Unclear sentence

I just deleted a claim that "it is 'ironic' that A Bug's Life will continue to be available in fullscreen (4:3)". Exactly how is this ironic? "Ironic" doesn't just mean "strange" or "coincidental".

My main reason for this post is this sentence:

It should also be noted that reframing can only work on the earliest CGI animated films because of the ability to move and even alter characters, props, and entire backgrounds and scenes with ease.

I don't know what the above is trying to tell me:

  • Because altering of scenes is a lot more elaborate on later films, reframing is only feasible on the earlier ones,


  • All the movies can be reframed if needed, but the ease of doing so is the only thing making it feasible to do for the early ones?

Which is the correct interpretation of this sentence? — RobertATfm (talk) 16:53, April 16, 2016 (UTC)

I have a question about this.

I own the VHS of the first Toy Story film, and I haven't seen the widescreen version in a long time. Was there any reframing in the first film at all? Thanks, --Robowil (talk) 17:49, July 20, 2016 (UTC)

No. That movie was a pan and scan release, but pan and scan from a 1.66:1 matte, so it is a slightly vertically open matte in comparison to the 1.78:1 home media and 1.85:1 ratios, though not much. Finn & Jake (talk) 23:38, November 28, 2016 (UTC)

If graphics were characters, then Cars has very little Restage, and little to no Crop or Scan, but it has a lot more Frame Height (Reframing talk for open matte) than other Pixar films, probaby due to either the somewhat wide character designs, or director John Lasseter caring a LOT about the compositions of this film. Either way, the non-SGI Pixar films other than Cars don't use reframing a lot or at all on anything besides the SGI-era logos for Disney and Pixar. In other words, reframing on non-MIPS architecture like Intel PCs is harder to do at Pixar. Also, the TV prints on Disney Channel and Freeform seem to use an alternative reframed version separate from the fullscreen DVD, the rare Disney Movie Club VHS and SOME TV prints. Finn & Jake (talk) 06:11, February 22, 2017 (UTC)

Late reply, but thanks! --Robowil (talk) 17:44, July 15, 2017 (UTC)

Cars, the ONLY reframed Intel-rendered film no one talks about?

Is it just me or does the topic of Cars' usage of reframing to fit the 1.33:1 (DVD, VHS and certain TV prints) and 1.78:1 (Disney/ABC TV Group prints and Disney Blu-ray trailer, no joke!) ratios get ignored? Do you all think this should be touched on via Mat from Techmoan if he was to make a video about early vs. late VHS vs. Blu-ray equavilents? A la, 1977 Magnetic Video M*A*S*H VHS and 2007 Cars VHS vs. their Blu-ray counterparts? Just something I thought. Finn & Jake (talk) 05:43, March 12, 2017 (UTC)

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