Friday, June 15, 2007

...also in the city existed...a THIEF!

Here is my own interpretation of the Thief from Richard Williams' The Thief & the Cobbler.

The Thief has got to be one of my most favorite animated characters because he emotes & expresses himself completely in pantomime (at least in Richard Williams' original vision & the Recobbled Cut, not in the crappy Miramax version). Like such memorable characters as Dopey & Dumbo, the Thief is an entirely mute character (besides a few gasps here and there). In the film, he is masterfully animated by Ken Harris, famous for animating Bugs Bunny, the Roadrunner & Wile E. Coyote, & the titles for Return of the Pink Panther.

I shall talk more about the Thief & the film itself in my next post tomorrow! Stay Tuned!

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