The Animation Research Library (ARL) is Disney’s long term memory and an important resource for the animators of today. For instance, the directors of Zootopia went back to the original drawings for Disney animated classic Robin Hood for ideas on how to create Nick Wilde.… Read More »Secrets of Disney’s Animation Research Library
Dwayne Johnson provides the voice of Demi-God Maui in the next big animated Disney film – “Moana.” He, and his co-star, Native Hawaiian Auli‘i Cravalho who voices Moana herself, have already been playing a big part in the movie’s promotion. For the rollout of the… Read More »First look at the official poster for Disney’s Moana!
For most of next year, patrons attending the Walt Disney Family Museum will be treated to a first-ever retrospective exhibit from one of Walt Disney’s world class animators – Mel Shaw. Shaw’s influence on Disney animation ranged from the late 1930s through the 1990s. He… Read More »The Walt Disney Family Museum hosts a new exhibit “Mel Shaw: An Animator on Horseback”
Thanks to some very kind individuals I knew, I was able to hangout with the “Pocahontas” crew at Walt Disney Feature Animation a couple times and was invited to the wrap party for the movie. I got a close look at some of the politics… Read More »How internal rivalry at Disney animation impacted The Lion King and Pocahontas
Editor: Please welcome back guest author Peter Orrestad. Big Hero 6 is the next film coming out from Walt Disney Animation Studios following their global storm of a movie, Frozen. Before it premieres this coming November, there are a few reasons you should be excited about it. Big… Read More »Excitement Builds for Disney’s Big Hero 6
The movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” went through a couple of development cycles before landing on the final 1988 version that was a collaboration between Speilberg’s Amblin Entertainment and the Walt Disney Studios. Some new test footage from the version that was being worked on… Read More »Early Test Footage Reveals Very Different Roger Rabbit
We’re getting out first extended look at Disney’s next big animated hit – Big Hero 6. The clip features Baymax, a personal healthcare companion – aka robot, and Hiro Hamada having an encounter in his room after a possible injury to Hiro. Find out what… Read More »Two Minute Sneak Peek of Disney’s Big Hero 6
If you hear loud crowing from Burbank this weekend, that’s Walt Disney Animation Studios justifiably cheering for the success of their 2014 hit animated feature “Frozen.” This weekend, Disney’s “Frozen” officially became the highest grossing animated film of all time blowing out all other animated… Read More »Disney’s Frozen Now Number One Animated Film of All Time For Worldwide Box Office