Disney’s latest animated feature film “The Princess and The Frog” took in an estimated $25 million at the box office this weekend. A healthy number for Disney’s return to hand drawn animation, but not blockbuster numbers either. Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Finding Nemo” each opened… Read More »The Princess and the Frog reels in $25 million
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Anika Noni Rose, Princess Tiana, takes us on a very special journey through the music from The Princess and the Frog. The soundtrack hits stores November 24th or pre-order it now from Amazon. Save over 25% if you pre-order. Also see here’s the music video… Read More »The Princess and the Frog: Behind the Music
It think it’s beautiful. A lot more obvious about the story and a great look at all the marvelous minor characters we’ll get to enjoy. What do you think?
If you’re a fan of Disney animation and live in Los Angeles or New York, count yourself lucky. You get a chance to see Disney’s triumphant (we hope) return to hand drawn animation, The Princess & The Frog, prior to most anyone else. Tickets are… Read More »Catch Early Screening of The Princess and The Frog
Tinker Bell returns this fall in a brand new adventure! Here’s a sneak peak of the first 6 minutes of Tink’s second film “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”. Queen Clarion’s fairies are all aflutter with the preparations for autumn. Tink’s got a new mission… Read More »Sneak Peak: Tinkerbell’s Second Film “Lost Treasure”
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:
As I reported after seeing Pixar’s animated feature ‘UP’, it is a very adult film with adult concerns (love, loss, anxiety, quests left unfinished) and humor thrown in for the kiddie’s sake. What I failed to see was how this is a trend in Pixar’s… Read More »The Darkness of UP: Anxiety in Pixar’s Films