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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Prod. 2138 - The Sword in the Stone  - Seq. .009 - "Madam Mim"

Masterful character animation by Milt Kahl and Frank Thomas, action by John Sibley and a scene by Cliff Nordberg.
This draft dated 7/15/1963...
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On my way to Denmark - back on Wednesday!

{ Note to The Mauricenator: I listed the bits animated by Hal King in Lady and the Tramp here! }

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Prod. 2138 - The Sword in the Stone  - Seq. 08.1 - "The Flying Lesson"

Animation by Hal King, Ollie Johnston, Eric Larson and Cliff Nordberg.
This draft dated 7/10/1963...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Prod. 2138 - The Sword in the Stone  --Seq. .008 - "Educational Sequence"

Animation by Ollie Johnston and Hal King.
This draft of 7/15/1963...
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Betty Gossin, Secretary

A little break to look at a picture of the founder of our feast: Woolie Reitherman's secretary Betty Gossin, who typed all the pages of the Sword in the Stone draft. The picture has been seen more often in articles highlighting John Sibley, but here the article is about Woolie and the film. Yes, Dick Lucas' name is spelled wrong.
This article of February 1964....
Fun with DDT<< Click On It!

In the early 60's, Woolie occupied room 2C-3 while Betty Gossin was in 2C-2. Dick Lucas and John Sibley in 2C-1, Basil Davidovich in 2C-4.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Prod. 2138 - The Sword in the Stone  - Seq. .007 - "Kitchen Battle" (II)

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Self-proclaimed genius Milt Kahl animated the balance of this sequence!
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Prod. 2138 - The Sword in the Stone  - Seq. .007 - "Kitchen Battle" (I)

John Lounsbery is known as one of the "Nine Old Men," and John Sibley was finally written about by Pete Docter in Animation Blast #9, but Dick Lucas, John Ewing, Eric Cleworth and Cliff Nordberg have so far been totally ignored by historians (as have Hal King, Hal Ambro and many others). Effects by Dan MacManus. This draft of 6/26/63...
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