So here's the rundown on two new Disney movies that have just been announced, (sorry if this is overkill, but I didn't see a thread about this yet...) :
First off, the one I'm not very happy about (but still interested in), if only for the fact that it will be 3-D animation. It's called Rapunzel Unbraided and let me just say that it is about time Disney does a Rapunzel story! The only saving grace of this one may be the voice talent of our own little bundle of joy: Kristin Chenoweth. Looks like we'll have to wait for 2009 for this one though, I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing...
Next, comes Enchanted. I'll let you peak for yourself, but it is notable to say that Idina Menzel (that's right, from Wicked as well) 'will' be voicing someone in this project (that is, everywhere online it says she will be, but on IMDB.com it's not yet "official"). Not much on the story, but this will be part live action/part 2-D animation (YES!!!) and will feature the talents of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz (hurray!). It's set to come out in 2007 as of now, and already it has a lot people talking. Many are already saying that this movie will save Disney from the rut it's fallen into, but I think I'll just wait and see for myself.
here's what imdb had to say:
"The Walt Disney Co. is planning to revive traditional hand-drawn animation next year with its live-action/animated Enchanted, Disney watcher Jim Hill reported on his website today (Wednesday). A traditionally animated test sequence has already been created for the film by veteran Disney animator James Baxter, best known for his supervision of the character Belle in Beauty and the Beast, according to Hill. 'Those who have seen this particular piece of rough animation say that it is 'simply stunning. A wonderful throwback to the sort of films that Disney used to make.'' Baxter, Hill said, has been secretly working on the sequence with a small crew at his own studio in Pasadena, and, he added, his work is likely to be displayed by Pixar's John Lasseter and Ed Catmull as they make their well-known case for reviving hand-drawn animation to Disney chief Robert Iger. Said Hill: 'They're going to tell Iger: 'Doesn't that look terrific? People are really going to eat this picture up. They've been waiting for Disney to do a new film that features traditional animation. Which is why this movie is going to do HUGE box office next year.''" ~imdb.com
I will for sure be seeing Enchanted at least once in theatres so as to give Disney 2-D animation my money, and you all should do the same so there it is imho...feel free to comment!