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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Prod. 2074 - Peter Pan (XIII)
  - Seq. 11 - Hook Tricks Tinker Bell

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Directed by Gerry Geronimi, laid out by Tom Codrick. Assistant director Lou Debney, secretary Marie Dasnoit.
This FINAL draft dated October 1952.

Animation by Frank Thomas, Eric Larson (Hook), Ollie Johnston (Smee), Marc Davis, Les Clark, Don Lusk (Tink), George Rowley (Effects incl. gulls).

Clearly another major highlight and perennial Christmas classic, this is a masterpiece of character animation by Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston and Marc Davis.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Steven Hartley says...

I used to think there was a different animator working on Smee there because Smee is drawn with a belly button for most of the scenes where in other scenes, he isn't - and I was surprised Johnston turned up - but his acting and animation is there for sure...

I used to think that the extra close-ups of Hook whispering to Tinker Bell (in scenes like 'Like an old glove...') were a different animator but - its still Thomas.

Shot 37 of Smee is the only 'smear' that we see in the film...

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger John V. says...

This is the most concentrated use of directing animators so far... Strange to see Hook animated by Eric Larson and, in one shot, Ollie Johnston!

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 2:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger Zartok-35 says...

Frank Thomas is quite the multi-tool here. I always thought the closeups of Hook in shots 11, 17, and 21 looked allot like Norm Ferguson work. Eric Larson certainly is an interesting addition to hook's roster, though.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:07:00 PM PST  

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