Thursday, August 6, 2009

Disney Animation Update: Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel, and......"Prep and Landing"



Today, a special Disney Animation update, and we will begin with some pictures of the Disney Animation Panel at San Diego's Comicon on July 24.



Legendary director Hayao Miyazaki was there too - his last movie "Ponyo" will be released soon in the U.S - and here he is with John Lasseter who consider Miyazaki as his "master".





On the next picture: Director Ron Clements, Director John Musker, Director Hayao Miyazaki, John Lasseter, Director Kirk Wise and Director Lee Unkrich at the Disney Animation Panel.



On this last one John Musker, John Lasseter and Ron Clements at the San Diego Convention Center.



And talking about John Musker and Ron Clements, the two directors of Princess and the Frog, here is a great "pencil test" video that was shown during the Comicon.




Also, a series of - for some of them new - pictures from this awaited movie.























Let's talk now about another 2D animated feature, Rapunzel, as new pictures were released recently, and all this looks pretty interesting as you will see. Here they are.









A good surprise may also come from another new Walt Disney Animation project called "Prep and Landing" directed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers. Here is the pitch: "After working tirelessly on Prep and Landing for 227 years, an Elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn't receive an expected promotion to be the "director of naughty list intelligence".
Instead Magee the North Pole Christmas Eve command center coordinator partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying unthusiasm for Christmas. during their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Larry encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits.
Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a Merry Christmas for all?"

Don't need to be a genius to guess that this new movie will be released more than probably on Christmas!

Here are some pictures of "Prep and Landing" and apparently this one seems to be done in 3D animation.







Okay, that's all for today, have all a great week-end!


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All pictures and video: copyright Disney - Getty images

4 comments:

Gilad said...

I'm so glad that Disney is coming back to 2D animation, the classic movies.

Matt Hunter Ross said...

(^) I completely agree.

Thanks for the updates, Alain - these all look excellent!

Anonymous said...

Rapunzel will be 3D animated feature not 2D... Artworks look great !

"Prep and Landing" looks ugly...

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