Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Toy Story 3 (2010) - Character Design

Toy Story 3 (2010) - Character Design:
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Tangled Ever After

It was revealed that the directors of Disney's Tangled are creating a short film sequel to the film that will air on the Disney Channel next year. You can read a little more info here. I'm betting it'll involve her hair growing back in some way... Drop by our store if you're looking for Tangled artbooks and posters!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Disney Pixar: Upcoming Films Announced Officially.

Hi. I know its always so exciting to know whats cooking inside Disney and Pixar Studios, Though as always, it will taste good! :)

D23 event had some news, here are the highlights on the upcoming flicks:

Disney Planes:

Planes Disney DVD D23: Disney Animation Round Up
I thought it was a short film or a gag on Cars. But seems its going to be a feature film. Below is the trailer released long back.

Wreck it Ralph:

"Ralph follows a video game villain subjugated to destroying buildings, but longing to not be considered the bad guy. It starts in a 1983 arcade, but jumping many years to reflect the more modern era of this entertainment form. The clip featured was pretty hilarious, involving Ralph attending a Bad-ANON meeting that featured various villains reciting a bad guy affirmation speech. Director Rich Moore shared details of various locations in the film, such as Game Central Station and a Candyland-like environment called Sugar Rush. Members of the cast, comedian Sarah Silverman and 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer, shared their excitement on working on Ralph. Silverman kept it clean, and the audience roared after her line, “I always wanted to go to Anaheim, but not to Disneyland.” Similarly, she received laughs after saying, “I hate that they (films) make me feel.”


"Brave followed this, with more details of Pixar’s next film shared. We understand that Scottish leading character Merida is forced to marry a suitor soon, she encounters a witch at a cottage, a spell goes askew, and she attempts to break this fate. Many mystical elements come into play, and we were shown an entire scene from Brave, in which Merida watches three potential husbands compete in a game of archery. She disobeys her headstrong mother by shooting arrows herself. Kelly MacDonald (Merida) and Kevin McKidd (Lord MacGuffin, one of the suitors) came on stage, joining director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian. Andrews even dressed up in a kilt for the occasion."

Monsters University:

"Monsters University followed, and we’re told “it is an animated college movie.” A technical glitch that provided the audience with just the audio of the beginning of a featurette was fairly-quickly resolved. The video was properly restarted, and we found out that Mike and Sulley were enemies at grade school. Some concept art of the beautiful college campus was shown, and we discovered that many characters will return, including Randall (voiced once again by Steve Buscemi). Director Dan Scanlon showed younger versions of the characters. Sulley now looks youthful and svelte, whereas Mike boasts a retainer. Additional voices in the cast include Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray and Pixar’s Peter Sohn. Billy Crystal and John Goodman starred in a video, apologizing for not being able to make it… but then, before you could say “Monstropolis,” Crystal emerged from backstage to great applause."

The next of the two original films to be released will be directed by Pete Docter and produced by Jonas Rivera. Before the movie was mentioned, Docter reffered back to Petersen’s involvement in doing voice roles. Docter said he has given life to many characters – albeit less recognizable. For instance, he voiced the father in Monsters, Inc. who says “good night son” to the fake boy in the opening scene. “The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind” will presumably explore elements of psychology and human thinking. This seems very appealing.

Thts all for nw folks.


Monday, August 15, 2011

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Digital Domain Plans its First Animated Feature Film

Digital Domain Reveals First Animated Feature, “The Legend of Tembo:"
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A few months ago we reported about Digital Domain’s plans for its CG animation studio in Port St. Lucie, Florida. They announced recently that this studio, which they’ve officially dubbed Tradition, will work on The Legend of Tembo. Slated for 2014 release, the film will be directed by Disney veterans Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams.
Former Disney exec Pam Coats, who is heading up creative development at Tradition, told TCPalm that Tembo is the story of a baby African elephant who is captured and shipped to India:
“When he gets to India that’s where sort of the journey takes place, and this is a guy who becomes someone else. So, he has to transform himself into a fierce, battle elephant, which is based in truth. They did use elephants in battle in India. He has to become something he is not in order to return home.”
Check out the TCPalm website for more pre-production images from the film.