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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Prod. 2006 - Dumbo (VII)

Seq. 06.0 "Menagerie - Mrs. Jumbo Goes Berserk"
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, assistant director Jacques [Roberts?], layout Terrell Stapp.
This 2nd draft dated 4/8/41.

We start quietly with some nice scenes of Dumbo being washed by Mrs. Jumbo, by Bill Tytla, with effects by Art Palmer, Cornett Wood and Sandy Strother. A crowd scene by John McManus. Then Dumbo and Kids by Claude Smith, Mrs. Jumbo by Bill Shull (Bill Tytla's erstwhile assistant), Ringmaster by Walt Kelly of Pogo fame (see elsewhere on this blog for more on him) and some Roustabouts by Jack Campbell.

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Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

That kid looks just like Lampwick, but he isn't animated by Fred Moore. How 'bout that?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 2:06:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous John V. says...

I had thought that Tytla probably animated the scenes of Dumbo and his mother playing... although some of Mrs Jumbo's expressions seem a little unconvinvcing to me (maybe just the way her eyes are designed).

A lot of scenes here didn't make it into the final film (or are slightly different) -- for example, Skinnay never rides Dumbo like a "Roman chariot". The Ringmaster's final line "Put her in jail!" also got taken out.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 4:34:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

I've actually always thought that Fred Moore animated those pesky boys, because it looks so much Moore's style and his boyish drawings.

Zartok, I agree with you that that Skinnay looks really like Lampwick from Pinocchio, and I thought it had to be a Fred Moore drawing, but it turns out that Claude Smith animated the pesky boys, I wonder if he had ever been an assistant to Freddie, because he sure draws like Freddie!

I've always wondered who animated Mrs. Jumbo going mental, I thought that Bill Tytla did all that, but it turns out that Bill Shull did the animation (who used to be the assistant to Bill Tytla, and worked a lot with him on the films.)

Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 8:23:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous rosscompose says...

The "berserk" scene is a wonderful contrast to the playful and touching scene between Dumbo and his mother that comes before it.

Does anyone know what what was cut out from scenes 21 to 34 after the crowds enter?

Interesting that secondary characters (like Skinnay) are given proper names on the drafts.

Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:51:00 PM PST  

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