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Monday, June 24, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (IX)
  - Seq. 03.5 Montage - Fall to Winter

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108 109 110 111 112
113 114 115 116 117
Directed by Ted Berman, assisted by Mark Hester. Layout by Don Griffith and Brian Jowers (first page) and Don Griffith, Sylvia Roemer, Glenn Vilppu and Dan Hansen (the other pages).
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary Charlene Rogers.

Animation by Linda Miller, Cliff Nordberg, Jerry Rees, John Musker, Hendel Butoy, Phil Young, Randy Cartwright, Jeff Varab and a truck by Dick Lucas.

We see the first scene by Jeffrey James Varab. Jeff has been quite a controversial person throughout his career, it seems, and I won't go into any detail other than this: he fostered a whole generation of animators in Denmark when he started the Copenhagen School of Animation back in 1981 with his friend Jørgen Klubien. He went on to become the director of the film Valhalla that eventually had me move from Holland to Denmark in 1984, where I worked with the animators with whom I would, in 1988, start the company A. Film, which would become one of Europe's most successful and prolific animation studios. (Jørgen Klubien, known in Denmark in the 80s as pop star, has worked at many studios incl. Pixar, and now works a summer job in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen cutting guests' silhouettes.)

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (VIII)
  - Seq. 003 Young fox loses Friend

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091 092 093 094 095 096
097 098 099 100 101 102
Directed by Art Stevens, assisted by Terry Noss. Layout by Don Griffith and Sylvia Roemer.
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary Charlene Rogers.

Animation by Heidi Guedel, Linda Miller, Dave Suding (who used to be Ollie's assistant), Chuck Harvey, Dave Block, Andy Gaskill, Cliff Nordberg and Ron Clements.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (VII)
  - Seq. 002 Young fox and hound become friends (3/3)

073 074 075 076 077 078
079 080 081 082 083 084
Directed by Art Stevens, assisted by Terry Noss.
Layout by Don Griffith.
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary Charlene Rogers.

Animation by Andy Gaskill, Heidi Guedel, Dick Lucas (doing what he did on Dalmatians: a car from a model shoot), Andy Gaskill, Ed Gombert, Jerry Rees, Dave Block, John Musker, Darrell van Citters, Randy Cartwright, Jeff Varab, John Pomeroy, Hendel Butoy and Don Bluth.

I have been VERY busy these days, but again, check out John V.'s comments! He especially tries to figure out who worked in which unit, and (as Spock would say,) his reasoning seems sound!

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (VI)
  - Seq. 002 Young fox and hound become friends (2/3)

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062 063 064 065 066 067
068 069 070 071 072
Directed by Art Stevens, assisted by Terry Noss.
Layout by Don Griffith.
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary Charlene Rogers.

Animation by Ron Clements, Andy Gaskill, Walt Stanchfield, Chuck Harvey, Ed Gombert, Frank Thomas, Lorna Pomeroy, Ollie Johnston, Dale Oliver, Randy Cartwright, Linda Miller, Ron Husband and Heidi Guedel.

Remember to check out earlier comments by John V.!
(Thanks, John!)
Feel free to add your own useful comments!

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