Thursday, January 17, 2013

Inside the Hat

A morning stroll through the Walt Disney Animation Studios on fabled Riverside Drive, handing out TAG Calendars and 401(k) books.

There's not much to report except that animators are now getting two sequences of Frozen to animate, and story tweaks continue.

"They're fine-tuning the first act, getting character relationships set up right and getting the characters as empathetic as possible. Acts two and three are pretty well together. They just want to make sure everytning is set up so that it pays off ...

I saw some rough animation on a "comedy relief" character who looks as though he's going to be hysterically funny. There's lot of work to do, and as one artist said to me, for they next nine or ten months everybody will be "very focused."

Nine month production schedules are good fun, aren't they?


Anonymous said...

You must mean Olaf the snowman. I just hope he doesn't turn out to be a snow clone of Tow Mater.

How about the rest of the films in development like Big Hero 6 or Ron & John's flick? Are they coming along?

Also it's been a long time since I've heard anything about Dean Wellins' project or the ones by Byron Howard and Nathan Greno. Are they still on track or have they been cancelled?

Steve Hulett said...

Big Hero 6 is well in work. Don't know about R & J's feature.

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