I know that I stumbled upon this possibility last December, but I didn’t think they’d be absurd enough to do it. It’s late-era Eisner all over again. Sure, the title doesn’t matter if the film has the goods on screen, but I had hoped the era of Disney running away from its own shadow was [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]