No More Hand Drawn Animation From Disney(?)!

I woke up and saw that Eora had linked the video above.
Now, I got sad of the idea that disney won’t be making any more hand drawn 2d feature length films. The movies we grew up with, the ones called classics are beautiful! But as I looked into this a bit more in-depth, Bob Iger, the Chief Executive of the Walt Disney Company, said this (at an annual shareholders meeting in Phoenix, Arizona this past Wednesday):

“To my knowledge we’re not developing a 2D or hand-drawn feature animated film right now. There is a fair amount of activity going on in hand-drawn animation but it’s largely for television at this point. We’re not necessarily ruling out the possibility [of] a feature but there isn’t any in development at the company at the moment.” – Bob Iger, Chief Executive of the Walt Disney Company

He’s not actually saying that there won’t be any more hand drawn movies, they are just not being made right now/planned yet! This is because the last two hand drawn movies, The princess and the frog and Winnie the Pooh earned a lot less money than the 3D animated movies: Tangled and Bolt.

The princess and the frog $267 million
Winnie the Pooh $33 million
Bolt $310 million
Tangled $590 million

There’s no doubt that this is a decision made to make more money. But even if this is the case, let’s in the meanwhile enjoy the 3D movies being made, because let’s be honest, we enjoy the beautiful animations and the heart-breaking stories even though they aren’t hand drawn…
lanterns-tangled_00334738In late 2013, Frozen has it’s premier (or well November 27th in NA but February 7th in Sweden! :c). It’s based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen.frozen-character-art-580x4291azxxSo are you still going to watch upcoming Disney movies or are you going on a strike? Maybe you haven’t had an interest in Disney movies at all?

// Nyancy

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