Disney's The Snow Queen Abandoned?
September 13, 2003
Over at Animation Nation, a person stated that Snow Queen has been
recently been "in and out of development.
Disney Working on 8 CG Movies!
June 8, 2003
Michael Eisner revealed in a recent presentation that Disney currently
has eight computer-generated movies in production (which may be My
Peoples, Chicken Little, Fantasia 2006, The Snow Queen, Rapunzel,
Fraidy Cat, Vanguard's Valiant and Rocket Pictures' Gnomeo & Juliet).
New Animation Chief Redraws Rules at Disney
Los Angeles Times
April 29, 2003
On Monday, the new boss roiled the ranks when he told a gathering of 525
animation employees that he wants them to produce lush, classic fairy
tales -- perhaps "The Snow Queen" or "Rapunzel" -- entirely on computers.
His vision was greeted with dropped jaws by the roomful of artists
steeped in the traditional style of hand-drawn animation pioneered by Disney.
May 19, 2002
The verdict is finally in for Snow Queen, another project that’s laboring to find a
logical, stylistic way to blend 2-D and 3-D animation: Disney’s latest attempt to
turn Hans Christian Anderson’s icy tale into a full length animated feature didn’t
turn out so hot. So -- even though temporary tracks had already been recorded for
the work-in-progress reel for the studio’s latest stab at The Snow Queen (with Corey
Burton providing many of the vocals ). Disney execs have reportedly pulled the plug
on this version of The Snow Queen. And WDFA’s story staff is already hard at work,
boarding a brand new take on the same material." "Master animator Glen Keane took
advantage of this break in The Snow Queen's development to announce that he was
leaving the project. After decades of doing stellar work on other people’s pictures,
Keane has finally decided that he wants to direct a feature of his very own. So Glen
is now supposedly holed up in his garret at the Disney lot, where he’s trying to come
with a feature length story line for a film that's based on Rapunzel.
March 22, 2002 from a inside Disney animator
It has been reported that acclaimed animator Glen Keane, best known as the man who
initially brought Disney's Ariel, the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas and Tarzan to life,
last week was was found out that Glen Keane's next assignment will be as a lead
animator for a yet-un-named central character on Disney's "Snow Queen.", which will
be entirely done in CGI format.
March 18, 2002 from a inside Disney animator
Glean Keane is currently storyboardind on Snow
Queen and, amazingly, using a pen! (Glen's had quite a visceral
relationship with graphite.)
From February 28, 2002 Feature Animated Forum
The executives want the production in Snow queen to be CG with a traditional "painterly" look,
kind of the same way as the Fantasia 2000 segment in "the Tin Soldier" (CG characteres,
painted backgrounds)but this time taking full advantage of the deep canvas process.
From a segment from when Voice actor Corey Burton talked to Clint Morris from MovieHole
on February 18, 2002
"I've begun working on 'scratch' tracks for Disney's Snow Queen (set for completion in
about 4 to 5 years), but I never know what may come up for me in this constantly surprising
It has been rumored that the Brizzi Brothers were working going to
work on it after Don Quixote. But since the Brizzi Brothers left Disney
the status of this film is unknown.
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