So...before The Princess and the Frog was released, Disney expressed that with the film they sought to revive their classic 2D animation (meaning, not relying on CGI to create an animated film).
I also heard a rumor that if the film didn't do so well, that Disney might give up on 2D animation all over again...
The Princess and the Frog, by no means, "bombed" at the Box Office, but it didn't do as well as the pencil boys at Disney had hoped for, either. But let's face it - their expectations were unrealistic here. They were hoping for Pixar's numbers (a more male-geared demographic with the power of a pretty great reputation), but this film was based on a fairy tale (albeit altered) and men are trained to distance themselves from anything they might find "girly" in a world where most other things cater to their male perspective...and Avatar also came out. And the economy was at an all-time low.
Luckily, The Princess and the Frog has done very well in merchandise sales, so it hasn't been shunned back into the Disney Vault.
But...with all of this having gone down...have we heard of any upcoming 2D Disney projects? I remember hearing that The Snow Queen got shelved again, along with NEWT (though I think that was Pixar?). Tangled is all based in CGI.
Did Disney kill 2D animation again? Or does anyone know about any upcoming films?