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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Prod. 2074 - Peter Pan (XVII)  - Seq. 14.0 - The Fight With The Pirates

On this, Walt Disney's 111st. birthday and (for my Dutch readers) Sinterklaas avond, here is the one before last sequence of Peter Pan.
Directed by Gerry Geronimi, laid out by Charles Philippi. Assistant director Lou Debney, secretary Marie Dasnoit.
This Final draft dated October 52.

Animation by Bill Justice (Kids), Don Lusk (Peter, Wendy), Cliff Nordberg (Pirates, Tink), Woolie Reitherman (Hook, Croc, Peter), Jerry Hathcock (Hook), Clarke Mallory (Peter, Wendy), Eric Cleworth (Hook, Pirate Starkey, Peter, Alarm Clock), Hal King (Kids, Hook, Tink), Julius Svendsen (Kids), Eric Larson (Peter), Hugh Fraser (Pirates, Smee, Skidding Hook and Croc), Les Clark (Tink, Wendy), Ward Kimball (Hook), Hal Ambro, Bob Carlson (Peter, Hook), George Rowley (Tink re-use).

Another very famous, oft repeated sequence. Again, it is nice to finally be able to give a whole bunch of basically unknown animators their due credits!

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Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

Ward Kimball is finally with Gerry Geronimi, and in a very unexpected way! The lack of Nordberg croc scenes is striking too.
Lots of shots by Clark Mallery; I'm surprised he cme up short for a footage credit.
ow we'll have to see if Jaxon directs tomorrows sequence or not!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:40:00 PM PST  
Anonymous John V. says...

Charles Philippi for some reason is the layout man for a pirate ship sequence directed by Geronimi, after laying out several Luske sequences. It's not even as if he layed out the previous duel in the Skull Rock sequence (the only Hook sequence directed by Luske).

The casting of Hook and Peter's duel is very close to on the skull rock sequence, right down to Les Clark animating the cutaways to Wendy, and Woolie Reitherman getting a few Peter scenes. The difference is that this sequence has Eric Larson rather than Milt Kahl.

Very strange to see Ward Kimball animating Hook for a couple of shots. There really isn't very much of him in this film, is there? He has been associated with the Lost Boys before, so he may have supervised some of the other animators working on them without actually doing any scenes himself.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 4:53:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Wow, an awful lot of Woolie Reitherman animation of Hook, and also his crew: Cleworth, Bob Carlson and Jerry Hatchcock. The scenes by Hugh Fraser at the end with Hook skimming like a rock is just hilarious animation and gag development. I also love Woolie's croc reaction to the clock ticking inside his mouth.

It appears that Frank Thomas, who was evidently in charge of the acting scenes of Hook was in charge of developing his personality, while Woolie saw him a different view as he animated him more broad and certainly was in charge of the sequences with Hook and Peter Pan.

That shot of the pirate in scene 73.4 was rather exaggerated for Disney, but hey - that Cliff for you. He was probably the wildest animator at Disney they had (or John Sibley) but many people just haven't seen it that way...

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 3:16:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Christopher Hei says...

and did Bob Carlson work on the Chipmunk Adventure?

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:07:00 PM PDT  

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