Completely hand-drawn animated features aren’t practiced anymore at animation studios, however some studios still discovers its value for its few remaining paper-and-pencil followers.
The most recent gig for these veterans is the live show “Happily Ever After,” planned to be released on May 12 at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Other than the firecrackers and fireworks, the show will highlight projection-mapped hand-drawn animation that will show up on Cinderella’s Castle. Disney Imagineering executive Michael Jung depicts the show as a “superb good night for our visitors.”
The key illustrators on the venture are Mark Henn, Eric Goldberg, and Randy Haycock, and they’re animating characters from Moana, Brave, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and The Frog, and Aladdin, among others. Disney discharged this clasp of them talking about the venture yesterday: