Friday 9 August 2013

John Lasseter on the D23 Expo and more

As the D23 Expo is approaching, the Pixar & Disney news is coming in number and it's an exciting time to be an animation fan.

Today, debuted an interview with John Lasseter, where the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios spilled the beans on what will be revealed in the next few days. As an added bonus, the EW interview offers two new images: a concept art from Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, and a Disney's Frozen still.

Frozen's Kristoff and Anna

Here are a few excerpts from the interview. On which films will be the main focus of the D23 Expo:
John Lasseter: "So for instance from Pixar, we’re talking about the next three films we have coming out – The Good Dinosaur, Inside/Out [Up director Pete Docter’s film that takes place within a person’s mind] and Finding Dory [Andrew Stanton’s sequel to Finding Nemo.] And we’ve got a lot of fun stuff in there. With the Walt Disney Animation Studios we’ll definitely talk about Frozen which is coming up in November, and we’ll be talking about Big Hero 6 [an adaptation of a Marvel manga-style comic, out November 2014] which is coming out next year and the [new Mickey Mouse] short Get A Horse."
Bob Peterson's The Good Dinosaur concept art

On Big Hero 6 and adaptations:
John Lasseter: "It’s based upon a very short series of comic books and it’s six comic books. They’re out of the Marvel universe, but more of a Japanese manga style. We’re creating something based upon that so it’s really a Disney Animation production. A loose adaptation — like all adaptations are. They almost have to be."
In the interview, John Lasseter also talks about hand-drawn animation and it's future, Star Wars, Disneytoon Studio and much more.

Stay tuned for more Disney-related informations in the next few days!

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