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Rapunzel

Old logo for Rapunzel, which shows the working title Rapunzel Unbraided.
Directed by Glen Keane
Written by Josann McGibbon
Sara Parriott
Starring Kristin Chenoweth
Dan Fogler
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Amir Khalifa (Songs)
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) June 2009
Language English
IMDb profile

Rapunzel is an American animation film scheduled for release in 2009 and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Pictures and to be distributed by Buena Vista Pictures in the United States. The story is based on the fairy tale Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Crystal_Clear_app_aktion. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rapunzellogo. ... Glen Keane (born on April 13, 1954)[1] is the son of Bil Keane, an illustrator best known for the daily comic strip The Family Circus, and Thelma Thel Carne Keane [2]. He is perhaps the most famous traditional (2D) lead character animator in recent history. ... Kristin Chenoweth (born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth on July 24, 1968) is an American singer and Tony Award-winning American stage film actress. ... Dan Fogler is an actor from New York, best known for playing the character William Barfée in the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and part of the original broadway cast. ... Jeanine Tesori (formerly known as Jeanine Levenson) is a composer of musicals. ... The Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group is a collection of affiliated motion picture studios, all subsidaries of The Walt Disney Company. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ... Walt Disney Pictures logo (2006-present) Walt Disney Pictures is an American film studio, with off-shoot studios in Japan and other sites in the United States. ... Distributor cap. ... The Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group is a collection of affiliated motion picture studios, all subsidaries of The Walt Disney Company. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Illustration by Johnny Gruelle Rapunzel is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Childrens and Household Tales. ... Wilhelm (left) and Jacob Grimm (right) from an 1855 painting by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann The Brothers Grimm were Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, German professors who were best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales,[1] and for their work in linguistics, relating to how the sounds in...


The film will be made entirely in traditional animation, though the hair and backgrounds would be CGIRapunzel will resemble traditional oil paintings on canvas[citation needed]. One of the main ambitions of the makers of Rapunzel is to create movements that are just as soft and fluid as of that in the old Disney Classics.


Very few details have been released about this film, except that in October of 2005, production was halted in order to "retool" it. Early versions of Rapunzel (then titled Rapunzel Unbraided) had been criticized by top Disney artists and executives for having too many similarities to the 2001 DreamWorks hit animated film Shrek, which parodied numerous fairy tales and Disney animated films. The retooling is expected to take two years, with Rapunzel's release date being pushed back from 2007 to 2009. Many classic Disney films often go through this retooling phase[citation needed]. In July 2006, Disney's new creative head John Lasseter admitted that he is very pleased with Rapunzel thus far, after seeing a nearly-completed first act. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ... This article is about a film. ... John A. Lasseter (born January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Feature Animation. ...


If the film is released on schedule, it will be the first Disney animated feature based on a traditional European fairy tale in eighteen years (the previous one being 1991's Beauty and the Beast). Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated film, the thirtieth animated feature to be produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. ...

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Story

Originally, the film's plot revolved around two 'romantically challenged', real-world teenagers who are transformed into Rapunzel and her Prince by a disgruntled witch who can no longer stand happy fairy-tale endings. However, since production was halted in 2004 for major retooling, Glen Keane has "promised" that the film will revert back to the fairy tale's "literary origins." Thus, it is likely that the previously-mentioned plot of two 'romantically challenged, real-world teenagers' will be discarded.[citation needed]


Visual style and animation

The Swing, the artistic inspiration for Rapunzel

The movie's visual style will be based on the painting "The Swing", by the French Rococo artist Jean-Honore Fragonard[1]. Because director Glen Keane wanted this to be an animated movie that looked and felt like a traditional hand-drawn Disney Classic in 3D, he first had a seminar called "The Best of Both Worlds", where he, with 50 Disney animators (CGI artists and traditional artists), focused on the pluses and minuses of each style[2]. The movie will be made by animators from both traditional and CGI backgrounds. Because of the advancements in computer technology many of the basic principles of animation used in traditional animated movies that has been absent in CGI films due to technical limitations, is now becoming possible also in this field of animation, where they will be used together with the potential offered by CGI. Keane has stated numerous times that he is trying to make the computer "bend its knee to the artist" instead of having the computer dictate the artistic style and look of the film. By making the computer become as "pliable as the pencil," Keane's vision of a "three dimensional drawing" seems within reach, with the artist controlling the technology. Because many of the techniques and tools that were required to give the film the quality Keane demanded of it didn't exist when the project was started, WDFA had to make them on their own[1]. Among the new tools that are being used is a graphics tablet, first used in Chicken Little, allowing artists to draw silhouettes and sketches of the animated characters (in the same manner and freedom as a traditional 2-D animated Disney film) directly onto the computer screen. These hand-created character silhouettes will then be "filled in" with a computer-generated 3-D image, for instance by superimposing the handdrawn image over the 3D model. To create the impression of a drawing, Non-photorealistic rendering is going to be used, making the surface look like it is painted but still containing depth and dimensions. A short test footage of the film was shown at the Siggraph 2005, where it gained a lot of attention. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 477 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (803 × 1010 pixel, file size: 196 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Year 1767 Technique Dimensions Current location Source http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 477 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (803 × 1010 pixel, file size: 196 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Year 1767 Technique Dimensions Current location Source http://www. ... Jean-Honoré Fragonard (April 5, 1732 – August 22, 1806) was a French painter. ... Glen Keane (born on April 13, 1954)[1] is the son of Bil Keane, an illustrator best known for the daily comic strip The Family Circus, and Thelma Thel Carne Keane [2]. He is perhaps the most famous traditional (2D) lead character animator in recent history. ... A Wacom Graphire2 graphics tablet. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film and the forty-fifth animated feature made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ... Non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) is an area of computer graphics that focuses on enabling a wide variety of expressive styles for digital art. ...


Concept artwork

Image File history File linksMetadata Rapunzelunbraidedconcept1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rapunzelunbraidedconcept2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rapunzelunbraidedconcept3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 427 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (494 × 693 pixel, file size: 146 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Disney Power Board, http://img123. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Desowitz, Bill (2005-11-04). Chicken Little & Beyond: Disney Rediscovers its Legacy Through 3D Animation. Animation World Magazine. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.
  2. ^ Holson, Laura M. (2005-09-18). Disney Moves Away From Hand-Drawn Animation. New York Times. Retrieved on June 5, 2006.

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See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ... A computer-animated film commonly refers to feature films that have been computer-animated to appear three dimensional on a movie screen. ...

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