All of Dis­ney’s fu­ture an­i­ma­tions to be 3D

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An­i­ma­tion wizard John Las­seter has seen the fu­ture and it’s 3D. All of Dis­ney’s fu­ture an­i­mated fea­tures will be in 3D, Las­seter said in New York last week when he in­tro­duced footage from the stu­dio’s line-up for the next four years.

First up is an ad­ven­tur­ous, haunt­ing pic­ture telling the year’s most un­usual love story, in which a ro­bot, WALL.E (Waste Al­lo­ca­tion Load Lifter Earth-Class), falls for Eve, a ro­bot from an­other planet.

Dis­ney then goes post­mod­ern with in which the ti­tle char­ac­ter is a dog (voiced by John Tra­volta) so im­mersed in his role as the star of a TV ac­tion se­ries that he feels re­moved from the real world.

Ed­ward As­ner pro­vides the voice of the lonely, el­derly pro­tag­o­nist in which Las­seter de­scribes as “a com­ing-of-old-age story”.

The sur­prise guest at the New York event was Randy New­man, who per­formed one of his songs from

a mu­si­cal mark­ing Dis­ney’s re­turn to hand-drawn an­i­ma­tion, and a song from

which will be re­leased in a 3D ver­sion, as will its se­quel, be­fore the new opens.

The re­mark­ably di­verse an­i­ma­tion line-up also in­cludes the Philip K Dick adap­ta­tion

the Scot­tish-set ad­ven­ture

and Dis­ney’s first com­put­er­gen­er­ated fea­ture based on a clas­sic fairy­tale.

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