Disney Premieres three New Experimental Animated Shorts at Annecy

‘Jing Hua,’ by Jerry Huynh.

Relating to sharing thrilling new animated initiatives, there’s arguably no place a extra appreciative, enthusiastic and educated viewers might be discovered than on the Annecy Competition. And annually for a few years now, the parents at Walt Disney Animation Studios have offered a number of the finest sneak peaks and teased a number of the most extremely anticipated animated initiatives within the trade in the course of the annual, week-long animation love fest by Lac d’Annecy crammed with one nice reveal after one other.

This yr was no exception – right now, in entrance of a packed Bonlieu Grande Salle crammed with cheering, exuberant animation followers, Disney didn’t disappoint. Head of animation Becky Bresee and head of results animation Marlon West took to the stage to provide an prolonged inside have a look at the making of Frozen 2, the extremely anticipated sequel to Frozen, essentially the most profitable animated function movie in historical past. As well as, Disney showcased three new animated quick movies, the newest of their experimental Quick Circuit program — Simply A Thought, by Brian Menz, Trade Pupil, by Natalie Nourigat and Jing Hua, by Jerry Huynh.

Yow will discover full bios on Bresee, West and the three shorts administrators in AWN’s Disney Annecy preview.

‘Simply A Thought,’ by Brian Menz.

‘Trade Pupil,’ by Natalie Nourigat.

The Quick Circuit program started in 2016, offering anybody at Walt Disney Animation Studios the chance to pitch an thought and doubtlessly be chosen to create an unique quick movie with the help of the Studio and their fellow artists. The objective of this revolutionary program is to take dangers in each visible fashion and story, floor new voices on the Studio and experiment with new technical innovation. This system has to date given 20 Disney Animation artists the chance to create their very own quick, most averaging 2:00 minutes in size. Final yr’s award-winning Disney Animation VR quick, Cycles, directed by Jeff Gipson, was created throughout the Quick Circuit program as properly. The quick movies inside Quick Circuit shall be accessible Spring of 2020 on Disney+ within the U.S., Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service.

Within the simply launched Frozen 2 trailer, Disney has revealed a tad extra of the secretive storyline.  Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The reply is looking her and threatening her kingdom. Along with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a harmful however outstanding journey far past the gates of Arendelle. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers had been an excessive amount of for the world. In Frozen 2, she should hope they’re sufficient.  The movie opens in theatres November 22. 

‘Frozen 2.’

Supply: Walt Disney Animation Studios

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