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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Guess What's Back?

John Lasetter. Pixar's resident genius. When Disney bought Pixar a few months back, Lasetter announced that one of his goals was to bring back Disney's traditional, hand-drawn, 2D animation.

And today...Disney announced their first (in 5 years) traditional, hand-drawn, 2D animated film.

It's called The Frog Princess. It's still very early in development...no details are ready yet. All we know is the basic premise: a gender role reversal on The Frog Prince.

It'll be written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clemmens. This duo was on the forefront of Disney's resurgance in the early 90s, having wrote and directed The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. (They also did Hercules and Treasure Planet.)

And, Alan Menkin, he who did the music for 3 of the 4 above films, is already signed on to do the music.

As I say about all movies...I just want it to be good.

But I'd perfer 100% kick-ass, leading to a massive resurgance of traditional animation.

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