Saturday, February 28, 2009

Frog Stories...


Well guys, WonderCon is in full swing and Disney had a panel there talking about "The Princess and the Frog" that showed a few clips...

Latino Review
has a report up about it. Ain't It Cool News has put up a report and /film has a report as well. They're great post, filled with brief glimpses of clips and behind the scenes of working at the Mouse, hosted by visual effects animator Marlon West.

Give it a read and dream of Christmas...

Sorry 'bout dat, 'El Guapo'...

9 comments:

Neal said...

I think the biggest news of all this is what Quint said about the return of 2D at Disney:

Quote:
He also mentioned that Disney’s animation plan is to have a digital animation film out every 18 months and a traditional hand-drawn animation film out every 2 ½ years.


That settles it. It couldn't be said any clearer.

AJ said...

I'm completely confident that this will be the Little Mermaid all over again, and start a new Disney renaissance. For the first time in 10 years I've got high hopes for a Disney Animated feature, so they better not let me down.

Gnomeo F. said...

I' m not sure, but the next 2D project could be THE SNOW QUEEN by Mike Gabriel for 2013.

Lasseter is the intention of consolidating two strong teams somewhat differentiated by technology. The idea is not to break the groups by hiatuses that are formed by the bad pre-production schedules. The idea is that immediately after Frog, commercial production of the next hand-drawn work. There is a consensus, the good results they have obtained tests Frog, and apparently it will not fail to produce films on hand-drawn as we have known. Since the absence of "direct-to-video" sequels, manufacturing or other such films, it is assumed that Disney would have something special and unique to the audience, now, like the Hans Christian Andersen tale SNOW QUEEN.

Sorry for my english. XD

deanna said...

Gnomeo, "The Snow Queen" has been canceled in 2003.

Today all people know that Disney will produce Frog Princess this year, Rapunzel next year and King of the Elves in 2012...

swatsi said...

Does this 18 month and 2 1/2 year cycle start after the current slate.

Actually how does the half years fit in. As far as we know Pixar are releasing every summer for the next number of years. Are they scheduling two movies for some summer seasons, or are Disney and Pixar going to be alternating release periods.
Or am I miss understanding something?

It's good to know that '2D' animation has a future at Disney, and they have some kind of plan in mind.

Anonymous said...

"Snow Queen" sounds like a better idea for a movie than "Rapunzel". At least it would be something different. The last thing Disney (and we) need is yet ANOTHER princess! Snore!

Anonymous said...

Nobody does it better than Marlon West.

2d is back, baby!

Gnomeo F. said...

"Snow Queen" was taken in April 2007. In that month, old projects were reviewed by Disney, but who had no luck RUMPELSTILTSKIN (Grimm's fable) because was resembled a lot to Rapunzel.

Alan Menken and Glenn Slater (now composers for RAPUNZEL), were writing songs for a musical of Snow Queen for the Disney park in Tokyo to debut in December 2006, but it was stopped suddenly.

And in 2008 Joe Harsha returned to Disney to pick GOOSE CHASE, other Grimm's fable... but canceled at the end of 2008 for similarities with Rapunzel.

But is true that Mike Gabriel ("Pocahontas", short "Lorenzo") will be the next director of the next Disney Animation feature animation, after KING OF THE ELVES.

Neal said...

You're going to need to back up such claims with sources!