The production, which took 4 1/2 years to complete, utilized the skills of more than 250 artists, who produced 220,000 hand-drawn acetate panels or cels. Director Richard Rich rejected the option of using computer technology in the animation process. Though computers would have saved time and were more cost-effective, he felt that the image they produced lacked the depth of color that hand-painting created.
A Rich Animal Studios Production.
Additional credits: Brett Hayden, Richmond Hornie (production manager); Daniel Bunn, David Link, Ralph Migliori, Bingo Ferguson, Mark Henley (camera operators); James Coleman (art director); Larry Bastian (score conductor/orchestrator); Larry Schwartz (score orchestrator); Richard Stewart, Patricia Peck (music editor); Andy D'Addario (sound re-recording mixer).
Supervising animators: Chrystal S. Klabunde (Prince Derek); Daniel Boulos (Speed); Rich Farmiloe (Puffin); Donnachada Daly (Townspeople).
Effects animation: Michel Gagne (supervising animator); Debora Middleton Kupczyk (lead animator).
The video features 8 original musical productions, including:
"Far Longer than Forever" performed by Regina Belle and
"Eternity" by Miwa Yoshida, Mike Pela, David Zippel, Masata
Nakamura, performed by Dreams Come True
"This is My Idea" performed by Sandy Duncan, Dakin
Matthews, Howard McGillin, Liz Callaway, Adam Wylie,
J.D. Daniels, Wes Brewer, Adrian Zahiri, Larisa
Oleynik, Alisa Nordberg, Steven Stewart
"Practice, Practice, Practice" performed by Paul Ainsley,
Ric Stoneback, Tom Alan Robbins, Lenny Wolpe, Sandy
"Far Longer than Forever" performed by Liz Callaway,
"No Fear" performed by Liz Callaway, Steve Vinovich,
Jonathan Hadary, David Zippel
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" performed by Lex de Azevedo, Emilie
de Azevedo, Emily Pearson, Julie de Azevedo, Rachel
de Azevedo, Melissa Pace
"Princesses on Parade" performed by Davis Gaines, Mark
Harelik, Jon Joyce, Randel Crenshaw, Amick Bryam,
Winner of the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and the Parents' Choice Award.
The film is a presentation of The Turner Family Showcase.
Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.
Copyright 1994 Nest Productions Inc. and 1995 Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.