In this AF News special covering all the latest from around the animation industry during the month of June, Marc Vibbert is joined once again by Stanford Clark and Jon Hueber.
They also boldly go were many have gone before to discuss Star Trek: The Animated Series as part of Animation Fascination’s Sci-Fi month!
Also Discussed: live-action Frozen cast announced for Once Upon a Time, leaked Big Hero 6 posters, DreamWorks Animation layoffs, Enchanted sequel announcement, Glen Keane’s short Duet, and much, much more …
Do you watch the ABC television series Once Upon a Time? If so, you know that the series had a doozy of a season ender last May when an image of a live-action Elsa from Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ mega-hit Frozen appeared in the final frames of the episode.
Stanford Clark and Marc Vibbert are joined by returning guest Otis Frampton as he hops on to discuss his new animated shorts series ABCDEFGeek and the upcoming release of his comic Oddly Normal.
Also Discussed: Big Hero 6 and The Book of Life trailers, Phoenix Comicon (including a Q and A with John Ratzenberger), a contest for LAIKA’s The BoxTrolls, and reviews for Maleficent, The Lego Movie, and An Adventure in Space and Time.
Full disclosure for those who don’t know—I work at the Happiest Place on Earth. One of my roles there is guest control for Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, which is the parade currently running at Disneyland. It is a cute parade with a “musical celebration” theme tying the floats together. I’ve seen it about 15,000 times now and I have to admit that I still really enjoy it. It’s no Parade of Dreams, but it’s really fun. A few days ago, Disney Parks officially announced that they will be adding a pre-parade float to the Soundsational mix starring Arendelle’s sweethearts, Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Let the madness begin.
Our brilliant friends at How It Should Have Ended have created another fantastic video—this time it’s a new ending (or rather beginning and ending) for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen. Friend of the Animation Fascination podcast Otis Frampton created the backgrounds for the short. We love it and hope you will, too.
Over the weekend, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen took the number 10 spot in the list of the highest grossing films of all time. Its current take is standing at $1.072 billion (earning $398.4 million in the U.S. and $674 million in international markets so far). Frozen has now overtaken both Disney Animation’s The Lion King ($987.5 million) and Pixar Animation Studio’s Toy Story 3 ($1.063 billion worldwide) in total worldwide box office earnings, making it Disney’s most successful animated film ever in its first run and also giving it the bragging rights as being in the top 10 of the all-time worldwide box office.
OK, I know that you are sick of my Frozen fanboy commentary, not to mention the endless covers of “Let It Go” that pop up everyday. That said, there is a new video of “Let It Go” that truly is a stand out. Voice impersonator Brian Hull has recorded a version of the song using the voices of 21 different Disney and Pixar characters. Check out the awesomeness below…
Site columnist Jessica Wersky joins Marc to catch up on and discuss all the latest animation news. This episode is full of Disney properties with a dash of DreamWorks and Reel FX.
News discussed this episode: Frozen joining the one billion dollars club at the box office as well as winning the Oscar for best animated feature and a possible ride we’d like to see built at Disney World/Disneyland. Star Wars Rebels character profiles, and a possible new Shrek film in the future.