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Aladdin Story Crew

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

It all starts with story.

Back Row Left to Right: Darryl Rooney, Kirk Hansen, Terry Rocio, Roger Allers, Ted Eliott, James Fuji, Chris Sanders, Kevin Harkey, Dave Smith.
Front Row Left to Right:
Rebecca Reese, Sue Nichols, Burni Mattison, Ed Gombert, Brian Pimental, Kevin Lima, Francis Glebas and Jean Gillmore.

Ted Eliott and Terry Rocio were the writing team who later wrote Shrek, Mark of Zorro, Godzilla and Pirates of the Carribbean. Kevin Limo went on to Direct 102 Dalmations and The Enchanted.

By Aladdin we had really out grown our warehouse space at 1420 Flower St. and had spread out over the 5 square block industrial park taking over many different buildings. We affectionately named our locations “The Hart Bldg”, “The Royce Bldg”, “AirWay”, “1420″ and “1520″. Computer Animation, CAPS Ink and Paint, Compositing, Scanning and Scene Planning stayed behind in 1420 while the rest of the animation departments and various productions moved into these other buildings in the industrial park and the streets connecting the buildings became our hallways.

Scenes of hand drawn animation that were ready to be scanned got wrapped up in chipboard bound with rubberbands and transferred back and forth via courier’s on bicycles who repeatedly got tickets from Glendale Police Department for some such violation as they hurried back and forth.

The Magic Carpet

Monday, March 24th, 2008
What’s the difference between a rug and a carpet?
Carpets are magic!!!

Tina Price and Randy Cartwright, the creators behind the Magic Carpet in Aladdin are shown here holding it down for the photo shoot before it flys away. They actually are holding a table cloth that was digitally replaced using a 3D spline mesh within Alias Power Animator and rendered with the carpet texture map that had been painted by Tom Cardone and lastly composited back together with hand drawn and digitally painted tassles using CAPS. Remember this was in 1992.

It all started with 100 or so beautiful concept sketches by Ed Gombert. Here are just a couple to give you the idea.

The Mediterranean Mixer

Monday, March 24th, 2008
Anybody else remember this one?

Here are some familiar faces from a recreational gathering away from the production stresses of Aladdin and appropriately called “the Mediterranean Mixer” held in a nearby park in Glendale.

Ron Clements, John Musker, Tina Price

Tina Price and Randy Cartwright
(Photo’s care of Tina Price)

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