When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier, the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum Yum falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, Zigzag plans to marry the princess in order to succeed her father, King Nod. The Thief, meanwhile, is more interested in gold than love and takes off with the protective orbs topping the palace. Together Tack and Yum Yum attempt to retrieve them in order to prevent Zigzag and the One-Eye army from conquering the city.
Involved in film animation from the young age of 12, Richard Williams’ international reputation as a true innovator grew so much that by 1990 he was voted “the Animator’s Animator” by a poll in the London Times, and a commentator for the New York Times has called Williams “miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation.” Williams’ work has spanned classic hand-animation style and incorporates contemporary computer animation methods.
In the late ’40s, Williams worked for both Disney and UPA studios, ultimately leaving for England in 1955 where he created his wonderful 33-minute animated film The Little Island (1958), which won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film in 1959. This piece gained him immediate recognition as a professional and highly talented animator.
This was followed with A Lecture on Man and Love Me Love Me Love Me in 1962, Circus Drawings (1964), Diary of a Madman (1965), The Dermis Probe (1966), and… read more
Williams publicly screening his original director's cut is probably the biggest event in the history of animation or film in general. Hopefully, this will bring it closer to being released worldwide, finished or not.
I hope someone in the film/animation industry will full restore Richard Williams' unfinished animated epic in the way he envisioned it...God only hope.
Two things I like about the Recobbled version 1. Great animation, setting, story, music, and characters. 2. It's almost like watching a step-by-step process of animation, with everything that is shown from storyboards, to the drawing process, to the final animation. If you watch the other versions, you're wasting time and brain cells. Stick with the Recobbled cut.