The only lost media I've really found is the available Hocus Focus episode, but I'm pretty happy that I was able to do that. Technically, I'm not the one that shared it with everyone, but it is because of my efforts to get it that we have it.
Post by theCarbonFreeze on May 24, 2020 6:55:40 GMT
The only truly lost media I've ever found by myself is Just For Kicks, and that didnt require any work on my part I already happened to have a copy of the series.
I was proud the Wikipedia article I wrote for Cry Baby Lane was entertaining enough to get posted to the front page of reddit and get firesaladpeach's attention. My small contribution never really got much attention though.
Post by dogpolygonrt66 on May 24, 2020 7:54:25 GMT
Managed to get ahold of the Sid the Science kid "Where Did I Come from" episode a few years ago. It had been removed from Youtube despite being up for years, and had gained a small following of people trying to find it from a Youtube video that brought it back into the public eye. Oddly, years after the clip had been taken down, the Jim Henson company (which owns the Sid ip) took down the account I'd originally reuploaded the clip to.
Post by stintergalactic on May 24, 2020 16:59:06 GMT
It wasn't really a recognized piece of last media, but my buddy was having a hard time finding a short cartoon named Traveling Show that he remembered from his childhood.
It took a bit of detective work, but I was able to find the Facebook of the guy who animated it, and I messaged him. He was pleased that anybody even remembered the short (only a few minutes in length) and he provided me with a copy.
Probably the 1984 Mr. Rogers Burger King commercial that only aired a few times before being pulled. Found it in a compilation of commercials after searching through dozens of them. It got LSuperSonicQ's attention.
I wish I found lost media, I mostly help people find obscure things though.
Although back when I was determined to uncover the lost JBVO DBZ episode, I ended up finding a lot of neat info. I was using my memory of the airing as a guide, so I looked at Cartoon Network's old airing schedule and was able to make some educated guesses about when it aired (I think deduced that it aired twice, I'd have to look at my discord convo with my friend, I told her all of this a year ago), I also found a lot of people who worked on the show. One being a producer (I think that was her job it's been a year since I did this) who now owns a company that makes jewelry I guess? Oddly enough a lot of people who worked on JBVO didn't stay in the animation/film industry and I always wondered why. I didn't contact any of them because I have legit anxiety about that. It also lead me to a lot of old weird Johnny Bravo fansites, which was pretty neat to look at.
Man I'm envious of everyone who found lost media, THAT'S SO NEAT😭
Post by forlornjackalope on May 25, 2020 21:44:07 GMT
I wouldn't say I found it, but more so that I helped back it up to prevent it from being lost.
It would be the raw, uninterrupted opening to the 1990 shot-on-video horror film "The Hook of Woodland Heights", which was a double feature with a short, horror-comedy called "Attack of the Killer Refrigerator" by the same director. When you watch the film, the opening scene has dialogue and background ambiance going on like traffic, so you're not able to get the full experience with enjoying the soundtrack. If you're like me and cheesy 80s-90s indie horror soundtracks are a guilty pleasure for you, it's a shame to feel like you're missing out. Eventually, I found that the band in question, The Heartbeats had a Myspace page where they had the full song up. It took me a few years to figure out how to save it, but about a year or two after I did, Myspace suffered it's now famous 2019 migration merger failure that saw the loss of 50 million pieces of music uploaded from 2003 to 2015. As far as I'm aware, I'm the only one who had a rip of it if the band lost the master tapes.
On that note, I also have some demo tracks from an indie rock band formed by some of my old classmates. They're rough around the edges, but consist of covers of songs like Green Day's "Brain Stew" and The Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots". The notable difference between the raw demos and their later work is that their original frontman left due to creative differences sometime later one, leading to the band's bassist becoming the new frontman and their guitarist supplying the backing vocals. These tracks aren't available on their Bandcamp page and the videos from their live shows with the original vocalist are no longer available on their Youtube page either.
I haven't found any lost media yet, unfortunately. I envy people who do, but the only thing I've done related to lost media was to try and search for a fully-animated scrapped intro to one of the old Sonic cartoons (I got into contact with the storyboarder, but that's pretty much it). I've tried to bring attention to the intro, thinking that someone could see it and somehow help, but nothing's worked.