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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Prod. 2063 - Cinderella (XIV)  - Seq. 04.0 - King & Duke at Ball

Directed by Ham Luske, laid out by Charles Philippi and Lance Nolley. Assistant director Larry Lansburgh, secretary Ruth Wright.
This final draft dated 11/22/49.

King and Duke by Milt Kahl, partly reissued to Hal Ambro
(One scene of Duke by Frank Thomas)
Cindy by Marc Davis
Prince by Eric Larson and Les Clark
Stepmother by Harvey Toombs
Stepsisters by Judge Whitaker
"Girls" by Les Clark
Court Announcer by Fred Moore
Crowd by Luske (Don Lusk again?)
Curtain by George Rowley

Description: "Prince & Cinderella fall in love." Sort of says it all.
Eric Larson's prince is well-drawn but rather stiff. Somewhere in between the prince in Snow White and Milt's Prince Philip in Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella's prince has very little business. A song and a dance - and a bit of yawning.
Milt's King and Duke are, of course, excellent!

Yesterday's post disappeared for over a day as Blogger had severe maintenance problems. I am sorry about that, I couldn't help it. Anyway, I restored it, so happy reading!

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Anonymous John V. says...

OK, finally we have Milt Kahl animating the King and the Duke... but not the Prince! And is that Frank Thomas animating the Duke?

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 12:13:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Frank Thomas animating a scene of the Duke pulling the curtain. Never expected that happening, but okay.

I thought Ken O'Brien would be working here - some of the madames bowing to the prince really suit his work. Maybe Les Clark, but not really much of Don Lusk.

I'm surprised to see that Milt Kahl doesn't handle the prince here - since he's the "Prince guy". Milt does some good animation. I feel that shot 51 with the King's line "If anything goes wrong (pantomines execution)" could'be been exaggerated. Shot 52 by Hal Ambro is pretty amusing.

Hah! I was right that Fred Moore did the Court Announcer and Conducter. I guessed it the first time round and I got both of them right. Who's a clever boy then? ;-)

I'm hoping to see more of Ken O'Brien in the next sequence and maybe Marvin Woodward. The Cinderella and Prince scenes do have an O'Brien style to it. But I bet that it's going to be all Eric Larson or Marc Davis.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:44:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous John V. says...

I wonder if Milt Kahl animated *any* Prince scenes in this film?

Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 7:58:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

Personally, I thought some of the Duke scenes here looked like Phil Duncan was responsible. But it's all by Kahl, and Hal Ambro, who appears to be his partner of choice. They couldn't even spare a shot or two for Woolie!

Is it just me, or are there several carriage travelling shots not listed at the begining of this sequence?

Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 10:41:00 AM PDT  

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