Thursday, January 11, 2007

Whatever Happened to Will Vinton?

After being booted from the company he founded (now named Laika), he co-wrote a graphic novel called Jack Hightower. He'll be appearing on January 17 at 11 a.m. at the Miami University of Art & Design, talking about the book and his career in animation. More details here.


Duck Dodgers said...

Forgive the off-topicness.
Any possibility of an analysis of the animators in Disney's "The Moth and the Flame"?
Thanks in advance.

Mark Mayerson said...

I don't know if Hans Perk has a draft for that cartoon. I know that Izzy Klein did a lot of animation on the boy and girl moths. I also know that Burt Gillett was the initial director but left the studio before the cartoon was finished and that Dick Huemer finished it up.

Unfortunately, I have no idea who else worked on the cartoon. I would love to know who animated the flame character.

Duck Dodgers said...

I'd like to know myself who animated the female moth (That looks like a Natwick creature of the early Thirties) and the flame character.