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(The Library of Congress rumour is misinformed. The only "Rock Odyssey" they have on file is this unrelated audio recording. https://www.loc.gov/item/smor.20030304/)
 
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==Restoration==
 
==Restoration==
On October 16th, 2018, Lost Media Wiki user [[User:Notelu|Notelu]] had finished working on a serious restoration/remaster of ''Rock Odyssey'' and uploaded it to Archive.org. Notelu's cut of the film uses a combination of the high-quality Spanish VHS tape and a low-quality English cell phone recording of the film. He did this by splicing in the Spanish VHS tape for the music and visuals and the cell phone recording for the dialogue (as well as improving the quality). It was the closest anyone has gotten to a high-quality English cut of the film but has since been taken down.
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On October 16th, 2018, Lost Media Wiki user [[User:Notelu|Notelu]] had finished working on a serious restoration/remaster of ''Rock Odyssey'' and uploaded it to Archive.org. Notelu's cut of the film uses a combination of the high-quality Spanish VHS tape and a low-quality English cell phone recording of the film. He did this by splicing in the Spanish VHS tape for the music and visuals and the cell phone recording for the dialogue (as well as improving the quality). It was the closest anyone has gotten to a high-quality English cut of the film but has since been taken down. But, given that uploads of the film get taken down off archive.org and youtube all the time, that's a good way to tell that Warner Bros still knows this film exists. They haven't forgotten about it, they just don't seem to care enough to make any real statement.
  
 
==Gallery==
 
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===Video===
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===Animation Cels & Skeches===
 
===Animation Cels & Skeches===
 
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Rock Oddssey Skech 2.jpg|A sketch of Laura during the photoshoot scene.
 
Rock Oddssey Skech 2.jpg|A sketch of Laura during the photoshoot scene.
 
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==See Also==
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*[[Boss Cat (found British opening and ending titles of "Top Cat" animated series; 1962-1989)]]
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*[[CBS Storybreak "What Happened in Hamelin" (lost episode from animated series; 1987)]]
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*[[Dastardly & Muttley - Operation: Pigeon Pursuit (lost build of unreleased PlayStation 2 video game; 2007-2008)]]
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*[[Fender Bender 500 (partially found episodes of "Wacky Races" reboot animated series; 1990s)]]
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*[[Jetsons: The Movie "Gotcha" (partially found full version of song from Hanna-Barbera animated film; 1990)]]
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*[[Jetsons: The Movie - Janet Waldo performance (lost audio of animated film; 1988-1989)]]
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*[[Jokebook (partially found Hanna-Barbera animated series; 1982)]]
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*[[Return of the Bunjee (lost ABC Weekend special; 1985)]]
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*[[Showbiz Pizza's Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Showtape (found animatronic audio showtape; 1987)]]
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*[[The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (partially found Hanna Barbera live action-animated TV series; 1968-1969)]]
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*[[The Flintstones (cancelled Seth MacFarlane reboot of animated series; 2013)]]
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*[[The Flintstones Movie (partially found Sega Channel exclusive build of 2D movie tie-in platformer; 1995)]]
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*[[The Funny World of Fred and Bunni (partially found live-action/animated variety show pilot; 1978)]]
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*[[The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour (partially found NBC comedy variety show; 1978)]]
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*[[The Moxy Show (partially found episodes of CGI anthology series; 1993-2000)]]
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*[[The New Teen Titans "Just Say No!" (partially lost Hanna-Barbera anti-drug animated PSA; 1983)]]
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*[[The Ruff and Reddy Show (found episodes of NBC Hanna-Barbera animated series; 1957-1960)]]
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*[[The Snorks (partially found unaired pilot of Hanna-Barbera animated TV series; 1982)]]
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bY2ixqKAbw1qDFQZ7_sS0_L2FehvHmv_ Link to the Spanish dub of the movie.] Retrieved 27 Aug '18
 
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bY2ixqKAbw1qDFQZ7_sS0_L2FehvHmv_ Link to the Spanish dub of the movie.] Retrieved 27 Aug '18
 
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VrdeueOU1BLLtn20JdmXUELr0Oe8dJxA Link to the Ziggy Stardust cut (dead link).] Retrieved 27 Aug '18
 
*[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VrdeueOU1BLLtn20JdmXUELr0Oe8dJxA Link to the Ziggy Stardust cut (dead link).] Retrieved 27 Aug '18
*[https://archive.org/details/RockOdyssey Link to the superior Notelu cut (dead link).] Retrieved 16 Oct '18
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*[https://mega.nz/file/SVIlzAoK#yzxfg9hx19_Qou0MJ2_DzGa3JxmADnGoHpX9l6bCYvg Link to the superior Notelu cut.] Retrieved 16 Oct '18
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Odyssey The Wikipedia page on ''Rock Odyssey''.] Retrieved 24 Aug '18
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Odyssey The Wikipedia page on ''Rock Odyssey''.] Retrieved 24 Aug '18
 
*[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1382663/ The IMDb page on ''Rock Odyssey''.] Retrieved 24 Aug '18
 
*[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1382663/ The IMDb page on ''Rock Odyssey''.] Retrieved 24 Aug '18

Latest revision as of 11:54, 2 November 2021

Rock Oddyssey Logo.png

Title card.

Status: Partially Lost

In 1981 Hanna Barbera had come up with the idea of an animated TV special for ABC titled Rock Odyssey. The film would be shelved (most likely due to its violent and graphic imagery) until the mid-1980s, where the project would resume production. The film would feature many popular songs at that time by such artists as Jerry Lewis, The Beatles, and Wham!, which were all being covered by their own singers. The film takes the viewer through a tour into the history of rock, with a jukebox voiced by Scatman Crothers as the host. The special was directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Rock Odyssey was co-directed by Robert Taylor (though he wasn't credited), known for the co-directing the 1974 R-rated animated film, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat.

The Music[edit | edit source]

Many songs are highly recognizable; some are by artists like The Beatles, Elvis Presley etc. There was a small argument over whether or not the film should use the original songs. In the end, Robert Taylor decided to do something "fresh" and record covers of the songs himself with a hired band. The film received negative reviews and has never released on VHS or DVD. It was never aired on television in the US and only screened once at the Los Angeles International Animation Celebration in 1987. However, Hanna Barbera did make the film available for international television and it was aired in other countries. The last airing of the film was on Boomerang Southeast Asia in 2010.

Availablity[edit | edit source]

There is no place to buy or watch this film publically. There are copies of the movie on YouTube and Dailymotion, but they are both in low quality, split into pieces, and dubbed into Spanish (due to them being recorded from a TV airing, although the songs are still in it’s original English audio.) However, on August 25, 2018, LMW user EL_PRESIDENTE found the movie in higher quality (but still in Spanish). The full 90 minute English version remains lost, though there is a low-quality English version available, made from various sources by LMW user Ziggy Stardust. It is made from as many available online scenes as possible but was edited together before the Spanish dub's discovery, so the quality is less than satisfactory. It is highly unlikely that Rock Odyssey will ever see an official release.

Restoration[edit | edit source]

On October 16th, 2018, Lost Media Wiki user Notelu had finished working on a serious restoration/remaster of Rock Odyssey and uploaded it to Archive.org. Notelu's cut of the film uses a combination of the high-quality Spanish VHS tape and a low-quality English cell phone recording of the film. He did this by splicing in the Spanish VHS tape for the music and visuals and the cell phone recording for the dialogue (as well as improving the quality). It was the closest anyone has gotten to a high-quality English cut of the film but has since been taken down. But, given that uploads of the film get taken down off archive.org and youtube all the time, that's a good way to tell that Warner Bros still knows this film exists. They haven't forgotten about it, they just don't seem to care enough to make any real statement.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

A video essay on Rock Oddssey.

Animation Cels & Skeches[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Refrences[edit | edit source]