Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dale Baer and the Art of Animation -- Part II

Ralph Bakshi's "Lord of the Rings" -- Mr. Baer's first non-Disney project after leaving the House of Mouse in the late seventies.

We continue with Dale's recollections of the boom-and-bust world of cartoons...

TAG Interview with Dale Baer

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... talking today about the lost animation secrets of Disney veterans Walt Stanchfield and Dale Oliver, failing to please the animation director of Pete's Dragon, and going to work for Ralph Bakshi on Lord of the Rings.


Anonymous said...

Dale is a great guy.

Anonymous said...

Did the battery run out at the end of the interview? It seemed to end abruptly.

Aside from that, this is one of my favorite interviews. He has some great anecdotes about what and how he learned, as well as some great historical notes.

Floyd Norman said...

Dale Baer is a great guy. He was helpful to me during some rather dark days at Disney during the seventies.

Sadly, I doubt the studio appreciates his talent and what he's contributed. Then again - what else is new?

Steve Hulett said...

Interview is in three parts (last segment tomorrow.)

We fade at about the 35 minute mark. No batter failure.

Anonymous said...

Jesus Floyd you are so grumpy. Get over it.

Floyd Norman said...

I'm a happy camper.

Sounds like you're the grumpy one.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Aside from the commercial jobs and the one or two projects he did during his time off from Disney, I noticed he got credited for character designs for a Japanese-animated feature from Toei called "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" (though his surname got misspelled as "Bear", which I wouldn't blame them for not knowing). I guess it sometimes fascinates me to learn of those American animators involved in projects from Japanese studios like this.

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