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Monday, November 29, 2010

Prod. 2004 - Fantasia (V)  - Seq. 5.2 (Nutcracker Suite: Dance Chinese)

Directed by Sam Armstrong, assisted by Wright and Lloyd Richardson. Layout by Al Zinnen. This draft dated 6/22/40.

This sequence I want to present by itself. Many find it their favorite single sequence, with 96-02 ft. of classical movie magic (1 minute 4 seconds 2 frames) by Art Babbitt. Effects by Cornett Wood, Frank Follmer, Sandy Strother and Tom Barnes.

Note also that this draft includes the director's pick-up date, 10/16/39. This is, I believe, the date that the storyboard was issued to the director.

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Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

The assistant director is probably Norman Wright.

Monday, November 29, 2010 at 12:44:00 PM PST  
Anonymous John V. says...

Wright = Norman Wright, Bambi sequence director?

Monday, November 29, 2010 at 1:37:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Rob M says...

It's curious that assistant directors Graham Heid and Norman Wright have a "story development" credit in the movie program (and in the on-screen credits in recent releases of the film).
I wonder if they actually did some story work or if they got the "story develpment" credit for their work as assistant directors.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 2:51:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Ah yes, Art Babbitt's charming Mushroom dance, I always liked the small fungus moving around, as if he's the leader!

Classic animation, even though it's only 96ft worth of excellent animation!

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 12:55:00 PM PST  

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