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Feb 20, 2009

Richard Williams, Raggedy Ann and Andy

Here's a ten minute clip of Richard Williams work on the Raggedy Ann and Andy movie. It's a pretty hard to find film now, so I figured I'd upload what I've seen of it. I have no intention on sitting through the whole film, as it looks pretty bad from a story perspective. The designs are very different, hairy as John K would say, but I like them here, though they don't allow for the most amazing animation I've seen out of Dick.

Next up, and the last in this series, is about a half an hour's worth of Richard Williams commericals!



Blogger Matt J said...

Yeah-you've got the best parts in there-Babbitt's camel & the Greedy by Emery Hawkins. Awful songs eh?

February 20, 2009 12:11 PM

Blogger Dan said...

Yeah pretty hard to listen to.

February 20, 2009 8:40 PM

Blogger David Nethery said...

It is difficult to watch this film at one sitting without going into a sugar induced coma .

Too many songs, too many characters, episodic story structure ... and the animation quality drops off pretty badly by the end .

But watching it selectively in bits and pieces yields some rewards the the patient.

I agree with Matt J that you've picked some of the better parts to showcase what is good about this film.

Try to get your hands on the John Canemaker book about the making-of Raggedy Ann . You'll definitely enjoy watching some of these sequences more after you've read the behind-the-scenes material about the people who worked on this film and the circumstances it was made under.

(it doesn't make the film as a whole any better -- it's a train wreck -- but it sure makes watching some of these better bits a whole lot more interesting.)

February 22, 2009 9:48 PM

Blogger Dan said...

That book is actually next in line right after The Disney Villain by Frank and Ollie ;)

I'm excited to find out who animated what.

February 23, 2009 7:59 AM

Blogger Matt J said...

Yeah- the book is great-better than the film!

February 23, 2009 2:59 PM


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