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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Credit where it's due...

A reader of this blog, Gregory Smith, made me aware of animator's character listings on Wikipedia, specifically "the articles "Les Clark", "Marc Davis", "Ollie Johnston", "Milt Kahl", "Ward Kimball", "Eric Larson", "John Lounsbery", "Wolfgang Reitherman" and "Frank Thomas (animator)"," as he wrote:

"I tried to correct some of the articles for the Nine Old Men animators by adding in characters not listed in the articles that they animated (such as Lounsbery doing one scene of Brom Bones) and also correcting some of the year dates (such as on the Lounsbery article it claims that "The Three Caballeros" (1944) and "So Dear to My Heart" (1948) came out in 1945 and 1949 respectfully when those are just the U.S. release date ("The Three Caballeros") and general release date ("So Dear to My Heart"). I think people need to know what characters they animated, even ones that no one really mentions like Frank Thomas doing a few scenes of the King of Hearts (such as when the Queen uses him as a shield to protect herself from the giant Alice) and the Cheshire Cat (trial scene) in "Alice in Wonderland" (1951) and a few scenes of Mr. Smee (such as when Hook tells him to get his case of hooks) in "Peter Pan" (1953) and Ollie Johnston doing a few scenes of Captain Hook (when Smee is shaving him and later accidently hits him with his hammer) in "Peter Pan". I tried to fix some of the information on the "John Lounsbery" article, but they reverted it."

Gregory made me aware that his additions to the character lists are based on the drafts on this blog. It seems that Wikipedia corrections and additions may not be easily made. Does anyone have experience with this?

Monday, July 08, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (XXIII)
  - Seq. 013 Happy Ending

260 261 262 263 264 265
Directed by Ted Berman, assisted by Terry Noss. Layout by Don Griffith and Mike Peraza.
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary Charlene Rogers.

Animation by Jerry Rees, Darrell van Citters, Cliff Nordberg, John Musker, Randy Cartwright and Chris Buck.

Well, folks, this marks the end of the The Fox and the Hound draft. I hope you enjoyed it, and I will go digging for something "new..."

As always, my "Standard Disclaimer" is also in order here: animation drafts were never meant as historical documents but as a go-to list of assignments that showed the production office and follow-up functions like checking and I&P who the animator responsible for a scene is so that any questions with regards to the scene can be asked to this person. It is also kept as a means to calculate footage throughout the film so that credits may be established, though on this film we have seen that that is not always the case. Eventually only the scene folder itself will reflect who did the work.

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Sunday, July 07, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (XXII)
  - Seq. 09.2 Bear fight, friends United (2/2)

250 251 252 253 254
255 256 257 258 259
Directed by Rick Rich, assisted by Mark Hester. Layout by Dan Hansen.
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary Charlene Rogers.

Animated by Glen Keane, Mike Cedeno, Chris Buck, Phil Young, Randy Cartwright, John Musker and Hendel Butoy.

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Saturday, July 06, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (XXI)
  - Seq. 09.2 Bear fight, friends United (1/2)

238 239 240 241 242 243
244 245 246 247 248 249
Directed by Rick Rich, assisted by Mark Hester. Layout by Dan Hansen.
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary Charlene Rogers.

Animation by Ron Husband, Mike Cedeno, John Musker, Glen Keane, Chuck Harvey and Chris Buck.

This sequence is where Glen Keane truly got noticed...

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Friday, July 05, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (XX)
  - Seq. 09.1 Burrow and Fight

229 230 231 232 233
234 235 236 237
Directed by Ted Berman, assisted by Mark Hester. Layout by Glenn Vilppu.
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary L. Davis.

Animation by Glen Keane, Cliff Nordberg, Chris Buck, Phil Nibbelink, Jeff Varab and Dave Block.

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Thursday, July 04, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (XIX)
  - Seq. 009 The Ambush

218 219 220 221 222 223
224 225 226 227 228
Directed by Art Stevens and Rick Rich, assisted by Terry Noss.
Layout by Glenn Vilppu.
This FINAL draft dated 5/5/1981 by secretary L. Davis.

Animation by Jeff Varab, Dale Oliver, John Pomeroy, Chuck Harvey, Glen Keane (also supervising Tim Burton, Phil Nibbelink and Chris Buck), Chris Buck and Mike Cedeno.

Here we finally have a scene "touched by" Tim Burton...

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Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (XVIII)
  - Seq. 004 Fox meets Vixen (3/3)

210 211 212 213
214 215 216 217
Directed by Art Stevens and Rick Rich, assisted by Mark Hester. Layout by Don Griffith, Sylvia Roemer and Glenn Vilppu.
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary Charlene Rogers.

Animation by Ollie Johnston, Ron Clements, Glen Keane, Cliff Nordberg and Ron Husband.

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