Here i am. Since we started shooting season two of G the B my life has been a nonstop chaotic streak of non-sleep, bad eating and hardly any time for anything else in between. Dirty Clothes have overtaken the Tiki Room along with Comic-con freebies. I haven’t even seen Clerks 2 yet. Or Monster House again. So much catching up to do on here. I know.
This…. could NOT WAIT. The rumors have become reality.
HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION IS RETURNING TO DISNEY.
From the Hollywood Reporter…
As he has repeatedly promised, John Lasseter will revive traditional hand-drawn (“2-D”) animation at the Walt Disney Co. with a feature titled The Frog Princess. The studio said Wednesday that directors Ron Clements and John Musker, whose credits include such hits as The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, and the flop, Treasure Planet, will return to direct the Princess movie, based on a Russian fairy tale. Daily Variety also reported that Alan Menken is working on the music for the movie and that it will have the kind of “Broadway style” for which Menken’s earlier Disney films have been famous.
Tonight. Tonight a Berg will sleep with a smile on his face.
2 thoughts on “John Lasseter is my GOD.”
Wasn’t our pal Junktape on this assignment way back when? Or was that Frog Prince and something completely different?
I was working on a frog/prince story many years ago that I recently saw someone had done as a tv movie with Martin Short. Matthew and I wrote “Fraud Prince,” for WB – about a guy who poses as a prince and turns out to be a fraud. Hence the title. Mike Mitchell was gonna direct. Last I heard, he brought on his SKY HIGH writers to do a pass, not sure what ever happened since then…
I visited Disney Animation a few months ago during a general meeting and was VERY impressed with their schedule of both 2D and 3D movie projects—these were coming mostly from their “alternative” department, and the ideas were very, very cool. One of them is called “8 Bit,” which is about a bunch of video game characters who escape an old Atari game and wander into the real world, and other more modern games.
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