The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

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That's interesting, will we get some information on the Calvert production from her? As far as I'm concerned she seemed to be there since the begining (you can hear her saying ''Ew, it's that awful Zig Zag, nanny!'' in the Calvert WIP just like in the final Princess version)
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It's possible.
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Fanart today:
http://mindlessmoron13.deviantart.com/a ... -386483684
http://naoru.deviantart.com/art/Tack-183665532
http://macaroniandsqueeze.deviantart.co ... r?offset=0

Some reviews I may or may not have posted before:

http://www.thecord.ca/the-rise-of-anima ... ture-film/

It's rare to see a review of the Recobbled Cut specifically. Cristina Almudevar wrote:
The common saying “all good things come to those who wait” has never been so applicable for a feature film ever. The Thief and The Cobbler is one of the most infamous films in history due to the documented struggle between artist and corporation.

Richard Williams, a Canadian animator best known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, dedicated thirty years to his magnum opus. However, in 1992 with only fifteen minutes left to animate, the project was seized by The Completion Bond Company, who was funding it, and quickly finished the film. They turned it into a musical entitled The Princess and The Cobbler and Williams never got to complete his vision of the film.

However in 2006, filmmaker Garret Gilchrist created a re-mastered version unofficially known as The Recobbled Cut online to great success. What was shown on Saturday November 16 was the fourth cut of Gilchrist’s reimagining of Williams original dream.

Was it worth the wait? Hell yeah.

The Thief and The Cobbler is visually stunning and mind bending. Williams is able to create optical illusions that appear to be three dimensional in certain scenes.

At first, it seems like there are too many side stories that make the film overwhelming which isn’t helped by the visually heavy focus of the film. The Thief and The Cobbler tells the story of Tack, a cobbler who accidentally injures ZigZag—King Nod’s right hand man—and is brought to the palace where he meets Princess Yum-Yum. While this is happening, we are introduced to the nameless Thief who is unsuccessful in his endeavours. The Thief, shown shortly after King Nod’s prophetic vision about the collapse of his kingdom, steals the three golden balls which keep the city safe from attacks which causes chaos.

It is a lot to handle, but all the convoluted side plots twist into one and end with a brilliance and subtlety that is not often seen in cinema. The charm of The Thief and The Cobbler is the amount of reverence that Gilchrist has for the preservation of William’s original feature film. Mixed in between highly polished scenes are William’s original work cuts, which creates a strange juxtaposition that gently reminds the audience of the film’s intense history. This is a classic film that merits the attention it originally deserved when it was first conceived.
Nancy Denney-Phelps also reviewed the Recobbled Cut specifically:
http://www.awn.com/blog/klicking-back-f ... -animation
I wasn’t sure how I was going to enjoy The Thief and Cobbler: Recobbled Cut, but I was completely enthralled by the restoration of this unfinished masterpiece. Even though the difference between the beautiful, original work and the recreated sequences is very evident, Garret Gilchrist has cut together many of the old existing scenes with newly created footage to bring the film closer to its original form. Gilchrist, a lifelong Richard Williams fan, has restored the entire film frame by frame in Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and other programs to recreate scenes that were never animated. He also removed dirt and splices. Garret says that he did not undertake this project for any financial gain but as a labor of love, and when word got out about his project animators who had worked on the film came forward with rare original art work that they had saved. Don’t expect to see Williams’ masterpiece as he intended it to look, but it is definitely worth it to see the beautiful original footage.
Spanish Recobbled review by "josproncio":
http://elblogmortal.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... nes-y.html
When talking about The Thief and the Cobbler Recobbled Cut, one can never stop praising the work of Gilchrist who, from his own pocket and only for the sake of art, wanted to get a little closer to what this film could have been ...

Fortunately, thanks to the excellent and very commendable work of Garret Gilchrist, we can get now an idea of ​​the great film The Thief and the Cobbler could have been but was not, in the vain hope that one day someone decides to retake and finish, to give the public two hours of dazzling animation and hilarious fun.
http://filmtopicslandscape.tumblr.com/p ... ef-and-the
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Animator Paul Bolger (who worked on The Thief and the Cobbler) has created two graphic novel volumes of a Celtic warrior epic, Hound. In this Kickstarter you can buy volume one and fund volume two.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/43 ... ancient-ir
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A character sexier than Jessica Rabbit?
I hope he didn't go overboard.
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I've had this on my Amazon wishlist for probably a year now. I probably got the link from this thread.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LVZK0MQ/

It's categorized under Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Lionsgate Home Entertainment > All Lionsgate Titles. It may be that the listing was some kind of error, but I think it's more likely that a DVD reissue for The Thief and the Cobbler / Princess and the Cobbler was supposed to happen, yet cancelled long before discs were manufactured. I was hoping for some way to give money to the rights owners for Cobbler to show that there are fans out there looking to see a version closer to the original intention. Alas, it doesn't look like it's happening any time soon.
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I think they already did that back in 2006 when the Reccobled Cut was first released, and what they did was to grab the same pan-scanned version of the film distributed in cereal boxes and put it in fancy packadging, complete with a fold-out castle with horribly off-model characters.
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Dennis196492 wrote:complete with a fold-out castle with horribly off-model characters.
I can't find any pics/information on this.

Source?
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Actually...a campaign to get the Calvert cut on Blu Ray wouldn't be a horrible idea. Any new scan of the film would be in HD.

Still hard to believe no 35mm reels of the Calvert cut have surfaced.
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