Books &Disney 12 Jun 2008 08:07 am

The Runaway Lamb 2

- Yesterday, I started posting this Disney children’s book, The Runaway Lamb. It was adapted from the Live Action feature (with a short animated sequence), So Dear To My Heart.

It’s not quite as strong a film as was Song of the South, but it still retains a sweetness that makes it worth sitting through. The animation wasan’t quite an equal to the earlier film with its great Joel Chandler Harris characters, but it holds up with the animation of many of the compilation features of the time.

One of the more interesting aspects of the film is the credit for the animated sequence, story treatment is credited to “William Peed” which was, of course, Bill Peet’s actual name.

Here’s the remainder of the book, loaned to us by John Canemaker. My thanks to John.

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(The book’s back cover.)

4 Responses to “The Runaway Lamb 2”

  1. on 12 Jun 2008 at 8:25 am 1.Stephen Macquignon said …

    Charming detail in the art work it has a nice feel to them

  2. on 12 Jun 2008 at 1:13 pm 2.Eddie Fitzgerald said …

    Many, many thanks for putting this up. Svendsen has a terrific style. The story isn’t that strong but who can quibble with drawings like these?

  3. on 12 Jun 2008 at 8:45 pm 3.Elseneur said …

    Hi there,

    I just wanted to thank you for your web site. I bumped into it while I was looking for pictures of Leo, the MGM’s Lion.

    I started to read some pages and suddenly realized that I’d spent more than 3 hours wandering in your site… I’ve been really amazed by the quality and the quantity of information you have.

    Ok, sometimes I found you hard with the “modern” cartoons, the Flash ones. But it’s ok, not everyone can enjoy everything… =)

    On the pages with the picture after picture animation, I really loved to play with my mighty mouse to scroll down, it was like going through a flip book, the animation was “alive”…

    So once again, a really deep thank you. I will come back definitly. Specialy for the 50′s and 60′s cartoons such as “All cats join in”. Reminds me of my childhood. And also because I haven’t finished the archive yet… :)

    I also enjoyed the “Sunday’s pictures”. I’ve had the privilege to go to US several times and it’s good to have someone who takes time to post all those little cultural differences (i really loved the pics you took of the steel trees and also the subway’s one)

    So once again, thanks and excuse my english, am just a french young lady who still loves cartoons, despite her 30 years old…

  4. on 12 Jun 2008 at 10:51 pm 4.Michael said …

    Hi Elseneur,

    Thank you for your note. I loved it. This is why I do the site. It’s wonderful.

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