John Henry

2000, Walt Disney

This is ten minutes of old-fashioned, classic Disney 2D animation telling the legend of the titular character, a former slave who takes on a crooked railroad company. I do have one quibble about this otherwise fine film: there seems to be some ambiguity as to how it's rendered: is it a loose storyboard style, or finished cell animation? In an apparent effort to be "different," the filmmakers settled on an awkward mix of the two, which unfortunately draws too much attention to itself.

DKS 4/5/22


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