Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Innovation Wins: 'Klaus' is Now in Production

Rejoice, fellow people who appreciate motion pictures that don't try so damn hard to look just like real life!

Sergio Pablos' exciting-looking traditional animation/CG hybrid film Klaus is in production! This has been confirmed via their facebook page.

Last I heard, Pablos was collaborating with the newly set-up Cinesite Animation to make the picture a reality. To me, this project is basically taking Paperman's techniques and actually doing something feature-length with them. I'm not sure if Walt Disney Animation Studios is planning on making their proverbial "Paperman movie," but until the day they really deviate from their current house style or whatever (that doesn't include shorts), we've got films like this to look forward to.

Now it may be happening, but the release is a whole different story. Of course, we all want this to be a wide release, but nothing's guaranteed, so I'm not going to hold my breathe. As long as it reaches big screens in some way, that would be nice... But it deserves a no-holds-barred wide release.

What say you?


  1. This is indeed great news. However, there's one problem. Since I heard it will be released in 2019, well Disney just announced that Frozen 2 will come in Thanksgiving 2019. And Frozen is a big money maker and it'll be a challenge for Klaus.

    1. As long as it's released far away from competition like that, and given an actual marketing campaign, it should be fine. But we have to wait and see if someone big picks it up for distribution.

    2. I agree, and who knows? Maybe things will probably work out, and the movie will somehow succeed.

    3. I do hope so. Because I want to see Disney do hand drawn animated features again, even if it has to be different than usual.