Prod. 2519 - The Rescuers (II) - Seq. 001 - Rescue Aid Society - Part 1
Directed by Woolie Reitherman, assistant director Jeffrey Patch, layout Don Griffith, secretary Lorraine [Thilman].
Not only is this quite an extensive sequence, the draft is also written so that normally only five scenes are described per page, in contrast to the earliest drafts where all ten lines had separate scenes. Please excuse my taking the liberty of spreading sequences over several posts - but it is my blog and my draft, so there! It saves me from having to come up with something clever by myself...
We start with effects and crowds by Dick Lucas, Dale Baer and Gary Goldman, with opening mice by Don Bluth and John Pomeroy, as well as a scene credited to Glen Keane, Ed Gombert, Randy Cartwright and one of two credits of Tad Stones, who is not credited on the "Verified as Complete" IMDb Full Credits page for The Rescuers.
Admittedly, I have never been a big fan of the scenes with the human characters in the beginning of this sequence. Once down in the trunk things start shaping up: the Supervising Animators obviously are Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas. They are "supported" by John Pomeroy, Gary Goldman, Don Bluth, Randy Cartwright, Ron Husband, Chuck Harvey, Bill Hajee, Ed Gombert and Heidi Guedel/Ballreich.
Just how much Frank and Ollie planned this sequence before the actual animation handouts, I do not know - I would venture to guess they planned as usual: thumbnailing the entire sequence, then doing rough drawings to cover much or most of the scenes which were then handed out as "rough animation layouts" to the asigned animators, keeping the "juiciest" scenes needing most delicate attention themselves.
An example of the roughness of the drawings could be the key I posted four years ago, that Frank drew of the chairman.