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Friday, November 6, 2009

"Fantasia" (1940) [Series] - Leica Reel of Mickey Chopping A Broom

More items in the Cowan Collection from "Fantasia"...

This is really a fantastic little piece...  A small (8"W x 7"H") watercolor storyboard of Mickey chopping a broom in half with an axe.  The color, while subdued, is rich.  The action is well depicted.  And it represents Mickey's reaction to Magic that he can not figure out how to control.  It also represents the start of the entire multiplication sequence that overwhelms Mickey...

Leica Watercolor Storyboard (click to enlarge)

For a fantastic explanation of the Leica Reel, I would refer you to a great posting by Hans Perk and his A Film L.A. blog on the topic.  Here is one page from Hans' posting...  Please follow the link to read the rest of Hans' interesting post.

Page 1 of Hans Perk's Posting on Leica Reel

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From “Fantasia” (1940).  A watercolor story board for a Leica Reel of Mickey chopping a broom in half with a hatchet.  Back: Nothing.  [Image: 5-1/4"W x 4-1/8"H.  Frame: 8-3/8"W x 7-1/4"H]  SeqID-0716  7/29/2005

NOTE: Image used in Mindy Aloff’s book “Hippo In A Tutu” (SeqID-1953), pg. 98.

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