Animation World Network reports back from Comic-Con 2006 with the state of the animation industry. The biggest news is that Eric Goldberg confirms the rumors that Disney has a 2-D hand drawn animated feature underway. The Frog Princess will be headed by The Little Mermaid‘s directors Ron Clements and John Musker.
Other treats from the Mouse House include the first trailer for Pirates III, which features some new characters including a pirate from Singapore played by Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai). And a preview of some special features from the DVD of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.