Cartoon Renewal Studios

Cartoon Renewal Studios

Dedicated to the loving and careful preservation of classic off-copyright animation and films.

Offering Professional Broadcast and Consumer Video-Tape Preservation Services – $25 per tape flat-rate

Your videotape collection is decomposing, literally, as you read this.

Mold, fungus and tape rot are all eating away at your history, right now.

The longer you wait, the less chance it can be digitized successfully.

Let Cartoon Renewal Studios preserve your analog or digital tape collection for all time.

The final VHS was released in 2006 with David Cronenberg’s 2005 action thriller A History of Violence. 

The last blank VHS tape was produced in 2008. The last standalone VHS player was also produced in 2008. 

VHS tapes were released in 1976 and were used for home videos, home movies, and TV recordings. They were replaced by DVD and Blu-ray.

Betamax (or simply “Beta”) is a consumer-level video cassette recorder (VCR) developed by Sony in Japan and released in 1975. It is an analog recording technology that makes use of magnetic tapes in a cassette format. It allows users to record TV shows for later viewing, a process out of reach to the regular consumer before Betamax was released. Sony’s Betamax eventually lost to rival JVC’s VHS (Video Home System) format in the consumer space, but continued to be popular in the professional recording and broadcasting space:

Sony stopped producing Betamax recorders in 2002 with tape production surviving until early 2016.

A high-quality videotape technology introduced by Sony in 1982. Initially an analog format with digital following later, Betacam was designed for professional TV recording. Time codes are built into the Betacam 1/2″ helical scan format to support precise editing of the recorded material. Betacam evolved from Sony’s Betamax consumer format, but with a large increase in tape speed and using component video signal separation rather than composite video.

Betacam SP (Superior Performance) came out in 1986, increasing resolution from 300 to 340 lines and adding improvements to the tape and recorders. Using a larger cassette that increased time from 30 to 90 minutes,

Betacam SP was widely used in professional applications with 1/2 million decks shipped until Digital Betacam took over in the late 1990s. betacam SP was end of life in 2001.

Digital BETACAM, MPEX IMX and HDCAM are all discontinued for many years – it’s time to digitize your library before time runs out, forever. Machines and technicians are already scarce.

Our service is simple to understand and use: mail us well-packed media and we will convert it to the digital asset of your choice and make it available via cloud for download.

flat-rate pricing, $25 per tape- write up your order and send your media
send media to: Cartoon renewal studios – 30 banbury way – unit 1202 – newburgh, ny 12550 USA

Our Video-Tape Laboratory Equipment


with BETACAM playback capability


with MPEG IMX and DIGITAL BETACAM playback capability


Cartoon Renewal Studios announces CARTOONSGALAXY.COM – CRS-TV, “Where cartoons live” TM – cartoon SuperStation for 2022 – there are 125 cartoons now and many more will be added.

CRS-TV Superstation NYC – Where Cartoons Live TM — Sneak Preview

Cartoon Renewal Studios is now offering full-service flat-rate film restoration services, including: cleanup, upscaling, soundtrack restoration and colorization of film – details below…

cartoon renewal studios offers full service film restoration

Our technicians use state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence systems to transform rare early animation and films into beautiful, full 1080-HD presentations.

preserving the classics for all time

Cartoon Renewal Studios productions will be available for purchase and streaming on Apple, Google and Amazon.

your favorite entertainment, anywhere, anytime

In the link below, you can see Popeye the Sailor in “Ancient Fistory” (1953) by Famous Studios, remastered in 1080HD – side-by-side compared to the damaged standard definition source

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One-stop, flat-rate pricing, full-service film digitization, restoration, preservation and colorization – with soundtrack restoration – offered by Cartoon Renewal Studios

– Transfer of 35mm, 16mm and 8mm film stock to digital film, with sound

* $500.00 USD per film (base-fee), plus 50 cents per foot of film (additional fee) – includes delivery of uncompressed H.264 and MPEG-4 output digital file at no extra charge

– Digital color film preservation, restoration: includes – sharpen, re-focus, de-noise, remastering (color saturation, hue, brightness, contrast, white balance, black level and skin tone), upscaling to 1080HD, soundtrack restoration (voice and music enhance, loudness, noise reduction)

* $2500.00 USD base fee plus $100.00 USD per minute of footage

– Digital film colorization (conversion from black and white to color) – includes all preservation and restoration services noted above

* $2500.00 USD base-fee plus $250.00 USD per minute of footage

– Custom digital film editing (quoted per-job to individual specifications)

– Transparent, flat-rate pricing for film transfer to digital, film preservation, film restoration, film colorization and soundtrack restoration – A first in the industry

Cartoon renewal studios is your one-stop, full service film preservation, restoration and colorization resource

Below, you can view the remastered, upscaled conversion from black and white to 1080 HD Retro Color (TM) of “THE THREE STOOGES IN BRIDELESS GROOM (1947)“:

Note that if Cartoon Renewal Studios was hired to convert “The Three Stooges in Brideless Groom” to transform the film from low-resolution black and white to color 1080 HD, complete with soundtrack restoration, the fee would have been less than $10,000.00 USD…

The Three Stooges in Brideless Groom 1947, converted from black and white standard definition to 1080HD color, 2021 by cartoon renewal studios

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