A Mix of live action with animation
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Produced by: Barry Sonnenfeld, Barry Josephson, Jon Turteltaub
(Through Junction Entertainment), Christina Steinberg (Through
Music: Alan Menken, who won several Academy Awards
for music on Disney's "Beauty
and the Beast," "Pocahontas,"
Little Mermaid," is composing the music for "Enchanted".
Voice Talent: As of April 11, 2001 - Susan Sarandon
is in negotiations to star in the Walt Disney Co.'s live-action/animated
feature "Enchanted" David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier")
also is in talks to co-star in "Enchanted". David Hyde
Pierce will be the voice of Nathaniel, the queen's valet. The
movie will start in an animated fairy tale kingdom. There, a peasant
girl fall sin love with a prince. Unfortunately, an evil queen
(Sarandon) decides to nip this romance in the bud and sends the
girl out of the kingdom and into the real world of New York City.
Not long afterward, the girl, who is real herself now, falls for
a man there, just as the prince (who is in love with her) and
the queen come to the real world looking for her and must decide
whether to return home.
Fantasia 2006 (2006)
"Fantasia 2006 it is a go. One sequence is already completed
and another one in the early stages of production, directed by
Glen Keane. The music will be from different parts of the world.
Roy Disney, during a chat session during the release of "Fanatsia 2000",
said that they were currently working on a segment set to music
that was originally written for the musical version of "The Lion King"
The segment has no lyrics but it could contain some singing by
lebo m, or something similar to that. The story revolves around
a group of black children in an African township. They find a
kite and start to play with it. It is suggested that they start
daydreaming about it too. Most likely this is the
A 3-D animal feature.
The Big Break
(NEW YORK) - Walt Disney Pictures has rattled cages for Mark
Gibson and Phil Halprin's pitch "The Big Break," an
animated project described as an animal version of "The Great
Escape" set in the Bronx Zoo. Disney made a pre-emptive outright
purchase of the project, which sources said may combine use of
claymation and computer graphic animation. (The Hollywood Reporter)
This film has been canceled.
Wild Life is a fabulous tale of Manhattan nightlife, fashion,
drugs, and fame. An elephant is to be made a big star by a bunch
of simpering warholian freaks. The characters are badly drawn
2D nonsense that are going to be done in CGI.
The Frog Prince
Eric and Susan Goldberg are working on a creating a parody
of the Disney formula with their take on the classic story "Frog
Prince". There isn't a lot of artwork seen so far, but the
buzz on this project is very very positive.
Don Quixote (2005)
Don Quixote was once in production a couple times before and
once again is back in production. From the latest drawings done
by the Brizzi Brothers, so far they are a dark, spooky tone to
them. They show a gangly but obviously youthful Don Quixote, his
burly and dim sidekick Sancho Panza, and some other younger looking
dude who completes a trio of adventurers. There seems to be enough
artwork for about 4 movies. I hear that the Brizzi Brothers work
faster and more intensely than anyone else in story. Somehow they
pack enough information in those regular sized little story sketches
to show what the whole movie could look like if not given the
normal Disney Animation treatment.
The Brizzi Brothers (who directed the Firebird sequence in
Fantasia 2000 and who are also responsible for the opening sequences
in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Tarzan) started working on
this project in the late '90s. Supposedly the tone of their drawings
was so dark and spooky that the project was cancelled by Disney
in September 2000. Nevertheless, in a November 2000 to Anime Magazine,
Paul and Gaëtan Brizzi said that they were still working
on the film and that the project would surely be greenlighted
soon. So there's still a little hope, even though the Brizzis
supposedly resigned from Disney after the salary cuts of April
As a sidenote, Disney has tried to make a movie based on Don
Quixote for decades but could never find the right approach.
Information from Aint-It-Cool-News.
(October 30, 2001)
This film has been canceled.
Billy the Kid (2005)
Eagle Trouble (2006)
Animator: Glen Keane
The Snow Queen (2008)
Chicken Little (2009)
Silly Stories (2010)
Puss in Boats (2011)
The Search for Mickey 50th Classic (2010 or 2012)
The Lady of the Lake
Oliver and Company 2
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