Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Bolt Teaser Display...
Those of you that have visited the Animation Building in DCA recently got the pleasant surprise of seeing a teaser display for Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Bolt".
I know most people are looking forward to "The Frog and the Princess" and "Rapunzel", but from what I hear, "Bolt" sounds like it's going to be a very good film for the Mouse. Perhaps they should attach a warning label to it that says: "Absolutely no interference from Suits was provided on this film". The Mousestro himself has worked with Chris Williams and Disney's own Story Trust to make sure this will be an entertaining and compelling story filled with heart and bound in emotion. Naturally, it will be scrutinized quite a bit since it's the first film Lasseter has extensively had his creative hands on it(Meet The Robinsons was not a test of his box office magic). Not long before we find out, I hear they're working on a teaser as we speak...
Original Hat Tip: Animated News. Photo: John Darling
Posted by Honor Hunter at 4:35 PM
Labels: Animation, Bolt, Walt Disney Animation Studios
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I'm still highly ambivalent about this one... I'm afraid we lost something good when they chased off Chris Sanders. I don't think it's a bad thing to have some unique voices at WDFA...
I'm still boycotting this one after Chris Sanders was fired.
So no one trust John Lasseter and what he thinks the direction of Walt Disney Animation should go? I'll give him the benefit of the doubt till I see it. It may be great. Let's wait and see.
Chris Sanders is a big boy. He's found a new home over at Dreamworks.
From what I understand, American Dog was an incredible mess of a film, and Chris either couldn't fix it or didn't see what was wrong with it. And considering the success Pixar had taking Jan Pinkava off Ratatouille, I'm not particularly worried over the film's quality.
I have no doubt that all of this might be true; I too had heard rumors of the disastrous shape the film was in. And I most certainly do trust John L... I guess there's just part of me that really hated to see Chris Sanders go. Lilo was such a breath of fresh air in that bleak era for WDFA; I had heard that Lasseter didn't care for the film which surprised me.
I should have made clear that I'm sure we'll get a great film out of this - I just hate things had to shake out the way they did. I would love to see a film based on all that Sanders conceptual art. Maybe it's good to have someone slightly dangerous around every now and again.
On a related note, I'm still not sold on the story of this film. It sounds a little old-hat - much like Cars - so I hope they come up with a new spin on an old story...
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