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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Prod. 2063 - Cinderella (VIII)  - Seq. 02.0 - Introduction of King & Duke

Directed by Ham Luske, laid out by Charles Philippi, Lance Nolley and Ken O'Connor. Assistant director Larry Lansburgh, secretary Ruth Wright. This final draft dated 8/2/49.

Animation by Norm Ferguson, Woolie Reitherman, Cliff Nordberg and one scene by Marc Davis; effects by George Rowley (breaking glass - did he do pigeons, too?)

Marc Davis doing hands and bookends???
I wonder how Woolie and Cliff Nordberg shared their scenes...

I must admit I am surprised that these drafts are not gathering more readers. Especially since this IS the first time this information is put out in the open. Anyway, and as always, feel free to comment!

Thanks as always to John V., Zartok-35 and Steven Hartley!
Without you guys I'd feel I'd only be posting these to myself...

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Anonymous John V. says...

"Co-anim"? Must be the first time we've come across that. I'm also surprised it's Woolie rather than Fergie who's "co-animating".

As with the previous sequences, it's the directing animators who dominate (presumably because these are the characters' introduction scenes) but not the ones I expected...

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 12:24:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

This AMAZING! And, unexpected, to the fullest extent possible. No sign of Milt Kahl at all, but instead we get Woolie Reitherman with Cliff Nordberg!

I suspect Woolie is the supervising animator, doing rough drawings, and Nordberg is filling inbetween. Their scenes are listed as 'Co-animated'.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 12:56:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Fergy gets some great stuff of the Duke in the suit armour's mask.

It's good to see Woolie Reitherman animating a lot here. I still assume that he animates that Mice with the key at the end.

I always thought the drafts typed by Ruth Wright were the most up-to-date drafts.

Woolie and Fergy are the stars of the sequence. Nord "co-animates" some scenes with Woolie on the table.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1:10:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

That's alright, Hans. Look on the bright side. You've got us "trusty commenters".

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:13:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Thanks, Steven!
By the way, I know you have The Illusion of Life (which EVERYONE should have!) and in there you'll find info on the Mice & Key sequence - page 490 in my first edition.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 3:55:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

I have been thinking about doing something along the idea of the mosaics, but I want it to be a bit more informative. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of additional material about Cinderella.

Naturally, I am certainly beholding to you for posting these and I'll say so on my blog a couple of times this week.

Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 5:56:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Thank you Michael! One mention from you and the visitors more than double!

The broad spectrum of your blog and the depth of the material attracts a much wider viewer-ship than I could ever hope for, and many of those viewers might well be interested in these drafts. I recently visited the Danish Film School and was introduced to the ones who finished the three year animation director course. There was one girl who knew of me: she said "Ah! You're the one with the nerdy blog!" Explained a lot to me, that remark...

I understand the lack of material - I think in a way Cinderella was one of the most straight-forward stories, it sort of told itself. Thus we see very few amazingly different items, only a few nice-enough Mary Blair paintings. I don't remember seeing much else.

Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 6:22:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Oswald Iten says...

hello Hans,
I'm certainly very interested in the Cinderella drafts! I have been toying around with the idea of an indepth storytelling analysis of this straight-forward film for some time. Unfortunately, as my work situation looks at the moment I won't be able to do this at least until July.

Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 9:57:00 AM PDT  

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