The Princess & The Frog is Disney's first attempt to bring back the Disney classic animation style that has been successful for more than 70 years.
The story is based on the fairy tale "The Frog Princess". The action takes place in New Orleans : the prince Naveen, is changed into a frog by a mysterious wizard. In an attempt to get back to his human form, he mistakes Tiana, a black young woman, for a princess... who is turned into a frog as result.
This is a musical animated film, in the same tradition that Walt Disney brought since Snow White. Although, when compared to the classic Disney Princess films, it has a modern feeling : the prince is a bit on the womanizer side, and Tiana isn't the typical princess either, being hard working and having a strong personality.
The film has been released widely in theaters on December 11th, 2009 in the USA, which makes it the first traditionally animated Disney film released in theaters in five years. (since Home on the Range)
Will this film bring back the GOOD hand drawn films and lower the CGI/3D crude-humor films trend? Will Disney consider making more magic animated gems like they used to, being followed and taken for reference by the other companies instead of the opposite? This will all depend on the film success!
Rio 2 was released in American theaters this weekend and managed to top Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Friday. But it was not to last, and ultimately, it ended the weekend about $2 million short of 1st Place. Altogether, it managed a solid $39 million from its opening weekend. That's almost identical to its predecessor, which racked up $39.2 million. Considering it had solid competition this itme around, that makes its intake even more impressive. Combined with a foreign total of $125 million, Rio 2 has now earned $164.2 million worldwide. This means it's on track to easily [...]
Well, ladies and gentlemen, Animation Source finally has a Source for the biggest animated film in history. That's right: FROZEN SOURCE IS HERE!
The Source was entirely created by Hecate, and I translated it into English. So if you want to thank anyone, thank her! Also of note, this is the first time in forever that a Source has opened on both the English and French sides at the same time![...]
You will have 24 hours to back up your art, characters, and profiles before Animation Source officially goes off-line. That's right: after almost 10 years, Animation Source is officially shutting down.
As Steet said in his latest staff meeting, "Animation Source is getting too tiring to deal with. There are too many people complaining about characters, not enough people contributing to the inactive Sources, and too much drama revolving around certain members. The shout boxes are full of rude people, the questions pages are littered with guest accounts, and the forums are [...]
This will probably be the last news of this sort until Rio 2 releases, since animated films are not doing so good at the North American box office right now. So we'll be taking a 2-week break from this coming up here.
The highest-grossing animated film was Mr. Peabody and Sherman, which took in a respectable $9.5 million this weekend and placing 4th, behind holdovers Muppets Most Wanted and Divergent, and trailing behind 1st-place newcomer Noah. Given the competition, that's not too bad. To date, Mr. Peabdoy and Sherman has earned just shy of $95 million at the US box office [...]
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