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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Prod. 2110 (101 Dalmatians) - Seq.016 Final Escape

Here is a good long sequence, the one-before-last in the picture.
And as all the action sequences, this one is directed by Woolie Reitherman, laid out by Basil Davidovich.

The animation staff includes John Lounsbery, Ted Berman, Blaine Gibson, Bill Keil, Fred Kopietz, Ambi Paliwoda, Milt Kahl, Hal King, Bob McCrea, Frank Thomas, Don Lusk, Julius Svendsen, Art Stevens, Bob Youngquist, Eric Cleworth and Cliff Nordberg (dogs), Marc Davis (Cruella), John Sibley and again Cliff Nordberg (Baduns), Bill Keil again (truck driver), with Dan MacManus and Dick Lucas taking care of the live-action model cars.

Of course, the scene to look out for is Milt Kahl's sc. 39: Pongo rolling in soot. It was reportedly the most troublesome scene that Milt had ever encountered, and I should think he didn't mind the result when he was done. Try THAT in CG!

This final draft of 8/22/60...
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Is everyone aware of Mark Mayerson's insightful commentary and mosaics for this film? Also check out Mike Sporn's blog for detailed animation notes!

My personal feeling about the Small World thing that is going around is this: to begin with, let's not forget that the attraction as it is now is NOT what it was in '64. Years of short-term-gain short-sighted "Pressler-maintenance" has left it decimated. The real issue is this: when we sail through the updated version, will we be entertained? That's what counts - that's what counted for Walt. I bet we will be...
(No comments on this, please!)

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

It's no wonder that Woolie Reitherman got so much attention for this film. The sheer number of scenes he's directed, given this sequence, is enormous. The Twilight Bark is exceptional, and the action in this sequence is taut (though I've never been very excited by it.) These drafts continue to be a revelation to me.

thanks again for sharing.

Monday, April 14, 2008 at 5:11:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Floyd Norman says...

I returned from a 14 month tour of duty to work on this sequence. Because of my military service, I missed a good deal of the movie. However, it was great to get back in one piece.

I think this movie really established Woolie as a director. The next Disney feature, "The Sword in the Stone," Woolie had the director's chair all to himself.

Monday, April 14, 2008 at 9:33:00 AM PDT  

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