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I guess leaves Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth as the last two Silent Generation animators who really set out on their own.

 

Watch this, it really shows the breadth of his imagination.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, cannastop said:

 

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I guess leaves Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth as the last two Silent Generation animators who really set out on their own.

 

Watch this, it really shows the breadth of his imagination.

 

 

 

As an aside, I'd also strongly recommend everyone to watch the documentary Persistence of Vision. It truly showed how incredible and astonishing Richard Williams was as an animator and a creative.

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1 minute ago, Eric! said:

As an aside, I'd also strongly recommend everyone to watch the documentary Persistence of Vision. It truly showed how incredible and astonishing Richard Williams was as an animator and a creative.

Oh very nice. Never heard of that.

 

His effort to finish The Thief and the Cobbler in the 90s was the first job for many European animators who later went of to work for the Los Angeles industry, like WDAS, Pixar, Dreamworks. Not to mention all of the veteran animators that he hired over the decades long process of making the film. It didn't end well for him, though.

 

Ralph Bakshi, I believe on an official online forum, recounted that he told Richard Williams that he would have to stop being such a perfectionist if he wanted to finish it. But Williams didn't heed that advice well.

 

Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator for the Genie, got his start with Richard Williams.

 

Some of Williams' commercials:

 

 

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There's also some very strong video essays about Williams' animation techniques that are well worth watching (and from some genuinely talented YouTubers)

 

 

 

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The Recobbled Cut version of TatC (it’s up to version IV now, I think) is an astounding piece of work, both in the material used and how the fan edit manages to come as close to Williams’ original vision as possible, but you can easily see why WB ultimately backed out of it. It definitely has a very deliberate pacing with huge chunks dedicated solely to the thief’s hijinks while the actual plot is very sparse. Not sure how it would’ve performed had the version under WB’s financing gotten finished (a poor test screening is what’s said to have been the last straw).

 

But just on its sheer scale and visual panache I recommend any animation fan should look it up on Youtube.

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2 minutes ago, cookie said:

The Recobbled Cut version (it’s up to version IV now, I think) is an astounding piece of work, but you can easily see why WB ultimately backed out of it. It definitely has a very deliberate pacing with huge chunks dedicated solely to the thief’s hijinks while the actual plot is very sparse. Not sure how it would’ve performed had the version under WB’s financing gotten finished (a poor test screening is what’s said to have been the last straw).

 

But it’s astounding just on its sheer scale and visual panache anyhow.

Couldn't have done worse than Ferngully. :ph34r:

 

I remember seeing the shitty Miramax version on VHS. And seeing commercials for it on Schoolhouse Rock VHS.

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3 minutes ago, cannastop said:

Couldn't have done worse than Ferngully. :ph34r:

 

I remember seeing the shitty Miramax version on VHS. And seeing commercials for it on Schoolhouse Rock VHS.

Not sure about that. WB was just as bad as Fox when it came to marketing animated films in the 90s. Disney was the only one able to pull it off succesfully and consistently.

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Not the first time I've heard of this happening.

 

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35 minutes ago, Plain Old Tele said:

 

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24 minutes ago, Eric! said:

 

Kevin Spacey and John Lassiter taught us this

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Went to comic con and saw Hayley Atwell today!

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1 hour ago, Darth Lehnsherr said:

@DeeCee Can't believe all results are possible despite losing 5 sessions 

 

 

They try to break Steve Smith’s arm. 

 

They try to knock him out. 

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50 minutes ago, DeeCee said:

They try to break Steve Smith’s arm. 

 

They try to knock him out. 

England will probably be playing a T20 tomorrow when they come out.

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