HAPPY 15TH ANNIVERSARY, MULAN!
Today, it’s the 15th anniversary of the 1998 Disney’s Mulan. Check her out celebrating in the China Pavillion in EPCOT Centre.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
KEN ANDERSON: A WELL-ROUND DISNEY LEGEND
This man did EVERYTHING. Generally animators focused in one or two categories which to explore in animation. Not Ken Anderson. He studied architecture, and secured at position at Disney where ha contributed throughout his career as an art director, screenwriter, animator, production designer, short-story author and imagineer.
These are all concept art he did for various Disney films, but he participated in so much more, and those films wouldn’t have been what they were without him. Andreas Deja describes his work as art that ”shows how to place characters in an environment in a way that presents mood combined with character development”.
He received the Disney Legend award as for animation and imagineering in 1991, an honour that recognizes people who made outstanding contribution to the Walt Disney Company.
Went to the store and just couldn’t resist! I had to get him. #monstersuniversity #disney #disneymerchandise #pixar #JamesSullivan
This is the scene where Hercules gently lowers Meg to the ground after she sacrificed to save him from the giant cyclops titan. Hercules was animated by Disney animator Andreas Deja, who was in for something different after animating 3 iconic villains in a row (Gaston, Jafar and Scar), and asked if he could take the assingment of Adult Hercules. Animator Ken Duncan, who was Meg’s supervising animator, helped him to keep her drawing on model.
Source: Deja View
Get Ready to Be Frozen
Walt Disney Animation Studios just released the first trailer from their 53rd animated feature film, Frozen.
Here’s the gist of the Frozen story: “Fearlessoptimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.”
We’ll have some first look images to share tomorrow, but until then, we’ll leave you with the below poster and this knowledge: Frozen comes to theaters November 27, 2013.
Glen Keane’s Pocahontas from the pencil to the screen…
trailerteaser is up!
I can’t lie… I wish we had seen more of the characters other than Olaf, but it was still cute nonetheless. The animation is also spot on and beautiful. My bigger question is if this will be the teaser that is supposed to premiere in front of MU. Since I am sure many children will be flocking to theaters for MU, it would make sense to show a comedic video to get kids interested.
What did you think about the teaser?
I agree! I mean, it was cute and VERY funny. But I don’t feel like I got a sense of the movie at all. It is very much a teaser, I feel like they are giving us so little that I wanna see more so badly. Still, I would have appreciated just a glimpse of Anna or Elsa.