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Disney Could Return to 2D Animation, Says Wish Director

The co-director of the latest Disney animated film, Wish, has revealed that the studio is actively considering returning to 2D animation for some of their future projects.

While speaking with The Direct, Wish co-director Chris Buck was asked about 2D animation at Disney, especially as his new film sports a blend of 3D and 2D animation. Buck said “I think, absolutely,” when asked about Disney using 2D animation once again. This film [Wish] was inspired, obviously, by the legacy and the 2D animation. And the look has a somewhat 2D look with the lines on the characters. We did early tests with Star [the lead character of the new film] as 2D. But yeah, I think [Disney] will keep exploring.”

Cruella Should Have Been an Original Character

This quote comes as Disney has largely moved to 3D animation in recent years, with popular movies such as the Toy Story franchise and Cars, but the history of the animation department at the studio is firmly rooted in 2D. Many of the most iconic stories at Disney, such as Snow White and Cinderella, were brought to life using 2D fashion. When speaking about Wish’s unique visual style, Buck said, “The nice thing is, we started with some shorts, you got Paperman and Feast and Far From the Tree that sort of explored the look that we adapted, and we kept evolving. We had never done it in full feature before. So that was going to be a challenge. I would say absolutely. You just don’t know what the next thing is going to be.”

Inside Out 2’s Huge Trailer Launch

Another Disney animated project, Inside Out 2, is receiving a lot of attention as of late after the first trailer for the film was released online on November 9. The trailer beat out another popular Disney movie sequel, Frozen 2, with 157 million views in 24 hours, a whopping total that shows audiences’ excitement for the new film.

Inside Out 2 Has To Answer A Major Question About The New Emotions

On the success of the launch of the new trailer, Pixar CEO Pete Docter said the following: “We are thrilled so many people have tuned in to check out the new trailer for Inside Out 2. When the first film came out, we knew that by telling a story where we could see our emotions—those little voices inside your head—there would be so much more to explore than we could possibly fit into one film.. We couldn’t be more grateful to see the kind of response the trailer has received so far. Thank you to all who have checked it out — we can’t wait for everyone to see the film when it comes to theaters next summer.”

Wish will release in theaters on November 22.

Source: The Direct

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