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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Prod. 2062 - Ichabod (X)
  - Seq. 7 - "The Dance"

Directed by Gerry Geronimi assisted by Ted Sebern, layout by Tom Codrick and Don Griffith. This FINAL draft dated 2/7/49.

A slew of "Old Men" animated this one. Credited are: Ollie Johnston--alone and with Ken O'Brien and Hal Ambro--, Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, Woolie Reitherman (alone and together) as well as John Sibley and Hal King, and effects animator George Rowley.

Milt animates Brom and "the fat girl," while each of the others animate most other characters. Of course, Sib and Woolie handle some nice action stuff.

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Blogger Zartok-35 says...

Gerry Geronimi takes over, and Woolie Reitherman makes his triummphant return from the aviation business;...doing Ichabod.
Frank Thomas does what has to be the loosest animation he ever did.
I'm surprised Ward Kimball didn't handle the violinist.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 3:10:00 PM PST  
Blogger Steven Hartley says...

Okay, I'm really confused - I don't understand on why in Scene 36 would credit on animators like Brom and the fat lady. I simply can't understand on why the scene would go to Frank and Woolie. The directors at Disney cast animated scenes in a very complicating way. Animators outside Disney, usually animate the entire characters in a scene.

Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:55:00 AM PST  
Blogger Zartok-35 says...

Frank does Brom, Woolie does Matilda! What's to confuse??

Friday, November 11, 2011 at 5:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger Steven Hartley says...

Well, in the drawing here:

It says that this part was animated by Woolie Reitherman (with Amby Paliwoda assisting), no mention of Frank Thomas here, and both characters are drawn on the screen.

So yes, this is confusing to me. Because actually, both Frank and Woolie animate the same characters at different scenes. It justs stumps me that on this type of scene, that it would go to two animators, and not just one. That would just make staging very complicating.

Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11:56:00 PM PST  
Blogger John V. says...

There seems to be some co-animating here as well... Ollie with O'Brien, and Ollie with Ambro.

Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 12:59:00 PM PST  

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