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Friday, February 16, 2007

Prod. 2003 - Pinocchio

From February to May last year, Michael Sporn published the first
23 pages, close to one-fifth, of the draft to Prod. 2003 (a.k.a. F-3), Pinocchio, one of Walt Disney's Most Glorious masterpieces. The items posted on Mike's and Jenny's blogs and on Cartoon Brew around this time were instrumental to my starting the blog you are reading, and now I think the time has come to finish what Mike has started, if there is enough interest in it. Can I see a show of hands here?

Several years ago I found (and, mind you, I paid $400 for) the Pinocchio draft that I will share with you (again: if there is enough interest among you!). This actual copy was originally used in the Background Morgue at the Walt Disney studios.

The following images are of the outside of the folder around my draft, followed by the left and right insides, both lists of the sequences in the film. I do not know why there is a separate (negative) number "862-343: Atmosphere Sketches" on the right one, or why exactly this list was compiled this way...
Mike's draft pages can be found here: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th posting. If you would like to keep all images in the same format, my own first 23 pages are here for convenience.

Oh, and - did you check out the great 30 foot Jiminy Cricket animation by Milt Kahl from Seq. 3 Sc. 26 on Mike Sporn's blog today? Mike is right when he notes: "Something tells me the MoCap version of this scene wouldn’t work quite like this. I’m not completely convinced that even a cgi version would have such personality."

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Anonymous Mark Mayerson says...

You've done everybody a huge service by publishing the drafts of the shorts. I would love to see the rest of the Pinocchio draft and any other feature draft material you care to share. Thanks.

Friday, February 16, 2007 at 5:20:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

All my hands are raised. I'd love to have the rest of this document, though I know how great a chore it is posting it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Friday, February 16, 2007 at 5:26:00 AM PST  
Anonymous People says...

"I think the time has come to finish what Mike has started, if there is enough interest in it."


It was reading the sparse information about the Pinocchio animators in Cristopher Finch's "The Art of Walt Disney" which first got me interested in identifying the work of golden age animators. As such it's always been a film I'd love to know more about who animated what on.

Friday, February 16, 2007 at 1:08:00 PM PST  
Anonymous andy says...

YES PLEASE! Pretty please?
Thanks for the heads up and providing of your own copies of the first 23 pages, it's always a real treat to see these documents from the golden age. I hope there's enough interest for you to post the rest of the draft :)

Friday, February 16, 2007 at 9:36:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Brian Meyer says...

You are a very generous person Hans. Thank you for this blog. I wait with bated breathe for every new post. Please keep them coming.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 5:31:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Well, thanks, everybody - someone recently spoke of "giving something back", and that's what I guess I try to do. I had hoped for more comments generally, not thank-yous, though they are nice, but some active discussions....

Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 7:41:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Julián Höek says...

post them all please!!!!
your blog is amazing. i check it every day and download all the grat drafts and other incredible notes you have.

julian from argentina

Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 7:09:00 PM PST  

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