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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Prod. 2179 - Jungle Book (XIV)  - Seq. 012 - Boy Cub Meets Girl Cub and Ending

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212 213 214 215 216
217 218 219
Assistant director Ed Hansen, layout Don Griffith and Basil Davidovich. This FINAL draft typed 9/19/67. Thank you, Lorraine Thilman! Notice the name of the sequence. Someone must have had a giggle over that.

Animated by Ollie Johnston with eleven scenes of Mowgli and the girl by Walt Stanchfield and two scenes of Baloo and Bagheera by Eric Larson. Ollie as supervising animator would have roughly posed out the entire sequence - at least as thumbnails - and then let Walt Stanchfield handle a good deal of them.

As Bo recently pointed out, Ollie was footage king on this production. It's hard to comprehend that today it's already seven years ago that we lost dear Ollie...

This concludes the draft of Prod. 2179, Jungle Book, the sixteenth complete draft on this blog. Remember my "standard disclaimer" which states that drafts were not prepared as historical documents, but as "go-to" documents assigning responsibility during production. As such there can be situations that the person indicated as animator was instead an assistant or other "replacement."

The next thing should not be that long! Whatever that may be...

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Prod. 2179 - Jungle Book (XIII)  - Seq. 011 - Tiger Fight - Part 2

A continuation of the previous sequence, yet seemingly separate, this part is animated by Ollie Johnston with scenes by Eric Larson and Dick Lucas.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Prod. 2179 - Jungle Book (XII)  - Seq. 011 - Tiger Fight - Part 1

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Assistant director Ed Hansen, layout Don Griffith.
This FINAL draft typed 9/19/67.

It seems that this sequence was originally two, and I split it up where the second part starts and we hop from scene 67 to 300, just to prolong that delicious agony a day more.

Animated by John Lounsbery, Fred Hellmich, Walt Stanchfield, Eric Larson, Eric Cleworth, Hal King and a scene by John Ewing. A burning tree by Dan MacManus. Actually, I suspect there are a bunch more scenes with fire that MacManus worked on, but he is only credited for the one without character animation.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Prod. 2179 - Jungle Book (XI)  - Seq. 009 - Mowgli Meets Vultures

Assistant directors Danny Alguire and Ed Hansen, layout by Don Griffith and Basil Davidovich, this FINAL draft typed 9/19/67.

Animation by Milt Kahl, Fred Hellmich, Dick Lucas, Hal King, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery and Walt Stanchfield.

I remember, back in my mentor Børge Ring's attic in 1981, pegging photocopies of Sc. 79 and inbetweening them to ones to see the difference (and just for exercise). The scene was on twos with a few ones in the Boo! part. The ones gave it a kind of solidity, heaviness, but it removed some of the life. The whole bit did instill in me an awe of Milt's abilities as a draughtsman...

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