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!
Pixar's next film, Inside Out, has been in the works for a long time. And now, a mere 8 months before its theatrical release, Pixar has released its first teaser trailer!
The teaser mixes together emotions we have seen in all previous Pixar films, before giving us some clips from Inside Out. Keep in mind, since this IS a teaser trailer from Pixar, none of these clips will likely be seen in the final film. This is just to introduce you to the characters.
Inside Out releases worldwide next June.[...]
The new full-length 2D animated movie from veteran Disney and DreamWorks animators has been funded!
Hullabaloo, the steampunk animated superhero story is the brainchild of creator James Lopez (The Lion King, The Emperor’s New Groove) and a veteran team of animators, modelers, composers and voice actors. Lopez is a Disney veteran who has also served stints at Warner Bros. and DreamWorks, so he definitely has the credintials.
Congratulations to our two winners in the How to Train Your Dragon fan contest!
In the art category, Windhowler's "Tracking" won by a slight majority! In the fanart, "Four Wings" by Pawface was the winner! These two winners will receive FREE digital downloads of How to Train Your Dragon 2 when it releases in a month or two!
Our latest Site-Wide Contest has come to a close, and now the time has come for you to vote on your favorite How To Train Your Dragon fan art and images! Each piece is below; click each to view in higher resolution. To vote, send me a PM telling me who you vote for in each category (DO NOT COMMENT ON THIS NEWS POST!!!!). Voting runs from now through August 31, and the winners will be announced September 1. Their prize: a free digital download of How to Train Your Dragon 2!
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