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Monday, November 09, 2009

Prod.2001-Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs(XIX)

Seq. 11-B "Bed Building"
- Dwarfs by Ham Luske, Al Eugster, Dick Huemer, Marvin Woodward, Bob Wickersham, Woolie Reitherman and Dick Lundy, animals by Eric Larson, Jim Algar and Milt Kahl (incl. one dwarf scene).

How much of this sequence was actually animated, I do not know. Again, the missing check marks on this Morgue draft tell me that there are no animation folders extant. This sequence was all storyboarded, though, and at the very nice exhibit a year or two ago in DCA (south of Disneyland), quite a few of the story drawings were on display.

Al Eugster complained that all his animation was cut out of the film. We will see later that this was not altogether true, but at least here went one scene. We haven't anything by Dick Huemer either! But what I find most interesting to see is the (quite logical) casting of Woolie Reitherman on action scenes with the dwarfs...

[Quick note, nothing to do with Snow White: publication date of Colin White's book on Kay Nielsen now shows as February 2010!]

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Anonymous Paula says...

Hans, thanks so much for posting these. They are SO helpful! Hope to see you back stateside soon. Maybe for the holidays?

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:51:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Thanks, Paula, I certainly hope to be able to!

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:58:00 AM PST  
Anonymous John V. says...

Wow, a wealth of surprising information here! Eric Larson and Milt Kahl animating dwarfs? Dick Heumer animating... anything on this film? (He was also supposed to be the sequence director for the "school" scenes in Pinocchio, was he not?)

Oh, there has been some Eugster on the draft so far -- he animated the first scene to feature any of the dwarfs, at the start of the mining sequence! But so far his name's appeared *less* frequently than some uncredited animators, e.g. Riley Thomson, and Bob Wickersham.

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 10:30:00 AM PST  
Anonymous John V. says...

Oh, by the way, I seem to recall seeing some rough pencil test footage for this on the documentary at the end of the 1994(?) video release (as well as the full "Soup" sequence with complete soundtrack.)

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 10:37:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Maybe on a LaserDisc? Those used to have a wealth of extra material, which did not make it to the DVDs because Legal got wind of this venue of pleasure, and closed it, just to be sure. Or so it was told...

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:12:00 AM PST  
Anonymous John V. says...

Nope, not a laserdisc, I've never owned one of those. It was a video. Bear in mind, though, I said "seem to recall" so I could be mistaken that that's what I saw.

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 4:12:00 PM PST  
Anonymous John V. says...

One more thing - I just noticed you said that Ham Luske was animating dwarfs in this equence -- I think it's more likely he was to animate the animals.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 12:31:00 AM PST  

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