‘The Princess and the Frog’ release date pushed up

Variety is reporting that Disney’s The Princess and the Frog’s original Christmas Day release date has been pushed up to December 11, avoiding direct competition with Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel.

The film will now go up against Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, which shouldn’t affect Frog’s numbers seeing as one is an animated fairytale, while the other is about a young girl who has been murdered.

As if a December 11 release date wasn’t enough, New York and Los Angeles residents will be able to watch The Princess and the Frog beginning November 25. It’s not too late to pack your suitcases and move cities. I recommend Los Angeles. The weather’s nice.

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03/12/2009 | Films | Comments Off on ‘The Princess and the Frog’ release date pushed up

‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ vs. ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Twentieth Century Fox has moved the CGI-live action hybrid Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel directly against Disney’s The Princess and the Frog on Christmas Day 2009.

Fox’s other animated movie, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs will stay in its Summer 2009 release date.

In other news, Sony Pictures will release Planet 51 in November 2009. The movie features the voice of Dwayne Johnson. Previously Warner Bros. had scheduled the movie for Summer 2009 but let the film go after producers wanted a November release.

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10/24/2008 | Films | Comments Off on ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ vs. ‘The Princess and the Frog’

‘The Princess and the Frog’ concept art

Check out these brand new concept art images of Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’, scheduled for release on December 25, 2009.

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08/11/2008 | Films | 1 Comment

First video of Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Disney will make its return to 2D animation with the Holiday 2009 release, The Princess and the Frog, a fairy tale about a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz Age.

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07/29/2008 | Films | Comments Off on First video of Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Bruno Campos lands role in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

Variety reports that Bruno Campos will voice the frog in Disney’s 2D animated feature “The Princess and the Frog.” Bruno also landed the a series regular role in Zach Braff’s Fox/ABC pilot “Night Life.” Previously, Bruno Campos has appeared on NBC’s “Jesse” and F/X’s “Nip/Tuck.”

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05/14/2008 | Films | Comments Off on Bruno Campos lands role in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

Disney’s upcoming animated movies

Disney has announced their animation schedule for the next 5 years and it includes TWO new Pixar movies for 2011. The others (Wall-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2) we already knew about.

2008

Wall*E (Pixar)
Bolt (Disney Animation)
Tinker Bell (DisneyToon)

2009

Up (Pixar)
Toy Story 3-D (Pixar)
The Princess and the Frog (Disney Animation)
Tinker Bell North of Neverland (DisneyToon)

2010

Toy Story 2 3-D (Pixar)
Toy Story 3 3-D (Pixar)
Rapunzel (now known as Tangled) (Disney Animation)
Tinker Bell A Midsummer Storm (DisneyToon)

2011

Cars 2 (Pixar)
The Bear and the Bow (now known as Brave) (Pixar)

Tinker Bell A Winter Story (DisneyToon)

2012

Newt (Pixar)
King of Elves (Disney Animation)

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04/08/2008 | Films | Comments Off on Disney’s upcoming animated movies

First image of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

Disney has released the first image of their upcoming 2D film, The Princess and the Frog. The film will tell the story of Maddy, Disney’s first black princess, and will return to the traditional “Let’s break into song!” style from such films as The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. The Princess and the Frog arrives in theaters in late 2009.

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01/14/2008 | Films | Comments Off on First image of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

John Lasseter believes in 2D animation

“The fact is, we’re very, very excited about the future,” John Lasseter, creative director of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios. “The whole notion that the audience didn’t want to watch hand-drawn animation any more was ridiculous. It would be like saying the audience didn’t want to watch something made with a particular camera. Give me a break!”

“It’s storytelling. No one goes to a movie to see a particular technology. They go to see story and characters. They go to be entertained. What it was is that 2D became the scapegoat for bad storytelling.”

Disney will return to its 2D roots with The Princess and the Frog, a fairy tale about a young girl, Princess Tiana, who lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the jazz age. Princess Tiana will be Disney’s first African-American princess, joining the princesses we all know such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Via London Free Press

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12/25/2007 | Films | 1 Comment