Earlier this week we told you how Zootopia was going to be a different movie, originally following Jason Bateman’s character Nick Wilde and featuring an more-in-your-face message. Well you might be surprised that the original idea for Zootopia was a James Bond parody featuring talking animals. How the that idea evolve into whats now on the screen? Read my exclusive interview with directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore and discover how a story like this evolves within the Disney Animation Studios creative process.
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Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
“When Disney does a fairy tale, it becomes the definitive version of that story,” said John Lasseter. “One that doesn’t have a definitive version is Jack and the Beanstalk.” So began Disney’s announcement of their next animated fairy tale movie, Gigantic, at D23.
Disney is already in production on the feature, which has assembled a top-notch team: Nathan Greno (Tangled) is directing, Dorothy McKim (Get a Horse!) is directing, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen) are providing music. More details on the Disney Gigantic movie after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Angie Han
Disney has a long history of slipping little Easter eggs into its animated films, but some are more hidden than others. Pretty much everyone has heard the urban legend about the word “SFX” (or “SEX” for the more gutter-minded) being hidden in the sky in The Lion King, for example.
Then, on the other hand, you have cameos like Rapunzel’s in Frozen, which was so subtle that even Tangled co-director Nathan Greno failed to pick it up. Hit the jump to see Rapunzel and Flynn in their blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance.
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Disney Animation had no problem announcing new projects earlier this month at the D23 Expo. Besides showing footage from multiple movies that’ll be out in 2014 and 2015, they also revealed their 2016 film, Zootopia. They’re certainly working on films beyond that too, and one that could be among them is tentatively called Giants.
Giants is reportedly influenced by the world of Jack and the Beanstalk in the same way Tangled was influenced by Rapunzel and Frozen will be related to The Snow Queen. Director Nathan Greno (Tangled) is at the helm and the film is very early in the development stage. So early in fact, there’s no guarantee Giants ever hits the big screen.
Below, read some details on how Disney might make Jack and the Beanstalk their own. Read More »
Hot off the first look at the next Toy Story short film, Small Fry, Disney announced the directors of Tangled will bring back those characters in short form at the beginning of the new year. A short sequel called Tangled Ever After will play with Beauty and the Beast 3D when it’s released January 13, 2012. Once again directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, the short will take place at Rapunzel and Flynn’s wedding where Pascal the chameleon and Maximus the horse lose the rings. Read more about the film and check out the full poster after the break. Read More »
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This is one of the early salvos from Disney’s D23 Expo, which started yesterday and is ongoing today. The Marvel Studios panel will take place later this afternoon, and as Peter and Germain are sitting in on that we’ll likely have a good bit of news to share later in the day.
For now, here’s a compliment to yesterday’s announcement of Small Fry, the Pixar Toy Story short that will play in front of The Muppets. This is the poster for Tangled Ever After, a short film from Tangled directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. While we don’t have plot details you can probably glean most of the big notes from the poster, which is after the break. Read More »
Brazilian website Animations has posted a few new magazine scans featuring the first real image from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated film Rapunzel.
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