Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Rescuers Story Meeting

Even though the cameras are rolling, but it feels like story artist/writer Larry Clemmons is genuinely presenting a sequence from The Rescuers. He is showing storyboards involving the introduction of Orville, the albatross.
Present are animator Frank Thomas, co-director Art Stevens, animators Gary Goldman and Ollie Johnston, producer/co-director Woolie Reitherman and story man Ted Berman.
This is a short, but rare unique glimpse into the making of The Rescuers.
Except for newcomer Goldman everybody in the group has been involved with Disney Animation for decades. It is interesting to see that Ollie brought drawing paper along to the meeting, so he can put down sketches based on spontaneous ideas.
He would later animate most of the personality scenes with Orville.
I have some interesting design material of that character by Milt Kahl and Ollie, which I will share in a post very soon.
Sorry about the low video quality, but I think it's still worth watching.