History Trivia / TheThiefAndTheCobbler

12th Jul '17 6:25:30 PM Qaweldon
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* NoBudget: The film started out as a budget title about Nasruddin before it entered into a thirty year DevelopmentHell. By the time the movie was released the budget had ballooned up to $28 million.
14th Feb '17 8:20:03 AM dsneybuf
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* DuelingMovies: With Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[note]] This film had a '''considerably''' shorter timetable to completion even with a ResetButton forced on it by Jeffrey Katzenberg 18 months before release, and them managed to reach video as a WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics title at about the time ''The Thief and the Cobbler's'' Miramax cut hit theaters. [[/note]] Considering that this movie had been in production approximately 24 years before ''Aladdin'' had been conceived, not to mention many themes and ideas borrowed from Williams's film, this has not been without controversy, though Williams himself said he never really minded.

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* DuelingMovies: With Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[note]] This film had a '''considerably''' shorter timetable to completion completion, even with a ResetButton forced on it by Jeffrey Katzenberg 18 months before release, and them then managed to reach video as a WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics title at about the time ''The Thief and the Cobbler's'' Miramax cut hit theaters. [[/note]] Considering that this movie had been in production approximately 24 years before ''Aladdin'' had been conceived, not to mention many themes and ideas borrowed from Williams's film, this has not been without controversy, though Williams himself said he never really minded.
3rd Jan '17 5:23:39 PM rjd1922
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* LostForever: When asked about it, Richard said that ''Thief'' would be impossible to finish today; while he could have the actual remaining animation done in a year, all of the original artwork and film materials for the film are scattered and lost, and it would be unfeasible to track all of it down. And even if that weren't a problem, legal issues involving the film elements would keep a finished version of it from being released anyway. Therefore, Thief will always remain "unfinished", and Willaims says he's satisfied with the work print edit as it is, and has moved on to making other personal projects.
20th Dec '16 12:40:18 PM rjd1922
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* NoExportForYou: The film has officially been released only in North America and UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}.

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* NoExportForYou: The film has officially been released only in North America America, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}.UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica.
20th Dec '16 12:34:33 PM rjd1922
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* ShoutOut: Several. For instance, Princess Yum Yum is named after ''Theatre/TheMikado''[=]'s main female character of the same name.

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* ShoutOut: Several. For instance, Princess Yum Yum is named after ''Theatre/TheMikado''[=]'s ''Theatre/TheMikado''[='s=] main female character of the same name.
5th Dec '16 12:00:52 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* ShoutOut: Several. For instance, Princess Yum Yum is named after ''Theatre/TheMikado''[=]'s main female character of the same name.



** Early on, in the sixties, the film was supposed to be about Mullah Nasruddin. The idea had to be dropped because of disagreements of the rights to the character. Many of the supporting characters were taken from the Nasruddin film.

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** Early on, in the sixties, the film was supposed to be about the tricky Arabian folk tale character Mullah Nasruddin. The idea had to be dropped because of disagreements of the rights to the character. Many of the supporting characters were taken from the Nasruddin film.
26th Nov '16 2:20:09 PM NWolfman
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* DuelingMovies: With Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[note]] This film had a '''considerably''' shorter timetable to completion even with a ResetButton forced on it by Jeffrey Katzenberg 18 months before release, and them managed to reach video as a WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics title at about the time ''The Thief and the Cobbler's'' Miramax cut hit theaters. [[/note]] Considering that this movie had been in production approximately 24 years before ''Aladdin'' had been conceived, not to mention many themes and ideas borrowed from Williams's film, this has not been without controversy.

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* DuelingMovies: With Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[note]] This film had a '''considerably''' shorter timetable to completion even with a ResetButton forced on it by Jeffrey Katzenberg 18 months before release, and them managed to reach video as a WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics title at about the time ''The Thief and the Cobbler's'' Miramax cut hit theaters. [[/note]] Considering that this movie had been in production approximately 24 years before ''Aladdin'' had been conceived, not to mention many themes and ideas borrowed from Williams's film, this has not been without controversy.controversy, though Williams himself said he never really minded.
24th Nov '16 3:25:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheOtherMarty: Almost all of the original voice cast carefully selected by Williams were replaced once Fred Calvert took over. Most of the scenes had already been animated to the old voices, but were redubbed anyway. A little bit of Anthony Quayle survived in the finished versions, notably in the scene where he gives a speech to his subjects; some of JoanSims as the Witch also remains. Some notable actors who thankfully ''weren't'' dubbed over include Vincent Price as Zigzag and Windsor Davies as Chief Roofless.

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* TheOtherMarty: Almost all of the original voice cast carefully selected by Williams were replaced once Fred Calvert took over. Most of the scenes had already been animated to the old voices, but were redubbed anyway. A little bit of Anthony Quayle survived in the finished versions, notably in the scene where he gives a speech to his subjects; some of JoanSims Creator/JoanSims as the Witch also remains. Some notable actors who thankfully ''weren't'' dubbed over include Vincent Price as Zigzag and Windsor Davies as Chief Roofless.
21st Nov '16 4:31:18 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllStarCast: Richard went to great lengths to secure not only the greatest voice cast of all time for a cartoon (Creator/VincentPrice, Creator/DonaldPleasance, Anthony Quayle to name a few, [[spoiler:even Creator/SeanConnery has a role as the voice of Tack]]) but also the greatest team of animators:

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* AllStarCast: Richard went to great lengths to secure not only the greatest voice cast of all time for a cartoon (Creator/VincentPrice, Creator/DonaldPleasance, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Anthony Quayle to name a few, [[spoiler:even Creator/SeanConnery has a role as the voice of Tack]]) but also the greatest team of animators:
7th Nov '16 2:47:55 AM Gouken20xx
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* TroubledProduction: Every example of ExecutiveMeddling it could have had, plus a few extras... Just look at this entire page.
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