May 29, 2008

Where were you in 1980?



With thanks to super-8 cameraman Randy Cartwright, here's an artifact of animation volleyball history. I think the participants need no introduction.

8 comments:

Dani said...

Wow! In 1980, I was probably too busy learning how to walk and how to hold a crayon, having no idea what volleyball and animation were, nor how important they would both become to me later in life.

I love this for those reasons alone, nevermind the funny commentary and the surprising animators' victory. Who would have thought?!?

Also, I think there should be a 2008 reunion and rematch!

Hans Perk said...

Amazing! This is the kind of thing I like to see more of...
Thanks for your posting, Jenny!

Ale said...

Wow, that was great! I love super8.
And they were good at volleyball!!!
But to answer your question I feel a bit weird to say at that time I wasn't born yet... O_O

Joe D. said...

That's very cool. Tim Burton was a kid! That's how most of my friends played volleyball back then, too.
And not only do I know where I was in 1980, I know where YOU were in 1980, and I have the photos to prove it.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Wow...

What a great look at the Studio and the artists from the time.

So...

Why aren't the animators spiking the ball?

Because the can't jump.


Classic.

Floyd Norman said...

Boy, life was sure simple back then. For those who think the Disney producers are the bad guys -- these guys are saints compared to what was to come.

Anonymous said...

I've got some super 8 I finally transferred of my first film venture, a crummy stop action Claymation attempt my friend and I made in 1980. It also features a very brief moment of her cat Tango, who I named my business after. I'll try to get it onto YouTube one of these days.

Cynthia

mnmears said...

I'd just like to report that I've recently been back in touch with Ron and Diane Miller, forwarded them a link and know they checked it out.

Watching the footage, it became pretty clear he was among the best players on the producers' side.

I imagine areas like this have all but disappeared on the Disney lot with all its high-rise growth.