Monday, July 21, 2014
Hercules is Disney's 35th animated feature and the forth one directed by superduo Ron Clements and John Musker, who had previously directed Great Mouse Detective, Little Mermaid and Aladdin.
Loosely based on the adventures of Hercules, the film goes though spectacular backgrounds to amazing sequences and strong characters created again at both Disney studios in California and for the second time in Paris as well.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hunchback of Notre Dame is Disney's 34th animated feature and the first film produced in three different studios: Burbank, Orlando and Paris.
The studio in Paris had previously worked on some short films, but this was the first time that the team would be contributing animation to a feature film, which made sense since it had a more direct relation to the culture and environment of the film's setting.
In total, the Paris section worked on 10 minutes of the final piece.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Pocahontas is Disney's 33rd animated feature film and the first film based on a real historical figure, even if this tale from 1607 is greatly modified as a Disney Romance.
The film started production a little after Lion King, as Disney's project of releasing one animated feature per year. While working on these two movies, a lot of people at Disney preferred working on what was referred as the A team, meaning Pocahontas, instead of working on Lion King which not many people thought would be a hit.
As a result, we've got all the big names working on this movie, and that means amazing characters and animation, great music and a brilliant cast of voices (even though it wouldn't top the Lion King).