Please take a moment and be a part of history by supporting the preservation of a series of historic rare archival videotape interviews - many never released - from "
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal
" (1986).....and before they are lost forever!
In the annals of Hollywood, Academy Award winner George Pal will always be remembered as a titan, a brilliant visionary who profoundly shaped the art of motion pictures. As an animator, Pal was a pioneer of stop-motion animation known as Puppetoons ™ and a peer of Walt Disney and Walter Lantz. In the 1950's as a producer and director of live-action films, he brought to the screen such classics as "The War of the Worlds", "The Time Machine", "When Worlds Collide", "Destination Moon", "Tom Thumb", "Houdini", "Atlantis the Lost Continent" "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm", "7 Faces of Dr. Lao", "The Power", "Doc Savage: Man of Bronze" and others. Pal's cinematic legacy can be traced in the works of Walt Disney, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Gene Roddenberry, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Peter Jackson and dozens of others.
The original 1 inch 'B' NTSC video format used in the production of "The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal" are long out of use. To make matters worse, only 2 working 'B' NTSC machines exist that can aid in the digitization process. There is no telling how long these machines will last or their working parts as they are also no longer in existence!
It goes without saying, this is a severe race against time to preserve what represents the only film document ever made on George Pal and the beloved one of a kind icons that worked with him.... most of whom have sadly passed on.
The historical importance of preserving and digitizing these interviews cannot be understated!
Talent interviews to preserve includes: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Tony Randall, Tony Curtis, Ray Harryhausen, Ray Bradbury, Gene Roddenberry, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Russ Tamblyn, Barbara Eden, Ann Robinson, Roy E. Disney, Ward Kimball, Robert Wise, George Pal, Mrs. George Pal, David Pal, Gae Griffith, Walter Lantz, Gene Warren Sr., Wah Chang, Jim Danforth, Robert Bloch, Chesley Bonestell, Albert Nozaki, William Tuttle, Duke Goldstone, Bob Baker and Phil Kellison.
The digitizations will be used to upgrade existing productions. Eventually they will be find a home with film footage companies and possibly donated to an educational institution yet to be determined.
Your generous donations will help save these important interviews from deterioration and will be most gratefully appreciated by me and future generations to come!
Thanks again for taking a few minutes of your valuable time to consider being a part of this historic effort.