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Special Lecture: "One Frame at a Time: The Restoration of Classic Disney Films"

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Special Lecture:

One Frame at a Time: The Restoration of Classic Disney Films

Walk Disney Studios

With Theo Gluck

Join us on Wednesday, March 15th for One Frame at a Time: the Restoration of Classic Disney Films with Theo Gluck. Learn how Walt Disney Studios preserves and restores their cinematic treasures that span some 90 years. Discover the early days of Technicolor, the arrival of widescreen formats, and how all of these technologies are brought into the modern age—with unique footage and restoration examples. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center. This program is presented in partnership with Accessing the Past: A Digital History Collaborative.

Before Restored Disney

Example of a restored scene of Sleeping Beauty. Image courtesy of The Walt Disney Studios.

Theodore Gluck

Theodore E. Gluck, Director of Library Restoration and Preservation, is a 26 year veteran with the Walt Disney Studios.  He received his Master’s Degree in Film Studies from Boston University in 1984, and was the teaching assistant for noted film scholar Roger Manvell. 

During his tenure at Disney, Theo served for 11 years as the Director of Foreign Post Production for Disney Character Voices International, and prior to that was the Manager of Film Operations for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.  He has contributed to numerous studio projects over the years at Disney including the 70mm premiere of The Lion King at Radio City Music Hall, and the outdoor German premiere of Pocahontas at the Olympic Park in Munich in 1995. 

Since 2004 Theo has been guiding the studio's restoration program starting with the release of Bambi on DVD. He coordinated the digitization and preservation of a significant portion of the Studio’s nitrate negatives on the classic animated features and shorts.  A long standing member of SMPTE, BKSTS, and AMIA, Theo has also lectured and written extensively on the history of cinema technologies including, widescreen processes, Technicolor, and multi-channel stereo sound formats. Theo is a Member-at Large at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and is presently a member of the Academy’s Sci-Tech Council’s Committees for both Technology History, and Education and Public Programs.

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