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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Prod. 2011 - The Fabulous Mr. Toad (XII)  - Seq. 19.4 - Train

Directed by Jack Kinney, layout by Lance Nolley.
This draft named Revised Final is dated 5/19/49.

Character animation by Ward kimball and Harvey Toombs, while Ed Aardal, Jack Boyd and George Rowley animated effects (if, in the case of Rowley, Toads hand can be called an effect).

Of course we find Ward Kimball at the train sequence! Could this be called autoanimagraphical? The attribution is by no means unexpected on stylistic grounds either, as his drive to do things differently leaves us with some rather typically wild animation, like the cops shooting.

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Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

As much as I enjoy a good train chase sequence, this one is a bit redundant; alot of the scenes, the police shooting for instance, are used twice in close succession.
It's still pretty neat though, and I'll bet Kimball enjoyed animating Toad enjoying trains and being away from Gerry Geronimi.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 4:48:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Knew that Kimball did the train sequence - I thought Don Lusk did the underwater scenes with the fish - but instead, Toombs. I thought that something "fishy" was going on here when Kimball was assigned to work for Jack Kinney instead of Geronimi, who often "used him".

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:30:00 AM PST  

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