The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

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Dennis196492
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Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

Post: # 10040Post Dennis196492
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:30 pm

I dig the attempted parallax effect they tried to do with the thief on the tightrope (02:27 and 8:03 in the pencil test reel)

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Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

Post: # 10041Post Garrett Gilchrist
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:49 pm

LM pointed that out too. Shame it's in a rough form here. I wonder if it was finished in time for Arabian Knight but then cut, as that version has clearly been reshot after what appears in the Recobbled Cut from the KA reels.


AniMat has been doing a series of Youtube videos about The Thief and the Cobbler. I didn't look at the script for these until he was basically done, but we decided that I'd do an interview for him to correct a few serious misconceptions I'd noticed, or that usually come up when talking about the film. I think that mostly got cut out of his shorter version, since I recorded a whole hour of stuff.

"Now that I have officially finished Animation Lookback: The Thief and the Cobbler, how about we take the time to chat with the man who introduced the movie to a new generation with his well-known Recobbled Cut. Enjoy this special interview with Garrett Gilchrist!"
https://youtu.be/BwHmcVOwfW0
Also, if you’d like to check out the complete hour-long talk, then you can see that interview here:"
https://youtu.be/iL0dYjbt5q8

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Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

Post: # 10044Post Dennis196492
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:08 pm

In Arabian Knight they clearly reshot it so the camera doesn't move at the start (but the Thief still moves like it does), my guess is that the full parallax version didn't look too good so they obstructed the start and end of the shot with a flat background and left the middle area for the effect, but either didn't have time to finish it or make it look good, so they just filled it in with blank/rough temp stuff for the KA Reels.

I made a video about it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jnS9271B_Q

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