Please note: if an earlier link doesn't work, it may have changed following an update! Check the Category Labels in the side-bar on the right! There you can find animator drafts for sixteen complete Disney features and eighty-six shorts,
as well as Action Analysis Classes and many other vintage animation documents!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Prod. 2223 - The Hockey Champ

Also directed by Jack King, and just two production numbers up from Donald's Cousin Gus, The Hockey Champ was released 4/28/39, three weeks before Cousin Gus. This draft of 3/30/39 notes the assistant directors as Harry Teitel and (editor) Lloyd Richardson, whom we also met on Alice in Wonderland some twelve years later.

Layouts again Bill Herwig, animation by Lee Moorehouse, Paul Allen (we should know more about these two!), Eric Larson, George Rowley, Bernie Wolf and Don Towsley, with single scenes by James Culhane and Larry Clemmons, three feet co-animated by (Max) Gray - effects by Amatuzio, Jack Gayek, Ed Aardal and John McManus.
Also available on Treasures DVD - The Chronological Donald, Volume 1 - if you still can find it...

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Anonymous the spectre says...

Wow, thanks, it's great to have more drafts posted up! In Michael Barrier's "Hollywood Cartoons" he mentions how changes were made (to the cartoon's detriment) in the story while sections had already been animated - you can definitely see that in the way the scenes are numbered.

Monday, January 7, 2008 at 5:29:00 PM PST  

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