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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Prod. 2082 (Sleeping Beauty) - Seq. 07.1 Maleficent Kicks Goons Around

Directed by Woolie Reitherman, laid out by Don Griffith and Joe Hale. Animated by Ambi Paliwoda, Marc Davis, Eric Cleworth (Maleficent), Dick Lucas, John Lounsbery, Milt Kahl, Bill Keil (Goons), George Goepper (Goons and Raven), Ken Hultgren (Raven). Effects by Dan MacManus.

Note Sc. 14 - the Goon leader, animated by by Milt Kahl...

This FINAL draft dated 9/19/58...
Already here, Woolie Reitherman is reusing freely from previous productions, in this case all Fred Spencer scenes from Snow White. (Sheet 27:) Sc. 29.1 reuses from Seq. 4D "Spooks" - MLS: Dopey collides with dwarfs at top of stairs. All tumble down. (Sheet 28:) Sc. 34. reuses from both Seq. 8A "Entertainment" Sc. 53 - CU: Grumpy, Sleepy and Bashful hide behind organ and Seq. 4D again, Sc. 33 - MS: Dwarfs take screech [from birds in prev. sc.] - Dive from scene, Sneezy late - into Jar by wall - peeks out.

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Anonymous Kevin Kidney says...

This whole draft is so neat-o!

I also can't wait to see the Blu-Ray transfer.


Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 2:48:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Lionel says...

Thrilling! I find it very interesting that, in such a short scene, almost every shot is by a different animator (though, if I understand correctly what you wrote, Davis probably "keyed" Maleficent before Cleworth and Paliwoda took over).

I know "Sleeping Beauty" by heart, I know "Snow White" very well, but I can't figure what "Snow White" animation was used for the goons.

And why was one shot of the goon leader animated by Milt Kahl: time problem (though Milt must have been pretty busy with Prince Philip)?

Friday, July 4, 2008 at 8:42:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Hi Kevin! Love your blog!

Lionel: I added a bit of info on the reused scenes! As to Milt doing the Goon Leader: who knows! Maybe he said "You so-and-so's have all the fun! Lemme do something that is not a #&%! straight human!" But this is conjecture on my part... :-)

Friday, July 4, 2008 at 9:21:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Lionel says...

You may be right, Hans, about Milt. Still, with one goon shot, and the animation of Philip, the balance is not n favour of his fun!

The Snow White reuses are incredible. We all know about Woolie's reuses in his 60s and 70s movies, but these are mostly what in live-action would be called B pictures. In a major production like Sleeping Beauty, I'm amazed!

Friday, July 4, 2008 at 2:01:00 PM PDT  

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