Dec 10 in Los Angeles: The Thief and the Cobbler!http://www.gofundme.com/thiefandthecobbler
Once upon a time, there was an animated movie like no other. The Thief and the Cobbler was Richard Williams' dream project, on which he spent twenty-five years. He intended it to be his masterpiece. The film was never completed as intended.
Over twenty years later, Richard Williams is screening his workprint of the film publicly for the first time ever, at the Academy on December 10th. He has not even spoken publicly about the film in all this time.
I have spent over seven years researching, collecting, and restoring the animated work of Richard Williams. I painstakingly restored The Thief and the Cobbler from existing scraps and released The Recobbled Cut of the film, the most recent version of which (The Mark 4) is viewable on Youtube at TheThiefArchive.
This version represents two years of work and is still considered a work in progress. The Recobbled Cut has gotten a lot of attention and has rehabilitated the reputation of this film, intro