First Look: Disney’s Rapunzel

Rapunzel logo

Walt Disney Studios has released a new concept art rendering and logo art from their upcoming Christmas 2010 animated feature film Rapunzel. Click on the image to see it in super high resolution. It should be noted that the image below is an older image of Rapunzel, before they revamped (the project was originally titled Rapunzel Unbraided).

Directed by Glen Keane and Dean Wellins, this new telling of the classic fairy tale, will transport audiences “to a stunning CG fantasy world complete with the iconic tower, an evil witch, a gallant hero and, of course, the mysterious girl with the long golden tresses. Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair…lots of hair.”

Rapunzel Concept Art

Director Glen Keane wants this computer animated film to look and feel like a traditional hand-drawn Disney Classic, but in 3D. A short clip of test footage was shown at Siggraph 2005, where is gained a lot of attention. Apparently they will be using a non-photorealistic rendering technique which will make the surface look like it is painted but still containing depth and dimensions. The movie’s visual style is being based on French Rococo artist Jean-Honore Fragonard’s painting “The Swing”.

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