Sound and Picture Restoration of

Little Rabbits' bath

Original title: Zaķīšu pirtiņa
English title: Little Rabbits’ bath
Directed by: Roze Stiebra
Cinematography by: Austra Gulbe
Art direction by: Dzintra Aulmane, Maija Brence, Gina Slapiņa, Inese Pērse
Sound direction by: Jāzeps Arvīds Kulbergs
Music composer: Imants Kalniņš
Year: 1979
Genre: Childrens animations
Studio: Telefilma Rīga
Country: Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic / USSR (today – Republic of Latvia)

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A joyful story for children that has been beloved and cherished throughout many decades. When offered to work on this project devoted team of Locomotive Classics felt a must to full-fill their duty and prepare this piece in the best possible way, so it could be passed on to next generations. The source material was scratched, full of dirt and it flickered throughout the reel, colours were faded. Luckily we had three full reels of film positives available, so we could put this jig saw puzzle together and now animation can continue its journey to children’s hearts.

Restoration description:

Restoration production company: Locomotive Classics
Restoration production years: 2019
Restoration premiere: National film festival “Lielais Kristaps”, 2016/10/11
Restoration team: Pēteris Sudakovs, Ernests Ansons, Elīna Reinholde, Roberts Vinovskis, Rūta Sudakova
Film material source: Latvian State Archive of Audiovisual Documents, Šmerļa Street 5, Riga, Latvia
Picture/Audio source material: Positive / Optical track
Scanning resolution: 2K with options: perforation edge partially visible, hardware stabilisation, laser audio module

Restored master details:

Master resolution: 2K DCI SCOPE
Original frame rate: 24.000 fps
Picture color format: Colour
Film aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Sound format: 2.0 STEREO

Distribution details:

Original format length: 95 min 24fps
Television version length: 91 min 25fps
Audio languages: Latvian (original); Latvian AD (audio description for visually impaired)

Audio languages: Latvian SDH (Subtitles for the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing); Russian; English