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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Prod. 2519 - The Rescuers (XXIII)  - Seq. 011 - The Pirate's Cave

This sequence 011 is placed between 008 and 08.1 in the film!
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Directed by Woolie Reitherman, assistant director Jeffrey Patch, layout Don Griffith, secretary Lorraine [Thilman? Davis?].
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?

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

Here's another clump of Reitherman work in what I thought would be several individual sequences!

I could tell the Don Bluth animation, so I'm not surprised he's in here. We haven't seen Ron Clements on a Woolie sequence yet, he is obviously here because Frank Thomas is.

Bill Hajee finally has a decent amount of work to do!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 9:43:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Glen Keane appears to be only credited for two scenes and one of them's a 1 foot scene.

When I see footage scenes like 2 feet or 1 feet of animation I always think its very little drawings in a scene like this.

Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8:57:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Yeah, Dorse A. Lanpher hasn't appeared at all in the draft and he is credited in the film and is there any scenes credited to Lanpher in the last drafts??

Friday, September 10, 2010 at 12:03:00 PM PDT  

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