A few pieces of art have emerged from Disney animation’s upcoming (and awkwardly-named) 2012 release, Wreck-It Ralph. The computer-rendered film tells the story of an 8-bit era video game villain in the Donkey Kong vein who has to deal not only with living in the modern digital world but also the fact that his heart [...]
A couple of days ago I revealed that the rumored project that Disney animation vets Ron Clements and John Musker are currently boarding is an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s 1987 fantasy-comedy Mort. The novel follows a young man who, looking for gainful employment, takes a position as Death’s apprentice only to fall in love [...]
So what’s up at Disney and Pixar, and what are Ron and John working on?
It’s been a while since I’ve done any significant animation coverage because, truthfully, I was tired of chasing rumors. After all, how could I figure out what Disney’s Feature Animation department was up to if they didn’t know themselves? And, [...]
Disney animation story supervisor Paul Briggs has posted a couple of wonderful visual development pieces for Rapunzel (aka Tangled) at his blog. Visual development artwork is typically my favorite element of animation production, and these evocative renderings by Disney artist Kevin Nelson do not disappoint.
Check out Briggs’s site for more of his [...]