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UPDATE 3.07: HAPPY (LATE) 6TH ANNIVERSARY! (Added 03 Dec 2018)

HAPPY 6TH ANNIVERSARY!

50 seconds from King Koopa's Kool Kartoons, courtesy of Neeel
Pepsi Sampler PS1 disc video by SSTEAS (includes cover scans)
Ghost Stories #FinishTheStories video by Eclipse of Fire Productions


What's up guys, dycaite, back again (finally, right?) and straight off the bat I wanna give a big thanks to kobo for filling in for me on the previous two notice board posts, much appreciated, dude!

Well, it's rolled around to that time of year again, the anniversary of the LMW! I know, I know, we're a few days past the 30th of November, but y'know what they say, "better late than never" ^__^' Big, big thanks to everybody who has contributed to the site and the community over the past 6 years, I've said it before, but I'll say it again because it's true - the LMW wouldn't be what it is today without you guys, so, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all :) Happy 6th anniversary!

And while we're here, why not go over some recent lost media news? Let's get right into it:

  • A lost episode of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit has been partially found! Over in Japan, a 16mm home copy of "Neck 'n' Neck" (cut down to two minutes from its original runtime of five) was found to be in the possession of anime historian Yasushi Watanabe, having purchased it during his high school years, at a toy shop near his home in Osaka, nearly 70 years ago. Watanabe learned of the cartoon's significance after reading David Bossert's 2017 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons; it is currently being held by Kobe Planet Film Archive (one of Japan's largest private film collections) and there are reportedly talks of the short potentially being screened for animation scholars at an event in Los Angeles. Whatever the case may be, here's hoping it's made available to the public soon! You can read more about it here and here.
  • 50 seconds of previously lost footage from King Koopa's Kool Kartoons has emerged! Found by YouTuber Neeel, the footage from the show's 1989 Thanksgiving marathon was made available on his channel back in August, and can be seen via the above embed! While 50 seconds might not seem very significant to some, with a show as rare as this, every little bit really does help; thanks Neeel!
  • YouTuber and LMW contributor SSTEAS recently came into possession of a very rare promotional Pepsi Sampler PS1 disc from 1997 that was never made commercially available, and of which not even a single image of the slipcase was available online - until now! SSTEAS has graciously scanned his copy and provided the scans in a video on his channel, you can check it out via the above embed; thanks SSTEAS!
  • YouTuber Eclipse of Fire Productions has recently instigated an effort to have the lost "Am I Beautiful? Kuchisake-onna" episode of Ghost Stories released; this project, dubbed #FinishTheStories, is the kind of initiative I like to see in campaigning for forgotten pieces of media to be unearthed by their respective creators and as such, I figured I'd give Eclipse of Fire Productions and their #FinishTheStories project a shout out here. You can watch a video on the initiative via the above embed!

That's gunna do it for today, guys! Once again, a big, big thank you to everyone who has made this place what it is over the past 6 years, I truly am immensely grateful. Here's hoping for another great year of LMW over the next 12 months; until next time, cyas!

-dycaite



UPDATE 3.06: WHOOPS! (Added 14 Nov 2018)
LSuperSonicQ - Chowder TV Movie
Bedhead Bernie - Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio
LSuperSonicQ - ABC's Dot Comedy
LSuperSonicQ - Sesame Street #847
blameitonjorge - Top 13 Lost Horror Films
Clip from "This Is Your Life, Bear!"
'A Nightmare On My Street' Music Video


Hey, wake up. Listen closely: can you hear me? You need to snap out of it – you’ve been in a coma for 3 months.

Oh, wait, that was me. Yeah, once again, sorry for the huge delay. No excuses. But it’s here now, and that’s the important part, right? Sure, let’s go with that.

First off: our collaborators have new videos out! Bedhead Bernie has a video on Guillermo Del Toro's cancelled adaptation of Pinocchio, blameitonjorge has a video detailing 13 lost horror films, and LSuperSonicQ has 3 new lost media videos about the cancelled Chowder TV movie, ABC’s Dot Comedy, and the infamous Wicked Witch episode of Sesame Street. Be sure to check them out above!

Now for the finds! Sorry for the terse writing and also for leaving out more minor finds; if I was as detailed as I wanted, this would be novel-length, but here’s a pre-emptive THANK YOU to everyone involved!:

That’s it – really, finally. To say it again: THANK YOU to all the aforementioned people! Gonna go back into my cocoon for a while now. So long, dear friends!

-kobo



UPDATE 3.05: COLLABORATORS! (Added 08 Aug 2018)
blameitonjorge's new video
LSuperSonicQ's new video
Bedhead Bernie's new video
Intro to Osamu Sato's The Esoteric Retina
Episode 1 of The Bush Baby's English dub
Mickey Mouse in Vietnam's original audio


A note from dycaite: Sorry about the custom forums link being inaccessible for the past few days, ProBoards changed how their DNS settings worked - back up and running now.

Buenos días, muchacha latas, it’s about that time again! As there is no dilly-dallying allowed in this household, let’s jump straight to the big news – we’ve got some new video collaborators on board! You probably already know them, but give a warm welcome to blameitonjorge, LSuperSonicQ, and Bedhead Bernie! From now on their lost media videos will be featured on the new Collaborators pages, as well as in future announcements and notice board posts. All of them are very talented at what they do, so be sure to check them out if you haven’t already!

Now, on to the recent finds:

  • First off, a pretty major one (in my opinion) – a copy of the long-lost Osamu Sato VCD The Esoteric Retina finally popped up in the form of an eBay auction, and user Swazaaa managed to grab it and put its contents online for all to see. The final bid came in at $717 USD, so let’s give a huge, HUGE thanks to them and the rest of the Osamu Sato community for pulling this together! The videos can be seen above on his YouTube account, or a full disc image with scans can be downloaded here.
  • After years of being completely lost, the entire English dub of the 1993 anime series The Bush Baby has been uploaded by YouTuber Azunyan! Reportedly, it was one of their favorite shows as a kid in the 90s, so their mom had worked tirelessly to get all 40 episodes recorded on VHS so they could still watch it years later – impressive foresight, to say the least. Major thanks to them for taking the effort to share their childhood with the rest of us!
  • Four episodes of the lost sitcom 13 Queens Boulevard have been uploaded by LMW user gilblitz112/Mitchell's Archive! These are the first full episodes from the series to surface, so big thanks to him and his acquaintance for supplying him with them!
  • Out of nowhere, programmer Les Bird discovered the source code for Codename Kids Next Door: Operation B.E.S.T. in his archives and found a way to get it running in an offline state. He uploaded 2 videos of gameplay before uploading the game to his website, so big thanks for doing that dude! We appreciate it.
  • Volume 4 of the obscure VHS series M3D has been ripped and uploaded by LMW user TonyFunStuff. It can be viewed here. Thank you!
  • The 2002 mobile game Munkiki's Castles has been technically found for over a year now, but it’s been completely inaccessible as there were no emulators capable of running it. Well, not anymore! After a May update, the emulator FreeJ2ME is now fully able to emulate the game, officially closing this case.
  • Another episode of the elusive puppet series Welcome to Pooh Corner has surfaced! It can be viewed here, thank you to Donut Smasher for uploading it.
  • LMW volunteer Bisou5 has ripped and uploaded the pilot of the 1975 series Kate McShane, sourced from an unofficial DVD release. The pilot is now available on archive.org for all to view, so thank you for that Bisou!
  • For years, we thought Mickey Mouse in Vietnam had been found. Well, turns out it wasn't completely found and it also wasn't only titled Mickey Mouse in Vietnam. VHS archivist CDCB2 found a copy of the full short with its original soundtrack and opening/closing titles on a tape his friend sent him, and has graciously uploaded it! From this, we can see that the original title appears to be Short Subject. Thank you so much for finding what we didn't even think existed! A raw copy of the clip can be found here.
  • Last but not least, after many months of dedicated searching for it, LMW user DaKoolDood finally found the lost South Park game for Game Boy Color! As the game was never released, this ROM comes from one of the developers, David Theodore, who still had a copy and shared it with him. Big thanks to DaKoolDood for his efforts in finding it, and to David Theodore for sharing it with him!

One last thing I want to mention, as less of a find and more of an update: two Osamu Tezuka films we have articles relating to, A Thousand and One Nights and Cleopatra (both articles NSFW), have been reissued on DVD and Blu-Ray by distributor Third Window Films as part of their Animerama series. Unfortunately, this only includes the original Japanese-language versions with subtitles, leaving the former’s English dub lost and the latter’s English dub existence-unconfirmed. Still, definitely check out the release if you’re interested in these films.

That’s all for this time, I have to get back to my billion dollar mansion with my 17 Ferraris and eat caviar or something 😎😎😎😎. See you next time!

-kobo



UPDATE 3.04! (Added 15 Jun 2018)
Made in Point Richmond menu intro (first in a playlist)
TheJWittz's video highlighting beta/unused Pokemon
Bedhead Bernie's Freaky Flickers mini-documentary
Saint's playthrough of Zeddas: Horror Tour 3 / Labyrinthe
2 hours and 40 minutes of Socks the Cat gameplay
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective episode "Circus Ace"
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective episode "The Cat Who Paints"


What's up guys, dycaite here with another long overdue notice board post; apologies for the delay (you're probably sick of hearing that by now, but life has a habit of getting in the way of these things, y'know? ^_^'). Anyway there's a bunch to get through today so that's more than enough waffling from me, let's get straight into it:

  • Pixar's Made in Point Richmond DVD has been found! The infamously hard to find DVD (a collection of rare Pixar animations that was never officially released, but rather given to Pixar employees as a gift in 2001) showed up online last month courtesy of LMW user jaret35 (aka ayeayematey), in the form of an encrypted iso (a decrypted version has since been made by contributor TOMYSSHADOW and can be found here on MEGA, or here on Google Drive)! If isos aren't your thing, you can start streaming via the above embed (the first video in a playlist of the DVD's contents, via YouTuber The Collective Animation Archive). Big thanks to jaret35 for the provision of the iso and to both TOMYSSHADOW and The Collective Animation Archive for making its contents more widely available!
  • The 1997 Pokemon Gold & Silver Space World demo has been dumped online! Anonymously leaked on 4chan late last month, the ROM went on to make quite a splash in the world of Pokemon fandom (and the gaming world in general) due to it containing a large variety of unused/beta Pokemon; a video showcasing some of these Pokemon can be seen above courtesy of YouTuber TheJWittz (P.S. cheers for listing us as one of your references)! The ROM itself can be downloaded here via The Cutting Room Floor; big thanks to everyone involved in getting this piece of gaming history out to the public and making sure it's preserved for generations to come!
  • Our good friend Bedhead Bernie has been hard at work on a mini-documentary about the troubled production of the unreleased 2009 3D animated film (once TV series) Freaky Flickers: Quest for the Golden Flicker and as of today the documentary is available for viewing via his YouTube channel! You can catch it via the above embed; be sure to give a like and a sub to Bedhead Bernie for more content like this, it would have taken copious amounts of time and original research to put this together and the whole story is surprisingly engaging, despite the nature of the film in question (and you might even hear a familiar voice or two). Great work, Bernie and co.! P.S. You can catch the script for the original TV pilot episode here.
  • The 90s rarity that is Japanese puzzle/horror game Zeddas Horror Tour 3 / Labyrinthe has been found and released online, and under some pretty extraordinary circumstances! YouTuber Saint is said to have discovered a folder on an unnamed private torrent tracker marked "DO NOT UPLOAD", which contained no less than 70 Japanese gaming rarities (yes, 70, you are not misreading that), most notably including the highly sought after Zeddas 2 sequel. While Saint hasn't made the entirety of the folder's contents public (at least as of this writing), he has provided a link to arguably the most revered of the bunch, Zeddas Horror Tour 3 / Labyrinthe, which can be found here (for both Windows and Mac)! Big thanks to the original ripper/uploader and to Saint for making it available to the public; here's hoping he didn't cop too much flak for having done so (exclusive sharing is always such a touchy subject)~
  • If you've been keeping up with Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill news, you'll no doubt know that the once-lost 90s game featuring none other than Bill Clinton's late cat Socks recently received a limited revival in the form of crowdfunded reproduction carts. Well now, the ROM has finally hit the internet, for those who do not have any other means of playing it! The ROM can be downloaded here, courtesy of OLDSKOOL; thanks!
  • Two more episodes of the animated Ace Ventura: Pet Detective series have been found! The episodes "Circus Ace" and "The Cat Who Paints" were last month emailed to The Lost Cartoons Archive by a man named Dan Vzare, allegedly sourced from a now-defunct torrent site, years ago. You can catch "Circus Ace" and "The Cat Who Paints" above via The Lost Cartoons Archive's YouTube channel; big thanks to Dan Vzare and The Lost Cartoons Archive for the provision of these rare installments!
  • In one more quick piece of gaming news, the once-free 2006 educational game NanoQuest has been recovered! The last known working executable of the game (originally a free to download title) was recently acquired by the folks at Twitch channel Gatorbox and has been shared online by them as of earlier this month! You can download it here; thanks Gatorbox!

That's a wrap for this notice board, was there anything big I missed? If so, hit me up on either the LMW forums or Discord and I'll make some amendments. Take it easy!

-dycaite



UPDATE 3.03! (Added 13 Apr 2018)
LMC Episode 60 - Rocket Power Pilot
LMC Episode 61 - Heil Honey, I'm Home (Unaired Episode)
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Pilot
Special Friends: Ring-Along Sing-Along
Cybersix (Live-Action) Episode 1
Zappe! Zappeur TV Spot

Hello! RST here with the notice board this time! Happy Friday the 13th folks! (*insert horror noise*)

That's all for now and let's hope for a more focused LMW! Have nice days everyone reading this!

-RSTvideo



UPDATE 3.02! (Added 02 Mar 2018)
My signed DVD copy of UFO Abduction (thanks Dean!)

LMC Episode 57 - Winsor McCay
LMC Episode 58 - Souvlaki by Slowdive
LMC Episode 59 - Blue's Clues


Hey guys, dycaite here! Just a quick one today because I'm a bit under the weather at the moment (both mentally and physically, if I'm being perfectly honest) and have decided to take a break from the site/community for a few weeks (and also from social media in general), to better recuperate my health. BUT before I do there's a couple of things I have to mention! Starting with:

  • Dean Alioto's UFO Abduction (aka The McPherson Tape) has received an official re-release! Now available in its digitally remastered form (on DVD or downloadable copy), the notoriously eerie found footage mockumentary can be purchased via it's official website, ufoabductionmovie.com and the DVD also contains the Fox Encounters special on the film! I would highly encourage anyone who is a fan of this film, or of "lost" films in general, to grab a copy of this; I have already purchased mine because I am a big believer in supporting artists when they put their lost content out legitimately, and I would like to think that most of you would feel the same way and would also show support. Thanks to Dean Alioto for letting me know about the release (and also for signing my copy :D)!
  • Randy has released 3 new episodes of the Lost Media Chronicles! This time he covers Winsor McCay, Souvlaki by Slowdive (in a crossover episode with Adventures in Vinyl Land) and Blue's Clues, respectively; check 'em out via the above embeds, there's nearly an hour of entertainment here!

That's all from me for now, take it easy guys and I'll catch you all in a few weeks time after having myself a little vacation! ✌

-dycaite



INTRODUCING LMW 3.0! (Added 02 Feb 2018)

Lmw3.png


What's up guys, it's me, dycaite, and you'll no doubt have noticed that some BIG changes have been taking place around the wiki of late! To that end, we feel like enough has changed to warrant classifying this as the site's third revision and it brings many improvements and user-wanted features with it, including:

  • A brand new skin, customised from the ground up specifically for the LMW
  • A much more responsive mobile layout
  • Improved video embed code
  • Improved comments extension (you can edit and delete your own comments now!)
  • Many smaller and behind-the-scenes errors fixed
  • All new 'Featured' section
  • More!

There are still tweaks to be done and fixes to be made to certain things, but the skin and upgrades are developed far enough along that we are comfortable releasing them to the wild :D

There are two people that, without whom this wouldn't have been possible, and those people are Anton (the highly talented MediaWiki pro on Upwork who put everything together for me and who has been more than helpful with ideas and in getting the wiki up to the standard I envisioned for this new iteration) and Commander Santa (whose hugely generous $1,000 donation following the uncovering of Clock Man was used and will continue to be used to finance these upgrades), I can't thank you two enough, I am absolutely blown away by the results and I think most users would agree that its a vast improvement over the old version.

Special thanks to Reynard for the new logos!

That's it for now, if you come across any bugs or anomalies with the new skin/upgrades (like I said, it does still require a small amount of work) please let either myself or another staff member know; thanks guys, catch ya's next time!

-dycaite



UPDATE 2.72! (Added 16 Jan 2018)
Sally English dub, courtesy of TOMYSSHADOW and Skip Elsheimer from A/V Geeks
Lost Media Chronicles Episode 56 - Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Johnny Kemp Reading Rainbow theme, courtesy of Drew Trachier


What's up guys, it's me, dycaite, back with another exciting notice board post! First off, I just wanna give a special thanks to kobo for filling in for me on the previous notice board; it was a big one too, so massive props for doing that dude! Without any further ado, let's see what's new:

  • A familiar face returns to the Lost Media Chronicles with a new episode! In this instalment, Trey covers the topic of the highly sought-after lost content from Thomas and the Magic Railroad; check it out via the above embed (and while you're there, give Randy and his team a thumbs up and a subscribe if you haven't already, they work hard on these videos)!
  • The Johnny Kemp Reading Rainbow theme has been found! The video, found just under a week ago by YouTuber Drew Trachier can be seen above, albeit in low, handheld quality; still, it's much better than nothing! Thanks Drew! Here's hoping a higher quality version surfaces at some point.

That's it for today, a nice little one to tide you all over until next time ;)

'Til then, cyas!

-dycaite



UPDATE 2.71: HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Added 08 Jan 2018)
Hammerman episode "Nobody's Perfect".
The last 48 minutes of the Nickelodeon Studios Opening.
The full pilot of Penguins Behind Bars.
Welcome to Pooh Corner episode "Rabbit Learns To Share".
LMC episode 55 - A Charlie Brown Christmas


Howdy folks, and happy New Year! Sorry for the lack of a standard notice board post, the finding of Clock Man was kind of a shock for all of us and it took some time to get over it (and yes, Commander Santa has confirmed that it is indeed the same short he originally saw, so there's even more reason to celebrate).

Clock Man isn’t the only exciting thing that’s happened recently though. In addition to a load of new finds (that I’ll get to in a second), dycaite’s been working with a MediaWiki professional to make a lot of improvements to the site itself. Just to name a few, we now have an SSL certificate for improved security, the site’s code has been changed to make the layout look better on mobile devices and lower resolutions, and we’re currently in the process of switching over to a more stable and less bug-ridden extension for article comments (that’s why comments are disabled at the moment, for more info on that, see here). There are going to be more of these changes coming in the near future, so don’t be surprised when they happen and be sure to thank dycaite!

One last thing I want to mention – the LMW now has its own Steam group! We may be hosting game-related events in the future, so be sure to join! Now enough of my rambling, let’s get to the finds. First off, the stuff found prior to the last non-clockman announcement that slipped under the radar:

  • Not one we had an article for, but a 1915 short comedy titled The Awful Adventures of an Aviator has turned up after being presumed lost! Big thanks to Shane Fleming for transferring it and sharing it to YouTube!
  • Another episode of MC Hammer’s animated series Hammerman has turned up – “Nobody’s Perfect”, uploaded by YouTube user areyoustilllistening (see above). Big thanks for that!
  • After years of only existing in transcript form, footage of Gilbert Gottfried’s infamous 9/11 joke has finally been released in the 2017 documentary Gilbert. Don’t know whether that’s a good thing or not, but you can view the footage here.
  • As it turns out, the long-lost 1931 found-footage film Ingagi… isn’t actually lost at all! There aren’t any release plans yet, but rest assured, three prints of the film are in the hands of the Library of Congress and won’t be lost again any time soon.

Now some stuff that happened between the 11/30 notice board post and the 12/11 Clock Man announcement:

  • The 1968 colorized/redrawn version of the Looney Tunes short "Fish Tales" has been uploaded to Myspleen by user ChupaX as part of their "Cartoon Control Room" series and subsequently mirrored to archive.org here for those who aren't on the site. Huge thanks for saving a piece of history!
  • The final 48 minutes of the 1990 Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration have been uploaded to YouTube by user Chris Graves (seen above). While this still leaves roughly 80 minutes of the special unaccounted for, we now have nearly two-thirds of it with original commercials!

And finally, the most recent of finds:

  • An anonymous hero has ripped the 2003 Adult Swim pilot for Penguins Behind Bars (seen above) and shared it through Pan-Pizza's Tumblr page. This is a big find considering the pilot hasn't been shown since its initial airing in 2003, so thanks to whoever it was!
  • Canadian channel Encore+ has begun officially releasing episodes from the first season of Mentors to their YouTube channel in high definition! The series had previously been almost entirely unavailable in any form, so this is a big development. As of writing this they've uploaded the first 8 episodes; you can view them here!
  • Another episode of Welcome to Pooh Corner has been found: "Rabbit Learns to Share" (seen above). At the risk of sounding like a broken record, THANK YOU to Jon Gossard for uploading it!

That wraps up all the new (and old) finds, but before I finish, I'd like to remind everyone that Randy and Amanda have released two new episodes of Lost Media Chronicles - one on the Dixie Chicks death threat letter and another on A Charlie Brown Christmas. You can watch them both above.

That's all for this time (phew), so I'm gonna go cross "write a notice board post" off my bucket list. See you later!

-kobo