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.