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That’s Odd…

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 [...]

The King Of Queen

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 [...]

Progress City Radio – The Princess and the Frog: Original Songs and Score

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 [...]

Peek At A Princess

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 [...]

Elves In The Sweatbox

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 [...]