3.26.2007

The Frog Prince

Walt Disney Animation has a particular ability in making their versions of fairy tales the "definitive" animated versions... I suppose there is room to argue there, but generally speaking, I don't think anyone is considering making a better version of "Snow White", "Cinderella", or "Sleeping Beauty" in animated form. Why isn't there more wiggle room for others to make their own version?

I think there is a sort of timeless, magical quality to some of their films. It's almost an indescribable factor. When you care so much about the characters, have drawn yourself into the fantasy of their world and situations, you want to believe in it. You aren't watching a film... You are living a story. And accepting that it's not the only version means accepting it's not real to begin with.

I haven't seen a lot of scenes from "Meet the Robinsons", but I am encouraged that Disney is getting back to this magical place where they once were. Where the impossible seems likely, and your dreams are just a song away. I am very hopeful that the best is yet to come... Especially since I'm pretty sure no one will want to fund my Frog Prince movie once "The Frog Princess" comes out!

11 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

I think YOU should re-make Sleeping Beauty... just you... no additional staff. That would be cool.

I like your Frog Prince. I wonder if he's realized he's naked. Excellent work, as always, Sir Ropp.

Heather Dixon said...

The thing with Disney's "Frog Princess" is that it seems pretty specific...a black princess in New Orleans...(which confuses me, because New Orleans never had any princesses, unless you count when France ruled it. And I don't. :) Since Pixar is involved, it'll probably be good.

But nothing can really beat the European princess story. Those are the ones we all grew up with!

Tim Bye said...

Super picture! The grass is particularly impressive!

Nora said...

Hi Adrian! Awesome artwork as usual... Disneys film are certainly timeless, thats why others are afraid to make their own versions; they know that it could never compete with the classics.

msbaboon said...

I like the colors your princess is wearing. Also, your frog is very cute!

Michelle Lana said...

lovely! we miss you in IF adrian! Hope you're doing well! take care.

adrian said...

Very nice as usual. I totally agree with your take on Disney and by the way...I loved Burgertime!!

.:CHAOSBOY:. said...

Ther's some amazing stuff on this blog! I like the burgertime!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice work. Make your movie!

aeneadellaluna said...

AMAZINGLY DONE! Very beautiful.. reminds me of the time I dreamed I was a disney animator!

Michelle said...

Very nicely done. I love the lighting. Frog is cute.