05.08.08 by Jeff

The film Disney jacked for Aladdin.

The Thief and the Cobbler is quite possibly the best animated film ever made and most people still haven’t ever seen it – unless you went to school for animation, in which case you have a burned copy of this on your desk somewhere. The Thief and the Cobbler holds the record for the longest film production EVER at 31 years. Canadian animator Richard Williams (animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit) spent 26 years of his life trying to get his film completed only to have another company assume control of it and “finish” it without him. You can read the full story here.

Last year this cut of the film surfaced on the net. A fan, Garrett Gilchrist, actually cut this together using footage from the various versions of the film that had been released, as well as clips from an original uncut workprint. The result is a version of the film closest to Williams’ original. This is only Part 1 – you can view the entire film on youtube.

BONUS VIDEO:

Disney somehow chooses not to go with Miyazaki for Little Nemo. Here is his mind-shattering screen test. Remember this wasn’t done with computers.

(I realise both of these are old news but Yasmine commented on a previous post about her favourite animations so I figured I’d post both of these – there’s gotta be a few people who haven’t seen one or the other.)













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Hey Jeff, you’re right! Not everyone has seen everything, keep posting that classic ish. No disclaimer needed! ;D Thanks for posting this.

  • Kevin Pi

    Miyazaki is the effin’ god of animation, as far as I’m concerned. Speaking of which, there was another Aladdin movie, much more closer to the actual story than the Disney version. What think ye of that?

  • thanks neens i will

    i dunno if i seen the one you’re talkin about Kev do you have more info?

  • Kevin Pi

    It was called “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.” Released in 1982, in Japan. This might be a hint of nostalgia, but I thought it was a more thoughtful film than the Disney version. It certainly is more accurate than the Disney version, that’s for sure (if you’ve ever picked up an adult’s version of 1001 Nights, you’ll know).

    IMDB page:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0202239/

  • holy COW that first vid is a beauty. i want to see more like this!

    i just realized that i probably say holy cow quite a bit.

  • yea seriously cool – i would love to find a full quality dvd version of this cut

  • oh, and you should check out some of the russian animation on youtube too. i think vimeo may have some as well. they are awesome!

  • just type in russian animation? any personal favourites to recommend?

  • yo kev, sorry your comment got caught in my spam filter – i gotta check that film out – thanks!

  • Kate

    OH my gooosh, I watched this over and over and over when I was little. My dad’s nickname for me is still “Princess Yum Yum” haha

  • Kelly

    I actually saw this as a child!





30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.