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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]