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Ralph Breaks the Internet and Frozen 2 are coming soon, but a new report has shed some light on a previously unannounced feature film that’s in the works at Walt Disney Animation. Adele Lim, one of the screenwriters of Warner Bros. hit film Crazy Rich Asians, has been hired to write a new fantasy adventure film which will serve as the feature directorial debut of Disney veterans Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins. Find out a little more about the new project below.
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We’ve got lots of beautiful concept art for you on this Monday evening from two separate projects: Walt Disney Animation’s upcoming short Tick Tock Tale, and Pixar’s canceled feature Newt. I’ve been looking forward to Tick Tock Tale since we got our first look at some clips and images, so I’m finding the concept art interesting to look at. But the Newt images are just making me sad all over again that we’ll never get to see the finished product. Prepare to get happy, then sad, after the jump.

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Walt Disney Animation is set to release a new short film titled Tick Tock Tale, and is directed by Dean Wellins, a three-time annie award nominated animator who has worked on projects such as The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, Treasure Planet, Fat Albert, Chicken Little, Bolt and The Princess and the Frog. The short was originally it was supposed to go in front of The Princess and the Frog, but was pushed back and currently doesn’t have a set release (although Tangled might be a possibility). AWN has the plot synopsis:

A funny little clock (something out of Geppetto’s workshop, really) is picked on by the more refined time keepers in a London store, only to find a chance at redemption when a thief breaks in one night.

Want to see a couple clips from the upcoming short? How about some more photos? Hit the jump.
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New Photo: Disney’s Rapunzel


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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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”.