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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Prod. UM1 - Mickey's Nightmare

Directed by Burt Gillett.
Released 8/13/32, this draft dated 4/20/32. Nearly four months!? Could it be because this film was the first Mickey in the United Artists series?

Animation by Norm Ferguson, Jack King, Tom Palmer, Johnny Cannon, Gilles Armand "Frenchy" de Trémaudan, Ben Sharpsteen,
Les Clark, Hardy Gramatky and Dave Hand.

Another classic with the animators unknown - until now!

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Blogger ramapith says...

Another interesting point—MICKEY'S NIGHTMARE is a semi-remake of Oswald's POOR PAPA, right down to the business of the babies playing the piano.
Ending is different, though: for Oswald it's no nightmare, but real life. Another bunch of storks arrive and he unsuccessfully tries to get rid of them.

Thanks for the draft, Hans; this is an invaluable service!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 8:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger Rodney Baker says...

I've been spending some quality time with this draft after you posted it. Some very interesting information to be gleaned from it.

I was fascinated enough by it that I typed converted the draft into a Google Doc spreadsheet so that I could look at it from a couple different angles:

I've attempted to make some observations and posted a poor quality youtube video of the film also:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 5:36:00 AM PST  

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