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Ah, digital restoration and remastering a wonderful thing, really. It cleans up the picture quality, restores faded colors, gets the hisses and pops out of the soundtrack, oversaturates the colors, erases or thins out lines...

Wait, what?! Digital restoration tampering with the original footage?

Well, yeah, no, it's actually pretty true. Digital restoration is an expensive, time-consuming process. It's [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment expensive]], takes a long time, requires careful attention and care... [[RuleOfThree and did we mention it was expensive]]?

Digital destruction is often the result of people in general having the tendency to want to just get the stuff out as quickly as possible, all with a "digitally restored/digitally remastered" label stamped on it [[MoneyDearBoy to maximize profits]]. Or worse, they didn't even know what harm they were doing to begin with. Or in some cases, the available tech is very difficult to get good results from (ask a Photoshop or video pro and they'll tell you things like noise reduction are ''hard'' to do without loss of detail).

Digital Destruction comes in several forms and can vary-from oversharpening to flat-out erasing lines of artwork in cartoons, removing whole sounds or dialogue, oversaturating the colors, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moire_pattern patterns]] (fuzzy electrical patterns scattering around an image or drawing), increasing the contrast, overzealous grain-smoothing that unintentionally gives the picture a synthetic looking appearance, etc.

All the same, stuff like this happens a lot with restored older films and especially older cartoons... and on occasion, this even happens (or happened) to newer cartoons (as mentioned by ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' creator Danny Antonucci [[https://web.archive.org/web/20140311174840/http://www.awn.com/mag/issue3.12/3.12pages/amididvnr.php3 here]]).

This happens with digital remasters of music as well. The most commonly known phenomenon is [[LoudnessWar mastering at the volume levels of modern music]], creating excess limiting and distortion that sacrifice the cleanliness, clarity and overall dynamics of the sound, but there are plenty of other destructive practices used as well. These include drastic alterations of the frequency equalization[[note]](you know, stuff like bass, treble, mid-range and all those things you change with a graphic EQ)[[/note]] that don't suit the source material, excessive noise reduction that sucks much of the detail and life out of the recording, and overuse of synthesized harmonics[[note]](used primarily to emulate low and high frequency reproduction that wasn't possible with the original equipment)[[/note]] which replace the organic feel of the original recording with a cold, mechanical one.

Naturally, this is a great source of contempt for collectors, purists, and even the common customer alike (the ones that are savvy enough to be aware of it, anyways). It's the total opposite of a "great" restoration, in a nutshell.

The TropeNamer is [[http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/search/label/digital%20destruction this article]] from Creator/JohnKricfalusi's [[Blog/JohnKStuff blog]], in which he feels the restorations of old cartoons are actually ruining them, rather than making them better. (The specific issues he complains about result from over-zealous application of certain adjustments, namely color saturation and sharpening.)

Compare {{Remaster}}. For the video game equivalent of this trope, see PortingDisaster. In particularly bad instances of this, to preserve the way the footage originally looked you gotta KeepCirculatingTheTapes. Also see VisualCompression, GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion.

Not to be confused with [[AIIsACrapshoot destruction caused by digital entities]].



* ''Anime/DragonBall'' franchise:
** The ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' "orange brick" season sets by Funimation are the worst offenders. They were "restored" by cropping, oversaturating, and using too much Digital Video Noise Reduction (DVNR); while leaving all the dust and scratches on the film intact. Creator/FUNimation's marketing even lied about some of the changes, like representing the original footage on the DVD extras using some of the remastered footage with artificial grain added; they also were convinced that viewers would enjoy 10% of overscan instead of 25% of the original image. Fans were outraged because not only were Japanese [=DVD=]s remastered frame by frame from first generation masters, but this was the first consistent video release by Creator/FUNimation ([=FUNi=] had actually cancelled the final releases of the previous [=DVD=]s to make way for the new remastered sets).
** The ''Manga/DragonBall'' season sets also had some [=DVNR=] and saturation problems, as well as the picture being zoomed in to remove damage to the bottom of the film print (albeit it none of it was anywhere near as bad as the DBZ problems). Also, for some reason Funimation decided to half the frame rate of Dragon Ball [[NonSerialMovie movie 2]] for the remastered box set release, resulting in an incredibly jumpy picture.
** For a little while it looked like Creator/FUNimation were finally going to release a lasting remastered version of the series with their surprisingly well-transferred blu-ray 'Level' releases, but these were put on hold after just two volumes. Two years later Creator/FUNimation once again began releasing Dragon ball Z on Blu-ray. [[HistoryRepeats This time with cropped video, over-saturated colors and noise reduction.]]
** While the quality of the remasters for ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' are largely up to debate, it's quite obvious that Creator/QTec was working on the cheap when they were made; opinions on [[Creator/ToeiAnimation Toei's]] in-house remaster of ''The Final Chapters'' are much more unanimous, with many criticizing how the remaster is done solely in cropped 16:9 and how the picture features a noticeable green tint compared to the ''Dragon Ball Z'' Blu-rays.
* Some early BD upscales of newer digitally animated anime suffered from loss of detail due to heavy-handed DVNR. The poster child for this is ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', which [=FUNimation=] tacitly admitted to when it was re-mastered for a later re-release (this new version was good enough that is was also used on the Japanese [=BDs=]).
* The 25th anniversary of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' overall is pretty good, but the blacks in the movie can be pretty inconsistent in color, also showing electrical distortion in some of them, giving some scenes a compressed look.
* When Creator/{{FUNimation}} rereleased ''[[Anime/TenchiUniverse Tenchi Muyo! in Love]]'' as part of a box set with the other two ''Tenchi'' films on Blu-ray and DVD, they ended up releasing a version of the film that has '''horrific''' color-correction issues. All of the blues have been turned green (which also affects Sasami and Kiyone's hair colors; Lord knows how Creator/FUNimation overlooked that), the sepia-toned scene near the start of the film has been turned '''piss yellow''', and somebody seems to have punched up the color quite a considerable amount, making the whole film eye-gougingly bright. The original 1997 DVD release from [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer Home Entertainment]], however, had none of these issues, being a direct transfer from the original film negatives. For those interested, [[http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af241/CCharmanderK/tenchi01_zps5753de2f.png here]] [[http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af241/CCharmanderK/tenchi02_zps68ca1f50.png are]] [[http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af241/CCharmanderK/tenchi03_zps3638bd83.png some]] [[http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af241/CCharmanderK/tenchi04_zps0854ed33.png comparisons.]]
* In 2014, Creator/VizMedia announced that they would become the first studio worldwide to release ''Manga/SailorMoon'' on Blu-Ray. Since the film elements for at least two seasons no longer exist, they had to work with the same masters used for 2009 Japanese [=DVDs=]. Unfortunately, comparisons between the first set of Blu-Ray Discs and these [=DVDs=] reveal the former to have more DNR and ghosting. Additionally, Viz's [=DVDs=] encoded the 4:3 picture into 16:9 with black bars on the left and right sides, making it appear low-quality by even DVD standards. (Viewers with 4:3 [=TVs=] will see a windowboxed presentation, instead of one that fills the screen.)
** Viz claims that the original film no longer exists, but the plausibility of that has been called into question by a lot of people, some of whom work in the restoration business themselves. Does it make sense that Toei, a company that still has the original film for its series going back at least to the 80s, would have lost the film for one of its most iconic franchises? Especially considering that many countries have great-looking Sailor Moon sets on the market? Was Viz lying? Was Toei lying? Or was there a miscommunication between the two companies? No one really knows for sure. Later on it was revealed in an interview with Towers Entertainment, the company that produced the (Very good) Mexican Sailor Moon sets, that Toei actually has two masters, one of which is nice and remastered (And expensive) and one of which is old and deteriorated (And not so expensive). In the end it seems that Viz cheaped out and licensed the inferior master, then told the American fans that it was the best one available (at least for the moment). Not only that, but it seems that they went with an inexperienced company (Subatomic Digital, Inc.) for the IVTC and upscale work, most likely to save money. In addition, the German DVD sets, which interestingly contain the German broadcast version and original version of each episode, look pretty stunning video-wise (partly due to the fact that it wasn't upscaled for [=BD=]). It's telling that unlike KAZÉ Anime, which is far smaller and on a tighter budget, Viz was not exactly willing paying for the other master. And to make things more complicated, it was later announced in February that Toei is actually doing an HD transfer of Sailor Moon that is airing in Japan in April of 2015 (though that is also upscaled and is only a marginal improvement). Only time will tell if Viz will pull off what Funimation did when it brought out the actual restored ''Dragon Ball Z'' Dragon Box versions as well after the initial release.
** Fortunately, later seasons of the Viz release boasted less ghosting issues, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikHnmXtepgM as seen in this preview clip of Chibi-Usa's first appearance]] in ''Sailor Moon R''.
** Early pressings of the second half of ''Sailor Moon R'' did jumble around some of the animation of episode #80, causing it to briefly go out of sync with the audio. Fortunately, [[http://www.viz.com/node/1006268 Viz set up an exchange program for those who purchased the defective version to replace the faulty discs]].
* Most season 1 videos of ''Anime/CorrectorYui'' circulating today are unfortunately derived from rebroadcast prints that are cropped to 16:9 from the original 4:3.
* Anime/EighthMan had the same problems that effected both Transformers (Unnecessary 5.1 sound effects) and DragonBall ("restored" picture) when the English dub was released on DVD.
* The English dub of ''{{Anime/Speed Racer}}'' suffers this since Speed Racer Enterprises took over the rights in America. Basically, the footage in some of the episodes are rendered in PAL format and the audio itself can sound slightly pitched shifted. The only episodes that don't have this issue are the ones included in the 1993 "Speed Racer: The Movie". [[note]]The Car Hater, and the two parts of the Mammoth Car[[/note]]
* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' had its 1998 dub tweaked for its 2010 North American DVD re-release, reverting the music to match the Japanese version, and removing some dialogue that created LullDestruction (namely, a lot of Creator/PhilHartman's lines as Jiji, which many felt was disrespectful as this was his last movie role before his death). Unfortunately, what dialogue does remain now sounds as hard-to-hear as if the characters spoke through a fan. This is not an issue on the later 2014 Blu-ray, however.
* On the first episode of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' (at least on the {{Netflix}} prints), if you look closely at the first few seconds of the episode in the top left corner, you can see a TV-Y7 screen bug obviously blurred out. The opening intro is also cut out as well.
** Similarly, most of the ''Adventure'' episodes have tons of DVD artifacts on the Netflix versions of them. At least two of them (both the second part of two-parter episodes, including the GrandFinale) similarly cut the intro.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' has been released on Blu-ray twice in North America, both times with issues. The first release primarily showcases the heavily altered 2009 cut of the film with the original version included as a bonus feature, but in ''very'' poor quality, seemingly sourced from a outdated master. The more recent "25th anniversary edition" features a fresh HD transfer of the original cut, but suffers from a botched sound mix full of missing effects and inaudible dialogue, as well as new subtitles which are awkwardly written and full of typos.

* A related phenomenon in the comic book industry was Theakstonization. To do reprints of pre-computer comics, you needed the original monochrome lineart so you can recolor using modern techniques. For many old comics, that art no longer exists the only thing available is the actual comics. Therefore, you have to copy one of the comics and remove the color. Prior to the 1990s, the only economic way of doing this was to cut the pages out of an original comic, and bleach the color out, thus producing monochrome art. This process ''actually destroyed the originals'', and could apparently reduce grown men to tears. In many cases, though, the cheap paper the books were printed on was crumbling away due to age, and it was a rock and a hard place situation; destroy the physical book or risk the content being lost forever.
* Another way of digitally destroying old comics is to scan them at an inadequate resolution - that way lines will become pixellated and jagged when printed. Ironically, the problem becomes worse the better paper you print on, as a hard, high quality paper soaks up the ink less than a pulpy one. Some of this occurred in the Finnish completed works of Creator/CarlBarks.
* Creator/ECComics: Some of the color reprints of the horror comics tended to completely alter the original colors and add elements that clearly weren't in the original comic art, such as photoshop gradients. They wised up and started using the original colors in later reprints.
* The 1990's reprint of the old WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat comics, ''Felix Keeps on Walkin'', deliberately altered the original artwork, redoing all of the colors digitally and adding gradients that weren't in the original art, and its linenotes even brag about how they ''removed'' bits of the original artwork, such as the expressive cartoon spark lines that pop up around Felix's head.

[[folder:Film - Animated]]
!!!Non-Disney Examples
* The ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' "Director's Cut" restoration by Miramax, like many modern Creator/{{Disney}}-related restorations, tries to lighten, brighten, or saturate colors; after all, if you're trying to clean up a color cartoon, you don't want dingy colors, do you? This would be a minor problem, except that it was done ''everywhere'' including scenes in Meanie-occupied Pepperland. Yes, "faded color = grey" is starting to become a film convention; but it wasn't one back then, and even the hints of medium pastel are somewhat distracting to anyone who doesn't yet accept the convention.
* The 70th anniversary DVD and Blu-Ray release of Max Fleischer's ''WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels'' was "restored" by not only cropping the footage into widescreen [[note]]The film was made in a 4:3 scale, and this widescreen altering was a result of ExecutiveMeddling, who would not allow a widescreen option to be included [[/note]] but also using a muddy, blurry, badly [=DVNRed=] transfer! The 60th-Anniversary Winstar DVD release uses a far better transfer, but that version suffers from digital interlacing.
** The Winstar DVD also had a "restored" version that was ''aurally'' altered, with a new stereophonic soundtrack. The sound effects were redone, and the results were not seamless that one can painfully tell the difference between the mono and stereo versions without comparison!
** Averted with Thunderbean's 2014 Blu-ray release, which is restored from a 35mm print to faithfully resemble its original theatrical release, such as keeping dust prints in shots, keeping the colors bright and even retaining rounded corners on the edge of the frame. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drq0GS5Dnt8 See for yourself.]]
* The "Bugville" DVD release of ''WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown'' was apparently a raw transfer from an old laserdisc of the film, and it shows; marred by atrocious digital compression that makes it painful to even look at--you would think you were watching a ''bootleg'' of it, and it's supposed to be a official release! Fortunately, there is no interlacing and dvnr issues otherwise.
* The DVD release of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' was horribly tampered with. Background music and sound effects were changed or added, new voice-overs were inserted (which wasn't the bad part, since they seem to have come from the original recording sessions), and the orphans who bully Fievel near the end had their voices re-dubbed for unknown reasons.
* The DVD release of the English dub of Anime/PokemonHeroes was given an [[UnnaturallyBlueLighting intense blue tint]], which made all the colours darker.
* All North American releases of ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', from the original VHS releases all the way to DVD, were taken from a worn out copy of the film used for festival screenings rather than the original negative, resulting in the picture appearing to wiggle at the beginning. There is also some noticeable flicker in the image and a heavy amount of film grain. Astonishingly, the PAL releases are taken from a much cleaner print with none of these issues, which makes it incredibly baffling that this is still the case.

!!!Disney Examples:
* ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'':
** Curiously, in the 2009 DVD, Jiminy's lines "Right!" (just after the "If your whistle's weak" line) and "Look out, Pinoc!" from the end of the "Give A Little Whistle" song have been edited out--apparently this was the result of a sound mixing error, as the line can still be heard in the film's mono soundtrack, but not the remastered stereo soundtrack. Not an atrocity by any means, but anyone who has seen earlier prints of the film will take notice of this. Fortunately, as of April 2011, Disney started allowing owners of the Blu-Ray to exchange their discs for copies with the line restored. Owners of the DVD, however, were shit-outta-luck ''until 2017'', when Disney accompanied ''Pinocchio'''s Digital HD debut with DVD/BD re-releases of the corrected print.
** Additionally, the team restoring ''Pinocchio'' for its 1992 theatrical re-release used a print generations removed from the original camera negative. This resulted in the movie having an earthy color scheme, which carried on to all the home video releases of TheNineties. When scanning the original negative for later DVD and Blu-Ray releases, Disney reportedly found the picture to have a pastel appearance, which those releases more faithfully portrayed.
* While most Disney films avoid using the DVNR process, the Most Wanted Edition DVD release of ''Disney/RobinHood'' was an exception to the rule. While Disney is usually careful even when using the infamous process, the issue was that the film was made when Disney was using Xeroxing in place of hand inked cels, and the itchy, hairy lines combined with a restoration process that is specifically designed to remove things it detects as scratches and dirt was a recipe for trouble. There are many obvious instances of linework and art erasing throughout this release. Its most noticeable in the opening when Robin is having chit chat with Little John and during the archery scenes, where the artwork of the arrows is frequently eaten away at into nothing due to DVNR art erasing.
* The Blu-ray and digital HD versions of ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'' and ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'' both have their original 1.33:1 aspect ratios copped to 1.78:1. The latter was also cropped when it was released on DVD back in 2005, while the former thankfully wasn't.
* When ''Disney/TheLionKing'' was re-released in IMAX theatres, several scenes were altered and/or reanimated for unknown reasons. The later DVD releases promised to include a remastered version, which would include the reanimated scenes from the IMAX release and add a new song imported from the stage adaptation, and the original 1994 version... except the "original version" is identical to the remastered version, though with "Morning Report" removed. Not really that big of a deal, but naturally, it drove the purists insane.
** For the Blu-ray, not only did they retain the reanimated scenes, but in the scene where Simba [[TearJerker begs his father's ghost not to leave him]], the giant cloud formation caused by Mufasa's leaving has '''''disappeared'''''. Records claim this flaw also existed in the IMAX version, but Disney corrected it for the original DVD.
** The cloud was also absent from the 2011 theatrical re-release and subsequent Blu-ray edition.
* In the original ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', the titular character had orange hair and a silver dress. The DVD and Blu-Ray versions, however, have blatantly altered the colors to look a little closer to the Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise (blonde hair and blue dress). And also, a little bit of the fairy dust and fabric creases [[http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=6399775&postcount=1 disappeared]] from her gown (to be fair though, the line work such as the fabric creases didn't really disappear, just more or less hidden by the brighter colors).
* In the Blu-ray release of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', many colors look drastically different from the original DVD, often using OrangeBlueContrast. Compare the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Ca_edg6RE DVD version]] of "Night On Bald Mountain" with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYSbxRiUgOo&feature=related the Blu-Ray version]] and you'll see that, among other things, Chernabog has been changed from black all over to purplish-blue and faint orange. [[http://www.dvdizzy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=540280#540280 These comparisons]] suggest that for at least one segment, the DVD's color scheme deviates farther away from that used in 1940.
* The Blu-ray of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' has an unusual glitch altering the ending of the "There's Something There" number. Originally, it ended with the objects watching Belle and the Beast read by the fireplace. Since the extended version follows this song with a scene of the objects cleaning the castle, it now closed with the objects in the hallway, closing the doors to give Belle and the Beast some alone time. Selecting the "Original Theatrical Version" on the Blu-Ray changes the ending of the song to the objects ''about'' to close the doors, but abruptly cuts to a different scene before they shut. Frustratingly, the corrected transition currently appears only on the ''3-D'' Blu-ray.
** The Platinum Edition DVD and the Diamond Edition 2-D Blu-Ray and DVD all have different color schemes than the Walt Disney Classics VHS and laserdisc before them, making fans fear that Disney tampered with the picture. The tones of the 3-D Blu-ray hew most closely to the Classics releases.
** The restoration for the Platinum Edition removed a credit before the prologue for Silver Screen Partners IV, and some stuttering from the scene where Beast asks Belle, "You wan-you wanna stay in the tower?" The restoration for the Diamond Edition put both of these back in.
* On early pressings of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' 's Diamond Edition Blu-Ray, the ending of the "Part of Your World" sequence plays differently than it originally did. Originally, after cutting from Ariel reaching her hand out towards the surface, it cut to her floating back down onto a rock, to Flounder looking sad. The early D.E. releases switch the latter two scenes' positions, resulting in an audio sync issue. Also, the scene transition when Ariel and Flounder go to visit Scuttle has changed from a dissolve to a cut. When Disney fixed these mistakes, they only did so on the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download copies, not the 3-D Blu-Ray Discs. A disc replacement program similar to ''Pinocchio'''s was also offered for Blu-Ray and DVD copies of the film.
** The Diamond Edition also makes some intentional but ill-advised changes, such as using at least the fourth different set of end credits the movie has seen, and changing the opening credits with drastically different timing, a new font, and the card reading, "In Association With Silver Screen Partners IV" absent. Like the Platinum Edition DVD before it, it also censors the minister's knee.
*** Some details about the end credits for readers who aren't in the know: For the 1997 theatrical re-release, Disney replaced the "Part of Your World" instrumental with the normal version of the song, and changed the Dolby Stereo logo to ones for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Sony Dynamic Digital Sound. In 2006, Disney restored the original music, but not the Dolby Stereo logo. As of 2013, credits for the 3-D conversion appear even on 2-D prints.
** The 2006 Platinum Edition [=DVD=] has a few unique instances of DigitalDestruction (which have actually been undone on the Diamond restoration): the clamshells the sisters came out of were changed to green interiors, and Grimsby's hand at the start of the tour of the kingdom was removed.
* The 2013 Blu-Ray release of ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' snuffs out all the detail with the film looking like it has been rendered under a Photoshop Blur tool, completely killing the look of the drawings and line quality.

[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* The 2004 ''Franchise/StarWars'' [=DVD=]s, despite being billed as digitally restored, received ''terrible'' color correction, de-saturating the soft colors of the original films into darker, more realistic lighting, and much of the clarity and detail of the original prints is lost in the process. A comparison on [=YouTube=] that is no longer available claims this was the result of Lucasfilm ordering the color correction of the films to be done in a breakneck pace of ''30 days''. Darth Vader's lightsaber becoming pink and Luke's alternating between blue and green are particular standouts for ridicule.
** To make matters worse, the only DVD release of the original theatrical cuts (released as limited edition extras) were completely phoned in, raw transfers off of old laserdiscs of the films, which had excessive grain, low contrast, serious aliasing, and motion smearing.[[note]]Motion smearing is when moving objects are blurred and leave behind a trail of their own shape due to DVNR--inexcusable, considering that far better THX remastered transfers had been made and released of them in the past.[[/note]]
** Also, the Blu-rays releases for the original films are sourced from the same digital masters as the [=DVDs=] several years earlier, which are considered very dated by modern standards, as the scanning was performed in 1080p whereas most Blu-rays are sourced from much more detailed 4K, 6K, or even 8K masters. After excessive DVNR, those 1080p scans end up with decreased quality closer to 720p, making them well below standard for such high-profile releases.
** The Blu-ray release of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' suffers badly from DVNR. Whether or not it was an intentional decision made by Lucasfilm to make the most disliked film in the series the worst-looking on Blu-ray, you decide.
* ''Film/CitizenKane'' got an accidental taste of this. In one scene, out the window there was supposed to be rain; the person in charge of the film's restoration thought it was excessive film grain, so it was digitally edited out of the restored print. Later, the UsefulNotes/BluRay boasted a new restoration, which brought back such details as the aforementioned rain.
* The original Creator/BelaLugosi ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'' film has an odd one at one point when Dracula throws Renfield from the stairs, in the original he's supposed to scream. On some VHS copies (or laserdisc?), the scream is either intact or removed, but on the 75th Anniversary DVD release the scream was once again cut out.
* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', the mock-Scandinavian subtitle for the movie's title was missing in some DVD releases. (Thankfully, the rest of the subtitles during the opening were still there.)
* ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' has gone through at least two of these:
** The first was more Analog Destruction as it happened in 1982, back when film restoration was a new idea. Creator/{{Universal}} wanted to spruce the film up for a U.S. theatrical re-release that year, and those handling the transfer elected to convert the entire soundtrack to stereo on the theory that stereo is better than mono. (Modern fans of Music/TheBeatles strongly disagree, but the fandom was still redeveloping back then.) To cap it off, the restorers then '''threw out the original soundtrack''', making a legit restoration impossible.
** There were then two further attempts to restore the film, in 1996 and 2001. The 2001 restoration by [[Creator/MiramaxFilms Miramax]] deliberately tried to "improve" on the theatrical release. While the use of a modern theatrical aspect is understandable (the film ''did'' briefly air in modern theaters), they could've made the original aspect available on the DVD. It used the controversial 5.1 speech/mono song soundtrack (by this time, stereo would've been the best quality possible due to the 1982 restoration). And while we can't be sure that 2001's picture is less faithful than 1996's (if we could, then we wouldn't need film restoration as much), it's clear that they're using different greyscale keys. The 1996 edition frequently has what looks like light reflecting off smoke in the air (which may or may not have been in the original); the 2001 edition removes that and deliberately goes for chiaroscuro.
** Thankfully, TheCriterionCollection came to the rescue in 2014, releasing a 4K restoration approved by director Richard Lester on both DVD and UsefulNotes/BluRay. Not only did the release restore the film's original aspect ratio, it also contained a mono soundtrack.
* As seen in the picture above, the second Blu-Ray release of the original ''Film/{{Predator}}'' (from around the time ''Film/{{Predators}}'' came out in theaters) relied so heavily on DNR, the movie boasts no grain, and Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger looks more like a wax statue than a human soldier.
* ''Film/WestSideStory'' suffered this a few times. The first [=DVD=]s released changed one of the color shifts in the overture from red to blue, to red to green to blue, and also lost the whistles that played after the Quintet. The latter change made the part where the screen changed from intense shades of red and black, to normal colors, in time with the whistling, look even stranger than it originally did. On the Special Edition DVD, the whistles returned, but the "Tonight" sequence plays with the audio out of sync. The 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray featured a restoration which corrected the syncing, but also has a flaw in which the screen briefly turns black during the red-to-blue color shift of the overture. The distributors of the Blu-Ray announced that they would fix this flaw in the near future, but their "fix" also leaves some people unsatisfied; the color change doesn't look as smooth as those that occurred during the rest of the overture. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFFqxVAloI&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL This video]] shows how smoothly the colors changed on one of the laserdiscs, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjEzv4_Gk20 this]] showcases the transitions featured on the successive DVD and Blu-Ray versions.
* ''Film/MaryPoppins''
** The 2004 40th Anniversary Edition DVD featured an "Enhanced Home Theater Mix" audio track, which tampered the audio quite a bit, with nearly all of the sound effects replaced, and a few bits of new music added where there originally wasn't any. (Obvious examples include the wind when Mary Poppins is sitting on a cloud, the "Poof!" noise when Mary, Jane, Michael and Bert jump into the chalk drawing, the thunder and lightning before it starts raining on the chalk drawing, and the fireworks following the "Step in Time" number.) Sadly, this version was also used whenever Creator/ABCFamily would air the movie. Fortunately, Disney released a new DVD in 2009, the 45th Anniversary Edition, with the new sound effects gone, and ABC Family's subsequent airings also use the original sound track. Additionally, the 2013 50th Anniversary Edition has an "Enhanced Home Theater Mix" that resembles the original sound track.
** Sadly, the 50th Anniversary Edition had DVNR and line smoothing applied to the animated sequences, although the live-action scenes fortunately retain the grain.
* ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'' fell victim to something similar for its 1996 restoration. Universal had the audio remixed into six-channel DTS by dubbing new sound effects into the original music and dialogue. [[note]]For example, the policeman chasing a criminal in the opening originally fired his gun three times, but this version has four audible gunshots.[[/note]] However, by the time Universal decided to restore the movie again, for its 2012 re-release and Blu-Ray debut, technology had evolved to a point where they could remix the soundtrack while keeping the original sound effects.
* The ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' Trilogy had scenes that did not require special effects filmed in 1.37:1, and matted to 1.85:1 for theatrical and laserdisc release. Unfortunately, the initial batch of [=DVD=]s for ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' and ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII Part III]]'' matted some of these scenes in a manner that cropped out important details (such as the size-adjustment button and retractable sleeves on Marty's 2015 jacket). Thankfully, Universal began a disc replacement program that addressed the framing errors, and later pressings used the fixed prints.
* A mild example with ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' on UsefulNotes/BluRay that exposes some SpecialEffectsFailure. The movie looks great but in some wide shots, like when Elliot introduces E.T. to Michael, you can tell it's a guy in a costume. It's apparent because in the next shot it's the expressive E.T. puppet, and the costume has a mask with a blank stare.
* The ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' Director's Cut DVD lacks audio of the GreekChorus singing the word, "Da-doo!" during Seymour's radio interview, as well as [[spoiler:Orin wheezing before he dies]]. Plus, a dissolve after Seymour feeds [[spoiler:Orin]] to Audrey II plays faster than before. None of these alterations occur on the Blu-Ray.
* ''Film/ShockTreatment'' has soundtrack issues on its DVD. In the original cut, the end credits are underscored by a reprise of the overture, and once they've rolled the screen goes to black for several additional minutes while the single version of "Shock Treatment" plays (inspiring a stretch of jokes about the void in AudienceParticipation showings). This was preserved for the original VHS release through Key Video (a sub-division of Fox's video arm in the 80s that mainly released cult films like this one, as well as newer titles, 40's films, drive-in movies, etc.), though they stuck in the standard FBI warning image before going to black, while Fox Movie Channel airings just cut the music-only stretch. The DVD release's soundtrack jumps ahead to the second half of the overture when the credits start, so the single version of the song starts up midway through them and fades out as they end, meaning that neither is heard at their original length. Making matters worse, the end credits particularly the photos of the actors are clearly timed to the overture in the original cut, so an amusing touch is lost on the DVD.
* The Extended Cut Blu-ray of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Fellowship of the Ring]]'' ended up having slight green tint added to the film. There's been massive debates over whether this it was Jackson's intent or not, or if the tint was actually even noticeable. For what it's worth, [[GodNeverSaidThat neither Peter Jackson nor Warner Bros.]] have actually addressed the topic.
* ''Theatre/TheKingAndI'' has a bluer tint on its 2014 Blu-Ray compared to previous home video releases.
* The 2008 release of ''Film/{{Patton}}'' on Blu-Ray had a smudgy look to the picture, caused by overuse of DVNR. A remastered version appeared in 2012, which fixed the problem.
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''[='=]s original Blu-Ray release was overly sharpened, with very inaccurate colors. A remastered version was released in 2010, which managed to fix these problems.
* When the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' film series was prepared for Blu-Ray, it proved to be a huge challenge to improve the picture quality, which up to then had been horrendous. They actually did manage to make huge improvements by accessing the original negatives and the movies do look a lot better. However, the BIG exception is the third part. Even though it originally didn't look worse than the third, the movie was put through a horrible DNR-orgy. The end result is as disastrous as it is amazing; everything now looks like a huge watercolor painting with next to no detail left.
* The 2010 Blu-ray release of ''Film/TheNeverEndingStory'' featured a noticeably different colour timing from previous home video releases of the film. Many scenes in Fantasia have a distinct orange tint to them, and the whole thing in general looks much darker. This change was subject to several multi-page forum debates over which version had the correct colour timing.
** The film later received a remastered German Blu-ray release of the original German cut in 2012. Though the release featured the previously unavailable English audio track for the German version, the picture was turned up way too bright, and ruined by overzealous DVNR, resulting in waxy skin textures.
** A couple of years later, Warner Bros. released a new "30th Anniversary Edition" Blu-ray of the film. Though it was advertised as "newly restored", it uses the exact same transfer as the aforementioned 2010 release. Fans were not happy.
* The Franchise/{{Godzilla}} films have gotten hit with this at times:
** Classic Media's 2002 [=DVDs=] of some of the older films featured "5.1 surround sound'' audio tracks in addition to the original mono versions. The 5.1 tracks turned out to just be the mono tracks blasted out of all five speakers at slightly different times, created a headache-inducing echo as though the movies were recorded inside a garbage can. The company's later releases of those films wisely just included the mono tracks.
** The [=TriStar=]-issued Godzilla [=DVDs=] feature new, digitally-created title cards for some of the older films. They generally have digital reconstructions of the English title cards with trademark icons added to the monsters' names, while others keep the original English title card but add the icons, or feature entirely new titles (Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster). The Heisei films usually retain the Japanese title cards with digitally-added English subtitles, but the newer films have new, very dull English title cards awkwardly plastered directly over the Japanese titles, which are often much more elaborate and beautiful (though this is the work of either Toho's export department or the Hong Kong company that dubs the films). [[http://www.tohokingdom.com/dvd/images/gmk_tristar/gmk_tr2.htm This one takes the cake.]] Sadly, with the release of the Blu-rays, this tendency now also applies to Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.
** The transfer of ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' used for the DVD and standard Blu-ray is, for reasons that remain unclear, much darker and murkier than the way the film looked in theaters, rendering many of the nighttime scenes nearly indecipherable. The most infuriating thing about it is that the ads for the DVD and even the clips of the movie shown in the special features on the disc look fine, as does the transfer used for the 3D Blu-ray, yet Warner Bros is doing nothing to fix the problem.
* The 2003 DVD of ''[[Film/{{Halloween1978}} Halloween]]'' "fixed" cinematographer Dean Cundey's original color timing, making the colors appear more bold and natural (Cundey intentionally wanted the daytime scenes to have a brownish tint, and the nighttime scenes to have a bluish one). The original 2006 Blu-ray was also sourced from this transfer. The 2013 Blu-ray fixed this problem by doing a whole new telecine and restoration approved by Cundey. The 1998 THX DVD also has Cundey's proper color-timing.
* Criterion's first print release of the ''DressedToKill'' Blu-Ray/DVD in August of 2015 was met with scathing criticism. De Palma asked the film restorers to fix what he thought were some minor distortion issues and in the process the frame became vertically stretched. Criterion apologized for the error, sent replacement copies to those with the first edition, and eventually released a second printing in October 2015.
* The [=DVDs=] and Blu-rays for the films of Creator/StanleyKubrick are the subject of a very long debate regarding what aspect ratios the films should be seen in.
** ''Film/BarryLyndon'' was expressly meant to be projected in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio, which was common in Europe but not in America. Kubrick even had notes packed with prints of the film urging American projectionists to make sure they got the 1.66:1 ratio right, or as close to it as they could. Naturally, the Blu-ray is cropped to a 1.78:1 ratio instead, removing a noticeable amount of picture at the top and bottom of the image for the sake of filling a widescreen television (1.66:1 would produce small black bars at the sides of the screen).
** Kubrick's later films, such as ''Film/TheShining'' and ''Film/FullMetalJacket,'' were shown in theaters in 1.66:1 in Europe and 1.85:1 in America, but "protected" for 1.33:1, meaning the frame could be expanded vertically to fill a television screen without introducing any glaring issues like boom mics or camera tracks. Shortly before his death, Kubrick approved 1.33:1 DVDs of these films, and some fans have taken that to mean that the 1.33:1 versions are the definitive versions which reflect Kubrick's vision most accurately. However, in reality Kubrick simply felt that viewers would prefer seeing the 1.33:1 versions than having to watch letterboxed widescreen editions. Now that televisions are widescreen, the movies have been reissued in 1.78:1...which, of course, is somewhere between 1.66:1 and 1.85:1 and thus not actually a ratio the movies were ever intended for, something a notorious perfectionist like Kubrick would likely not be pleased with.
* The Blu-ray release of ''Film/{{Selma}}'' [[http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Selma-Blu-ray/122431/#Review came under fire]] by Blu-ray.com over its "pale and fatigued" color. Some of the shots in the movie have smudges on the edges and the color in most scenes is a poor blend of light sepia and pale blacks, all flat. Many were baffled that a 2014 film shot digitally be released with such mediocre video quality.
* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger the Movie: Full Blast Action'' had an issue on its DVD release: in the music video playing during the end credits, the blue was desaturated. This turns Hoji from Deka Blue to "Deka Gray" (and did not do Tetsu/Deka Break any favors as well, as his suit is mostly white but has a huge section of blue.) Fortunately, the HD copy released on the ''Franchise/SuperSentai V-Cinema & Blu-Ray Box 1996-2005'' fixes this. (Pictures from the TV-Nihon wiki: [[http://wiki.tvnihon.com/w/images/1/11/DekaMovieBlueGrey1.jpg]], [[http://wiki.tvnihon.com/w/images/b/ba/DekaMovieBlueGrey2.jpg]], [[http://wiki.tvnihon.com/w/images/0/00/DekaMovieBlueGrey3.jpg]]).
* Anchor Bay's [=DVD=] of ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' looks quite fantastic but suffers from a very badly remixed soundtrack. The sinister musical score deliberately overpowered the sound effects and dialogue in the original mix, but now it has been turned down considerably, often to the point of being difficult to hear. Some music tracks are also flat-out ''missing'', as are several lines of dialogue and sound effects. Perhaps the most glaring omission of all is [[spoiler:the screaming heard over the entire end credits]], which largely robs the iconic ending of its visceral punch.

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* The "Remastered" versions of the first three seasons of ''Series/RedDwarf'' suffered from horrific picture quality, due to a combination of low-quality source material, widescreen cropping, and a nascent "filmizing" process being applied to footage that wasn't shot with filmization in mind. For good measure, the restoration artists also wildly oversaturated the colour levels.
* The BBC DVD releases of the original ''Series/DoctorWho'' have been criticized for this. Among the things that have been missed out during the restoration process on various stories are sound cues, music cues, certain special effect shots, and major hiccups with colour regrading. The team that does the restoration, when asked about these various mistakes, commented that because of the grueling release schedule set for them by the BBC they simply don't have the time to make sure everything is 100% okay, and so the mistakes simply have to be accepted by the buying public. Aside from genuine mistakes made by the restoration team, the Doctor Who restorations are considered excellent.
** Fortunately, the most notable restoration errors have now been [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition re-released]] with the errors corrected.
** A fault in the conversion process from PAL to NTSC caused the second disc of Patrick Troughton's "The Invasion" to look jittery and soft on Region 1 discs; As far as it is known this has never been corrected. The US DVD release of the TV Movie also had an odd error whereby the original NTSC master was converted to PAL (which involved speeding it up slightly due to the frame-rate difference), restored for the PAL UK release, then converted back to NTSC for the US version; this caused unnecessary problems with ghosting and motion judder.
* Classic WWII documentary series ''The World at War'' was reissued on DVD and Blu-Ray in an "Ultimate Restored Edition". On the plus side, most of the archival war footage is remastered from the surviving 35mm or 16mm originals, descratched, stabilised and re-graded. What kills it for some viewers is that the image is cropped and scanned into widescreen. This restored version was rather controversial due to being in widescreen and despite the fact it was made for fullscreen transmission and is not allowed to be shown in its widescreen restored form, so the unrestored fullscreen edition with Thames triangle logos from the 1990s (before they lost their franchise to Carlton) is shown instead for reruns. Fortunately the remastering was carried out on the full-frame pictures before cropping, and the most recent DVD and Blu-Ray edition from Network restores the original aspect ratios, in line with Network's usual policy..
* The ''Series/UltraSeven'' DVD set by Creator/ShoutFactory has a redone soundtrack, with reverb added to most explosions, new sound effects created in some cases and the BGM volume screwed with.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' was filmed at an AspectRatio of [[{{Letterbox}} 16:9]], at a time when most shows were filmed in 4:3, with an eye towards future home video release on the newer wide-screen [=HDTVs=] that were beginning to become popular. However, the CGI could be expensive and time-consuming to produce, so it was decided to render it in 4:3 and crop the live action footage to match for broadcast (especially given that much of the scenes in the show were ChromaKey composited shots with CGI backgrounds). [[WhatCouldHaveBeen The intent was to re-render all of the CGI for the eventual widescreen release]], but for various reasons, by the time the DVD sets were [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes eventually]] released, it was instead decided to ''crop'' the CGI scenes from 4:3 to 16:9, effectively a reverse-PanAndScan, reducing their resolution and making the CGI look pixelated, particularly in the ChromaKey shots where the actors were shown in native 16:9.
* HD release of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has a host of problems, including changing the aspect ratio from the original 4:3 to widescreen, and new color filters which completely ruins the effect of the show's many day-for-night shots.
* Series/{{Poirot}} (Series 1-Series 8) and Series/JeevesAndWooster have been horribly tampered with on their recent [=DVDs=]. Because ITV Studios Home Entertainment released them through themselves instead of Granada Ventures and Network, the 2011 restoration of Jeeves and Wooster suffers slight cropping (even though it is in its original aspect ratio), an edit to the final episode and the end caps changed (a copyright change and the ITV Studios logo plastering the Granada ones), while Poirot had two Granada logos plaster over the original LWT logos and the use of the original intro and closing credits in The ABC Murders, Death in the Clouds and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (they originally had no intro and different credits which was retained through the early DVD prints from VCI). Taken to extreme for the JCA TV restorations of Poirot (Series 1-Series 8) were the copyright has been changed. Averted for many Network DVD releases of Granada and LWT shows which retain the respective endboard and copyright.
* Series/{{Sharpe}} (the episodes from 1993 to 1997) had a bit of this for its recent DVD release, it may have a copyright change, a logo plaster on the 1st episode, released through ITV Studios Home Entertainment only, becomes Widescreen (though its a aversion because it was filmed in Widescreen (which could have meant that the early Sharpe series had an aspect ratio in mind for being films for cinema), and was shown in fullscreen for earlier TV transmissions and was presented that way for early DVD releases), gains ITV Studios logos, though it retained the Central endboards for episode 2 to episode 13 and has a beautiful restoration, but theirs a side-effect for Central endboards with color backgrounds and they become pseudo-widescreen, but is still a beautiful restoration in merit unlike Poirot and Jeeves and Wooster.
* It seems that during the restoring of Creator/JeremyBrett version of ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' for their reruns on the BBC during 2003 to 2005 and their 2005 Region 2 complete collection DVD boxset, had resulted in the lost of the old Granada logos (even the ones at the beginning) and ended up getting plastered over by the same Granada logo that plastered the LWT logo on the Series 1-Series 6 of Poirot, even the JCA restoration of Granada Holmes made it even worse with changed copyright and ITV Studios logos. Averted by the Region 1 DVD release of that series due to being sourced from the original negatives.

[[folder: Literature]]
* The original 1981 printing of ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife: Disney Animation'' was printed on high quality paper and the illustrations were more crisp looking. When the book was reprinted later in the 80's and 90's, Disney found out that the original photographic plates for the book were lost or destroyed, so they were forced to scan pages from the original book in high quality and use them as the source materials for the reprints so they wouldn't have to go to the painstaking effort of reconstructing the entire book from scratch. On top of that, the reprints used much cheaper paper than the original. While the reprints aren't anywhere near bad, a side by side comparison of the original run and its reprints reveals a noticeable drop in printing quality.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
It bears noting that DVNR (Digital Video Noise Reduction) line damage is a ''very'' common problem among cartoon DVD releases. The reason for this is because the program was designed to remove scratches and dirt from older films by comparing adjacent frames and taking elements from another frame to remove damage. While this usually works fine for a live action film (although it likewise can cause motion smearing and picture damage if used carelessly), in animation (especially animation shot on ones, or one new drawing per frame) the DVNR process can easily mistake details or linework as dirt or scratches, and can accidentally delete whole details from the drawings as a result if the process isn't properly used. Grain Smoothing is also considered to be a serious liability to use in restoring old cartoons, since it can likewise snuff out details or linework if used carelessly. Another reason DVNR is so often (ab)used is because its an automated process, and is much cheaper and quicker to use than DRS (Digital Restoration Services), which require going through the film frame by frame to clean them up at great expense and time.

* Happy about your WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Golden Collection sets]] and [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Walt Disney Treasures]] stuff, as well as Disney's restorations of their films? If you're a hardcore animation fan, you probably aren't. The short collections by both studios frequently abuse the infamous DVNR process, which either thins out or erases lines of artwork, and oversaturates the colors to the point where they lose their original contrast and/or start bleeding into each other. And while Disney's films don't use the DVNR process, they do have many noticeable problems ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' in particular has had the dark pumped up considerably, which destroys much of the original color contrasts. The blu-ray release also has some bizarre color alterations, and some shots have obvious grain-smoothing problems.
** The Looney Tunes Golden Collection sets have a lot of issues with line thinning and even full blown art erasing (ElmersCandidCamera on vol. 1 has some really bad examples of this that you don't even need to still frame to notice) and the colors are ''way'' too saturated. The few shorts that seemed to remotely escape this are "Transylvania 6-5000" and "What's Opera, Doc?" (and the latter still suffers from line thinning and horribly compressed sound). Vol. 1 and 2 in particular suffer from digital compression issues, particularly during a crowd shot in ''OneFroggyEvening''. Vol. 2 also used digital interlacing for a handful of shorts on disc 4, resulting in very flickery picture. Fortunately, a replacement program was issued for that particular disc. Fortunately, the Blu-Ray Platinum Collection sets manage to rectify the DVNR (save with one of the Road Runner shorts on the first set, which is inexplicably DVNRed like crazy), compression issues and oversaturated colors, but the contrast is still pumped up higher than normal on occasion, and some of the cartoons on disc 2 of the vol. 2 Platinum Collection DVD have issues with digital interlacing.
** The first two of the single-disc "Looney Tunes Super Stars" [=DVD=]s include cropped widescreen versions of shorts originally animated in the squarish aspect ratio of 1.37:1. However, Warner Bros. got word of this and promised that the Super Stars releases would now contain an option to switch between full-screen and widescreen.
* The Disney WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit DVD set has fine restorations for the most part, but DVNR issues pop up in "Oh, What A Knight!", and "Bright Lights" had a missing part of its transfer found and spliced into the collection at the 11th hour, which resulted in a shaky, jumpy picture with interlacing during part of it. The pencil test for the lost film "Sagebrush Sadie" that was included as an extra was also shot at the wrong framerate (30 FPS as opposed to 24 FPS) which resulted in the tests being played at way too fast of a speed, and whole drawings were revealed to have been dropped from the video when the pencil tests are still framed, all due to this framerate blunder.
* The WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker DVD collections (the two official sets) got a very nasty case of DVNR treatment, terrible color correction and blatant digital compression issues the ones that get hit the worst are the shorts directed by Shamus Culhane and Dick Lundy (i.e., "the best shorts"). Curiously, the earlier, sloppier shorts were considerably less ravaged. The unofficial Columbia House mail-order DVD sets use the unaltered prints, however. The B&W bonus cartoons got hit with this too; while the Oswald Rabbit shorts "Hells Heels" and "Spooks" only has it in only minor form, "Grandma's Pet" has some really bad line and art erasing issues.
* A stunning aversion of this trope would be the first official PopeyeTheSailor DVD set, almost completely averting this Trope. Yes, ''almost'' if one looks very carefully in certain bits of the shorts, there is some very mild line thinning and/or erasing that you would usually need to purposely look for in order to spot. The only short that seemed to suffer obvious DVNR problems was "I Like Babies and Infinks", where problems with artwork erasing pop up very frequently. And as John K. pointed out in his blog, the color specials have had some bizarre altering "Popeye Meets Sindbad" has had the pink, purple and turquoise turned up considerably, and while "Popeye Meets Ali Baba" is very close to actual 1930s colors, the purple bits in the cave have been pulled up into a bluish look. Also, when the Vol. 2 DVD set was released, they goofed up on recreating some of the title cards, and some of the shorts suffered from digital interlacing. This seems to have been rectified by a disc replacement program, thankfully.
* One particularly notorious example of Digital Destruction would be the infamous ''BettyBoop: The Definitive Collection'' series of VHS tapes and Laserdiscs. In ''every single short'' there is blatantly obvious, horrendous line thinning and erasing. Fortunately, Olive Films came to the rescue in late 2013 by re-releasing Betty Boop shorts with exquisite restorations that are completely devoid of DVNR--the only downside being that some of the pre-1933 shorts have their aspect ratio slightly cropped, most notably ''Snow White'', which has a good chunk of the top of the screen cropped for no good reason.
* Another infamous case of DVNR would be the Eastern-only DVD release of "The Complete Creator/TexAvery" almost all of the shorts have been ravaged with horrible line thinning and erasing, almost making one wonder if the price of this import-only set is worth it, especially when it costs more than just getting a laserdisc player and a laserdisc copy of the released-in-America, un-[=DVNRed=] "Compleat Tex Avery" set.
** On a side note, the Tex Avery's Droopy DVD set has a lot of nasty DVNR damage in four shorts ("Wags to Riches", "Daredevil Droopy", "Droopy's Good Deed" and "The Three Little Pups"). Shorts like "Wags" get hit with it so badly all over the film, that it's borderline unwatchable as a result.
* The TV print of WesternAnimation/MGMOneshotCartoon "Tom Turkey" has blatant DVNR damage at several points in the film.
* Even John K. apparently couldn't avoid DVNR completely with the DVD release of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', as there's some noticeable line thinning and art erasing in bits of the episodes. This may have been why John K. got on this soapbox in the first place.
* The WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil DVD sets had issues with DVNR as well, mainly in the few scenes where characters are moving on ones (i.e. one new drawing per frame).
* In the late 1980s, all of the classic ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'' episodes had their sound tracks completely redone, with new synthesizer music, StockSoundEffects and voices to match up with the 1988 ''Gumby Adventures'' revival series. When the shorts were initially released to DVD in 2002 by Rhino, these late 1980s masters were used, to the disappointment of many fans. More recent DVD releases by Classic Media retain the original soundtracks, however.
* The 2008 UK Blu-Ray release of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' cropped the episodes into widescreen. This only serves to exaggerate picture shake and grain, which are very noticeable in the VFX shots.
** Averted in the 50th Anniversary US Blu-Ray by Shout Factory, which not only uses fullscreen masters, but the original mono audio instead of the lazily remastered stereo track with added sounds done in the 1990's (though it still is an option on the discs).
* Warner's DVD of the WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons claims to include transfers from the original masters, boasting sharp colors and no DVNR or interlacing, but they still includes some changes. These include plastered end logos for several shorts, missing sound effects from two cartoons' opening credits, and an audible jump during the prologue of ''WesternAnimation/TheMadScientist''.
** An [[http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Max-Fleischers-Superman-Blu-ray/50279/ unauthorized Blu-ray set of the series]] plays this much straighter, with terrible picture quality, watermarks on every cartoon, and an excessive amount of grain smoothing, making the cartoons look like they were dipped in Vaseline.
* When the October 1950-March 1962 ''WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoons}}'' from Creator/FamousStudios were repackaged for television broadcast by Classic Media in the late 90's, not only were the original opening titles cut, but the soundtracks were remastered in '''PAL''' format, for American audiences. Additionally, the picture quality, while sharper, is marred with faded and inaccurate colors, and certain scenes with objectionable content were cut out. By contrast, the MCA/Universal video releases in the early-mid 90's have the cartoons with some modified opening titles, but are otherwise mostly untouched despite not being restored. To make matters worse, the "remastered" versions were included on Classic Media's DVD releases. Fortunately, Universal reclaimed the rights to the shorts following their takeover of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, Classic Media's parent company, sparking hope that a more superior restoration of the shorts are on the way.
* Rhino's original DVD releases of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' suffered from an interesting case of this - they were taken from 35mm film sources, so they were sharp and detailed. Unfortunately, only the rough, uncorrected versions were on film, so the episodes on Rhino DVD have more animation errors than the TV broadcasts. They also redid the color timing, turning Pizzazz's neon green hair into an ugly "moldy mustard" green/yellow. The new release from Shout! Factory used the broadcast masters of the final episodes, so the color is more accurate and many animation errors are fixed, but because these were tape masters the video is less sharp.
* Like ''Jem'', Rhino's [=DVD=]s of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' utilized film sources containing sharp picture, but also some animation errors. Some episodes even ran shorter than originally broadcast because of Rhino's dependence on the filmed versions. On top of that, the soundtracks received 5.1 "remixes" containing additional sound effects. Shout! Factory decided to rectify this by releasing [=DVD=]s containing footage from the broadcast tapes spliced into the filmed episodes, which also play synced with the original soundtracks. The picture quality of these versions fluctuates between looking sharp and looking soft.
* The original [=DVD=]s of ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' starred a Grinch with an unexpected mustard-yellow skin tone. When the special later turned 40, a new restoration tuned the Grinch's fur back to its original green.
* Universal's DVD of the 1972 AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/TheLorax'' gave the Lorax brown fur for half of the cartoon, as opposed to orange. Warner eventually rectified this by releasing a Blu-Ray where the Lorax's fur has a consistent shade of orange.
** Likewise, for the DVD release, the smog-polluted skies throughout the cartoon became soft and bluish, as opposed to originally have a more convincing plum colored hue.
* Many ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' DVD collections add motion blur which, given the show's animation style, is especially noticeable.
** The earliest DVD sets, specifically the first two seasons (originally released by Warner Bros.), had man problems in the [=DVDs=], being transfers from the Rhino DVD sets.
*** When Comedy Central remastered the show to HD, they did so by changing the theme song audio.
* The 2013 Blu-Ray release of ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'', like that mentioned in the Film-Animated folder for ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', snuffs out all the detail with the film looking like it has been rendered under a Photoshop Blur tool, completely killing the look of the drawings and line quality.
* Many 2000s DVD releases of Creator/{{Filmation}} cartoons have the sound higher pitched. This was because, when they owned the rights to the library in the 90s, Hallmark (the card company) ''deliberately'' threw out the original masters (as well as sound masters and other important archival material) and made new ones- but only for international distribution, apparently because they hated Filmation's library; this was discovered when Entertainment Rights (which has, though various mergers, been absorbed into Creator/DreamWorksAnimation and Universal Studios) bought it off Hallmark. Hence, the majority of the library is now high-pitched, due to being in PAL format as compared to NTSC. Some of the lucky few to escape this included ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'' (both the live action and animated versions), several of their little-known live action series like ''Ark II'', and ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' (the latter being held by Paramount, then CBS).
* As of late 2015, Sky 1 in the UK have began airing remastered episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' starting from the 8th season. In this case, the episodes have been upscaled to HD, and the picture has been cropped to fit the screen better, resulting in numerous instances of pan and scan. In the US, FXX has given this treatment to ''all'' the episodes preceding the show's switch to HD, although their website also allows visitors to watch them uncropped.
* ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' had Yukon Cornelius' coat look green instead of blue in early pressings of the Blu-Ray. Thankfully, the 50th Anniversary Edition has it changed back to blue.
* When ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleDrummerBoy'' was released on DVD, Classic Media used a newly-discovered stereo mix of the soundtrack during restoration. Unfortunately, the stereo mix is missing many sound effects, such as Aaron's drumming and the sounds of the crowd commotion in Jerusalem, and subsequent releases have not corrected these issues. Thus, the only way to watch the original broadcast with the mono mix is on VHS.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'':
** Seasons 1-3 of the classic series suffered from this when HiT Entertainment restored them. While some of the scenes are cleaned up and were zoomed out to make it clearer, others weren't done well. Best example was in "The Flying Kipper", where a majority of the shots are zoomed in. Season 3 zigzags this, as some shots are better, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMKbqTwoYPs but often have something chopped off.]] Other issue is that the restored version might use different takes, or don't use them at all. Sometimes scenes are simply "color-corrected" versions of the late 90's analogue transfers.
** The most egregious example comes from the episode "Coal" when Henry is backing into a siding. In the original, Henry backs into the siding and Edward comes out of another siding to take his train. However in the restored version, an outtake is used where Henry backs into a siding and then quickly moves forward offscreen again. It's pretty evident the editor did not care about this outrageous example.
** The film Magic Railroad suffers the same issue as the first Back to the Future; it is filmed in 4:3, but later mantled for widescreen. Though like that said film, while part of the top is chopped in the widescreen version, you can see more on the sides.
** While the sixth season was the first to be in widescreen, the first 6 episodes from said season are not. Some of the scenes from the episodes are done in 16:9, but the majority of them are done in 4:3. Because of this, the DVD release of the season cropped the first batch of episodes in 16:9, cropping out the footage. This also applies to season 7 and 8 when stock footage from before Jack's stories was used.
** The last seasons of the model series suffer from this due to the footage being in yellow.
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'':
** The original two shows that were released on DVD seem not to be remastered for whatever odd reason as the ones after those were completely clean footage. So when it came to the 15th anniversary of ''Where's God When I'm S-Scared?'', they tried fixing it by saturating the colors, but look too bright and some sound effects were missing (eg. the Psycho sting when the wisemen were taking Daniel away). The reason this is odd is because the Silly Song was restored for the "Ultimate Silly Song Countdown", done in the similar way from ''Are You My Neighbor?'' (show 3) onwards. So it's possible either the original masters were either stolen or are currently in possessions of someone. Speaking of the Silly Song, the audio for ''The Water Buffalo Song'' from the 15th anniversary release was taken from the live shows which is completely re-orchestrated and uses Larry's current voice. While one can understand why since Mike Nawrocki stated he disliked the old voice, the problem is that only parts of the old audio can be heard and the beginning bits of Archibald's lines were cut.
** Sound effects that were heard in the original releases of ''Esther'' were removed on the DVD release.
** Aside from the two films, the show never went into widescreen until ''Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue''. Strangely, this move never came onto the DVD releases until ''Pistachio''. So many of the compilations made after 2011 would either zoom in the footage from the pre-2008 shows or stretch the sides to match with the new footage. This also includes the blu-ray releases of the pre-2008 episodes.