Monday, August 11, 2008
Yesterday's article was about "The Princess and the Frog", and today, i will talk about another new Disney animated movie: "Glago's Guest", directed by Chris Williams. This one will be a "short" and each of you who will go in theatre to see "Bolt" will have the pleasure to discover it.
Chris Williams, the director of "Glago's Guest", was part of the Walt Disney Studios for 14 years joining the Florida Animation Studio in 1994. Chris was also part of the "Mulan" story team,and after completing his work on "Mulan", he came to the Californian animation Studios where he wrote the story that became "The Emperor's New Groove". John Lasseter loved Chris williams storytelling and directing and he hand-picked Chris to helm the studio's Thanksgiving 2008 feature, Bolt.
And what's the story of "Glago's Guest, you ask? Well, here is the pitch: "Glago's Guest" follows the intriguing and thought-provoking story of a lonely Russian soldier stationed in a remote deserted Siberian outpost in 1924....
When the soldier's solitude is interrupted one day by the arrival of a strange new "guest"...
Glago is jolted out of his uneventful daily routine but soon comes to realize that things aren't always what they appear to be...."
With its bold art direction, stylish depiction of the frozen Russian landscape, and inspired computer-animation, "Glago's Guest" is an exciting, and original short film that uses the medium to full advantage.
I won't spoil the end of the movie, but one good animation-specialied web site described "Glago's Guest" as " a poker-faced sci-fi thriller that’s completely uninterested in being cute and telegraphing gags and more interested in simply being awesome."
Now, i know you would like to see more of this new Disney short, so, here is a 42 seconds preview of "Glago's Guest"
"Glago's Guest", premiered in June at Annecy International Film Festival in France and will be released in theaters attached to Bolt this Thanksgiving.
Artwork and youtube video: copyright Disney