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
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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.
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The Princess and The Frog marks the return to hand drawn animation and the animated musical form for Walt Disney Animation Studios. It opens nationwide December 11th, but this last week at Wondercon a few small details leaked out. One of the readers at Ain’t… Read More »First Look at new characters from Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”
The numbers from this weekend’s box office will be tough to swallow at the house of mouse on Monday morning. $27 million for BOLT! versus $70.5 million for Twilight. BOLT! didn’t even creep into second place on the charts. That was reserved for super spy… Read More »BOLT! sucked dry by Vampire Romance Flick
Are things looking up for Walt Disney Animation Studios. All signs that I’ve seen point to yes! Honor Hunter over at Blue Sky Disney has his own bothans in Burbank and he concurs in this important update on changes at WDAS. From the next film… Read More »Blue Sky Update on Walt Disney Animation
One of the many columnists who make LaughingPlace.com the best all around Disney fan site on the web is Rhett Wickham. He has his finger on the pulse of the animation community like no other. His most recent column is a who’s who in terms… Read More »The Big Stars of Pencil on Paper Return to Disney Animation
The Animation Guild blog took one of his walks through the Walt Disney Animation Studios to network with the members of his guild this week, and he couldn’t help noticing that as ‘BOLT’ wraps up production, not only are the short term hires being let… Read More »Bolt Nearing Production End Means Computer Animation Ending Disney too
Try not to get excited, but the BOLT trailer looks amazing!