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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Prod. 2006 - Dumbo (II)

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Seq. 03.0 "Casey Loading"
Directed (again) by Sam Armstrong, assistant directors Lloyd Richardson and W. Hays, layout Dick Kelsey.
This 2nd draft dated 5/7/41.

Animation of Casey Junior by John McManus, Frank Grundeen, Don Tobin, Cornett Wood, Don Patterson, John Reed and Poul Kossoff, regular effects by Jim Escalante (my guess), with characters by Claude Smith, Edwin Fourcher, Hugh Fraser (Elephants) and Howard Swift (Ringmaster).

We have seen most of the Casey Junior animators as effects animators on Pinocchio already: McManus, Grundeen, Escalante, Tobin, Wood and Kossoff are all found on the Pinocchio draft.
I bet John Reed was another of the people called Jack...

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

It wasn't too hard to suspect that Don Patterson would handle the Casey Junior shots, with "Mickey's Trailer" and what not.

I suspect we'll see Ed Fourcher again on the Kinney sequences, he was a regular on Goofy cartoons.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 7:50:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous John V. says...

Don't you just love those early 40s Disney steam trains? See also "The Three Caballeros"!

The draft is in a similar style to others from around the same time (e.g. Pinocchio) with plenty of detail... although not always clear who is responsible for what.

But I think that in the first two shots, McManus and Grundeen are animating the circus workers and animals - I don't think Casey Jr is animated (except for the smoke).

Also, notice how Don Patterson is the only one to animate Casey Jr moving like a character rather than a vehicle.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 2:30:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Didn't John Reed went on to become the leading-animator for the great British-aniamted film'Animal Farm'?

Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 5:58:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rebecca Steele says...

Dumbo II is Coming to Video and Disney DVD in July 2002

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:11:00 PM PDT  

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