Hey folks, Harry here.... Well now we have the images to go with some of this stuff. It is all concept art I believe, but it really does give a sense of the direction that Disney is headed in with this. The TREASURE PLANET piece is magnificient.... ALSO... when you click on the link below, you will be taken to MOUSE PLANET where they have more pictures PLUS a FANTASTIC PIECE on what is happening with these characters. Enjoy....
I notice that you've really lusting after info on "Lilo & Stitch" & "Treasure Planet" lately. Well MousePlanet has put a report I just did on these two films as well as "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" and "Monsters, Inc." And we've got shots of that concept art from the "Disney Animation" exhibit at DCA.
Here's the link, Harry (MOUSE PLANET).
And then we have this report:
I've been a great fan of your site for a while and have waited for a moment to contribute. I was lucky enough to see some BVI previews the other day, I don't know exactly what info you have on these but I'll fill you in.
Firstly Lilo and Stitch - yes I actually saw some of animation and it looks really cool. Hawaii looks great and they have used a new watercolour technique for all the backgrounds, wispy and delicate. The animation is cartoony, but superb. All the characters are quite rounded as are the seens in space. The space ships, aliens, weapons are rounded, like a bubble blade runner. Stitch looks like a gremlin, big ears, sharp teeth and large eyes. He starts off with six arms which become four when he turns into a dog and starts to cause mayhem. Stitch is a genetic experiment gone wrong, with suoer strength and no morals. Of course ther are two aliens on his tail, a big guy with four eyes who created stitch and a skinny alien with one eye. I;m not too sure how the plot unfolds but it looks fun, a bit nasty and a real mix of the cartoon Disney and the new Atlantis (older market Disney) Can't wait! Summer 2002 I think.
Monsters Inc. Saw some story boards of this and it looks fantastic. Don't know much except the teaser trailer is deceptive as most of the film doesn't take place in a kids bedroom but in a Monster world which I think is called Monsteropolis. The world is powered by the energy craeted by children's screams. A small human girl escapes into the monster world and all hell breaks loose. It looks like it has all the laughs and the sentiment of the other pixar features. Steve Buscemi voices the bad guy and with John Goodman as th hero you'd think this might be a Coen Bros cast....
And now a note of sadness, in between the hype and expectation of Atlantis, Lilo and Monsters we have to endure Return To Never Land (Yes that's Peter Pan 2 to you and I) You'd think they would have learnt after Rescuers Down Under that big screen sequels are not Disney's best bet.
I hope this is cool stuff