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Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:40 pm

"The rights question is very difficult to figure out. Bobbs-Merrill was sold and bought and sold so many times, no one knows who has the rights to the film. I have the rights to the music, but not the recording." - Nico Raposo
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Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

Postby Shamanic Shaymin » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:51 pm

I don't even know if Bobbs-Merrill still exists. :o

Anyhow, I'm asking for the Raggedy documentary for Christmas. If I receive it, I'll be sure to watch it and share my thoughts.
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Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:12 pm

Rag Dolly In The USSR, A Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp9thGwbmiI

Ivy Austin created the role of a boneless rag dolly in a Joe Raposo/William Gibson musical directed by Patricia Birch. The production made history in the Soviet Union in 1986, marking the renewal of cultural relations between our countries. Ivy returned to the U.S. to find herself on the front pages of The Daily News and The Economist, and the subject of many news articles and talk shows. Later that year, "Raggedy Ann" opened in New York at The Nederlander Theatre, where Ivy Austin made her Broadway debut in the title role.

Listen to the songs here:
https://mega.co.nz/#!lEkVmC5K!CjDvX2X_h ... I7TV3Emtgs

With a book by William Gibson (The Miracle Worker), the Raggedy Ann musical "Rag Dolly" reused two (or three) songs from Joe Raposo's work on Richard Williams' 1977 animated film, but was otherwise original with new songs by Raposo. The musical had an unusually dark tone for a children's piece and was much more emotional than the film. It was not a success on Broadway but had a very strong showing in the Soviet Union, in a run intended to foster friendship between the countries. It's unfortunate that the musical doesn't seem to have been performed since ...

http://carrierobbinsdesignageinc.com/regmusical.html
http://www.ioffer.com/i/raggedy-ann-com ... -143014487
http://banilsson.blogspot.com/2012/06/h ... y-ann.html
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Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

Postby TServo2049 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:35 pm

Garrett Gilchrist wrote:"The rights question is very difficult to figure out. Bobbs-Merrill was sold and bought and sold so many times, no one knows who has the rights to the film. I have the rights to the music, but not the recording." - Nico Raposo


I thought CBS owned it, through owning the characters?

In 1985, Macmillan bought ITT's publishing division, including Bobbs-Merrill; in 1994, Simon & Schuster bought Macmillan; when Viacom and CBS became two companies in 2006, S&S became part of the new CBS Corporation.
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Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:48 pm

It seems logical, but it's also possible that the rights are split or compromised in some way.
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Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

Postby TServo2049 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:32 am

I finally watched the Reel 1 sample. That's the intro for St. Louis theatre chain Wehrenberg Theatres before the movie. I've heard that jingle before, but I've never seen the animation that accompanied it (it started over black, and apparently there was some kind of visual at the end). Unfortunately, the version on your print has the ending spliced out, so I still don't know what it truly looked like...:(

Also glad to hear that the Fox logo wasn't silent (at least not on all prints). I remember this version of the fanfare, it's a very abridged edit of the same one heard on the first Star Wars. For the HD restoration you're planning, you can get a complete, clean copy off of the Blu-ray of Damien: Omen II - the original mono mix is included, so that version would sound perfectly authentic at the front of RA&A.
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Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:09 am

Nice - wonder if someone could send me that.
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Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

Postby TServo2049 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:41 pm

I'll ask around - all you'd need would be a lossless audio file of the fanfare.
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Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:34 am

A good Blu-Ray copy of the FOX logo would be nice too, although I'm certain Helge already has one lying around himself.
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Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

Postby Shamanic Shaymin » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:31 am

I've been playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and I made designs at the Able Sisters for Raggedy Ann & Andy's outfits. QR Codes can be found and reblogged here:

http://shamanicshaymin.tumblr.com/post/ ... ours-truly
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