Wednesday, December 13, 2006

More Robin Hood screengrabs

So right as Prince John is about to kill Robin, he pauses to talk. Classic villain mistake. And his hesitation allows King Richard to show up and save the day. By himself. Seriously, what kind of King travels without any entourage? Not even a valet?

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14 comments:

pbcbstudios said...

what a strange ending?!?

have you ever seen any alex toth boards from the hood?

mark kennedy said...

Nope. I always wanted to though.

Mirko said...

Hey! Very nice job ;)

mirko

Bobby Pontillas said...

Are these the hand of Bill Peet?

Bobby Pontillas said...

Oops! Just read the post below.

Alina Chau said...

Oh!! THese are COOOOOL! That's for sharing there!

Marmax said...

I have a soft spot for this film. I always loved this movie. It was funny and the characters were great (a cowboy sheriff in England?!)...but I remember even as a kid not caring much for the end of this movie either. The alternate feels lame too. How far did this alternate version get? It looks to me like just ideas being thrown around...

Now on this 'Most Wanted' DVD it is widescreen though I've heard that this movie wasn't actually made in wide screen. So is this the correct size or was the full screen version of the last DVD the correct aspect ratio?

boob said...

Sorry to interupt. You've mentioned some great commentary and bonus features in the past and I thought I'd share one little segment I really enjoyed:

I just finished watching Castle of Cagliostro on DVD. Fantastic.

There's an interview on side B with animation director Yasuo Ohtsuka that was really quite good. He's 75 at the time of the interview and he talks a bit about the state of Japanese animation and how it's so different from 25 years earlier when he was working on the film. It's too "freeing" as he says in the studios in Japan. There's no pressue. No work ethic any more. He says there needs to be pressure and poverty for creativity to flourish. He says all the bosses make the decisions now. Artists just work to eat. The production houses tell you what to do. Lupin had a series before Cagliostro and it did poorly - only gaining 6% of the ratings in Japan. That was unacceptable and the show was cancelled. Nowadays shows only need .08% to stay on the air! The industry is oversaturated and bland even in Japan. After all this Mr. Ohtsuka says artists would have a better chance creating what they want in America. Really? I just thought that was interesting. Comparitively maybe it's true?

He also talks about the differences between American and Japanese animation. How Americans are entertainers and we cock our heads to the sides when we talk - making the comparisons to Japan where things are a lot more serious. He goes on to say there were no school for animation in Japan during his time and he learned from Preston Blair's book. He didn't read it - just copied it over and over. Again - really interesting to hear stories from the other side of the world and how they relate.

Thanks for lettin' me babble :)

BEN said...

Hi MARK!Thanks for this beautiful blog!Your posts save me in many situations!Especially the phrase:"someone with less talent can go really far if they work hard to compensate what they lack in natural ability"!!!
So..Now I asked to you,if you have time,to put a post for the INK because when I make the pencil drawing I feel the deep and the volume but when I put the ink the figure lost its strength..so I'm desperate! I look about great artists but is very difficult to understand how they use the ink..
ps.excuse me for the bad english!
Thanks for all !
^^

mark kennedy said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

marmax-I think the full-screen one is correct but I don't know for sure. Good question!

boob-interesting. I love that film too.

ben-I don't know much about inking. Adding a good thick and thin line is all I can offer. I'll see if I can find something to post on that...

BEN said...

thanks mark !I really love your blog that help me so much !A HUGE HUGE Thanks !!!Merry Christmasss!!!
^^

Jesse Hamm said...

That's such a strange transition, where Prince John pulls out his knife and begins moving toward Maid Marian. It blatantly crosses his eyeline. I wonder if there was another shot between those two shots?

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Four of Toth's storyboards was published, uncredited, in The Archive Series book "Design". But I guess you've seen them by now. Wish I could see more of his boards.

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