The company on Wednesday confirmed that it partnered with Jon Favreau for a new The Lion King film, production of which has been fast tracked. Favreau also directed “the technologically groundbreaking smash hit The Jungle Book” movie that hit theaters a few months ago.
Boy Genius Report
This summer’s The Jungle Book was a pure pleasure to watch. I cannot wait to see what they do with The Lion King.
“It’s actually harder and takes longer to redraw an existing sequence,” Norman told me, “it’s a lot faster and easier to just do new animation, and it’s a lot more fun for the animators. But Woolie liked to play it safe and use stuff he knew would work. That’s all it was.”
Yes, Disney did recycle animation, but it wasn’t done to save money or time, and it wasn’t animators being lazy, and it wasn’t company policy. And now you know.
Yeah. A couple weeks ago I was sitting in an auto-repair shop with WGN News on, listening to them calling the animators lazy. If only they knew how websites are built…
“DuckTales’ has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history, it drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults,” said Marc Buhaj, SVP, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD. “Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”
I could not be more excited! This was one of the big animated shows of my childhood. Now we need Darkwing Duck and Captain Planet.