Thursday, April 24, 2014

Feast Your Eyes


A short will be attached to Walt Disney Animation Studio's upcoming action-packed epic Big Hero 6. Cue excitement in 3... 2... 1...

What is it called?


What is it about?

The story of one man’s love life is seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.

It will be directed by Paperman's head-of-animation Patrick Osborne, a first-timer. It is set to premiere at the Annecy Film Festival - much like Paperman and Get A Horse! - this summer. June 10th to be exact...


The plot sounds pretty basic, but it should be pulled off quite well. Some people had criticized Paperman for being the typical boy-meets-girl story, but I like the way they're going about this film's story... I mean, through the dog's perspective that emphasizes what they eat? That's different, and it should make for a fun short.

The image shows that this film will be done in a cool new style, perhaps the style is an extension of Paperman's style or something else entirely. Who knows, maybe Disney will use this look in future films since there was talk of using Meander to create a feature-length animated film at the studio while there was also talk of Moana having traditional animation elements. The studio continues to improve on the painterly look that was introduced in Bolt nearly six years ago. We shall see...

I'm just happy that Walt Disney Animation Studios plans to attach a short to each new film. Since the release of Winnie the Pooh, this has been their deal, and I'm more than happy about that. The animated short subject needs to be a big thing again. Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry cartoons, among others, were rolled before the big live action pictures back in the day, strange as that may sound to younger folk! Until now, it was Pixar who was mostly keeping that idea alive. In fact, I'd love to see Disney put short films before their non-animation stuff as well!

I figured that Big Hero 6 would have a short attached to it, but now we know it will. Hopefully the new short indicates that there will be a game change for computer animation. Talk about satisfying news...

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