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Friday, June 21, 2019

Prod. 0136 - The Fox and the Hound (VI)   - Seq. 002 Young fox and hound become friends (2/3)

056 057 058 059 060 061
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068 069 070 071 072
Directed by Art Stevens, assisted by Terry Noss.
Layout by Don Griffith.
This FINAL draft dated 5/4/1981 by secretary Charlene Rogers.

Animation by Ron Clements, Andy Gaskill, Walt Stanchfield, Chuck Harvey, Ed Gombert, Frank Thomas, Lorna Pomeroy, Ollie Johnston, Dale Oliver, Randy Cartwright, Linda Miller, Ron Husband and Heidi Guedel.

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Anonymous John V. (The Spectre) says...

The draft pages don't seem to have been uploaded properly. :(

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:38:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

I forgot what time it was, John - Sorry! :-)

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:48:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous John V. (The Spectre) says...

The casting of these scenes is a bit less clear than in earlier sequences, but here's my best shot:

Slade and Chief searching for Copper are mostly animated by Andy Gaskill with one shot by Chuck Harvey and a close-up of Chief by "coordinating animator" Walt Stanchfield. As before, Chuck Harvey's one shot has an "additional scene" number (85.3) suggesting that he was brought on to do extra scenes late in production.

Frank Thomas and Ed Gombert continue to animate Tod and Copper in the swimming hole.

For the scenes set the following day, with Copper tied up and Tod investigating Chief, Ollie Johnston seems to be the supervising animator. Dale Oliver and Ed Gombert pick up a few shots as well... comparing this with their assignments in the earlier part of the sequence, it looks like they were part of a general "Frank-and-Ollie" team. Randy Cartwright animates Chief again, but also a few scenes of Copper, alternating with Ollie Johnston, another possible indicator that he was animating under Ollie before being promoted.

The casting of the chase is more scatter-shot. Andy Gaskill once again animates all the scenes of Slade, but he also gets a few chase scenes of Chief and Tod, and a stray reaction shot of Copper as well. In scene 148 he gives Tod longer and skinnier legs than he has in the the other scenes, which reminds me of the animation in Don Bluth's "Banjo the Woodpile Cat". Was Gaskill a Bluthite? He's missing from the on-screen credits so presumably he left the studio during production, but he doesn't seem to have joined Don and company on "The Secret of NIMH".

In addition to Gaskill, the rest of the Chief-Tod chase is animated by Randy Cartwright (serving as supervising animator?), Lorna Pomeroy and Linda Miller (who also animated the scenes of Dinky and Boomer hiding), with a few Tod close-ups by Ed Gombert, a single shot of Chief and hens by Miller and Ron Husband, and a final post-chase shot of Tod by Heidi Guedel.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 12:07:00 PM PDT  

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