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    For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    New York Times, 12/3/06
    For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again

    MOVIEGOERS who have become inured to pre-show car ads and trivia quizzes may soon get something old enough to seem new: cartoon shorts.

    After a hiatus of nearly 50 years, Walt Disney Studios is getting back into the business of producing short cartoons, starting with a Goofy vehicle next year. The studio has released a few shorts in recent years — “Destino,” “Lorenzo” and “The Little Match Girl” — but those were more artistic exercise than commercial endeavor. The new cartoons, by contrast, are an effort by a new leadership team from Pixar Animation Studios, now a Disney unit, to put the Burbank company back at the forefront of animation with a form it once pioneered.

    “The impetus comes from John Lasseter, who takes the idea from Walt Disney and 100 years of film history,” said Don Hahn, producer of “The Lion King” and “The Little Match Girl,” in a recent interview at his studio office. “Shorts have always been a wellspring of techniques, ideas and young talent. It’s exactly what Walt did, because it’s a new studio now, with new talent coming up — as it should. I think the shorts program can really grow this studio as it grew Pixar, as it grew Walt’s studio.”
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    Re: For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    This is truly some good and welcome news ... it worked in the Golden Age of animation ... it was starting to work again with the Roger Rabbit shorts, it obviously has worked at Pixar ... But here's some even better news ... the last graph of the story:

    “I feel Disney is a very different place than it was a year ago,” said Chris Williams, a story artist who is developing “Golgo’s Guest” and “Prep and Landing,” “and the shorts program is just part of that. It’s become a very exciting place to work.”

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    Re: For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    I hope it's a Goofy and Max vehicle.

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    Re: For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    The new Goofy short is how to set up a HD TV.

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    Re: For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    How exciting!

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    Re: For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    50 years? Did someone forget the Roger Rabbit shorts?

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    Re: For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    They should have started with Chicken Little.
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    Re: For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    they should to a how to video like they used to, the excersize and vacation ones are classic and still hilarious!


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    Re: For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMoose View Post
    The new Goofy short is how to set up a HD TV.
    Very Funny - Seriously, a How To short with Goofy (and Max) would be excellent if it came to fruition.

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    Re: For Disney, Something Old (and Short) Is New Again - New York Times, 12/3/06

    how truly exciting. I can't wait to see them. the short before car's was lots of fun to watch and very clever.

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