History WesternAnimation / TheThiefAndTheCobbler

23rd Dec '17 3:38:51 PM SorPepita
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''The Thief and the Cobbler'' (also ''The Princess and the Cobbler'', or ''Arabian Knight'', depending on which version you're watching) is a legendary attempt by master animator Creator/RichardWilliams to create the greatest animated feature ever. At more than 30 years, it holds the record for the longest production time for a motion picture - much of it spent in DevelopmentHell. Williams envisioned the film as his personal masterpiece (in the traditional sense, as in "the piece you create when you've mastered your medium") and wanted to fill the entire movie with every technique and trick he had learned from the top animators of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, effectively putting on display the ultimate capabilities of hand-drawn animation. It is considered a lost treasure of [[WesternAnimation animation]], with many critics calling it the [[MissingEpisode greatest unfinished film of all time]]).

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''The Thief and the Cobbler'' (also ''The Princess and the Cobbler'', or ''Arabian Knight'', depending on which version you're watching) is a legendary attempt by master animator Creator/RichardWilliams to create the greatest animated feature ever. At more than 30 years, it holds the record for the longest production time for a motion picture - much of it spent in DevelopmentHell. Williams envisioned the film as his personal masterpiece (in the traditional sense, as in "the piece you create when you've mastered your medium") and wanted to fill the entire movie with every technique and trick he had learned from the top animators of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, effectively putting on display the ultimate capabilities of hand-drawn animation. It is considered a lost treasure of [[WesternAnimation animation]], with many critics calling it the [[MissingEpisode greatest unfinished film of all time]]).
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15th Dec '17 6:13:30 PM Anddrix
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* DeadpanSnarker: The thief's inner monologue, as provided by Creator/JonathanWinters for the Calvert and Miramax cuts. Tends to provoke a LoveItOrHateIt response, with some finding it obnoxious and distracting, while others think it (along with the animation) is the only thing that makes those cuts watchable.

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* DeadpanSnarker: The thief's inner monologue, as provided by Creator/JonathanWinters for the Calvert and Miramax cuts. Tends to provoke a LoveItOrHateIt polarizing response, with some finding it obnoxious and distracting, while others think it (along with the animation) is the only thing that makes those cuts watchable.
12th Dec '17 4:05:22 AM philipnova798
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* OffModel: Happens pretty often, as one could expect from an animated film in production for ''decades'' and, in the case of the Calvert version, by several different animation studios around the world[[note]]The animation itself was largely handled by members of Sulivan-Bluth Studios in Ireland, Kroyer Films in America and Premier Films in the UK. With Creator/WangFilmProductions in Taiwan handing the bulk of the ink and paint, which in turn went to their Thailand-based studio[[/note]]. It doesn't help that Calvert outsourced the remaining animation work to cheaper studios, creating a drastic difference in quality between the original Williams-animated scenes and his scenes.

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* OffModel: Happens pretty often, as one could expect from an animated film in production for ''decades'' and, in the case of the Calvert version, by several different animation studios around the world[[note]]The animation itself was largely handled by members of Sulivan-Bluth Studios in Ireland, Kroyer Films in America and Premier Films in the UK. With Creator/WangFilmProductions in Taiwan handing the bulk of the ink and paint, which in turn went to their Thailand-based studio[[/note]].studio, Creator/VargaStudio in Hungary and Creator/RoughDraftStudios' California and South Korean studios[[/note]]. It doesn't help that Calvert outsourced the remaining animation work to cheaper studios, creating a drastic difference in quality between the original Williams-animated scenes and his scenes.
3rd Dec '17 3:39:46 AM SorPepita
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[[caption-width-right:250:[[OpeningNarration "It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens...]][[MindScrew ...that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream of an inward and invisible reality..."]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[OpeningNarration "It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens...]][[MindScrew ...]] [[MindScrew ... that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream of an inward and invisible reality..."]]]]



Here's the plot: In a [[CityOfGold "golden city"]] set in a pseudo-Arabian land (although, in one of the versions, they decided to [[SmallReferencePools put it in Baghdad]],) there are [[PlotCoupon three golden balls]] atop "the highest minaret." Prophecy has it that if the balls are stolen, the city would fall, unless it was saved by the [[SimplemindedWisdom simplest of souls]]. The balls are stolen by a sneaky, nameless thief, just as a vicious race of one-eyed men (simply known as the One-Eyes) are about to attack the city. The King of the city sends his daughter, Princess [=YumYum=], out to find a way to stop the encroaching army, and she takes along with her the hero of our story, a meek cobbler named Tack (who has begun to fall in love with the Princess and she with him) as a guide. They are followed along the way by the Thief, who's only in it for the loot.

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Here's the plot: In a [[CityOfGold "golden city"]] set in a pseudo-Arabian land (although, in one of the versions, they decided to [[SmallReferencePools put it in Baghdad]],) Baghdad]]), there are [[PlotCoupon three golden balls]] atop "the highest minaret." Prophecy has it that if the balls are stolen, the city would fall, unless it was saved by the [[SimplemindedWisdom simplest of souls]]. The balls are stolen by a sneaky, nameless thief, just as a vicious race of one-eyed men (simply known as the One-Eyes) are about to attack the city. The King of the city sends his daughter, Princess [=YumYum=], out to find a way to stop the encroaching army, and she takes along with her the hero of our story, a meek cobbler named Tack (who has begun to fall in love with the Princess and she with him) as a guide. They are followed along the way by the Thief, who's only in it for the loot.
26th Nov '17 10:51:49 AM nombretomado
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''The Thief and the Cobbler'' (also ''The Princess and the Cobbler'', or ''Arabian Knight'', depending on which version you're watching) is a legendary attempt by master animator Creator/RichardWilliams to create the greatest animated feature ever. At more than 30 years, it holds the record for the longest production time for a motion picture - much of it spent in DevelopmentHell. Williams envisioned the film as his personal masterpiece (in the traditional sense, as in "the piece you create when you've mastered your medium") and wanted to fill the entire movie with every technique and trick he had learned from the top animators of TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, effectively putting on display the ultimate capabilities of hand-drawn animation. It is considered a lost treasure of [[WesternAnimation animation]], with many critics calling it the [[MissingEpisode greatest unfinished film of all time]]).

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''The Thief and the Cobbler'' (also ''The Princess and the Cobbler'', or ''Arabian Knight'', depending on which version you're watching) is a legendary attempt by master animator Creator/RichardWilliams to create the greatest animated feature ever. At more than 30 years, it holds the record for the longest production time for a motion picture - much of it spent in DevelopmentHell. Williams envisioned the film as his personal masterpiece (in the traditional sense, as in "the piece you create when you've mastered your medium") and wanted to fill the entire movie with every technique and trick he had learned from the top animators of TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, effectively putting on display the ultimate capabilities of hand-drawn animation. It is considered a lost treasure of [[WesternAnimation animation]], with many critics calling it the [[MissingEpisode greatest unfinished film of all time]]).



* StarringSpecialEffects: The movie is very light on story and really only exists so Creator/RichardWilliams can show off every single trick and technique he learned from his [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation golden-age]] mentors. There are scenes that Williams deliberately requested go on for longer than they should if only to show off the animation.

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* StarringSpecialEffects: The movie is very light on story and really only exists so Creator/RichardWilliams can show off every single trick and technique he learned from his [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation golden-age]] mentors. There are scenes that Williams deliberately requested go on for longer than they should if only to show off the animation.
7th Nov '17 4:08:44 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* While the animation compiled together in the Recobbled Cut is generally of excellent quality (and we're talking [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome really, really excellent here]]) the scenes animated by Richard Williams himself, in addition to the War Machine climax (with impeccably drawn, detailed moving polygons drawn by hand in an era before CGI) noticeably feature the most fluent and three-dimensional animation in the entire film, which is impressive considering the animation quality of several scenes not animated by Williams. The scenes animated by veteran animators [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Ken Harris]] and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Art Babbitt]] also qualify.

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* ** While the animation compiled together in the Recobbled Cut is generally of excellent quality (and we're talking [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome really, really excellent here]]) the scenes animated by Richard Williams himself, in addition to the War Machine climax (with impeccably drawn, detailed moving polygons drawn by hand in an era before CGI) noticeably feature the most fluent and three-dimensional animation in the entire film, which is impressive considering the animation quality of several scenes not animated by Williams. The scenes animated by veteran animators [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Ken Harris]] and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Art Babbitt]] also qualify.
4th Nov '17 8:16:56 AM ClintEastwood
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* ShoutOut: Several. For instance, Princess Yum Yum is named after ''Theatre/TheMikado''[='s=] main female character of the same name.
26th Oct '17 1:04:49 PM MLPAndFriendsComic301991
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* While the animation compiled together in the Recobbled Cut is generally of excellent quality (and we're talking [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome really, really excellent here]]) the scenes animated by Richard Williams himself, in addition to the War Machine climax (with impeccably drawn, detailed moving polygons drawn by hand in an era before CGI) noticeably feature the most fluent and three-dimensional animation in the entire film, which is impressive considering the animation quality of several scenes not animated by Williams. The scenes animated by veteran animators [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Ken Harris]] and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Art Babbitt]] also qualify.
11th Oct '17 2:16:00 AM MeaJae97
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17th Sep '17 6:03:42 PM starofjusticev21
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler:Ziz-zag takes being eaten alive by crocodiles quite calmly, all things considered.]]

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler:Ziz-zag takes being eaten alive by crocodiles quite calmly, all things considered. Especially since one of those considerations would be his freakout at stepping on a tack that kicks off the plot.]]
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