History WesternAnimation / TheThiefAndTheCobbler

3rd Apr '16 7:13:13 AM PKMN37
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Unintentional one from the Creator/MiramaxFilms version. After hearing [[LullDestruction non-stop narration from Tack The Cobbler]], we get this line from him after Princess Yum Yum leaves the room with her Grandmother: ''"Why don't I ever talk when it matters?"''

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Unintentional An unintentional one from the Creator/MiramaxFilms version. After hearing [[LullDestruction non-stop narration from Tack The Cobbler]], we get this line from him after Princess Yum Yum leaves the room with her Grandmother: ''"Why don't I ever talk when it matters?"''
24th Mar '16 1:35:27 PM eroock
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->''The idea is to make the best animated film that has ever been made - there really is no reason why not.''

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->''The ->''"The idea is to make the best animated film that has ever been made - there really is no reason why not.''"''
24th Mar '16 1:35:09 PM eroock
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'''''The Thief and the Cobbler''''' was directed by Creator/RichardWilliams (of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' fame). At more than 30 years, it holds the record for the longest production time for a motion picture - much of it spent in DevelopmentHell. Also goes under the titles '''''The Princess and the Cobbler''''' and '''''Arabian Knight''''', depending on which version you're watching. Often considered one of the lost treasures of [[WesternAnimation animation]] (some critics consider it the [[MissingEpisode greatest unfinished film of all time]]) the movie began as a pet project which Williams and a few colleagues worked on out of his garage. It was picked up by a studio after Williams won an Oscar for ''Roger Rabbit'', who eventually fired Williams for going over budget and being fifteen minutes short of footage by the deadline. Williams is an ''incredibly'' meticulous animator so his work takes a really, really long time to produce, even by animation standards. This amazing attention to detail really shows in the film; but it may also be what doomed it to incomplete status.

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'''''The ''The Thief and the Cobbler''''' Cobbler'' was directed by Creator/RichardWilliams (of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' fame). At more than 30 years, it holds the record for the longest production time for a motion picture - much of it spent in DevelopmentHell. Also goes under the titles '''''The ''The Princess and the Cobbler''''' Cobbler'' and '''''Arabian Knight''''', ''Arabian Knight'', depending on which version you're watching. Often considered one of the lost treasures of [[WesternAnimation animation]] (some critics consider it the [[MissingEpisode greatest unfinished film of all time]]) the movie began as a pet project which Williams and a few colleagues worked on out of his garage. It was picked up by a studio after Williams won an Oscar for ''Roger Rabbit'', who eventually fired Williams for going over budget and being fifteen minutes short of footage by the deadline. Williams is an ''incredibly'' meticulous animator so his work takes a really, really long time to produce, even by animation standards. This amazing attention to detail really shows in the film; but it may also be what doomed it to incomplete status.
20th Mar '16 2:24:12 AM finlandsberet
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* IntangibleTheft: The Thief steals the MacGuffin from a collapsing death machine, the words [[PaintingTheFourthWall "The End" at the end of the movie]] and ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the film from the projector!]]''* InkSuitActor: After VincentPrice was cast as Zigzag's voice, his design was modified to resemble Price. This is more obvious when Williams shows his caricature of Price in Literature/TheAnimatorsSurvivalKit -- it resembles Zigzag quite a lot!

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* IntangibleTheft: The Thief steals the MacGuffin from a collapsing death machine, the words [[PaintingTheFourthWall "The End" at the end of the movie]] and ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the film from the projector!]]''* InkSuitActor: After VincentPrice was cast as Zigzag's voice, his design was modified to resemble Price. This is more obvious when Williams shows his caricature of Price in Literature/TheAnimatorsSurvivalKit -- it resembles Zigzag quite a lot!lot!
* IntangibleTheft: The Thief steals the MacGuffin from a collapsing death machine, the words [[PaintingTheFourthWall "The End" at the end of the movie]] and ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the film from the projector!]]
29th Jan '16 8:05:30 PM ReyKenobi
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** VocalDissonance: Invoked in the Recobbled Cut.
14th Jan '16 10:22:31 AM PKMN37
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Unintentional one from the Creator/MiramaxFilms version. After hearing [[LullDestruction non-stop narration from Tack, the cobbler]], we get this line from him after Princess Yum Yum leaves the room with her Grandmother: ''"Why don't I ever talk when it matters?"''

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Unintentional one from the Creator/MiramaxFilms version. After hearing [[LullDestruction non-stop narration from Tack, the cobbler]], Tack The Cobbler]], we get this line from him after Princess Yum Yum leaves the room with her Grandmother: ''"Why don't I ever talk when it matters?"''
14th Jan '16 10:18:35 AM PKMN37
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Unintentional one from the Creator/MiramaxFilms version. After hearing [[LullDestruction non-stop narration from Tack, the cobbler]], we get this line from him after Princess Yum Yum leaves the room with her Grandmother: ''"Why don't I ever talk when it matters?"''
9th Jan '16 2:52:04 PM crazysamaritan
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* ImpossibleThief: Stealing the Golden Balls while [[spoiler: the death machine collapses]], stealing ''The End'', stealing '''the film from the projector'''? There's a reason one of the working titles was ''The Thief Who Never Gave Up'' (he even steals from his OWN POCKET in one scene!).
* InkSuitActor: After VincentPrice was cast as Zigzag's voice, his design was modified to resemble Price. This is more obvious when Williams shows his caricature of Price in Literature/TheAnimatorsSurvivalKit -- it resembles Zigzag quite a lot!

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* ImpossibleThief: Stealing IntangibleTheft: The Thief steals the Golden Balls while [[spoiler: the MacGuffin from a collapsing death machine collapses]], stealing ''The End'', stealing '''the machine, the words [[PaintingTheFourthWall "The End" at the end of the movie]] and ''[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the film from the projector'''? There's a reason one of the working titles was ''The Thief Who Never Gave Up'' (he even steals from his OWN POCKET in one scene!).
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projector!]]''* InkSuitActor: After VincentPrice was cast as Zigzag's voice, his design was modified to resemble Price. This is more obvious when Williams shows his caricature of Price in Literature/TheAnimatorsSurvivalKit -- it resembles Zigzag quite a lot!
11th Dec '15 7:08:51 PM creader
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* AdultFear: In the films climax, the King has a major breakdown when he spots his daughter standing ''right in the path of the One Eyes war machine'' and realizes there is nothing he can do to help her.



* BilingualBonus: The signs leading to the Great Ruby Temple are in several languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, and Greek.



* {{Mondegreen}}: The little song from Zigzag's advisors announcing his presence in the original cut is hard to make out, leading to a lot of these.



* [[BilingualBonus Multilingual Bonus]]: The signs leading to the Great Ruby Temple are in several languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, and Greek.



** In the films climax, he has a major breakdown when he spots his daughter standing ''right in the path of the One Eyes war machine'' and realizes there is nothing he can do to help her.
18th Oct '15 11:36:08 PM jedidarrick
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'''As of February 2015, at least one of the videos in the Recobbled Cut has been removed on copyright grounds from Miramax.'''

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'''As of February 2015, at least one of the videos in the Recobbled Cut has been removed on copyright grounds from Miramax. The Recobbled Cut can still be found on Vimeo.'''
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