Prod. 2003 - Seq. 12 - Solid Gold, Too!
"It's done!" The entire draft of Pinocchio is now online.
In this last sequence directed by Ham Luske and laid out by Ken Andersen, we find Pinocchio by Milt Kahl and Ollie Johnston (and Bob Youngquist in sc. 14.2, I'd guess), Geppetto by Art Babbitt (his hands by Bill Shull), Jiminy Cricket by Don Towsley, Bernie Wolf and Ward Kimball, Figaro and Cleo by Eric Larson (and a Figaro by Lynn Karp).
Today, 67 years and 38 days after the premiere of this Multiplane Technicolor masterpiece, I want to thank all the artists who made this film possible. Having cost around $2,600,000 in 1940, it has to date grossed an estimated $84,300,000 domestically, which I would say makes it quite successful. Even better: it has entertained zillions worldwide through all those 67 years. It is doubtful that we will ever see the same amount of craftmanship on one film ever again. Let it be a lesson to us all.
Now I will sit back and enjoy Mark Mayerson's mosaics - and intelligent disection of the film... while trying to figure out, what to post next...
I have something to read, too, as I received Mike's book "The Animated Man - a life of alt Disney" yesterday from Amazon!