Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The Thief and The Cobbler Part One: An Introduction
Many people have presented the argument that animation and money can sometimes be perceived as natural enemies. The theory being that how good the quality of the animation is depends on how much money can be spent.
There are also those that have worked for years in animation who have suggested that television and motion picture executives are the bane of animation's purity, stating that, because the movers and shakers of the industry don't understand animation and only dollar signs, too many corners are cut on projects in an effort for product to appear quicker.
Arguments for AND against this ideal can be made for the story behind animator Richard Williams' would-be epic THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER.
Here's a piece from a documentary they did about him after doing 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' that focuses on THE THIEF for a bit.
Here's the only known scene on YouTube that I could find that's animated almost completely by Richard himself. Zig Zag voiced by Vincent Price.
STAY TUNED! THERE'S PLENTY MORE THIEF AND THE COBBLER POSTS COMING!