifestyle of America and other countries from 1935 to 1949 in 35mm Silver Nitrate Magna-color & Cine-color. They released by *Paramount Pictures Studios* and ran theatricall
  2. Thanks for the question Ray. Every broadcast and home video outfit we've spoken with in recent memory has insisted that we deliver our Cinema Shorts in widescreen media. When we initiated our new HD transfers last year we implemented a special process that allows us to capture 100% of the original 1:33 aspect ratio while using all of the 16x9 datacine scan area (we employ an anamorphic technique) so everything that's there is being preserved. The series original creator Jerry Fairbanks retrofitted quite a number of his short subjects in the 1960s for presentation in widescreen media
  3. Very good question! Of the two (2) commercial releases we've created to date - the "Popular Science" DVD release which is available on Amazon.com as well as our own DVD website (www.CinemaShorts.com) and the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad "Popular Science" debut App, here's the skinny: The "Popular Science" DVD release is a compilation production featuring complete stories excerpted from the "Popular Science" series and presented in genre-driven categories. For example, the DVD presents: "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" "Things to Come - Inventions That Changed the World"
  4. [App - Popular Science Popeye 1938|http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popular-science-popeye-ishort/id367417875?mt=8] h2. A Shields Pictures, Inc. iShort Release h4. SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! h3. "Popular Science" including Max Fleischer Studios The Making of a Popeye Cartoon 1938 in HD! App - *POPULAR SCIENCE POPEYE 1938* Shields Pictures, Inc. just released it's first of many i App of a "Popular Science" film short from 1938 beautifully restored from 35mm, Silver Nitrate Magnacolor to High Def! *_APP FEATURES INCLUDE:_* The complete POPULAR SCIENCE 1938 Episode 5 Theatr
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