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Friday, May 31, 2013

Prod. 2079 - Lady and the Tramp (XX)  - Seq. 12.1 - Christmas Party - The End

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Directed by Ham Luske assisted by Jim Swain. Laid out by Al Zinnen, Thor Putnam and Ken O'Connor. Secretary Ruth Wright.
This Final draft dated 9/1/55.

As I wrote before: I find this film incredibly well drawn and very well animated - less occasional "fumbling" than on the previous couple of films. It is a step up from Peter Pan, and on it's way to the meticulousness of Sleeping Beauty. The inking is SEVERAL steps up! The inking of the ending of lines in Pan was at times erratic - here it is under FULL control! It is a beautifully drawn film, with beautiful layouts, backgrounds and inking. Also, it is a nicely told story with a few surprises (though after seeing it for the umpteenth time, I am not all that surprised anymore) and especially fun side characters, like Jock, the beaver, the pound dogs and the Siamese cats. And then Milts marvelous scenes - Frank's spaghetti with-a da meat-sa balls... This film is truly a classic.

Remember my standards disclaimer about drafts! You know, the one that tells that drafts were not meant to be historical documents etc. I posted it on the first posting for this draft. It is good to keep it in mind!

This concludes the 14th feature film draft on this blog! Remember: you read it here first! Let's see when next I can get time to post anything...

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Anonymous Zartok-35 says...

Thanks allot for another good read, Hans. Now we have all the Disney films from the 1950s!

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4:53:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Wakko Warner says...

The Jungle Book next, please! AND Saludos Amigos, Make Mine Music & Fun & Fancy Free! And please post more short drafts--I mean, shorts, please! Thanks, Hans! You're the best! :D

Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 9:52:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Rob M says...

Thank you for posting this draft. And, as usual, I'm sorry for not having commented very much.

To Wakko Warner: you can find a complete transcript of the Saludos Amigos draft in J. B. Kaufman's excellent book, South of the Border with Disney.

Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 12:50:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Sorry for posting this a little too late than I would Hans, but I would like to once again thank you for posting this with all your efforts.

Lady and the Tramp isn't a particular favourite Disney film of mine, although I do love the animation, which is top-notch. It hasn't got a solid story than say, 101 Dalmatians, but I'd watch THIS film anyday than Sleeping Beauty.

It was great to see the draft again, and in great detail!! Enjoy your break from blogging and I'll look forward to one of your future postings.

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:57:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Wakko Warner says...

Rob, where can I find it?

Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1:33:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous John V. says...

It's no surprise that Les Clark animated the pups, but he also animates Lady and Tramp here as well. Meanwhile, Ollie Johnston and Hal King animate the "honorary uncles", Jock and Trusty. With some overlap... notice that although Ollie does not animate Tramp at any point of the film, he does a few scenes of the "Tramp puppy" (aka Scamp).

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:07:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous John V. says...

OK, this is probably the best place to post some general thoughts on animator casting in this feature:

There are a few examples of "casting animators by character" but not as many as on other features. Ollie Johnston mostly animates Jock and Trusty, but he also animates Lady in the same sequences (but not Tramp), and many other animators also do Jock and Trusty scenes.

Bob Carlson and John Sibley animate Siamese Cats and only Siamese cats... except one scene each of Aunt Sarah.

Jim and Darling are animated by Hal Ambro, Harvey Toombs and Ken O'Brien (who also animate the dog characters), plus some Jack Campbell. Most of whom also animate Aunt Sarah, despite that she is more "caricaturish" than their more realistic designs.

The team of John Lounsbery and Cliff Nordberg handle Tony and Joe (the Italian chefs), the Professor and the Cop outside the zoo, and stray dogs Toughy and Bull. They also animate many scenes of Lady and Tramp as well.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 2:04:00 PM PDT  

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