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Dumb, Dumb, Dumb

Last December, we pointed out that on the announcement of the 2010 slate from Walt Disney Pictures, the upcoming animated feature Rapunzel was listed as a “working title.” This squared with a couple of comments I had seen on animation-related blogs; most noticeably, the comments section of the Animation Guild’s blog featured speculation that [...]

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 [...]

Back To The Sweatbox

It’s been some time since we’ve discussed the upcoming Disney animation slate in any detail, and even longer since I updated the site’s list of animated projects. We’ve mentioned some of the schedule shifts that have occurred in the year and a half since Disney announced their ambitious development plans; most notably, Cars 2 was [...]

Thewhowiththewhatnow?

Apparently Glen Keane has been taken off of Rapunzel. Dean Wellins too. The film has been given to Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, both of whom worked on the upcoming Bolt (Greno as storyboard director and Howard as co-director).

The film has been Keane’s pet project for several years, so this turn of events [...]

Animation Avalanche

John Lasseter and Disney Studios chief Dick Cook set animation fandom aflame yesterday when they hosted a presentation in New York City to detail the next five years of animated films from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The press conference was unusually detailed for the typically secretive world of animation – Cook pointed [...]