Friday, March 30, 2018

 As Disney historians, we are always trying to put faces on names. Here are three Disney story artists from the 1930s for whom I finally managed to find photos. At the top is Lew Landsman who worked for Disney then for Warner.

Below, the photographer is Peter O'Crotty, who also worked for Disney and then Warner before the war.

Finally, at the bottom is Dick Creedon, a prominent Disney writer in the 1930s.


2 comments:

VoiceTalentBrendan said...

Hello I need help with the history of the animated film that almost doomed the Disney animation department The Black Cauldron (1985)

I have the subject on these blogs I have done

https://art-ofprydain.tumblr.com/

https://prydainonfilm.blogspot.com/


Here are some interesting things a clip from Disney Channel's Disney Studio Showcase: Backstage at Disney 1983 with John Culhane
John mentions that The Black Cauldron is set to be released in the summer of 1985.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8KB6bKQqGU&t=243s


is this article about the completion dates for Fox and the Hound and Black Cauldron being switched?
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19780810&id=9AZFAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6uEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7122,2605529&hl=en


fan reconstruction of deleted "Indana Jones esq" cauldron born trims:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8zQHO40Cys


storyboards and character designs that were on auction:
https://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/model-sheet/the-black-cauldron-model-sheets-and-storyboard-print-group-walt-disney-1985-/a/7171-97134.s?ic3=ViewItem-Inventory-BuyNowFromOwner-ThisAuction-120115

I would like to see the storyboards what was cut and what didn't make it.

I would also like to know do the animator drafts exist?

who animated what in this film?

Christian S. said...

Dick Creedon... Yeah, he features prominently in Disney history for what I know of. He was the one who recommended Eric Larson for a tryout at Disney, wrote an outline of Snow White Suggestions, and features in some Snow White story notes suggesting raindrops at the mourning of Snow White.