Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios - A Photo Tour
We visit the Burbank, CA campus.
The next project from the studio, and thus the most fully-formed when we visit (Bolt excluded), is The Princess and the Frog. We're brought into the production's Pod - decorated with crocodiles and Mardi Gras beads to bring a New Orleans feel - and given some background on the plot. We're also shown, but sworn to secrecy on, a vast collection of art from the film. Suffice to say, it's very exciting stuff, and there's an energy in the Pod that makes us keen to see the film. The entire building seems abuzz with the thought that a proper Disney 2D fairytale animation is in production, and there's a clear hope that The Princess and the Frog will prove that there's still a place for hand-drawn animation in a digital world.
Bolt is in cinemas now. If you missed our tour around Pixar in San Francisco, check it out here.