Chairman Kaga wrote:Lady Sheridan wrote:I wish they would release massive collections of Disney shorts, my hunt for "Minnie's Box Lunches" has always left me empty-handed.
I thought they had...
Fievel wrote:Maybe they'll start making propaganda films for the war in Iraq like they did during WWII.
LaDracul wrote:Animated News now reports the new Goofy short is going to play before "National Treasure: Book of Secrets".
Honor Hunter wrote:As of now, and remember, things could change but the newest Disney princess should have a nice little short up in front of it. Come November, when we get our first hand-drawn animated film from Walt Disney Pictures since that horribly conceived cow starring western (not that I have anything against westerns, just bad westerns).
There will be a short attached to it as well. Everyone remembers when "Rapunzel" wound up getting a director change as Glen Keane left for "health reasons" and his co-director, Dean Wellins went on to work on pitching other animated film ideas and a short. Well, his short will be what is in front of "The Princess and the Frog" when the curtains go up and the lights go down.
"Tic Tock Tale" will be the computer animated short that your eyes get to grace before watching this new hand-drawn masterpiece. Now as for the story, well that'll have to come another post. From what I've heard though, it's quite a nice piece of storytelling with more heart than most of the films that have come out of the Mouse in a long time. Current management is focusing on story first... now if only the live-action division would do the same (sorry, another story for another time). And since WDAS has had all those computer animators sitting around waiting for "Rapunzel" to start working (which it now has), this has provided a bit of job security for them.
Now as for "The Ballad of Nessie" getting done, that is a short that is being done in a very stylized, hand-drawn look and we've not really heard much about it because those artist that like to use pencils were busy on the Frog. Not easy to finish something when you don't have the artist to do so. Again, thanks for getting rid of so many talented 2D artist, Eisner. So once Frog is done they can get around to finishing the "Nessie" short. What the management is trying to do is stem as many layoffs as possible with these short projects. Lasseter and crew understand that it's hard to find talented people and it's even harder to replace them once their gone. If the hand drawn film that comes out in November is a hit it'll provide a great deal of job security. Success tends to do that.
Now as for "Glago's Guest" coming out, there's not really any news I can report as to when we can see that. It's not known if it'll get a theatrical release or be part of a future Blu-Ray/DVD compilation of Disney shorts (think: Lorenzo, Runaway Brain, The Little Matchstick Girl, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, Glago's Guest, Nessie, and a few others. Maybe = Pixar's Short Collection). But no set date yet.
I'm sure you've seen the news about the "Prep and Landing" short that Chris Williams came up with being turned into a half hour television special for the ABC Network this holiday. It originally started out as a short, but the potential for an expanded narrative was seen and it was handed off to a couple other animators once Williams became busy with "Bolt" a while ago.
As well as these there are a few other projects in various stages, but no greenlight for that Eric Goldberg short featuring the "Disney Trio" I was wanting. But another classic Disney character will be getting his very own hand-drawn short. Which one? Sorry, but I can't tell you that right now. Soon hopefully.
Brendon Connelly wrote:I worried that we would be waiting a while to see Pixar’s next original short film, what with all the Car Toons and Toy Story Shorts. Thankfully, they’ve already got one in the can (or whatever the digital equivalent is – the plastic box?) and will be premiering it at Annecy.
La Luna is being directed by Enrico Casarosa, a story artist on a few Pixar films, and head story artist on another, future one. The first image is at the head of the post, and here’s the official blurb from the Annecy Programme:La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?
Great hook. Can’t wait to see more.
Thanks to Anne Thompson.
Kimberly Nordyke wrote:Mickey Mouse is making his return to 2D animation.
Disney Channel has ordered a new shortform series of comedy cartoons, titled Mickey Mouse, that aims to merge "classic comedy" with "contemporary flair." The series of 19 shorts will begin rolling out Friday, June 28, on Disney Channel, Disney.com, WATCH Disney Channel and other platforms.
Disney Channel also is home to the hit CG-animated series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, aimed at kids ages two to five, but the shorts will be produced entirely in 2D animation and geared toward kids ages six to 14 and families. They will debut on Fridays and air throughout the day, with a special preview now available at Disney.com.
An online game, Mickey Delivery Dash, also is debuting Tuesday on Disney's website.
Disney Channels Worldwide president and chief creative officer Gary Marsh is set to make the announcement at Tuesday night's upfront presentation in New York.
"By bringing Mickey's comedic adventures to life with vitality, humor, inventiveness and charm, the entire Disney Television Animation team of artists, animators and directors have worked to capture the essence of what Walt Disney himself created 85 years ago," Marsh said in a statement.
Disney said the direction and pacing of the new Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts are fresh and contemporary but also pay homage to the art direction and storytelling of Walt Disney and his animators in the 1920s and '30s. Elements of the cartoons will borrow from Disney's early designs, while some characters will feature a "rubber-hose" cartoon style for more exaggerated animation. Background designs closely reflect the graphic design sense of 1950s and '60s Disney cartoons. Meanwhile, the shorts also will include homages to other Disney icons.
Each cartoon short finds Mickey in a different contemporary setting, including Santa Monica, New York, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Venice and the Alps, facing a silly situation, a quick complication and an escalation of physical and visual gags. Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto also appear. In the first short, Croissant de Triomphe, Mickey must deliver croissants to Minnie's cafe, battling street traffic and other Parisian obstacles along the way.
Emmy winner Paul Rudish is the executive producer and director. Aaron Springer and Clay Morrow are directors, and Joseph Holt is the art director. The series is produced under the supervision of senior vps Eric Coleman and Lisa Salamone at Walt Disney Television Animation.
RELEASE PLANS REVEALED: NEW SHORT “FROZEN FEVER” TO OPEN IN THEATERS IN FRONT OF “CINDERELLA” ON MARCH 13, 2015
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new short “Frozen Fever,” which welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf back to the big screen, will open in theaters onMarch 13, 2015, in front of Disney’s “Cinderella,” a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho and Aimee Scribner, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen Fever” marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s “Frozen.”
In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.
Matt O'Keefe wrote:There are a lot of licensed comics out there that lack a certain legitimacy. Whether they’re good or bad, they’re not the main version of those characters and those worlds, and they’re usually created by people who weren’t involved in the original. IDW’s Samurai Jack circumvents that sense of not feeling like the “real” thing not only by continuing where the animated series left off but also with art by Andy Suriano, character designer of the Samurai Jack TV show. I spoke to Suriano about how it felt to wrap up the comic with Issue 20, along with other projects he’s involved in.
For a day job you’re working on cartoons of Mickey Mouse, who is Disney’s flagship character but has lately been off a lot of viewers’ radars. Does that give you a chance to experiment and get away with more?
I wouldn’t say Mickey Mouse is ever off anyone’s radar, but yes, Disney has been very supportive and encouraging with the type of designs, humor and stories we’ve been doing–playing to the strength’s of our team as well as the climate of today’s viewer, all the while keeping them timeless.
Mickey Mouse is one of animation’s most enduring but paradoxically dull icons. But it wasn’t always that way. Created by Walt Disney in the late 1920s, Mickey appeared in some truly brilliant films throughout the ’30s and ’40s, some in black and white and some in color, but almost always in some astonishingly clever, very funny and frequently groundbreaking animated works like Steamboat Willie, Building a Building, The Brave Little Tailor and of course Fantasia. But with notable exceptions of 1983′s A Christmas Carol adaptation and 2010′s Epic Mickey video game, the character has been little more than a harmless corporate mascot for the majority of his existence. As Walt Disney’s signature creation, it’s a fitting and auspicious role for Mickey, but also something of a waste of one of American animation’s most visible characters.
Fortunately for animation fans, Disney agrees. In what’s obviously an earnest effort to resurrect the classic spirit of Mickey Mouse for the 21st century, the studio has enlisted a fantastic assortment of talents from shows like The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Sym-Bionic Titan to honor the brilliant works of the past with an all-new series of genuinely funny and beautifully designed short films set to air on the Disney Channel this summer.
Simply called Mickey Mouse, the new shorts are Executive Produced by Paul Rudish, a writer and director and artist best known for his work on Dexter’s Lab, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Samurai Jack. Also contributing to the new shorts is Andy Suriano who ComicsAlliance readers may know from his work with writer Joe Casey on the Charlatan’s Ball and Doc Bizarre books, as well as Gravity Falls director Aaron Springer and many, many more accomplished artists from television animation.
Brian Warmoth wrote:A few radical coloring choices can make all the difference in a commission or sketch, and Andy Suriano’s inks are already tight, but the looks he gave Rocket Raccoon, Howard the Duck and Machine Man in the art on his website break out some hues you don’t see in Marvel — or really many other comics in general — every day.
Suriano has animation credits on “Sym-Bionic Titan,” “Samurai Jack” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” as well as a comic book, “Doc Bizarre, M.D.” with Joe Casey. His fixed images on his Andy Updates blog show off some skilled brush strokes, though. It’s easy to see why he would want to put out a 120-page art book.
You may get a little misty-eyed flipping through his archives when you come across the unused Plastic Man cartoon concepts he came up with, but the work he has managed to put out into the world speaks for itself. Glance around at a few of our favorite examples after the jump and let us know what you like.
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