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Questions about Don Bluth

Postby Sanek » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:43 am

I have a copule of questions about Don Bluth, I hope you answered me:

1. After Bluth leaved Disney at the first time, he have a religious trip. When he back at US?

2. Before joining Disney once again, Bluth worked at Filmation on the various shows, "Fantasic Voyage", for example. How long he stayed at Filmation before joining Disney?

3. IMDB said that he worked on Filmation' shows Fantastic Voyage,[url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065355/]Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down,[url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065342/]Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies.[/URL]
[/URL]But I also heard that he worked at Filmation on "Fat Albert and Cosby Kids", according to one of the comments on John K's site. Is it true?
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Postby Brandon Panther » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:18 pm

Bluth only left Disney once that I can recall, and that was 1979. After he left he never looked back (although he should have seriously considered it around 1992).

I have never heard of Dob Bluth "finding religion", I mean I don't doubt he could be a religious person, but I've never heard anything about that.

I don't think he ever worked with Filmation..
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Postby Sanek » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:10 pm

Brandon Panther wrote:I don't think he ever worked with Filmation..

Here is the credits of "Fantasic Voyage", circa 1968:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8feNyhkkYZw

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Postby Brandon Panther » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:30 pm

Sanek wrote:Here is the credits of "Fantasic Voyage", circa 1968:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8feNyhkkYZw

Hm. Maybe it is him. I don't know.

Seeing Virgil Ross' name in those credits depressed me though.
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Postby The "Chase" » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:46 pm

Brandon Panther wrote:Seeing Virgil Ross' name in those credits depressed me though.


Seeing Dave Tendler's name was weirder. I'm sure there's a story on why a New Yorker like him is in shows like "Fantastic Voyage."

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Postby Bobby Bickert » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:32 pm

The end credits of "Archie and His New Pals" (a special that introduced Sabrina the Teenage Witch) include "Production Designed By Don Bluth".

(I've also seen Andreas Deja's name in Filmation end credits, though he's credited as a background artist, not an animator.)

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Postby Sanek » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:33 am

Well, this is except from his bio from IMDB, we can check this page all this time:
"Bluth worked with Disney from 1955 through 1956 on the classic motion picture "Sleeping Beauty".He left after one year. Don spent the next two and a half years as a Mormon missionary in Argentina. Upon his return he made the decision to continue his formal education, he enrolled at Brigham Young University, studying English Literature. During this time he continued to work summers for Disney.

After completing his education, he and his brother, Toby, started a live theater in Santa Monica, where they produced and directed popular musical comedies. Although this venture proved to be exciting, after three years, Bluth decided to commit to a career in animation. His first job upon re-entering the animation field was as a layout artist for Filmation Studios, a television production company. In this capacity he was required to draw and design the backgrounds, and create the character poses for the animators. Bluth was extremely adept at this and was soon promoted to the head of the department, where he continued for three years."

So, Bluth left Disney in 1956,moonlighting at Disney's since probably 1959. As this bio says, he don't back in animation as full-worker until about next three years. After these three years Bluth joined Filmation. Bio says that he continued to work at Filmation for three years, and finally back at Disney in 1971. But I think that he worked at Filmation for a long time as a layout artist before his promotion to the head of the department....

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Postby The Spectre » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:36 pm

Brandon Panther wrote:
I don't think he ever worked with Filmation..


He's credited as a layout artist (along with Dale Baer among others) on "Journey Back to Oz."


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