Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ollie & Frank on Pinocchio


Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas talk about animating Pinocchio in this clip from a 1988 UK TV show on the life of Walt Disney. They discuss acting issues as well as technical challenges.



13 comments:

  1. Wow, thank, didnt seen that video before. So brilliantly animated. And there was WEIGHT , on that Frank´s cage scene. Wow again, what a amazing masters.

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  2. Thanks Andreas! Great video!. What about the puppet photography? Can you tell us something?.
    Thanks

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    1. An artist named Bob Jones created the puppet as reference for the animators.

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  4. I was literally terrorized by the donkey-transformation scene when I was a kid. Still I find it a very strong scene.
    The animation inside the cage was a massive scene, all of this created 72 years ago! This commands respect!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Excellent interview. And I just watched Pinocchio again last week. I think the transformation scene is the single most chilling footage ever animated.

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  6. The clips are always so insightful. :D

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  7. Animating all the forces and weight in Pinocchio's body when he's tumbling in the moving cage, and doing the acting at the same time! That's a real bit of challenge, and good opportunity to show the wonderful skill of Frank Thomas!

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  8. Thanks for posting this rare informative footage.

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  9. I have been reading your posts regularly. I need to say that you are doing a fantastic job. Please keep up the great work.
    Poop Adventure

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