Pixar has released a new animation test of the chubby rat Emile from Ratatouille. It’s cute and funny, but not as funny as the animation first test released 4 months ago. That’s when I knew Rat-a-too-ee would be a winner. Also released today a clip that reveals Pixar’s true secret ‘Animators who can act‘ (Peter Sohn and Lou Romano who both voice characters in the film).
Variety explains some of the tricks ABC will use to make sure viewers stick around to watch commercial breaks rather than fast forward through them on the DVR. I’d be happy to stick around and watch something like they’re describing, but I think a return to ‘sponsored by’ spots would be beneficial too. Just like NASCAR fans show brand loyalty to their favorite driver sponsors, so too will regular viewers of ABC shows.
Leave it to the Motely Fool’s Rick Munarriz to clearly outline the business reasons why Disney’s reduction in the number of direct to DVD animation is a good idea. I think if the story is really good then it will be green lit. Could be a sequel or a new film, but story not dollar potential is the driving force now.
The Detroit Free Press looks behind the scenes of the stage version of "High School Musical" as it rolls into town. Looks like there is lots of Broadway talent on the tour.
The Retroist ranks the top 12 Disney Afternoon tv shows from the early 90s. #1 was Disney’s Adventure of the Gummi Bears and #12 Hercules: The Animated Series. Don’t know how the Gummi Bears beat Duck Tales.
ESPN Announced it will host the All-American High School Football game at Disney’s Wide World Of Sports in January. I hope they’re not planning on using that cheesy pop-warner field with almost no bleachers.
A web log for all fans of Walt Disney, The Disney Company, and its many products. Using the theories behind Walt Disney's family oriented entertainment and education, this blog is intended to be a safe read for the whole family. Proud to be a part of Quality Will Out Omnimedia.
The Disney Blog is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company in any way. All Disney parks, attractions, lands, shows, event names, etc. are registered trademarks of The Walt Disney Company. The Disney Blog is affiliated with LaughingPlace.com, the number one Disney Fan site on the internet. Please see creative commons license at the bottom of this page for copyright information. All content on this website is my own and does not necessarily represent the views of my employer or anyone else on the planet.
The Disney Blog is supported by advertising and some of the links on this site and in product reviews are revenue share affiliate ads. I also do accept product for review and to give away as prizes. However, I compose all my editorial separate from any decision regarding advertising or affiliate links. YMMV.