How the Animated Classic “The Thief and the Cobbler” Was Almost Never Made

The Persistence of Vision is a documentary that came out about a year ago and has been making the rounds through various film festivals.  The subject may be familiar to you, but more likely than not the full story is not.  This is a documentary about the making of the movie The Thief and the Cobbler and how the true movie was never made despite dedication and hard work from nearly half if not three quarters of the entire animation departments of various animation studios including Warner Brothers and Disney for decades.  People who worked on this movie came and went, taking what they had learned with them to other studios, as this endless project crept on.  It is a valuable piece of animation history that has not been addressed in such detail before, and the film was created with love by a very talented new director, Kevin Schreck.  I’m not 100% sure where you can find it other than at festivals at the moment, but next week (the 16th to the 22nd of August) it will be playing in Seattle; so if you are in the area, I would recommend checking it out.  More information about this brilliant documentary can be found on Facebook.

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