Animation

  • New Mickey Mouse Animated Shorts
    New Mickey Mouse Animated Shorts

    There are now 11 of the new Paul Rudish directed Mickey Mouse animated shorts available on YouTube. There will be 19 in the new series. So we have eight more to go. I really loved “Ghoul Friend” (Goofy Ghoul concept art above). Really a lot of classic Disney-gag style moments…

  • Disney’s Planes Attempts Takeoff
    Disney’s Planes Attempts Takeoff

    Disney’s Planes, set in the world of Pixar’s cars, started as Direct to Home Video project from DisneyToon Studios with most of the animation work done out of India via Prana Studios. At some point in the process the powers that be decided that the home video market wasn’t strong…

  • Wreck-it Ralph DVD Review
    Wreck-it Ralph DVD Review

    It’s been a few weeks since Wreck-it Ralph hit the shelves and if you haven’t already added it to your collection, what are you waiting for? Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest hit shows that it still has the ability to craft great stories and to provide the artistic ability required…

  • Disney’s Planes Trailer
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    Originally set to be released as a direct to video ‘in the world of’ sequel, Planes was elevated to a full theatrical release after Disney saw the potential of the story and the quality of the animation (and don’t forget the huge potential for toy sales). There have been a…

  • The State of Disney Animation
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    In case you’ve been asleep for the last 20 years, David Crow at Den of Geek has a nice retrospective on the state of Disney Animation focusing on what he calls the renaissance period. Crow starts with the dark years of the 1980s and then brings us forward through The…

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