All of Disney’s future animations to be 3D
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.