Storyboard Drawings 2 – Dueling Pianos… Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones was a consultant early in the film preparation.  Of course, he had a proprietary interest in the Warner Bros. characters and did some story work for the ‘Dueling Pianos’ segment.  Story development on the ‘Dueling Pianos’ segment was done later by Joe Ranft and Mark Kausler, in conjunction …

Glendale Unit

The Grand Central area is located in Glendale not far, as the crow flies, from the Walt Disney Studio in Burbank… just on the east side of the Golden State Freeway.  It had been the location of the old Glendale municipal airport.  WED Enterprises (now, Walt Disney Imagineering) has been …

Classic Rock Group connections

Even though one can find ‘six degrees’ of almost anybody from anybody else, there are several connections to classic rock groups amongst the people who worked on Who framed Roger Rabbit that are much closer than ‘six degrees.’ Simon Wells, an animator on Who framed Roger Rabbit in London and …

Richard Williams – films

Animated Short and Feature Films: The Wardrobe (1958) – co-directed and co-animated by Richard Williams and George Dunning The Little Island (1958) – written, directed, animated, and produced by Richard Williams Love Me, Love Me, Love Me (1962) – directed, animated, and produced by Richard Williams A Lecture on Man …

Richard Williams Animation – ‘A Christmas Carol’

A Christmas Carol is Richard Williams’ 1971 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella.  Chuck Jones was the executive producer.  The animation was drawn in the style of the original ‘A Christmas Carol’ illustrator, John Leech.  It was hand-drawn directly onto cels with grease pencil.  Alistair Sim reprised his role of …

Richard Williams Animation – Film Titles

The Apple (1963) – designer What’s New Pussycat? (1965) – title designer The Liquidator (1965) – title designer A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) – title designer The Spy With the Cold Nose (1966) – title designer Casino Royale (1967) – title designer Prudence and …