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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Prod.2001-Snow White &the Seven Dwarfs(XVII)

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Seq. 10-A "Dwarfs Leave for Mine"
- Snow White by Jack Campbell and Grim Natwick, Dwarfs by Fred Moore, Frank Thomas and Bill Tytla, animals by Eric Larson.

In the first part of this sequence, Jack Campbell shares the screen with Fred Moore, with a Bashful scene by Frank Thomas and a Grumpy scene by Bill Tytla. Then Grim Natwick takes over on Snow White, and the final Grumpy character scenes are all Bill Tytla. Somehow all this sounds logical - only the scene by Frank Thomas is a bit of a surprise.

My old mentor Børge Ring commented to me, based on the sequence where Snow White tells the dwarfs to go wash, that during a lunch in Amsterdam in 1984--when I got Frank and Ollie to lecture in Holland--he (Børge) told Frank "You were the first to reduce squash and stretch to its present day proportions." Frank laughed and said "Yes, and the others warned me "You'll get killed for this!""

An addition to previous postings: Tony Rivera, who seems to have been an animating assistant in the Snow White unit, had quite a career afterwards. A few days ago, I happened to see his name on "A is for Atom" (with animation by another ex-Disney artist, Emery Hawkins), then looked him up on IMDb, and found layout credits on Magoo's Christmas Carol, The Man from Button Willow, Chuck Jones' The Phantom Tollbooth, and even The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat!

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

I've seen Tony's name on many Yogi Bear cartoons. It seems he did mostly layouts.

This sequence does have some pretty sturdy aniamtor casting. If I had to break it down without a draft, it sould be quite easy.

Ollie Johnston says he did a lot of work on the "Dopey's kiss" saga seen here.

Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 10:40:00 AM PST  

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