“Brave” co-director Brenda Chapman is organizing an auction to help artist and friend Sue Nichols.
Tag: John Musker
A much sought-after piece of animation history has surfaced on YouTube at last.
When the Disney strike of 1982 ended and the story artists returned to their respective work spaces in the animation building, “Basil of Baker Street” was still running along two sets of tracks. There were storyboards filled with gags and character bits, and boards filled with plot points.
Disney has set release dates for its two 2016 releases: Zootopia and Moana.
“Basil of Baker Street” by novelist Eve Titus was an illustrated children’s book centered on a mouse who fancied himself an ace detective. The mouse resided (naturally enough) inside the walls of 31 Baker Street in London, home of a human-sized ace detective, the name of whom escapes me.
Steve Hulett recounts his role in the the confusing and chaotic production of Disney’s most un-Disney-like feature, “The Black Cauldron.”
Here are the official statements on the death of Robin Williams provided by Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator of the Genie in “Aladdin,” and John Musker and Ron Clements, the directors of “Aladdin.”
“Chief has to DIE,” Ron Clements said. “The picture doesn’t work if he just breaks his LEG. Copper doesn’t have enough motivation to hate the fox.”
“Vanity Fair” doesn’t write about animation often, but when they do, it’s memorable. Their new Hollywood issue has an excellent long read by Sam Kashner about the legendary CalArts animation program of the Seventies and Eighties.
If you happen to find yourself in San Francisco on Saturday afternoon, you’d be wise to attend the lecture “The Work and Genius of Animation Wizard Bruno Bozzetto.”
This afternoon, there was a big celebration at the Walt Disney Animation Studio in honor of Burny Mattinson’s incrdible anniversary.