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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Prod. 2005 - Reluctant Dragon Final Story

The Final Story Meeting on The Reluctant Dragon of 7/31/1940 gives us some insights that clear up some things, like the naming of Sir Giles. After this meeting, the film went in full production.

Note also that the music was by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey
(I believe Charles Wolcott also had a hand in the theme song), and not by Leigh Harline, though they wanted to get him to do it "if he is available."

Børge Ring mentioned to me that the opening of our Anna & Bella basically was the same as the opening of The Reluctant Dragon, and that he only realized this recently. We read here that it was Kimball who actually scored this one, following a pass by Walt...
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Anonymous the spectre says...

some insights that clear up some things, like the naming of Sir Giles.

It's a pity this is skimmed over, it would have been interesting to read more on how/why they made the change. It just mentions "the advisability of using the name Sir or Saint George." It *would* have been strange if he had been called *Saint* George in the dialogue, what with him being alive and all...

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 4:22:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Tinker Bell says...

Great stuff! Thanks for posting these RD notes.

Monday, March 26, 2007 at 1:36:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous PaulBunyan says...

It was interesting to see layout artist Lance Nolley at this meeting since he in not in the film credits. Maybe not surprising since he has a prime spot in the final projection room scene of RD. Is it more likely he has an uncredited role in RD or that they brought those not working on RD into the meeting to to bounce ideas off of?

Monday, April 2, 2007 at 9:53:00 PM PDT  

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