I think the picture disc version of A bug's life without cover is just a FYC version and not a cast and crew CD I also confirm that Meet The Robinsons has the complete score as UP on the other hand I have no idea on the other two as they are very rare and I have not seen a copy yet If someone has a copy can he please post a picture of The Incredibles and Ratatouille cast and crew CDs?
Would you be interested in making an effort and list ALL the FYC we have/know documented with pictures etc? I always wanted to do this but I have no time. Who wants to help? Again, I am talking about FYC score promos and not the normal agency/composer promos (e.g. Hocus Pocus). FYC song CDs are also out of the list. If interested let me know and see how we can organize this. I would like to do something similar to the IMAX soundtrack page (for FYC scores) but unfortunately I don't have the time
As far as I know there are cast/crew promos for the following scores too
Meet the Robinsons The Incredibles Ratatouille
Are you aware of others?
I am talking about cast/crew promos and not the 'normal' FYC promos
I believe A bugs life also has a cast and crew release aswell, Meet the Robinsons has the complete score on it too, I cannot verify for the rest of those releases but this one I have in my collection.
The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Finding Nemo (along with UP) have Cast & Crew CD promos which contain the full score from the films. The Incredibles also had a FYC CD release, but I believe it was only 10 tracks and only contained material from the retail release. I wish I had them, but I do not. I'm still trying to find out if Wall-E was ever issued as a C&C promo, as I've not seen anything about it on the 'net. It should also be noted that UP's FYC CD, though containing a bit less music than the C&C CD, has alternate mixes of some of the tracks than the C&C/ iTunes release. Message me and I can point you to another thread discussing Disney 'expanded' CD releases.
The Finding Nemo cast/crew CD is similar to the Bug's Life FYC CD - a picture disc (the blowfish) with no front insert. It was issued for the wrap party on May 3, 2003 held in Emeryville, CA. The back cover has a note "To the Nemo Crew" from the director, co-director and producer, presenting "the entirety of Thomas Newman's score." Label #03MS50800.
The Ratatouille C&C promo has 36 tracks, and the Meet the Robinsons C&C promo has 37 tracks, both with picture discs and no front inserts.
Damn those executives who were WRONG on this case. If I was part of the executive comitee, I would fire the stupids who mad me loose $$$.
And don't tell me Disney was right and saved money in NOT releasing Up on CD as some people are paying $610 for a pressed Cd of Up.
Okay, I won't tell you. But they very likely were right.
Yes, somebody paid $610 for a collector's item. What does that prove? Nothing at all, except that somebody has a lot of disposable income and likes Michael Giacchino, "Up," or just rare movie memorabilia. What it definitely does not prove is that there is any general interest in this score on CD. Do not let the echo chamber that is this message board mislead you into believing there's widespread demand.
So then what's the problem with licensing to a label like Intrada?
The thing that looks suspicious right off the bat is "L" at the end of his first name. On all of my signed booklets the "L" is very large, and on the picture it's regular size. Of course people don't always sign their names the same, but I'm just comparing it to the ones I have as a reference and all of them are practically the same with a large flourished "L" which is as big as the "G' in his last name. I'm certainly no forensic handwriting expert though...
I'm certainly no forensic handwriting expert though...
On the other hand, millions of cashiers and tellers worldwide have to do signature comparisons daily for people who pay by credit cards...
At that kind of price, I'd definitely very much want to know how the autograph was actually obtained as well as any supporting evidence corroborating to that. (The onus, after all, is on the seller to prove that his item is authentic.) Just looking at a couple of his other high-priced autographed items, a couple of the others (including Chris Young and Chris Lennertz) also look really dodgy, although there's one Chris Young mixed in there which looks authentic.
Then again, I'd wonder why anyone want to pay such high prices when there are other ways which are both inexpensive and reliable - the aforementioned Dark Delicacy signing events, for example - to get items signed.