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Friday, November 30, 2007

Prod. 2069 (Alice) - Seq. 07.0 - Caterpillar (II)

Here is the second part of the Caterpillar!
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In a few hours, I'll be on my way back to the States (and my shorts drafts), so I don't know when my next post will be. But Alice will continue shortly!

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Prod. 2069 (Alice) - Seq. 07.0 - Caterpillar (I)

This is the first part of the Caterpillar sequence directed by ham Luske. Layout by Charlie Philippi, Thor Putnam and Ken Anderson. This draft of 3/8/51. The list of animators boasts six of the famed "Nine Old Men"! Les Clark, Milt Kahl, Don Lusk, Ken O'Brien, Hal Ambro, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston (Alice), Judge Whitaker, John Lounsbery, Eric Larson, Phil Duncan (Caterpillar), Harvey Toombs (Butterfly) ...
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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Prod. 2069 (Alice) - Seq. 06.5 - Flowers

"Garden of Live Flowers", directed by Ham Luske, layout by Ken O'Connor and Lance Nolley - this draft 5/15/51.

Animation by Hal Ambro, Eric Larson, Les Clark (Alice), Bill Justice, Josh Meador, John Lounsbery, Marv Woodward, Judge Whitaker (Flowers) - ending with smoke by George Rowley...
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Oh--on yesterday's post, page 43 was missing. Fixed it.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Prod. 2069 (Alice) - Seq. 06.0 - At Rabbit's...

OK, here is a new sequence - a quite interesting one, too:
"The Rabbit's House" of 5/12/51, directed by Ham Luske, layout by Charlie Philippi, Ken O'Connor and Lance Nolley. Animation by Les Clark, Eric Larson, Harvey Toombs, Hal Ambro (Alice), Bill Justice, Hal King, Bob Carlson, Fred Moore (Rabbit), Phil Duncan, Woolie Reitherman (Rabbit & Dodo), Milt Kahl (Dodo), George Rowley, Dan MacManus (EFX)...
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Comments, anyone?

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Prod. 2069 (Alice) - Seq. 05.0 - Walrus...

I KNOW that I posted this sequence before! I repost it here anyway, as this is now in the same format as the rest of the draft, for those of you who collect the scans. It's also a great sequence!

"Walrus and the Carpenter (Dee and Dum)" is one of my favorite sequences - and the little oysters are certainly a favorite in Japan, as several merchandize items featuring them have originated there! Directed by Gerry Geronimi assisted by Ted Sebern, with layouts by Tom Codrick and Don Griffith - and Marie Dasnoit as secretary - this draft is from 2/12/1951.

Don Lusk, Woolie Reitherman, Marc Davis, Ward Kimball, Cliff Nordberg, Norm Ferguson, Hugh Fraser, Fred Moore, Charles Nichols, George Rowley and Judge Whitaker - you've seen them same place last year...
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Monday, November 26, 2007

Prod. 2069 (Alice) - Seq. 04.0 - Caucus Race

Also directed by Ham Luske, the Caucus Race is laid out by Charlie Philippi and Ken Anderson, animation by Les Clark and Hal Ambro (Alice), Bob Carlson (Dodo, Eagle, Toucan), Milt Kahl (Dodo) and Josh Meador (Water & Bottle)...
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I'd like to here repeat what I wrote in a comment on Thad K's blog: Even though the directing animator may have posed out every scene in a sequence, the names on the draft are the persons responsible for the final drawings. The draft is a working tool, a document that is created to be able to tell whom to go to in case of questions. It is not ever meant to be a historical document. Some secretaries have done more for history than others: on the Fun and Fancy Free draft, the directing animator is indicated as well as the responsible animators. On later drafts this became a moot point, as [since One Hundred and One Dalmatians] the directing animators basically animated the whole sequence anyway, but I have not seen indications of directing animators on any of the other feature drafts up till and including Fox and the Hound.
Please keep this in mind as you study these drafts!

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