Monday, June 30, 2014

Frozen, Hand-Drawn

Some viz dev drawings, showing the blockbuster in a Beauty and the Beast type mode. ...

As we've noted, the picture started existence as a hand-drawn project, then got shelved weeks after its first story pass went up on reels. (Disney production top kick Richard Ross was the culprit; John Lasseter liked the project).

At the time, the studio was veering away from hand-drawn features, since it wasn't thrilled by the box office results of The Princess and the Frog. The company didn't become enthusiastic over Princess movies until Tangled got released ... and Mr. Ross was booted from his Disney job.

So the drawings at the link? A glimpse into Might-Have-Been. And another time.


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