Monday, January 30, 2012

In the January Hat

Spent the morning and early afternoon at Diz Co.'s Hat building on Riverside Drive. Got to see some clips from an upcoming short that's going to be kind of ground-breaking. It's just now wrapping up, and nobody could tell me if it's going to be attached to an oncoming feature or hit the festival circuit as a stand-alone.

In the meantime ...

Staff informs me that the pace at Walt Disney Animation Studios is picking up:

"A bunch more tech directors will be coming onto Wreck-It Ralph pretty soon. We have to get the picture done for a November release, and the pace is picking up. We have a lot of sequences to do and not a lot of time to get them done. ..."

Word is that Frozen, the feature following Wreck-It Ralph, will pick up most crew members as they come off Ralph. Here's hoping.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Disney is on fire these days. Wait til everyone sees the short...and Ralph!

Anonymous said...

Are you talking about John Kahrs' short?

Anonymous said...

Steve, is "Mort" still in development?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that WDAS is developing a steady pipeline. After 'Frozen', I assume 'King of the Elves' will go into production.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of 'Elves', is the feature coming along? It's been a while since I've heard anything about it.

Anonymous said...

I heard Ron & John's feature will employ a technique similar to the one used on 'My Peoples'. Is it true?

'Cause if it is, it's gonna be so awesome!

Anonymous said...

It's about time things picked up at Disney. Let's hope this means less lay-offs.

Under the Hat said...

Along with Frozen, "Rumpelstiltskin" has four sequences in the can. Seriously some of the best stuff I've seen from any of the Big Five since "Incredibles." Paul Felix's art direction on it is just unreal.

Anonymous said...

Again with the "Rumpelstiltskin" troll? ~sigh~

That joke's old, dude.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, seriously. I bet this dude is a real riot at parties.

Steve Hulett said...

Along with Frozen, "Rumpelstiltskin" has four sequences in the can. Seriously some of the best stuff I've seen from any of the Big Five since "Incredibles." Paul Felix's art direction on it is just unreal.


I see the medication has again worn off.

Anonymous said...

How are the Marvel superhero movies Feature Animation is developing going? Should be fun. I know they have several in development. Will be interesting to see which one goes first.

And the hand drawn feature tentatively called "The Giant." How's that going? Are the songs completed?

Anonymous said...

^What an idiot...

Julian Carter said...

The troll comments are actually kind of entertaining to read. They feel like a recurring joke ... as long as you immediately identify them as troll posts.

It's also really satisfying to subsequently send them (the trolls) to hell.

Anonymous said...

Yes, there are Marvel superhero projects in development. But nothing close to moving forward yet--there's a lot to choose from. Disney's talking to Brad Bird about one of them that could be a cg/live action mix.

Mesterius said...
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Mesterius said...

"Disney's talking to Brad Bird about one of them [the Marvel Superhero projects] that could be a cg/live action mix."

That just doesn't sound very likely...

Anonymous said...

It's likely, but beyond general effects work, it's primarily live action.

Anonymous said...

Hey Steve,

I have a question: Why are you such an arrogant, magnificent asshole?

You once said 'nobody gives a shit if the Snow Queen is made or not', I suppose Disney cares because they are making it!

Oh and now that Frozen has been announced, which means it will probably be made, I suppose you can eat your words about it not mattering if it gets made or not. Sorry genius, fairy tales have always been Disney's bread and butter. Next time, try not to be so arrogant. Snow Queen is ripe for the picking in terms of story. Let's see which one is more successful: Wreck-It Ralph or Snow Queen? Hmmm...I think even someone as ignorant as you could figure that out.

Anonymous said...

Let's see which one is more successful: Wreck-It Ralph or Snow Queen? Hmmm...I think even someone as ignorant as you could figure that out.

Careful, box office prognostication is a tricky business. There's no such thing as a sure thing.

Anonymous said...

No one cares about snow queen. I wish Disney would stop looking backwards.

Grand Moff Tarkin said...

Yeah, and no one will care about this Rapunzel character either.

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