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The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone is a animated Halloween television . On October 9, , Warner Archive released The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera. This is a recreation of a VHS video released in that contains the following two Flintstones TV specials that were never released on DVD. This item:The Flintstones: Prime-Time Specials Collection - Volume 1 DVD $ In The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone, the Flintstones and the.
At that time, the devices were used only in professional environments such as television studios. In the s, videotape entered home use, creating the video industry and changing the economics of the television. The television industry viewed videocassette recorders as having the power to disrupt their business, in the s and s, at the peak of VHSs popularity, there were videotape format wars in the home video industry. Two of the formats, VHS and Betamax, received the most media exposure, VHS eventually won the war, dominating 60 percent of the North American market by and emerging as the dominant home video format throughout the tape media period.
Optical disc formats later began to better quality than analog consumer video tape such as standard. The earliest of these formats, LaserDisc, was not widely adopted, however, after the introduction of the DVD format inVHSs market share began to decline. Kenjiro Takayanagi, a broadcasting pioneer then working for JVC as its vice president, saw the need for his company to produce VTRs for the Japan market. InJVC developed a video tape recorder. The effort produced the U-matic format inwhich was the first format to become a unified standard, U-matic was successful in business and some broadcast applications, but due to cost and limited recording time very few of the machines were sold for home use.
Soon after, Sony and Matsushita broke away from the collaboration effort, Sony started working on Betamax, while Matsushita started working on VX.
These included, The system must be compatible with any television set 7. It was not a format in Europe and Australia when first released but was popular in the s. Its superior video and audio quality made it a choice among videophiles.
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The technologies and concepts behind LaserDisc were the foundation for later optical disc formats including Compact Disc, DVD, Optical video recording technology, using a transparent disc, was invented by David Paul Gregg and James Russell in The Gregg patents were purchased by MCA inbyPhilips had developed a videodisc in reflective mode, which has advantages over the transparent mode.
MCA and Philips then decided to combine their efforts and first publicly demonstrated the video disc in The Philips-MCA cooperation was not successful, and discontinued after a few years, several of the scientists responsible for the early research founded Optical Disc Corporation. Inthe Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago opened its Newspaper exhibit which used interactive LaserDiscs to allow visitors to search for the front page of any Chicago Tribune newspaper and this was a very early example of public access to electronically stored information in a museum.
The last Japanese released movie was the Hong Kong film Tokyo Raiders from Golden Harvest, a dozen or so more titles continued to be released in Japan, until the end of A total of Players were still exported to North America from Japan until the end ofthe format has retained some popularity among American collectors, and to a greater degree in Japan, where the format was better supported and more prevalent during its life. In Europe, LaserDisc always remained an obscure format and it was chosen by the British Broadcasting Corporation for the BBC Domesday Project in the mids, a school-based project to commemorate years since the original Domesday Book in England.
From up until the early s, the BBC also used LaserDisc technology to play out the channel idents, the standard home video LaserDisc was 30 cm in diameter and made up of two single-sided aluminum discs layered in plastic.
The medium can store any kind of data and is widely used for software. DVDs offer higher capacity than compact discs while having the same dimensions.31 Days of Halloween Day 9: Flinstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone
There were several formats developed for recording video on optical discs before the DVD, Optical recording technology was invented by David Paul Gregg and James Russell in and first patented in A consumer optical disc data format known as LaserDisc was developed in the United States and it used much larger discs than the later formats.
CD Video used analog video encoding on optical discs matching the established standard mm size of audio CDs, Video CD became one of the first formats for distributing digitally encoded films in this format, in In the same year, two new optical disc formats were being developed.
On August 14, an ad hoc group formed from five computer companies issued a release stating that they would only accept a single format. The TWG voted to both formats unless the two camps agreed on a single, converged standard. They recruited Lou Gerstner, president of IBM, to pressure the executives of the warring factions, as a result, the DVD specification provided a storage capacity of 4.
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Animation — Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of images that minimally differ from each other.
The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon, animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation. Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation. To display animation, a camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced.
Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures, Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24,25,30, or 60 frames per second.
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Computer animation processes generating animated images with the general term computer-generated imagery, 3D animation uses computer graphics, while 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real-time renderings. They may, of course, refer to Chinese shadow puppets, in the 19th century, the phenakistoscope, zoetrope and praxinoscope were introduced. A thaumatrope is a toy with a small disk with different pictures on each side.
The phenakistoscope was invented simultaneously by Belgian Joseph Plateau and Austrian Simon von Stampfer inthe phenakistoscope consists of a disk with a series of images, drawn on radi evenly space around the center of the disk.
This film is notable as the first known instance of film perforations being used. His films were not photographed, they were drawn directly onto the transparent strip, inmore thanpeople had attended these screenings. The film largely consisted of a figure moving about and encountering all manner of morphing objects.
There were also sections of live action in which the hands would enter the scene. The film was created by drawing each frame on paper and then shooting each frame onto negative film, the author of the first puppet-animated film was the Russian-born director Wladyslaw Starewicz, known as Ladislas Starevich The minute series was created by David Levy and shot in black-and-white and it is often compared to its CBS rival, The Munsters, which ran for the same two seasons and achieved somewhat higher Nielsen ratings.
Successor company MGM Television now owns the rights to the show, the Addamses are a close-knit extended family with decidedly macabre interests and supernatural abilities.
Occasionally, episodes would feature other relatives such as Cousin Itt, Morticias older sister Ophelia, or Grandma Frump, much of the humor derives from their culture clash with the rest of the world. They invariably treat normal visitors with great warmth and courtesy, though some of their guests often have bad intentions. They are puzzled by the reactions to their own good-natured and normal behavior.
Accordingly, they view conventional tastes with generally tolerant suspicion, for example, Fester once cites a neighboring familys meticulously maintained petunia patches as evidence that they are nothing but riffraff. A recurring theme in the epilogue of many episodes was the Addamses getting an update on the most-recent visitor to their home, either via mail, something in the newspaper, or a phone call.
Invariably, as a result of their visit to the Addamses, the Addamses would always misinterpret the update and see it as good news for their most-recent visitor. The tone was set by series producer Nat Perrin, who was a friend of Groucho Marx.
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Perrin created story ideas, directed one episode, and rewrote every script, as a result, Gomez, with his sardonic remarks, backwards logic, black mustache and ever-present cigar, is comparable to Groucho Marx. The series often employed the type of zany satire and screwball humor seen in the Marx Brothers films. It lampooned politics, the system, rock n roll and Beatlemania. The television series featured a theme song, written and arranged by longtime Hollywood composer Vic Mizzy.
The songs arrangement was dominated by a harpsichord and featured finger snaps as percussive accompaniment, actor Ted Cassidy, in his Lurch voice, punctuated the lyrics with words like neat, sweet, and petite. The series takes place in a romanticized Stone Age setting, depicts the lives of the characters, their next-door neighbors and best friends. It was originally broadcast from September 30, to April 1, in a time schedule.
The continuing popularity of The Flintstones rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern concerns in the Stone Age setting. The show is set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock, in this fantasy version of the past, dinosaurs and other long-extinct animals co-exist with cavemen, saber-toothed cats, and woolly mammoths. For example, the cars are made out of stone, wood, and animal skins, animation historian Christopher P.
Lehman considers that the series draws its humor in part from creative uses of anachronisms. The main one is the placing of a modern, 20th-century society in prehistory and this society takes inspiration from the suburban sprawl developed in the first two decades of the postwar period.
This society has modern home appliances, but they work by employing animals and they have automobiles, but they hardly resemble the cars of the 20th century.
These cars are wooden structures and burn no fuel. They are powered by people who run while inside them, finally, the stone houses of this society are cookie-cutter homes positioned into typical neighborhoods.
As a running gag, often the prehistoric analog to a modern machine uses an animal, for example, when a character takes photographs with an instant camera, inside the camera box, a bird carves the picture on a stone tablet with its beak.
The animal powering such technology would frequently break the wall, look directly into the camera at the audience. The Stone Age setting allowed for gags and word plays involving rocks, for example, San Antonio becomes Sand-and-Stony-o, the country to the south of Bedrocks land is called Mexirock. Travel to Hollyrock, a parody of Hollywood, usually involves an airplane flight — the plane, in case, is often shown as a giant pterosaur. Rockula finds and corners Fred, but is scared off by Barney, wearing a werewolf mask.
The couples eventually end up cornered inside the Rubbles' room.
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Fred challenges Rockula to a fight, using a bat statuette as a weapon, but the statuette turns out to actually be the switch for the trapdoor to Rockula's laboratory, which Rockula and Frankenstone were unknowingly standing on. As Fred raises the statuette to strike, both Rockula and Frankenstone fall through the trapdoor, and the Flintstones and Rubbles escape and return to Bedrock.
Wilma invites Betty and Barney to stay for dinner and leaves the three of them in the living room while she goes into the kitchen to cook. Unbeknownst to them, Rockula has flown in the form of a bat all the way from Rocksylvania to Bedrock. Flying through the kitchen window, he begs Wilma to marry him, promising her a life of luxury if she agrees.
Winking at Fred, Barney and Betty watching surreptitiously from the doorwayWilma agrees to consider marrying Rockula, then immediately begins nagging him about chores, upkeep of the house, and his bad habits. Aghast, Rockula apparently forgetting that most chores would be left to the servants changes back into a bat and flies off, claiming to need another years of rest.
Barney laughs and lauds Wilma for defeating Rockula by telling him "the real truth about married life". Rockula and Frankenstone[ edit ] Count Rockula: Having been asleep for five hundred years, Rockula is awoken by Frankenstone and sets out to clear his castle of the guests and take Wilma, whom he thinks is his bride, for himself, even if it means killing Fred.