Today you could meet the characters from Atlantis in Discoveryland! My friend is so lucky he took a few pictures with Milo, Kida and Vinnie. I had never seen Atlantis face characters before, if you are in Disneyland Paris these couple of days, be sure to check them out!
Original Photography: Bart Mertens
MORE ON THE UPCOMING PIXAR FILM “DIA DE LOS MUERTOS”
We already established that this film, directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), was amongst Pixar projects for the future, that would be coming to theatres in 2015.
The film delves into this mexican holiday, and it (probably, it has not been made official yet) tells the story of a family, after a loved one dies, and he/she will accompany his /her relatives in a trip filled with adventure that will take place during the “dia de los muertos”.
In addition, it appears the film got almost canceled because of its polemic title. Thankfully, the project is still a go, but they are going to change the title, which is one of the reasons the release date of the film was pushed to 2016.
Other issues were involving the mexican community, feeling that this holiday is a great tradition they didn’t want stained by this film, if it was not a loyal and true portrayal of their culture.
Personally, I would love to see this film. First of all, its Pixar, they create amazing world which are ery sensitive to reality and humanity. They do their homework when it comes to cultural background too, just look at Brave. Also, I am peruvian, and The Emperor’s New Groove is not at all true to peruvian culture right now, or back in the Inca Empire then (like AT ALL). It’s just a film, just like telling a story, to have fun, to make people laugh. It’s not a documentary, so why would people get upset about something like this? I just don’t get it.
What do you guys think?
A Snow White-inspired look! (X)
-Snow White watch for women $34.99
Completely dying to sport this look!
Robin Hood scene by Milt Kahl which was discarded; Little John dressing in drag running in place, putt’in on ‘is nickers.
Original Roughs (X)
DISNEY PARKS AFTER DARK! (X)
Personal favourite? The shot of the Beast’s Castle crowned with fireworks in New Fantasyland
Did you get to attend the Disney Dreamers Everywhere “Step into a Disney Story” event? If not you would have stepped into the circus with Ringmaster Mickey, Dumbo, and friends, from the 1994 series!
Imagine that! A Dumbo appearance, not something you get to see quite often.
2D MERIDA OFFICIALLY RETIRED
Disney finally pulled the plug with the eleventh Disney Princess’s 2D look after the huge number of complains and criticism (including a 200 000 signatures in change.org) they got.
Brenda Chapman (director and writer for Brave) was one of the people completely against the makeover, saying she Merida was “sexed up”. “…look at the attitude. Look at how she’s posed. Look at how much tinier her waist is and how much bigger her boobs are. Look at the off the shoulder dress.” -she said in an interview with A Mighty Girl. Other criticism aims to the fact that her look went from a round-faced child-like one, to an hour-glass womanly look.
Personally, I do think they are glittering and sexing her up a bit which is not a good role-model for kids, but I don’t think their intention is for girls to want to look like her, it’s just about making her more appealing in the merchandise. Also, putting her in 2D makes her not stand out in a weird way with the rest, like they did with Rapunzel; it’s just logical. If they have made such a fuzz with Merida, what’s stopping them going after Punzie next? I think this has been blown way over proportion.
What are your thoughts about this?
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs concept art by Gustaf Tenggren
Gustaf was a professional swedish illustrator who was very influential while working on the first Disney full-length animated features, like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Bambi.
THE INCREDIBLES 2 ON ITS WAY
Brad Bird, director and writer for The Incredibles (and Edna Mode’s voice) has declared to be getting ready for the film’s sequel. He admitted it was because “he loves those characters and their world”. He has already thought of many elements he thinks would work great for The Incredibles 2, but has to first finish Walt Disney Pictures’ Tomorrowland with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, which will be released December 2014. This could mean that the film could be coming in 2016 or 2017.
You guys excited?