Disney fans are still outraged at the dismissal of Chris Sanders (Lilo and Stitch) from his film American Dog.
Now renamed Bolt, the revised senario is being directed by Chris Williams (Mulan) and is being readied for release on 11/26/08. A new image (above) released today on ropeofsilicon.com has some of the fans even more enraged. The character’s redesign is less appealing and more generic, some say, than Sander’s original.
I’ll concede that this publicity picture is not as attractive as some of Sander’s previously released preliminary paintings. However, I’ll trust Lasseter and Williams’ judgement in this matter and am willing to wait and see the final product next November. Lasseter made a similar directorial switch on Ratatouille – and I was certainly pleased with how that turned out.