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Rapunzel concept art

07.31.2009

Disney Animation has released a new batch of concept art for their next project, RAPUNZEL, due out Christmas 2010. As the pictures are drafted in typical 2-D form, you may think Disney is pulling another PRINCESS AND THE FROG and going all retro for this one as well.

That’s not the case however, as RAPUNZEL is set to use a new kind of CG rendering technique which is supposed to blur the lines between hand-drawn (old-school Disney), 3-D (new-school Pixar) and painting-type imagery (like these concept pieces).

Though I think these shots are pretty striking, I’m still skeptical about the concept of a RAPUNZEL movie as a whole, where the climax of the story is a guy climbing up a girl’s hair, which as you can see below, looks every bit as ridiculous as it sounds. But I suppose if anyone can make an ancient story like this relevant again, it’s Disney.

 

Extra Tidbit: In the original Grimm Brothers version of RAPUNZEL, the prince falls off of the tower, is blinded by thorns and Rapunzel ends up knocked up by the end.
Source: Disney

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10:44AM on 08/03/2009
It's good to see Disney getting back to their roots. Pixar has already established itself as the dominant force for CGI driven stories. Disney should accept this , and get back to what they do best. (Beauty and the Beast is my fav animated Disney movie of all time)
It's good to see Disney getting back to their roots. Pixar has already established itself as the dominant force for CGI driven stories. Disney should accept this , and get back to what they do best. (Beauty and the Beast is my fav animated Disney movie of all time)
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5:34PM on 07/31/2009
This was my absolute favorite fairy tale as a kid. I was waiting for Disney to make it with full excitement, but I was hoping for the traditional cartoon animation. ENOUGH WITH THE CG ALREADY! It's so overdone and downright annoying. Nothing beats the original animated princess movies. This is the most disappointing news I've heard all month.
This was my absolute favorite fairy tale as a kid. I was waiting for Disney to make it with full excitement, but I was hoping for the traditional cartoon animation. ENOUGH WITH THE CG ALREADY! It's so overdone and downright annoying. Nothing beats the original animated princess movies. This is the most disappointing news I've heard all month.
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2:13PM on 07/31/2009
I've been a Disney animated film fan since I was kid and for Disney to keep it's tradition alive till now just makes me a bigger fan, now that technology has eveolved Disney has been able to deliver better looking pictures and Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel are no exception, I 'm looking foward to these projects.
I've been a Disney animated film fan since I was kid and for Disney to keep it's tradition alive till now just makes me a bigger fan, now that technology has eveolved Disney has been able to deliver better looking pictures and Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel are no exception, I 'm looking foward to these projects.
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1:10PM on 07/31/2009

LOOKS

GREAT! cant wait =]
GREAT! cant wait =]
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12:43PM on 07/31/2009
Holy shit, Disney is actual making real animated (sort of) films again? It's be nice to see more of these, hopefully something I'd actually want to watch.
Holy shit, Disney is actual making real animated (sort of) films again? It's be nice to see more of these, hopefully something I'd actually want to watch.
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