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07-27-2009, 03:49 PM
I was just watching a little bit of Disney's Robin Hood and noticed that there are a lot of great walk cycles in this film. Many of these cycles are in marching time! This would be good study, especially for the CGP walk/run pencil tests.
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07-28-2009, 12:06 AM
As of this moment you are officially my hero.
(Let me explain)
I've wanted to do a full study of Robin Hood for many years.
Robin Hood as a movie is great for many reasons; story, music, characters. All that and more of course but for me the production itself is the most intriguing. Someone put a whole lot of thought and effort into how they could get the most out of resources available in this film. In a way it is Disney's answer to TV's limited animation but with so much more to see.
I'm probably way off the mark here but it also seems to me that Robin Hood was a training ground which, if true, was a very important thing. The sheer number of cyclic and adapted animation and the feeling of experimentation in the various scenese helps convince me of this.
But walk cycles... Yes Sir!
I'm all in with you on this.
That Sir Hiss slither cycle at the beginning of your posted link is especially a treat!!!
Note: To study both walk and run cycles from Robin Hood you might prefer to study the introductory credits. In the credits you'll see some walk and run cycles that look mighty familiar and they are there in isolation without the background and other elements too.
Throughout the years I've had several favorite Disney movies.
Generally its the one I'm watching. Inevitably however I keep going back and seeing 'Robin Hood' and I become a fan all over again. Add in the nostalgia element as the first Disney movie I remember ever seeing in a theater and its easier to see why Robin Hood classifies as the favorite of all my favorites.
07-28-2009, 12:22 AM
Here is the link to the title sequence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_1eN90zUG4&feature=related):
The music and lyricks for this movie aren't just superb... they are catchy... an memorable.
The words from most of the songs I learned (and remembered) just from watching the movie as a kid.
I hadn't seen the movie in many years and couldn't recall many of the visuals when my interest turned to animation but those songs... they were still with me.
Didn't the song Don animated to for the waterfall scene win an Oscar/Academy award or something?
07-28-2009, 11:44 AM
Rodney I forgot all about that title sequence! Wow -- thanks for reminding us! I'm going to have to re-watch this entire movie, I feel like I have new eyes now.
i think,we should also look at Ricahard willams animation survival kits opening shots....
08-24-2009, 01:42 AM
I hope that this is of some help!
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