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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Prod. 2004 - Fantasia (XXIII)  - Seq. 4.5 (Beethoven: Fifth Movement: Sunset)

Directed by Ham Luske and Ford L. Beebe (Jr.), assisted by Erwin Verity. Layout by Hugh Hennesy. This draft dated 7/24/40.

Character animation by John Elliotte, Bernie Wolf, Bob Youngquist, Murray McClellan, Jack Campbell, Bill Justice, Milt Neil, Don Lusk, Ward Kimball, Don Towsley, Sewell (see previous) and [Ross?] Wetzel.

Effects by Jack Gayek, Fitzpatrick (see previous), George Rowley, John Reed, Don Tobin and Sandy Strother (where did that last S come from?).

I am uncertain about the function of Ambi Paliwoda, Art Palmer, and Walt Kelly (misspelled Kelley). They should all rank as character animators, but their "position" on this draft is as effects animator.

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Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Ah yes, we see a bit more of Campbell and Lusk; and WE see only one scene of Jim Moore; could they have made a mistake with Jim Moore animating Bacchus and not Fred??

Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 1:59:00 PM PST  
Anonymous John V. says...

As I see it, in scene 15 (i.e., the first scene of this sequence) Paliwoda animated the centaur with the horn (as he did at the end of the previous sequence) and Elliotte animated the centaur couple. In scene 40, Towsley animates the pegasi and cupids, and Kelly animates the faun on the rock. Neither Paliwoda nor Kelly seems to be credited with effects.

As for Art Palmer, I think we've seen him doing both character and effects animation on this feature?

Also, I'm not sure what Wetzel is credited for on scene 55... there is no character animation in that shot.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 2:22:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

John V., you are so right. I sit here posting these without the film at hand (and with a terrible cold, by the way). I have previously mentioned Kelly doing the faun, so I should have noted that...

Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 4:04:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

And so ends the sequence that has more famous animators than the others! Jack Campbell is well suited to the sky goddesses.

Wetzel was the real name of Judge Whitaker, but I doubt he works here. He would not have done something that still.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 6:06:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Ah Zartok, who knows?? He was given hard tasks like the Cards marching in "Alice in Wonderland".

Monday, December 20, 2010 at 10:55:00 AM PST  
Anonymous leigh says...

That's my grandpa you're talking about! (Ross Wetzel)

Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 12:21:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous John V. says...

Just looking over the drafts, are you sure "Wetzel" isn't Wetzel (Judge) Whitaker??

Friday, November 23, 2012 at 5:50:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Well, John, both Ross Wetzel and Judge Whitaker started at the studio in 1938. So ultimately - who knows? The person looking at the scene folder in the ARL, possibly, if it still exists.

Friday, November 23, 2012 at 10:18:00 PM PST  

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