The future under The Hat Building is being revealed...
When the schedule was announced a couple of weeks ago, a lot of people were confused as so many of the films coming out from Walt Disney Animation Studios had the same name: "untitled". Well, perhaps it should've just been said unrevealed. Because now we will slowly start to give you a hint as to what lies ahead, and what you can be prepared to see over the next few years.
Other sites have started to get an inkling as to what is ahead, so I've been given permission to reveal a little more of what's ahead by my Bothans. After "Frozen" comes out this year (expect the actual trailer out around "Cloudy 2") we have next year's most unusual animated film yet with the Marvel adaptation of "Big Hero 6" to make an impression on Disney fans like no film before it. WDAS takes a year break before starting back again on 2016 with Byron Howard's (sans Greno who was attached before his own project) "Zootopia" staring a very foxy Jason Bateman. Then Nathan Greno's new twist on fairy tales entitled "Giants" which will show you how much his influence on "Tangled" truly was ends out 2016.
After a short break we'll finally get Ron and John's next feature, "Moana" which will be a Polynesian tale involving the island folk and the idols made famous the world over. It will also mark the directing duo's first computer animated film, or at least computer hybrid animated film (think "Paperman"). Following that, if story issues are worked out Dean Wellin's teenage space race animated film will rush to the screens. Wellin's film is an unusual story that is different from most Disney Animation, just as Big Hero 6 marks a change in perception of what comes from the Mouse.
After that there are a couple projects being developed right now that are way too early to really get into. But as you can see, the list of animated films coming ahead are more than just fairy tales. And John Lasseter is working hard to make sure that the quality and content are focused and entertaining the way that fans expect animated films from Burbank. So to put it in chronological perspective for you here is the schedule:
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Moana (TBA, likely 2018)
Untitled Dean Wellin's animated feature ( TBA, likely 2018)
Just get some animated shorts in front of them...
This sounds very good. All original, all unique, nothing stupid. I'm happy about this list. Would be happier if more of it was hand drawn though.
Nothing on that list is hand drawn with the exception of Moana. If that is like Paperman it will look somewhat hand drawn, but done in computer. I want to hear more about whether or not the film is influenced by the Tiki Room. Great job getting the scoop, Honor.
How exciting! It's lovely to see some creative and original story-lines in these. Thanks for bringing us this news, I look forward to hearing more about these in the future!
Why Dean Wellins' movie doesn't have a title?
so I am assuming that giants is the long planned Disney take of jack and the beanstalk
What about Wreck-It Ralph 2?
Is King of the Elves still in development or has it been cancelled?
So, I'm playing a fox?
Honor, when you said that "other sites have started to get an inkling as to what is ahead" which ones were you referring to?
Hand-drawn please? Lasseter, you promised..
so I am assuming they are announching some of these today at d23 since the article is back up
I am kind of surprised they only announced zootopia, and it is completely different then I thought it would be
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