At the premier of Walt Disney World’s newest show, Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee, I had the chance to speak with Bruce Smith, the Supervising Animator on Dr. Facilier, the Villain at the center of Walt Disney Animation’s next feature “The Princess and the Frog.” Smith honed… Read More »Interview with Bruce Smith, Supervising Animator on The Princess And The Frog
Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the World Premiere of the groundbreaking documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty (IMDb page) at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film chronicles the revival of Walt Disney Animation beginning in 1984 and the start of the decade-long Disney Renaissance. Without rambling on, Waking… Read More »Waking Sleeping Beauty world premiere
For those animation fans anxiously awaiting the return of Hand Drawn Animation (although now drawn on tablets instead of paper) to Walt Disney Animation Studios, check out Cartoon Brew TV where an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of The Princess and the Frog is available courtesy of… Read More »Exclusive Preview of The Princess and the Frog at Cartoon Brew
We’re about a month away from the glorifious geek fest that is Comic-Con. Sadly, I’ve never been able to make it myself. But for those out there in The Disney Blog-land who are going, make sure you catch this session on Disney’s legendary animator and teacher of the craft Walt Stanchfield.
The panel will be moderated by Don Hahn of the Walt Disney Studios and features Glen Keane, Eric Goldberg, Tom Sito, and Ruben Procopio as expert panelists. The panel discussion will celebrate the launch of the new book, Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes, the complete series of animation lectures by Walt Stanchfield. Catch it Thursday July 23rd at Noon.
Full Press Release is below the cut:
Legendary animator Floyd Norman has a blog (and a good website to boot). His post this weekend contrasts Walt Disney’s management style with the modern CEO. Walt Disney kept his visits short. Well aware his very presence might affect the work being done. He gave… Read More »Floyd Norman has a blog
Famed composer Philip Glass has been comissioned to compose an Opera based on novel “The Perfect American”. That novel by Peter Stephan Jungk examines the last few months of Walt Disney’s life as seen through the eyes of a fictional animator who worked for him.… Read More »An Opera based on Walt Disney’s life
The first batch of Disney Collectibles signed by the Disney animator and artist who designed or drew them ends today on eBay. Check them out below, and lend a hand to Philo Barnhart. Several of the items are at or below a dollar. Please don’t… Read More »Help a Disney Artist, get a cool Disney collectible
For those of you planning on attending the San Diego Comic-Con this July, you’ll want to make a bee-line to booth 2302 and check out the latest self-published graphic novel from Disney animators and artists. “Who is Rocket Johnson?” is a 72 page graphic novel… Read More »Who is Rocket Johnson – a Disney Animation Artist Graphic Novel