Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rapunzel Concept Art

Walt Disney Animation Studios just posted two concept art pieces from next year's Rapunzel in a special Facebook photo album. Here they are in smaller form:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Princess and the Frog Soundtrack

A faithful reader has informed me that the Princess and the Frog soundtrack is available to preview at this link.

And you can hear Ne-Yo's "Never Knew I Needed" from the movie here:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Theater Standees

Here's a couple standees I saw when I went the other night to see Toy Story in 3D:

How To Train Your Dragon Movie Theater Standee

The Princess and the Frog Movie Theater Standee

By the way, the 3D Toy Story was a great experience. It had been a long time since I'd seen it so it was fun getting reacquainted with it again and I liked the bit they showed before the first movie started and all the fun stuff during the intermission. They could probably make a new "Art of" book just from that new material. Here's a couple pictures:

Toy Story Trivia

Toy Story Treat

When I was getting my ticket at the box office I asked if I could come back to see Toy Story 2 since I knew I wasn't going to have time to see both and they said that was okay so I'm hoping they make good on their word when I try to go back in a few days to catch the second act.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Toy Story 3 Trailer

Yahoo! Movies has just premiered the (first?) official trailer for Toy Story 3:

Other viewing options are available at the Apple - Trailers page. I'm pretty sure the music near the end is taken right from The Mask of Zorro, which I don't mind since I own that soundtrack and have listened to it a lot.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pups of Liberty

My animation friends Bert and Jen Klein have completed a film recently called Pups of Liberty. It will be showing soon at the Austin Film Festival and here is the trailer:

Featuring a purebred "pedigree" of animation and voice talent names such as Hyun-min Lee, Paul Willson, Philip Proctor, Steve Morrell, James Lopez, Mark Henn, Eric Goldberg, Barry Atkinson, Tony DeRosa, and Frans Vischer (check the Crew page to see this roster's extensive credits, many of whom worked on Disney's upcoming The Princess and the Frog) tells a canine version of the events leading up to the American Revolution.

While we're at it here's another Picnic Productions film, The Chestnut Tree: