Prod. 2519 - The Rescuers (XXIII) - Seq. 011 - The Pirate's Cave
This FINAL draft dated 4/1/77.
We start off with Milt Kahl (Snoops, Medusa and Penny) and Don Bluth (Penny). Then, Frank Thomas animates the mice with Bill Hajee, Ron Clements, Ron Husband and Dale Baer. Ollie Johnston and Glen Keane animate Penny. Effect water by Jack Buckley.
Probably the most screened sequence of this movie, the sequence where Penny is down in the cave was sequence-directed by frank and Ollie. They would plan their part of this sequence in rough layout thumbnails, then continue by posing all scenes roughly as can be seen in this previous posting.
They relished telling the story that Woolie told them the animatic/Leica-reel/work-reel was JUST the right length, and when they posed out the sequence and showed it to Woolie, he said: "See? Just as I said: just the right length!" They kept to themselves that the sequence had grown to twice the length!
Notice that only the water scenes have an effects animator (Buckley) assigned - all other scenes do not, and there are shadows, sparkles, flashes etc. When talking about Rescuers, Frank and Ollie made it quite clear that out of finanthere were very few effects in this film, and only a few scenes with shadows. But who did these effects? Did they do them themselves? Or are we missing names here?