Disney Must Read This Blog – Return to 2D Animation

July 27, 2006 · Filed Under Animation Coming Attractions, Animation News 

The dimpled one thinks Disney is listening. John Lasseter is keeping his promise to bring back hand-drawn animation to Disney. The word is out that 3D CGI is not a sure ticket to big box office. It’s commonplace. Moreover, it’s not as pleasing to the viewer as traditional 2D animation. Disney is showing some foresight and placing a bet on the revival of 2D animation. From Reuters:

Walt Disney Studios has reunited with the directors of its box office disaster “Treasure Planet” as part of a plan to get back into the decidedly unfashionable business of traditional animation.

The new project, “Frog Princess,” will put a female spin on the classic fairy tale, according to sources.

It will be overseen by John Musker and Ron Clements, who left the studio shortly after “Treasure Planet” bombed at the end of 2002, grossing just $38 million domestically.

This is the right thing to do but, is this the team to do it? Dimples is skeptical.

[tags]2D animation, Disney, John Lasseter, Little Mermaid, Frog Princess[/tags]



One Response to “Disney Must Read This Blog – Return to 2D Animation”

  1. Merkal on September 27th, 2006 11:00 am

    I think they are, remember they where the three behind Mermaid and more so Aladdin both are now beloved classics in the Disney universe. Ok so Hercules wasn’t as strong as the first two still he packed a punch.

    It’s all a matter for finding the right story, art and animation people to help them make Frog Princess. Remember it’s not just those three that where responsible for the success of TLM and Aladdin it’s a team project. Imporant is a good story and solid 90’s like traditional animation and I trust things will work out well.