After watching the new trailer, I don’t think Pixar’s Brave could check off more boxes in the things that I adore in a movie list.
For all the fellow Disney fanatics out there (I know you are), Nostalgia Critic is doing a Disneycember, working his way through reviewing a different disney film or two or three a day all month. Check it out.
Young John Lasseter (the creative pioneer behind Pixar animation) surprising a young Tim Burton at Disney in 1980. From everything I’ve read, at this time, Disney animation was a wreck and this video pretty much proves it. They had these two individuals working for them and completely missed their talent. Every one of Lasseter’s pitches to use computers in animation were shot down until he was bored to tears (hence, he is wandering around annoying people). Meanwhile, Burton was so misunderstood by management who thought his ideas for animations were too dark (including the early ideas for Nightmare Before Christmas), that they had put him in a back-room by himself with no real job to speak of. The only real thing he ended up producing was Frankenweenie, which Disney barely released to the public. \
These two people would go on to change animation and movies forever and completely save Disney.
Disney’s biggest money makers since the 90’s were Lassester’s Pixar movies and Burton’s films like Nightmare and Alice in Wonderland. Lasseter now runs Disney animation and imagineering and next year, Disney is releasing a remake of Burton’s Frankenweenie. Long story short, the nerd/outcasts won.
Steve told me… ya know, I witnessed what happened at Disney when Walt passed-away. He said people would go to meetings and conference rooms and they would all sit around and talk about, what would Walt have done? How would he have viewed this? What decision would Walt make? And he looked at me with those intense eyes that only he had and he told me, “never do that. never ask what I would do. Just do what’s right.Tom Cook
The one thing that Tolkien said is that the wonderful thing with mythology — and George Lucas has created a mythology of his own — is that it keeps getting handed from one person to the next, and each person embellishes it and expands it. It actually keeps mythology alive, because it should be a living, breathing organic thing where it expands over time. It doesn’t just stay stagnant. So I think what George is doing with Star Wars is terrific.Peter Jackson on why Star Wars being handed off to new hands is a good idea. Some stories have to continue!
First, this is flat-out beautiful
Second, I can’t wait to see this movie.
Third, I find it incredibly cool and innovative that Disney released an official animated gif to promote their movie.
Disney is rolling out web original cartoon shorts directed by Paul Rudish (Dexter’s Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls) that harken back to the style of the ones made in the 1930’s. The first one is beautiful. Watch it.
ps - the Disney Video website is also a work of art in a completely different way. wow.
The fact that in the beginning of this movie, Walt Disney himself thanks King Brian of the Leprechauns combined with the masterful special effects probably didn’t help my childhood sense of reality. I know its mostly just a mix of split-screen and two different size sets, but I’d put almost any shot of this movie against anything done on computer today.Greetings!
Disney is releasing a modern remastered version of Duck Tales for NES! This game still stands as one of the best games I’ve ever played with one damn catchy soundtrack (I still listen to the Moon level theme to this day).
After seeing one being sold on the street in the village, but being too wary of the guy selling it, my new obsession are 1960’s/70’s maps of Disneyland. What a fool I was, as these things go for up to $600 on ebay and etsy. They truly are works of art… Going to have to keep my eyes open. want!
After a long long time of searching I finally have what I think is the quintessential Mickey Mouse watch #disney #design (at Blip HQ)