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!
Two big publications (People.com and ABC.net) posted interesting articles recently, to celebrate the 20 years of The Lion King.
They contacted me so I could post a link to their article, so here they are!
20 Reasons Why The Lion King Still Rules 20 Years : http://www.people.com/article/lion-king-20th-annniversary?xid=pr_sandbox_LionKing201
Behind the scenes at The Lion King Musical : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/intothemusic/behind-the-scenes-at-the-lion-king-musical/5587494
Hello Animation Source.
I just wanted to let everyone know that the contest and projects glitch has been fixed. You can submit your entries directly for contests/projects pages again! Pageviews glitch was fixed too.
I'd also like to welcome our new Source moderators. Skulblaka_Shur'tugal and Epyon on Balto Source and Brown Wolf on Lion King Source.
Remember a while ago when we had a site-wide Frozen contest? Well, now we're having another one: How to Train Your Dragon!
To celebrate the release of How to Train Your Dragon 2, Animation Source is hosting an art contest! There are two categories: Fan Art and Fan Images. Anyone from any Source is open to submit to both contests, but only one submission per category. The contest runs from right now through July 31. Then, for the month of August, members get to vote for their favorite piece from each category! The two winners will receive a great treat: A free digital copy of [...]
If you aren't using an ad blocker, you've surely noticed it by now : I am putting back ads on the site.
Wait! There's a good reason for this.
To put it simply, I am soon going to leave my current job, and I will be creating my own micro-company. (more on that later)
This means that I will have more time to dedicate to the site, so I'll be able to do much more than currently!
For example, I could add support for more languages, create a new and improved interface, correct all the remaining bugs etc... All the things I wanted to do but never could, because of time [...]
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