Prod. 2074 - Peter Pan (I)
- Seq. 01.0 - Opening - Introduction to family
This FINAL draft dated 10/30/52.
This first sequence starts after the opening credits and the song "The Second Star to the Right," which ends as we view the London skyline and enter the realm of these draft pages. As always, my "Standard Disclaimer" is in effect, in other words, this is a production document aiming to show the persons responsible for the scenes - it is not a historical document. At least, it wasn't originally. You can read more about this in a lot of earlier postings.
Today we meet Marc Davis (Mother), Milt Kahl and John Lounsbery (Father), Hal King (John, Michael), Harvey Toombs (Wendy), Norm Ferguson (Nana) Eric Larson (Peter Pan), with secondary animation by Art Stevens (parents), [Jack] Campbell and Clair Weeks. Effects by George Rowley. A few of these attributions are a bit simplistic, but check the pages and judge for yourself.
The animation of Nana the nurse-maid-dog is some of the last feature animation by one of the most influential animators of the Disney studios ever, (William) Norman "Fergy" Ferguson (9/2/1902-11/4/1957). In the early 1930s, his influence cannot be overstated, when the studio crawled out of the hole left by the departure of Ub Iwerks in January 1930.
(In case you are wondering, yes, I do actually have an original "Background Morgue" version of this draft, but I found it quite a lot more feasible to scan a xeroxed copy I also have. The info should be the same, though I admit I have as yet not checked.)