from the Free Library Rare Book Department YouTube channel,
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023
Rosemary Anne Sission, "the Miss Marple of British playwriting" wrote scripts for Disney live-action films as Escape from the Dark (aka The Littlest Horse Thieves 1976), co wrote the script for Freaky Friday (the 1976 Jodie Foster one) and the Watcher in the Woods (1980) with Bette Davis.
Rosemary did script treatments for The Black Cauldron going back to the 70's.
images from Heritage Auctions.
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Her other work for animation that I know of, the script for Thames television and Cosgrove-Hall's stop motion adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows (1983) [aired on ITV in 1983 and shown on The Disney Channel in 1986]
Monday, October 24, 2022
Disney's Live Action/Hyper Realistc CGI Remakes, and the Chronicles of Prydain live action storyboard pitch reel
Since 2016, Disney repurchased the film rights for Prydain Chronicles, and no further announcement was made. probably shelved.
Disney is doing the stand outs, the well knowns first: the crown jewels of the Disney animated feature canon for movie theaters and Disney+. However, some of the lesser, obscure and cult films of Disney's animated feature canon don't seem to make it to get the treatment.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
funny caricature of animator Phil Nibbelink as one of the Horned King's huntsmen yelling at creeper.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Presented here are some pages from the Walt Disney Productions Annual reports from 1974 and 1975.
You can see in these pages that The Rescuers (1977) was in production
and both The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Black Cauldron (1985) was in early preparation.
As for The Black Cauldron's script development, Rosemary Ann Sisson is mentioned to have written the film's script. (It makes me wonder, how does her early script compare to Lloyd Alexander's rejected script and the final finished film?)
and what is also interesting is that The Black Cauldron had a different title: The Cauldron.