Comedy, Drama, FantasyFull description
Size 3.486 GB 0 seeders Added 2012-10-04 08:54:20
Enjoy the original version of this lost animation classic, written and directed by three-time Academy Award winning animator Richard Williams (animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit). The video footage has been filtered, enlarged and converted to 24p for a more pleasing picture. Audio has also been tweaked and restored. On a certain Tube video site, [TheThiefArchive] you can see The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut, an unofficial restoration of the film by Garrett Gilchrist. (orangecow.org) But this is Richard Williams' original, unrestored workprint from 1992 [production on the film began in the mid 1960s!] ... many scenes are unfinished and the quality isn't spectacular, but it's a great way to see what Williams had in mind, especially if you've already seen the restored Recobbled Cut. Nearly 30 years in the making, a labor of love by a team of animation greats, this was to be the masterpiece of Williams' career, perhaps the most ambitious independent animated film ever conceived. Williams funded the film over the years with his millions of dollars of his own money, until after Roger Rabbit, Warner Brothers decided to fund the film. The Thief was the inspiration for Disney's film Aladdin, which proved to be its undoing. After over two decades of work, the film was taken away from Williams when he couldn't meet his deadline. It was eventually recut and destroyed, bought by Disney and destroyed further. Directed by Richard Williams Screenplay by Richard Williams and Margaret French Master animator Ken Harris Produced by Imogen Sutton and Richard Williams "Animation among the most glorious and lively ever created." - The New York Times "It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas, and upon every grain of sand in the vast deserts, that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and invisible reality ... Once upon a time there was a golden city. In the centre of the golden city, atop the tallest minaret, were three golden balls. The ancients had prophesied that if the three golden balls were ever taken away, harmony would yield to discord, and the city would fall to destruction and death. But... the mystics had also foretold that the city might be saved by the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things. In the city there dwelt a lowly shoemaker, who was known as Tack the Cobbler. Also in the city... existed a Thief, who shall be ... nameless." Also known (in horrifically butchered form) as Arabian Knight and The Princess and the Cobbler.
|The Thief and the Cobbler Workprint PAL S-VHS AVI C5 noFFT,MCTD+Sh Resize FF 23.976fps.mkv||3.486 GB|