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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Prod. 2004 - Fantasia (XXVII)  - Seq. 10.4 (Dance of the Hours: Alligator Ballet--Night)

Directed by T. Hee, assisted by Larry Lansburgh. Layout by Ken O'Connor. This draft dated 9/9/40.

Character animation by John Lounsbery, Hicks Lokey, Preston Blair, Howard Swift, Norm Tate, Hugh Fraser, Art Elliott and Harvey Toombs.

Effects by Cornett Wood, George Rowley, Brad Case, Jack Gayek, Jim Will, Ed Aardal, George DeBeeson, John Reed, [John?] Fitzpatrick (for the ? see a previous posting) and Jerome Brown.

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Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Interesting indeed - we see more of Norm Tate doing the finale scenes; and John Lounsbery's alligator is fun. I was surprised to see how little some of the animators
contributed here, even though there was a lot of animation casting here!

Oh, and once I hope you are enjoying Christmas Day!

These drafts are great, I'm going to make mosaics of these!

Saturday, December 25, 2010 at 10:14:00 AM PST  
Anonymous John V. says...

The lead alligator is named Alex? I wonder where the name "Ben Ali-Gator" came from?

Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 2:11:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

Somehow I thought Walt Kelly was involved with this sequence from Fantasia. John Lounsbery seems to have the bulk of the piece, no surprise. It's great animation; excellent timing.

Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 4:43:00 AM PST  

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