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A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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Bluebottle

Entry: 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation - A87896434
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

An overlooked animation.

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A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Thanks for writing this up - not an adaptation I'm familiar with, so it was very interesting reading smiley - ok

I presume 'infinite Turkish delight' is an infinite amount.

What is rotoscoping?

The third paragraph of the Review section seems to have a few typos in it.

Very interesting about Limited Animation - I'm aware of it from things like The Flintstones but didn't think of it as a specific technique!

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A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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Bluebottle

Thanks for reading - changes made.smiley - ok

To see Limited Animation techniques at their best you really must see Japanese animation, where it has become extremely stylised. This includes slow pans across otherwise still scenes, moments of tension when the characters appear against white or otherwise plain backgrounds, focus on big staring eyes or other still facial expressions such as tears or sweat, slow movement where a character, say, falls over in a very dramatic way. All originally developed as a way to save money with finesse, but still used today even on projects where they can afford to spend more because they are effective.

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A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Ah, yes - I can visualise that from other animations I've seen. Cleverly used, they can add to the drama indeed, such as a closeup of tear-filled eyes where the light in them just glints backwards and forwards in a repetitive pattern - expresses emotion more clearly as nothing else is on the screen to distract from the moment... smiley - ok

Superb changes - I do like your way with words eg "Isle of Wight actress Sheila Hancock CBE", and the introduction of the bluebottle is perfect...


A87896434 - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - the 1979 Animation

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Bluebottle

I go into more detail about the bluebottle in my entry on 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' – well, if there's a bluebottle in the room, you can't expect me to ignore it, can you?

Sadly there wasn't really room to discuss the character of Lilith in more depth, who appears in many (often contradicting) myths, but I couldn't justify writing more than a quick precis on the most relevant to Narnia points.

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