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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Prod. 2011 - The Fabulous Mr. Toad (VIII)
  - Seq. 10.1 - Cyril's Testimony

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Directed by James Algar, assisted by Jack Bruner, layout by Charles Philippi and Hal Doughty, secretary Dessie Flynn.
This draft number 2 dated 11/18/48.

Animation by Hugh Fraser (44 scenes) and Rudy Larriva (1 scene of four seconds).
This is Jim Algar's first sequence in this film as director. In 1946 he occupied room 2B-6, next door to layout men Philippi and Doughty in 2B-5 while Hugh Fraser was downstairs in 1B-6.

Note that the film's title here is "Magnificent Mr Toad."

Hugh Duncan Fraser was born in Butte, Montana on 08/15/1904 and passed away at age 89 on 01/06/1994 in Contra Costa/Walnut Creek, CA. Alberto has the following data on him: "Animator: DISNEY c38-54 (Pinocchio 40, Fantasia 40, Dumbo 41, Saludos Amigos 43, Victory Through Air Power 43, Goofy 43-44/46/48/50-53 [Victory Vehicles 43, How to Be a Sailor 44, How to Play Golf 44, A Knight for a Day 46, Double Dribble 46, The Big wash 48, Hold That Pose 50, Lion Down 51, Cold War 51, Tomorrow We Diet 51, Get Rich Quick 51, No Smoking 51, Father’s Lion 52, Hello Aloha 52, Man’s Best Friend 52, Two Gun Goofy 52, Teachers Are People 52, Two Weeks Vacation 52, How to Be a Detective 52, Father’s Day Off 53, Father’s Week End 53], Donald Duck 45-46 [The Eyes Have It 45, No Sail 45, Frank Duck Brings ‘Em Back Alive 46], Make Mine Music 46, Fun and Fancy Free 47, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 49, Cinderella 50, Alice in Wonderland 51, Peter Pan 52, Lady and the Tramp 55)." I cannot find any info on what he did between Lady and the Tramp and the 1960 Popeye series he worked on for director Jack Kinney.

Rudolph (Rudy) Larriva was born 02/12/1916 and passed away at age 94 recently on 2/19/2010. Last residence Irvine, CA.
Someone must have interviewed him, one would think...
Alberto's info about his time at Disney does not mention his work on Toad: "Animator: DISNEY 25 Feb 46-28 May 47 (Song of the South 46, Melody Time 48)." In July 1946 his room at Disney's was 1E-11.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Zartok-35 says...

Fascinating! I knew High Fraser did weasle scenes, but I didn't think he did the whole sequence!
Bettacini says Rudy Larriva was out of Disney by mid-1947, so this draft must have been compliled quite awhile after his contributions.

Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 3:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger John V. says...

Notice that the bg data for scene 01.6 says that it (the background) is the same as scene 48 of sequence 07.1. This is crossed out and replaced with "seq. 19.1 sc. 16". Presumably the designations for the different sequences changed during production.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 5:28:00 PM PST  
Blogger Steven Hartley says...

A whole Hugh Fraser sequence. I knew that he worked on the weasels, but I didn't think he practically animate the whole sequence (the Larriva scene is a re-use), and I never thought he even worked on the Trial scenes.

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:39:00 AM PST  

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