Friday, August 8, 2008

It's Alive! It's Alive!

Wow.

Before...



No sooner did I put up the link to the new Disney Animation website which had nothing really on it...

That they suddenly put something on it.

After...



What an interesting future we have in store for ourselves...





11 comments:

Anonymous said...

ABOUT US

Where do we begin? There's so much to tell you about, you see the studio has been around since the 1920's and...

:)

I like the group shot under OUR STUDIO. Recognize anybody? "Hey that's me in the third row from the back!" Or is that a broom? I can't really tell.

CONTACT has a nice shot of Walt finishing the shoe on Steamboat Willie.

STUDIO LIFE shows how to maintain a work-life balance.

Nice looking website, of course we're big fans anyway, no matter what they post on this new site.

ehh123 said...

I love the design. Really shows that it has a history.

jrriddle said...

I'm happy to see that after Dolt..er..I mean Bolt, Disney is getting back to fairytales!

On the "Shorts" I was hoping to see a new Goofy "How to..." short. Always loved those. Or even better a new Mickey short! Or still better Mickey, Donald and Goofy!!!
But I digress...

Interesting to see that under "Careers" they are looking for both traditional and computer animators.

Kevbot said...

I like the site, though there have been some questioning its validity. I do wonder why "Dinosaur" is in there in their list of films.

Still, no matter whether this is real or not, it's an impressive site.

Anonymous said...

beautiful site, As far as the list of animated feature films, it looks good to me! Lovely site!

Bob and Rob Professional American Writers said...

Whoa, what a nice surprise, Honor! The site is especially well done...I agree, some great new Mickey Shorts, (like "Runaway Brain"), would be nice. Great weekend, Bob

Fett101 said...

Very nice. Very clean. Definitely takes a page from the Pixar site with very similar layout and pages.

Duane M. said...

Posted on the other, original post, but yes, I love the new site. And I am so thankful for you for finding it. You are quickly becoming one of my favorite Disney blogs...

By the way, while some people may argue over the inclusion of some films in the "animation" canon ("Dinosaur"), it WAS the big animated release the year it came out, and if it had done better, we would have seen Eisner ditch 2D a lot faster than he did.

For all its faults, it's still more enjoyable to me than 99% of what comes out of Dreamworks...

Like I said before, John is giving a sense that these people are doing something amazing, honoring Walt's legacy...and I'm glad to see some fairy tales (even if one is by the same guy who gave us "Blade Runner") back in the queue.

And I wish people would stop dissing "Bolt" until they actually SEE it.

sjwatsi said...

I wondered if Dinosaur would be added to the feature film list. But really where else would it go?
As far as I understood it, it was made by a splinter group from Feature Animation, just like the satallite groups in France and Florida, who's films and sequences are counted.
I always thought it was 'ignored' or excluded from the 'Classics' grouping because it was the first CG movie; before they realised the company would go in that direction, and therefore wouldn't fit in with Snow White et al. because they are primarily hand drawn films, until obviously Chicken Little.
If I am right.. then it's about time it was recognised as a part of this list. Not a great film, but part of the studios history nether-the-less.

Kiersten said...

Disney merged its visual effects studio Dream Quest with its animation unit to create The Secret Lab which was responsible for Dinosaur. It was located in a building north of the main studio and was referred to as Feature Animation Northside. The Hat building was referred to as Feature Animation Southside, and Florida was referred to as Feature Animation Florida. Since Dinosaur was technically made by Disney Feature Animation it deserves inclusion in the list.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1999_Oct_27/ai_56954580

You will notice that The Wild and Valiant are not on the list. These movies were developed at Feature Animation and then shipped to C.O.R.E and Vangaurd animation respectively for production.

sjwatsi said...

Thank you thank you thank you.
So I was kind of right (without knowing an awful lot).
Ta for the article too.