The Thief and the Cobbler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imP9FgiPt_c Today my friend sent me this animated film made by Canadian artist Richard Williams. The production of the film started in 1964 and ended in 1993. It took a LONG time to complete. Williams wanted it to be a masterpiece, and after watching it today with my family, it totally is. Somewhat reminicent of Disney's Aladdin (the characters of Princess Yum-Yum, Zig-Zag and King/Sultan have very similar attributes/colour schemes as their Disney counterparts). That aside, it's still a fun film with good music.
It's been a while since I updated my progress. Last week I met with my original animator Andres and chatted about the future steps of my film. He is now working on storyboarding the film for me, and I am preparing myself for grants, proposals and my eventual Rockethub launch (for those that don't know- Rockethub is a crowd-funding website that would allow me to raise money with the support of friends, family and strangers that get incentives to donate, such as their names appearing in the credits or tickets to the film premiere)
I have yet to give my grandmother the photo of her I found in the newspaper. Hopefully this week I'll have time to print out a couple copies (one will be framed, the others she'll want to carry around in her purse to show her friends). When I do, I'll make sure to document the moment. I told her I found something she hasn't seen in a long time and she's excited.