Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Lion King is Disney's ThirtySecond animated feature and, in my opinion, its best. Often compared to Bambi or even Hamlet, Lion king has the perfect combination of humor, drama, an amazing score/music and incredible characters.
A group of Disney artists travelled to Africa to study the animals' behavior and the scenery, just like they would do in the days of the World War when Walt would take some artists to study the latinamerican culture. With all their references, the studio went through a lot of different styles before settling on the epic landscapes in which this beautiful movie takes place.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Aladdin is Disney's 31st feature film, and the third movie directed by superduo John Musker and Ron Clements, who had previously directed Great Mouse Detective and Little Mermaid.
Loosely based on the 1001 Nights tales, the project was originally suggested by the great songwriting duo Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, who had worked on the songs for Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Although originally rejected, the film moved on after Howard Ashman presented a first draft of the script to the directors.