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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Invitation to the Dance scene

I stumbled onto this scene while surfing through YouTube one day. I gotta say, it looks good. I have't seen the whole movie yet, but now I want to! It's too bad it isn't on DVD...

Anyway, this scene involves the great Gene Kelly dancing to Sinbad's theme from Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov). What drew me in was how the animator managed to make a legless animal like the snake to dance so elegantly. Since not a lot is known about this little gem, I'm trying to figure out who animated this. I know it's from Hanna-Barbera's department at MGM, but I don't know who animated it. I'm thinking Ken Muse or Ray Patterson. Just to guess...

Anyway, check it out. It's great to kill 2 minutes. :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Mad Tea Party

My favorite scene form Disney's Alice in Wonderland (The 1951 orginal). I've yet to see the new version by Tim Burton. I might see it later this month.

Anyway, I love this scene because it's driven by sheer comedy. I can definitely see how Ward Kimball (the guy who animated this scene) may have been inspired by the great Tex Avery for some of these jokes. After all, Kimball was the funny guy of Disney animation! Ed Wynn and Jerry Colona were just priceless as the Hatter and Hare.

Well, enjoy watching. I always do. And a merry unbirthday to all!