Thousands joined together for an epic coast-to-coast “Frozen” singalong live today on “Good Morning America,” from Tony Award-winning singer Idina Menzel, to the New York City Children’s Chorus, to fans who gathered in Times Square, and viewers around the country who sent in their own heartwarming renditions.
Walt Disney Animation Studios is on a roll that began with 2010's 'Tangled' and continued with 2012's 'Wreck-It Ralph.' And now with Frozen - the $150 million movie has grossed almost a billion worldwide - Disney Animation is re-energized.
Disney Animation's 'Frozen' topped the feature competition at the 41st Annie Awards, collecting five trophies. Another Oscar nominated production, Disney's animated short 'Get A Horse!,' won the Annie for best short subject.
It was a night of laughs and tributes to "Frozen," “12 Years a Slave,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station” and other pictures at the fifth annual African-American Film Critics Association awards.
Quite simply, if the CG Mickey couldn't match the hand-drawn model refashioned to look like the 1928 original, the Oscar-nominated Get A Horse! short wouldn't have worked. And that was the responsibility of CG supervisor Adam Green (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled), who worked side-by-side with 2D supervisor Eric Goldberg. Indeed, Green was mentored by Goldberg during this unique production that brilliantly encapsulates the history of Mickey and Disney.
The nation’s film critics’ expressed very warm feelings for Disney’s Frozen last night at the 19th Critics Choice Awards, naming the film Best Animated Feature and giving the Best Song honor to its top musical number, “Let It Go.”
When Walt Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger showed up at the premiere of filmFrozen on Nov. 27, he was already sure that the animated musical about two sisters was something special, a return to the magical essence that made Disney, well, Disney.
The Walt Disney Company's animated musical has been a surprise blockbuster. Despite opening before Thanksgiving, it beat a dozen new entrants to become the most successful movie of the holiday season. A week ago it enjoyed the rare success of ranking No. 1 on its sixth weekend playing nationwide.
In the new “Get a Horse!,” playing in theaters with the animated feature “Frozen,” Mickey, Minnie and their friends go on a hayride, in the process traveling from black-and-white, 2-D hand-drawn images to color, 3-D digital animation.
For four hours on Friday and two hours on Saturday, Walt Disney Studios
gave fans gathered at a convention here an extensive look into its movie
pipeline. And while the crowd was a friendly one, Disney left nothing
But how did Disney’s movie presentations go over with a more skeptical
audience, namely this beat reporter? Here are five takeaways...
The Kids’ Choice Awards were tonight on Nickelodeon, and several
animated films were honored with recognition (sans slime). Disney
Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph won Favorite Animated Movie, while
Adam Sandler won Favorite Voice in Animated Movie for his role as
Dracula in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania.
Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne and I exchanged
emails about his career at the Walt Disney Animation Studio, where he was the
animation supervisor on “Paperman,” which won the Academy Award for Best
Animated Short Film.
It was the first animated short Oscars for Disney
Animation Studio since 1969. (George Clooney also won his second Oscar that night, as producer for best motion picture “Argo.”)
John Kahrs, the creator of the romantic,
Oscar-winning animated short Paperman,
calls himself a ‘late bloomer’–despite having worked both at Pixar and now
Disney, this is his directorial debut, at age 45.
Being at the Oscars (and the requisite
after-party) was a ‘surreal’ experience for him, so he regaled Vulture with
what happened during his night out with the stars, including his run-ins with
Anne Hathaway, Steven Spielberg, and Jennifer Lawrence.
John Kahrs is a Disney animator and the director of the Oscar-nominated animated short film “Paperman,” which is distinctive for its melding of traditional hand-drawn and computer-generated animation techniques.
a little icebreaker from the makers of Frozen. Walt Disney Animation Studios has debuted
this exclusive concept image from its upcoming comedy adventure, just in time
to make you feel good about your own December.