Animation &Animation Artifacts 28 Sep 2006 08:16 am

Merryweather Followup

- Here’s a followup to yesterday’s Merryweather dance. These are the frame grabs from the scene in the cottage featuring the Frank Thomas drawings posted yesterday.

Frank Thomas often complained about Eyvind Earle’s color design. He disliked the fact that the fairies had a black bodice. He was especially peeved over this sequence, and I heard him talk about it at least three times. He felt this anchored them to much to the ground and weighed them down. I’m not sure I agree with him; I think the character moves beautifully and retains the weightlessness he sought.

4 Responses to “Merryweather Followup”

  1. on 28 Sep 2006 at 8:45 am 1.Doug said …

    Michael – I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this blog. It is one of my first stops daily, after I check Cartoon Brew. As a guy who simply marvels at and appreciates animation I revel in the many historical posts that we find here. This is a real gem of a place to be. Thanks for sharing so much of your experiences with us. Keep on ! –doug–

  2. on 28 Sep 2006 at 10:11 am 2.Michael said …

    Thanks. It’s fun for me.

  3. on 28 Sep 2006 at 2:58 pm 3.Nadia said …

    I love Merrywheather…and Maleficent. Isa is slowly now being introduced to Disney….She loves the Princesses…I have Sleeping Beauty, but I have the VHS version. I want to introduce the movie to her soon. Today Toon Disney has The Black Cauldron. I used to play the computer game version. Thank you too for sharing these photos from that movie.

  4. on 28 Sep 2006 at 2:59 pm 4.Nadia said …

    sorry…”that movie” being Sleeping Beauty…

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