Prod. 2519 - The Rescuers (VIII) - Seq. 005 - Albatros Air Service - Part 1
This FINAL draft dated 2/23/77.
Animation by Andy Gaskill, Dale Oliver, Ollie Johnston, Bob McCrea, Frank Thomas (one scene) and Chuck Harvey.
This is, of course, one of the showcase sequences of the movie, used for publicity, Christmas shows and the like. Most often, though, the second part of this sequence, which we will look at tomorrow. It has often been called "Ollie Johnston's sequence," and he clearly is the directing animator. As such he would probably also have planned the scenes animated by McCrea, Gaskill, Oliver and Harvey. I remember clearly the lectures Frank and Ollie gave, where they used this sequence as example, and showed a good deal of live action footage of birds landing in the most amazingly clumsy ways!