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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Prod. UM51 - Mickey's Amateurs

According to IMDb, Mickey's Amateurs was directed by Pinto Colvig (the clarinet-playing clown who was the voice of Goofy), story man Erdman "Ed" Penner and Walt Pfeiffer (Walt Disney's childhood friend who became management and who was manager of Disney's Penthouse Club for many years until after Walt Disney passed away).

Animated by Stan Quackenbush, Ralph J. Somerville, Ed Love, Marvin Woodward, Al Eugster, Les Clark, [Art] Palmer and Art Babbitt. Music by Ollie Wallace. Can be viewed on the 2001 Walt Disney Treasures DVD - Mickey Mouse in Living Color.
Released 04/17/37, this 4th semi-final draft of 1/12/37...

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Anonymous Michael J. Ruocco says...

These drafts never cease to intrigue & amaze me. & so do you for owning & sharing these. Thanks again, Hans! & congrats on your 3 year blog anniversary!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 10:28:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous John V. says...

I second that, these are always fascinating!

I've always found it strange that these three guys *directed* the cartoon -- I wonder if someone's made a mistake somewhere down the line and they actually *wrote* it, with the director being Dave Hand or Ben Sharpsteen?

Another thing which surprises me is that Art Babbitt animated the scene of Goofy's machine going wild - I had thought it would be an effects animator, or possibly the guy who animated Pete at the beginning (who, it turns out, is Ed Love, at his most off-model!)

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 2:21:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

Look at all those Art Babbitt scenes. He must have been working fast.

A great start to your fourth year, Hans. Thanks.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 4:54:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous dbaxter91 says...

Is it true that you have Goofy drafts?

Monday, June 22, 2009 at 6:58:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

dbaxter91, the main category of my shorts drafts is Mickey Mouse. There are occasional exceptions (Goofy and Wilbur), and many of the Mickey shorts also have Goofy in them, like Boat Builders. (I also have basically all features from Snow White through Fox and the Hound.) So in answer of your question, yes, but not many...

Friday, June 26, 2009 at 10:20:00 AM PDT  

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