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!
It's that time of month again: Sourcecast 2.0 has just released its 6th episode, The Very Hungry Mailbag!
In this episode, I talk about the Balto fandub, review a few fun stuff, and then read all the feedback we've received in our mailbag! Remember, if you wanna help out with Sourcecast, just shoot me a PM! (To listen to the episode, click the video above.)
After much consideration, and encouragement from other members, I have decided to revive the Animation Source Choice Awards once more and see how it goes.
Not to be confused with the Animation Source Awards, which honor members of Animation Source and has been discontinued permanently, the ASCAs honor the best in animation from the previous year. The first year Animation Source hosted the awards, 157 people voted, and the winner of Best Picture was Rio. Last year, however, less than 20 people voted altogether, and I decided to cancel the awards. However, enough people have expressed [...]
According to BoxOfficeMojo's release schedule, Pixar films The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory have had their release dates pushed back.
The Good Dinosaur, set to be Pixar's next major release, was due out next June, but now it has been pushed back to November 25, 2015. There may be several reasons for this, but the largest one might be the fact that Jurassic World (aka Jurassic Park 4) is being released during Summer 2015, and perhaps Pixar wants to release a dinosaur film immediately after, while audiences are still on a dinosaur high. Another reason might be because the film [...]
The Walt Disney Company has released a brand-new game for the iPad: Disney Animated.
From the official description:
Discover how Disney animated films are brought to life. Explore pages packed with interactive images and multi-layer animated clips. Animate authentic Disney 3D character models, and control a Disney visual effects simulation. Browse a rich timeline of all 53 Disney animated feature films, and more.
Dozens of top animators, artists, technicians, and designers contributed to making Disney Animated an unprecedented hands-on experience. Disney Animated gives you [...]
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