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Why did they remove the clouds?

Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby TheLionPrince » December 27th, 2015, 9:12 pm

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The 2003 DVD version

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The 2011 Blu-Ray version


If you noticed on the Blu-Ray Diamond Edition version, the retreating clouds forming Mufasa's ghost are gone when Simba is running towards it. They were there in the original 1994 version released in theaters, Laserdisc, VHS, and the 2003 Platinum Edition VHS/DVD. Along with George Lucas, Disney is notorious for making changes to their classic films when it is re-issued to the public. While this change isn't that major of a deal as Greedo shooting at Han first in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, why was this change (or should I say deletion) even necessary?
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Re: Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby Ninaroja » December 27th, 2015, 9:29 pm

Hmmm, I have no idea why they would do that :/

I'm just back from seeing TLK on the big screen - honestly can't remember if the clouds were there or not. One change I did notice was that the transition from Simba flopping onto the dust to Rafiki's tree happened sooner, probably as an edit to avoid the whole "sex in the clouds" debacle...
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Re: Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby Elton John » December 27th, 2015, 9:30 pm

Wait, did disney suddenly do a tlk re-release on the big screen? Nina tell me!
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Re: Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby Ninaroja » December 27th, 2015, 9:35 pm

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Re: Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby Elton John » December 27th, 2015, 9:39 pm

:( i'd love another tlk theatrical re-release.
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Re: Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby Ninaroja » December 27th, 2015, 9:48 pm

This is the second time I've been - the first being the 2011 3D remaster - I'm sure there'll be another at some point, TLK has been re-released multiple times
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Re: Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby Captain Cupcake » December 28th, 2015, 7:25 am

I believe it was stated somewhere that it was an error made in the remastering process for the blu-ray. They didn't purposely remove it.
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Re: Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby TheLionPrince » December 28th, 2015, 7:32 pm

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Re: Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby Captain Cupcake » December 28th, 2015, 7:56 pm

I'm curious to know if they rectified the problem with the re-issue of the blu-ray release from a few months back:

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Re: Why did they remove the clouds?

Postby SimbasGuard » December 29th, 2015, 5:39 am

I had always assumed that they must have thought that clouds pulling away from the screen would not look right in 3D :?
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