Disney researchers are hard at work to find a bridge over the Uncanny Valley for their amusement park animatronics.
You won't believe the results.
Disney released today more details about its upcoming CGI animated film, Frozen, a big-screen adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic story The Snow Queen. From the press release:
Directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf's Up) and produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog), Frozen features the vocal talents of film/TV/stage star Kristen Bell as Anna, a young dreamer about to take the adventure of a lifetime, and Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel as Elsa the Snow Queen. The movie will feature original songs by Broadway greats Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. In Frozen, a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (voice of Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (voice of Menzel) and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
Frozen is out November 2013.
Disney has released a few sneak peek stills from retro video game-inspired flick Wreck-It Ralph, one day ahead of the film's official trailer.
Since the posters for the film were all 8-bit, this is a first look at the full CGI version of titular villain-turned-hero Ralph, along with the now-unemployed cast of the classic game Q*Bert.
Wreck-It Ralph is due out November 2.
Disney has released a new two-minute preview of its upcoming CGI animated Tron cartoon, Tron: Uprising, starring the voice of Elijah Wood as Beck, a young program who aims to become the next Tron.
A prologue to the show, called Beck's Beginning, airs May 18 on the Disney Channel. The full series premieres June 7 on Disney XD.
Disney purchased the rights to Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, with plans to have Henry Selick, who helmed Coraline, direct the film. That said, this should be a pretty cool send up of Graveyard and since it's Disney, it would be fit for a marathon alongside the animated and live action versions of The Jungle Book.