Report of the Disney Rarities Event
|Prod. CS-4 "Hell's Bells" (1929) >>|
Prod. 2608 "The New Spirit" (1942),
Prod. 2732 "The Winged Scourge" (1943),
Prod. 2611 "Food Will Win the War" (1942),
Prod. 2643 "Out of the Frying Pan into Firing Line" (1942),
Prod. 5975-013 "Fun with Mr. Future" (1982),
Prod. 2527 "Vincent" (1982),
Glago's Guest (2008) and
a trailer for "UP", to be released May 29th 2009.
The consensus was that the films were great, with at the top of the list the Fun with Mr. Future short that previously only had been shown for a week in Westwood for Academy consideration. It features the Audio-Animatronic® head of Mr. Lincoln (but without skin!) as the show's host, and great animated sequences showing how the future would look, this possibly originally planned as a film to be shown in an EPCOT cue line. Somewhat ironic that it was directed by Darrell Van Citters and animated by Mike Gabriel - who both went in vain to Monday's Milt Kahl tribute event at the Academy in Beverly Hills!
Except for the new Glago's Guest, which to me falls in the same category as Pixar's One Man Band as a film to showcase techniques, all the other films are available on DVD, on the Treasures series or as bonus on the Nightmare Blu-Ray, but it was nice seeing them in their original format. The "special treat" at the end was a big let-down, though, as there is very little special in a regular trailer for a film that opens a month from now, as beautiful and spectacular as it may be (and it is - I very much look forward to seeing the entire film!).
|<< Don Hahn and Dave Bossert|
at the event in Newport Beach
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