He takes creatives to a city Disney Animation bring about Once upon a studioAnimated short film that celebrates 100 years Stories and magic.
Like the iconic character snow white y Peter Pan appears on the side Genius of Robin Williams In a cast of 543 characters from over 85 films, both feature films and short films. And everything came together without participation Artificial intelligence.
Directors Dan Abraham and Trent Corey were looking for a way to honor the studio’s legacy. Once upon a studio Its animation takes place at the end of a working day in the studio Walt Disney and Burbank.
The legendary once studio became a magical place Disney Bernie Mattinson, who worked there for 70 years on films like The Lady and the Tramp (1955) y 101 Dalmatian (1961), it will. Mickey Mouse y Minnie Mouse They get out of a photo and call their friends to meet for an official portrait Studio’s 100th Anniversary.
Abraham and Corey met for eight months to implement the project. Shrouded in secrecy, a team of artists, led by Eric Goldberg and Andrew Feliciano, worked to bring the characters to life. snow whitehe Genius, Ariel, bella, Peter Pan, Wendy It is included Chernabog. 80% of the characters are hand drawn and the rest are computer generated.
Abraham and Corey wanted every character to look like they stepped out of their movie. Producer Bradford Simonsen explained,
“It needs to be felt in such a way that the audience’s response is visceral. We used our animation research library where we pulled model sheets for animators to work with. We had Eric Goldberg who knows the history of the studio, and we checked to make sure everything worked together in the scenes.”
Notable animators included James Baxter (bella, Beauty and the BeastNick Ranieri (lion king) and Ruben Aquino, who animated the final designs Ursula In 1989. Abraham said,
“He hadn’t painted it in over 30 years, and he came out of retirement Ursula for us”.
Others simply wanted to be a part of this historic short film. With thousands of characters to choose from, the directors had a wish list of who they wanted to cast. Chernabog from the movie Disney Since 1940 fancy Top of Corey’s list of favorites. But there was one small problem.
“It was the size of a mountain and I couldn’t get into the building,” Corey said. It was the idea that Abraham had that breed 101 Dalmatian was watching fancy on television.
CG Animator Disney Jorge Ruiz expressed interest in animating the character. Corey says,
“He got in touch and said how he was growing up in Venezuela, Chernabog It was his all-time favorite character and that’s why he wanted to act DisneySo Eric helped him and George attracted him.”
To bring the vocals, at least 40 original guests, including Jodi Benson (Ariel), Jeremy Irons (the stain), Idina Menzel (elsa) and Kristen Bell (Anna), they enthusiastically said they wanted to come back. Yvette Merino was simple. he said
“It said, ‘We’re working on a short film 100 years. We want you to be a part of it and many people came to the recording session knowing nothing about it For those who came, we showed them the storyboard. For them to come back and see characters they haven’t played in years, many are grateful to be included and be a part of it.”
Corey and Abraham’s first recording was with Auli Cravalho MoanaAnd as each voice character returns, they recall the stories of what their characters mean to them.
From the beginning, Corey and Abraham knew that iconic talent Robin Williams I had to be a part of it. Simonsen and producer Merino contacted the heirs.
“We try to take them on the journey, saying, ‘We have this very special short film we’re making. robin Because Ginny means so much to so many people and we would really love to have her involved. So Dan listened to the outtakes of the original recording and found those little bits that we could use. We went back to the heirs and said, ‘This is what we hope for.’ Eric, who originally animated Genie, is on the show and he’s going to be a part of it.’ And it was great to see that happen.”
Combining voices and characters into a nine-minute short film was a challenge. The first version came in at 13 minutes. With thousands of characters to choose from, the biggest challenge was not just choosing the characters, but deciding who would stand out.
Through: NBC News
Editor’s note: The trailer of this short film alone is truly memorable Robin Williams It was quite painful. He made me go for an ad I made for him Nintendo 3DS With his daughter Zelda.