RAPUNZEL Lets Down a First Look and Its Hair
I don’t want to give the impression that I’m fully let down by this first shot from RAPUNZEL brought to us today by disneypixar.fr. It looks like perfectly fine, standard, 3D animation at its absolute adequacy. What disappoints me is this notion that Disney has to create 3D animated films when they had a perfectly fine 2D animated film hit theaters just a short month ago.
PRINCESS AND THE FROG should have been the launching point of a whole new Disney venture into 2D animation, a re-visitation of the amazing period of time the company had from THE LITTLE MERMAID to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. RAPUNZEL seems right up the alley with these other films. It’s disappointing to see it get the same, almost stagnant, 3D delivery Disney gave to films like BOLT and MEET THE ROBINSONS. It doesn’t help that the co-director of RAPUNZEL, Byron Howard, was also co-director on BOLT. Nathan Greno, the other co-director on board this project, was head of story on BOLT.
Anywho, that’s my rant. Here’s the picture in full, which comes from Studio CineLive magazine:
RAPUNZEL is set for release on November 24th, 2010.