Prod. 2061 - Melody Time (II) - 2052 - Little Toot
Animation by Bob Cannon, Rudy Larriva, George Rowley, Ollie Johnston, Jack Parr (whom we saw win at bowling), Dan MacManus, Brad Case (whose son Dale worked for Ray Patin commercial studios in the late 50s), Cliff Nordberg, Ray Patin, Eric Larson and Don Lusk.
Bob Cannon and Rudy Larriva have had illustrious careers outside of Disney: this is Cannon's only film for Disney. He has credits on Doggone Tired, Little Rural Riding Hood and Moonbird, and he directed Gerald McBoing-Boing. Rudy Larriva, who passed away only this February, also animated on Song of the South. His credits include animation on McBoing-Boing and The Unicorn in the Garden, as well as animation and direction on a slew of Magoo.
The draft mentions McManus, not MacManus, and thus one thinks that it was John McManus, not Dan MacManus who worked on these scenes. Here I refer to Alberto Becattini who does not credit John McManus on this film. Alberto also does not mention Brad Case on this film.
Other things of note: I count 14 multiplane shots, and more importantly, this is the FIRST "corrected final" draft we have encountered. What was wrong with the old final one? Again there are lots of notes from a 1964 inventory in the BG Morgue.
[How did I forget to mention this?
Hardie Gramatky, the author of the children's book this segment is based on, worked as animator at Disney in the Mickey Mouse unit from 1930 to 1936. He was born 4/12/1907, and died, 72 years old, on 5/1/1979, in Fairfield, CT.]