Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Success or failure ? Would you like one lump or two ?

Every once in a while you do something you like and the vehicle it is in bombs mightily. Then again you do something you hated and it gets adored . It's that twisty set of values called "audience taste ". Fucile and I went to the Disney archives years ago and looked at Sleeping Beauty drawings. What strikes me now is I didn't care what film those drawings were in, I lusted for them. SB is not one of my favorite Disney films, not by a long shot because I don't think it is their best storytelling. Frankly, halfway through I get kind of bored. Oddly , Dumbo/Lady and the Tramp are absolutely my faves . Why ? A lot of the wiggly drawing in Dumbo and it was not wacked by the perfectionism that ended up Disney yet it still moves me more than any other . Leading to the conclusion that art may be great for arts sake but never for film. This character was voiced by the brilliant Peter OToole. Some totally rough thumbnails.

6 comments:

Jun said...

I'm still in love with the animation in Robin Hood and the Jungle Book, despite the fact that those films had stories that were...uh, well, they were big giant showcases for the animators, pretty much. But I still lurve dem.

TotalD said...

Well Jungle Book actually has some terrific emotional moments. One of the first things I bootlegged to video for myself from 16mm print I rented. Long before Disney ever released it on video. Robinhood, I still jingle at the opening Milt rooster song but really , outside of Frank and Ollies stuff it totally snoozes me.

kevin said...

Hey Dave - I still have one of these drawings of this guy with the hat you gave me long long ago -

Kevin O'Neil

TotalD said...

The film did pretty badly Kev but I kept those scenes on my reel. I really like them despite the fact the film went down. One of those rare times I did my own key clean up (I know KCU's and scanners everywhere would run in horror at that thought, hey it xeroxed fine ).

Peter Walser said...

Fucile? REALLY? As in TONY FUCILE?

Peter Walser said...

I love Tony Fucile's drawings! Does he have a blog?