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Anyone heard of the Thief and the Cobbler?

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Hey everyone,


Back then, Richard Williams had a dream. He promised to make the greatest animated film of all time. It took 30 years just to get close to finishing the film. Unfortunately, it never was finished. Only 85% was done, and then the film was taken from Richard William's hands. It was finished by other people, but butchered beyond relief. Several scenes of amazing animation were cut, and third rate songs, voice-overs, and animation were put in. Richard Williams created a work print before Thief was taken from him, and that reflected his vision. It has been horribly bootlegged to death though, and many copies are almost literally unwatchable.



But, in 2006, a man named Garrett Gilchrist created a nonprofit restored version called The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut. This version has many old deleted scenes, and many discovered storyboards and pencil tests. He is still updating the film, and is planning to release a Mark IV version for free online sometime next year. Please help spread the word and support this great man. I am only a fan that is trying to create awareness.


Here is his youtube channel. You can watch the whole Recobbled Cut for free. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheThiefArchive


And this is also his official production website. He has several other projects and a forum as well. You can even donate too. http://orangecow.org/


Have a great day everyone, and please enjoy and preserve this lost masterpiece of animation.

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Just recently finished watching the Recobbled Cut of this movie. I heard that the Disney animation studios saw this film and ripped it off when making their version of Aladdin. For me, I have never been a fan of Disney's Aladdin, and it is put to shame by this version of the film. All hail The Thief and the Cobbler, one of the greatest animated masterpieces that never was.

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