Dating for animators
"[Each] stares off in a slightly different direction as if unaware of the others' presence," he says.Adriana Caselotti was 18 when she was hired to play the voice of Snow White, the first Disney Princess.
I danced around my kitchen with stuffed animals a la Snow White (and wore a costume dress for about half my childhood).It hardly seems conceivable now -- with "Frozen" (2013) among the 10 highest grossing movies in history -- but Disney was reeling from the derision heaped on "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" (2001), "Brother Bear" (2003) and "Chicken Little" (2005).Outgunned for years by Pixar, Disney's animation division was on the verge of being put out to pasture when the studio regained its mojo under Lasseter and started producing classics like "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph" that harked back its glory days. They were meaningful to me, there was a magic to them, a beauty," the 60-year-old told a gathering of international media at Disney's D23 fan convention in July in Anaheim, California.LOS ANGELES - One of history's most successful and important animators, Disney animation chief John Lasseter is considered a legend by fans, but his reputation could take a heavy hit over an admission that he enjoyed "unwanted hugs" with his staff.The Oscar-winning executive, who oversees the output of Disney Animation and Pixar, went on a six-month sabbatical Tuesday after apologizing for making staff feel "disrespected or uncomfortable" over his behavior.His directing credits include "Toy Story" (1995) and its first sequel, "A Bug's Life" (1998), "Cars" (2006) and "Cars 2" (2011).
' BRAIN TRUST' Lasseter -- whose successes have paid for a vineyard, a fleet of classic cars and a collection of 1,000 Hawaiian shirts -- has developed a collaborative approach to filmmaking that sets him apart from other studio chiefs.
His creatives are part of a company-wide "brain trust," each encouraged to generate ideas for one another's films and help out with solving problematic plot points.
He fosters a culture of intensive research, granting filmmakers years to make sure they get their subjects right -- especially on culturally sensitive projects like "Moana" and "Coco," due to be released on Wednesday, which centers around Mexico's Day of the Dead.
As a '90s girl now all grown up, I wear that badge proudly.
I like to think I know everything there is to know about Disney's spotlight ladies ...
but then I came across some facts that pretty much blew my mind. )Here are 53 EPIC facts and Disney princesses that even the most die-hard Disney fan might be shocked by! The "Disney Princess" franchise was first conceptualized by Disney Consumer Products chairman Andy Mooney when he observed something at his first-ever Disney On Ice show.