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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!
- Schrei 27 (unreleased Diamanda Galás film; 2011) Added 02 Sept 2018 [New] [NSFL]
- Seiken Densetsu: The Emergence of Excalibur (lost cancelled Famicom Disk System role-playing game; 1987) Added 30 Aug 2018 [New]
- Moby Dick—Rehearsed (lost Orson Welles footage of play performance; 1955) Added 30 Aug 2018 [New]
- Nanalan’ (partially found Canadian children’s TV series; 2004-late 2000s) Added 29 Aug 2018 [New]
- Aladdin Deck Enhancer (partially found games for NES peripheral; 1993) Added 29 Aug 2018 [New]
- Tornado Hunters (partially found Silly Song segment; early 2010s) Added 28 Aug 2018 [New]
- Kidd Video (partially found Dic animated television show; 1984) Added 27 Aug 2018 [New]
- Parasol Stars (lost Commodore 64 port of arcade game; 1992) Added 26 Aug 2018 [New]
- VeggieTales (lost radio adaptation of CGI animated series; 2006) Added 25 Aug 2018 [New]
- Battle for Dream Island Again "Episode 6" (partially found cancelled episode of online web series; 2013) Added 24 Aug 2018 [New]
- Rock Odyssey (partially found Hanna-Barbera animated film; 1987) Added 24 Aug 2018 [New]
- Clueless DS (cancelled Nintendo DS game based on film; 2008-2010) Added 22 Aug 2018 [New]
- Plainrock124 (lost deleted videos of YouTube channel; 2012) Added 22 Aug 2018 [New]
- Trickle Dickle Down (lost Ralph Bakshi political short; 2012) Added 20 Aug 2018 [New]
- The Funhouse of Dr. Freek (lost Ghosts of Fear Street book; 1998) Added 20 Aug 2018 [New]
- A Tribute to Walt Disney (lost Lawrence Welk Show episode; 1970) Added 19 Aug 2018 [New]
- What’s the BigIdea? (partially found newsletter; 1997-2000) Added 18 Aug 2018 [New]
- Crayon Shin-Chan 3 (lost South Korean Nuon platformer; 2000-2003) Added 17 Aug 2018 [New]
- Apple Pie (partially found ABC sitcom; 1978) Added 16 Aug 2018 [New]
- Paris (lost Pre-Code musical comedy film; 1929) Added 16 Aug 2018 [New]
- Silly Songs with Larry Musical E-Card (lost animated e-card; 2001) Added 15 Aug 2018 [New]
- The Slaughter (partially lost exploitation film; 1971) Added 12 Aug 2018 [New]
- The Life of Nephi (lost silent film; 1915) Added 10 Aug 2018 [New]
- Ainori (lost PS1 game; 2002) Added 10 Aug 2018 [New]
- Mickey's Man Friday (lost remake of Mickey Mouse cartoon; 1939-1941) Added 09 Aug 2018 [New]
- VeggieTales Radio Discs (partially found radio interview discs; late 1990's-2000's) Added 07 Aug 2018
- Royal Family (partially found British documentary; 1969) Added 06 Aug 2018
- VeggieTales.com (lost series of online games; 2011-2013) Added 04 Aug 2018
- Jurassic Park (cancelled movie-based animated series; 1990s) Added 03 Aug 2018
- The Spanish Maze (lost tragic play; 1605) Added 03 Aug 2018
- Wuz Wuz & Bott Bott (partially found Arabic children’s series; 1999-2000s) Added 01 Aug 2018
- Power Primate Practice (partially found Jetix flash game; 2005) Added 28 Jul 2018
- Stories from Birdvillage (partially found direct-to-video animations; 2002) Added 26 Jul 2018
- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (unproduced television special; 1967) Added 26 Jul 2018
- Droopy's Guide to the Cartoon Network (partially found CN launch preview; 1992) Added 25 Jul 2018
- Hell Tycoon (cancelled PC strategy game; 2006) Added 25 Jul 2018
- The Dreamers (partially found Orson Welles unfinished film; 1980-1982) Added 24 Jul 2018
- Late Night Line-Up (partially found Beatles "Abbey Road" special; 1969) Added 23 Jul 2018
- The Long and Winding Road (found workprint of unfinished Beatles documentary; 1970s) Added 23 Jul 2018
- The Wizard of Oz Sing-a-Long (partially found host segments; 2002) Added 22 Jul 2018
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