Disney has just released their press preview for the 2010 slate (more on that forthcoming), but one bit caught my eye. They’ve listed next year’s animated release Rapunzel as having a “working title.” Working title? You haven’t decided yet?
It’s been quite a while since the film (in it’s Shrek-era phase) was known as Rapunzel [...]
According to the Animation Guild Blog, Chris Buck is now slated to direct The Snow Queen. The film had previously been under the guidance of a number of other directors during its tortured development cycle in the earlier part of this decade. Buck previously directed Tarzan for Disney and Surf’s Up for Sony.
Let’s just [...]
With the release of Disney’s first animated fairytale in many years, fans get to experience what was once an annual ritual – the release of a new musical soundtrack. Originally intended for long-time Disney composer Alan Menken, The Princess and the Frog was eventually re-assigned to John Lasseter’s self-professed favorite composer, Randy Newman. In [...]
Early last month, the first five minutes of The Princess and the Frog appeared online. You’ve most likely seen it already, but I’m excited about the impending release so I don’t care. Early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, and the fact that merchandise has been selling out for weeks now despite the fact that the [...]
Story sketch for King of the Elves by Ralph Zontag, circa 2007
Steve Hulett from the Animation Guild spent his day at Disney feature animation and has a few tidbits of note.
First, and unsurprising when you consider recent reports, is the fact that merchandise from The Princess and the Frog is selling like gangbusters [...]