11 YEARS AGO
Today, it has been 11 years since Bill Peet left this world, leaving behind memorable scenes as story artist for Walt Disney Studios.
His work started working in Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck animated shorts, but it can also be seen in various Disney classics, like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Cinderella, Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Sword in the Stone, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book and Song of South.
These are some of the looks animators were planning at some point for these Disney characters. Can you imagine if they ended up looking like that?
JOHNNY DEPP AND MERYL STREEP STARRING IN INTO THE WOODS?
The broadway musical, Into the Woods, is going to be adapted to the big screen. This film is going to be directed by Rob Marshal (Pirates of the Caribbean) and it is quite possible that it could be starring big stars Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Meryl would be bringing to life the role of an evil witch, and Johnny’s character is not yet decided.
Into the Woods is q musical in which many classic folkloric fairytales stories intertwine, very much like in Once Upon A Time (ABC’s TV series). This series has been quite a hit for Disney lovers everywhere and given a lot of buzz for ABC, Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White in the series) was even the invited guest of honour for the inauguration of the Fantasyland Expansion last december. Does this mean this film is going to be a hit as well?
Characters we can expect to see in the film are Cinderella, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia and Drizella, Jack (Jack and the Beanstalk), Rapunzel, Snow White, Aurora and Hansel and Gretel.
A while ago I posted it was confirmed that Disney was working in a live-action film of the classic Cinderella. It was confirmed Cate Blanchett would play Lady Tremaine (evil stepmother), whereas the title role was still up for grabs, one at the top of the list was Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia, Les Miserables).
On April 30th it was officially announced that Downton Abbey’s star Lily James will be the one to play the iconic princess. She’s going from brunette aristocrat to blonde orphan for the film, and recently this week was spotted with golden locks.
The film will be directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and the prince will be played by Game of Thrones’ stud, Richard Madden.
MORE CHARACTERS IN DISNEY INFINITY
Images have been released of more Disney characters that will be appearing (one way or the other), in the new video game Disney Infinity.
Characters such as Snow White, Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Dumbo, Cinderella, Stitch (Lilo & Stitch), Maximus (Tangled), Abu (Aladdin), Vanellope Von Schweetz (Wreck-it Ralph), Khan (Mulan) are alongside other characters (many Pixar ones) that had been already confirmed to appear, such as Sully (Monsters Inc), Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean), Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles), Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Woody (Toy Story).
A Princess technicolor Rainbow. Just for fun. I’m thinking about putting this on a t-shirt. I need a little more color in my collection.
I know I haven’t updated in a while. My apologies for that. I’ve been working a lot more on animations, and those take me longer to knock out. For now, Enjoy