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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Prod. UM39 - Orphan's Picnic

Directed by Ben Sharpsteen.
Released 2/15/36, this FINAL draft dated 11/26/35.

Animation by Milt Kahl, Ham Luske, Don Towsley, George Drake, Fred Spencer, Paul Hopkins, Bernie Wolf, Frank Thomas, Eddie Strickland, Paul Allen, Al Eugster, Shamus Culhane, Hardie Gramatky, Marvin Woodward, Frank Kelling and Roy Williams.

There are a few things to note in this list. Though obscured by a typo, this may be the first scene of Frank Thomas' to reach the screen, under taskmaster George Drake's supervision. Frank mentioned to me that his first scenes were in Mickey's Circus, which was released half a year later. George Drake was himself head of the Inbetween department since 1932. Paul Hopkins was listed in Camera around 1933, in Personnel in 1935 - here he his animating.

The film is discussed in the Action Analysis Class of Jan. 6th, 1936, the transcript of which can be read elsewhere on this blog.

Really busy, folks! I will try to not be a stranger here, though!

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