Miyazaki-Lasseter Comic-Con Liveblog

Alright, everyone, I'm glued to Twitter right now for the John Lasseter-Hayao Miyazaki panel at the San Diego Comic Con. I'll do my best to liveblog the event as best I can. My great thanks to Disney/Pixar's Twitter folks, and anyone else who contributes news and photos.

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Comic-Con Continuing Liveblog:

There is a screening of Ponyo at Pacific Gaslamp Theater at 8pm tonight. Miyazaki will introduce it!

LIVE John Lasseter "In fact, we'll be posting the first video blog in the next couple days."

LIVE John Lasseter "You can expect a lot more from the studio posting content and information online. We have a lot of content."

John Lasseter and Hayao Miyazaki just received the Ink Pot Award - given to those with great contributions to pop culture

Check out our sister site, Walt Disney Studios Animation Fan Page, for rare footage released at Comic-Con today!

"Ponyo is a simple story" - Miyazaki wanted to show simplicity through the colors.

John Lasseter: "I'm gushing because I'm sitting next to Hayao Miyazaki."

"My process is thinking, thinking, and thinking. If you have a better way, please tell me!" Miyazaki.

Hayao Miyazaki receives a standing ovation in Hall H.

LIVE John Lasseter has just brought Hayao Miyazaki on stage at the Comic-Con panel!

The Princess and the Frog the return of hand drawn Disney animated musical. Directors are on stage talking about it.

LIVE John Lasseter "For Toy Story 3 it's a totally different emotional core that this movie has. We're really excited for it. "

LIVE John Lasseter "For Toy Story 3 we have the entire voice cast return. Barbie is back and in a much larger roll along side Ken."

LIVE Lee Unkrich "We are proud to announce officially today that Ken in Toy Story 3 will be voiced by Michael Keaton."

Beauty & the Beast in 3D 2/14/10.

Beauty and the Beast in 3D looks good. I have no idea how you make a 2D animation into 3D.

Beauty and the Beast will also be released remastered in 3D. Director Kirk Wise talks about it.

Michael Keaton will voice new character Ken, Barbie's sidekick' in brand new Toy Story 3. Crowd roars with approval.

Comic-Conners just saw a preview of Toy Story 2 in 3D!

LIVE: John Lasseter "Is my shirt loud enough?"

LIVE: John Lasseter and Hayao Miyazaki are about to take stage at Comic-Con for the first time ever!


Geoff N said...

Beauty and the Beast 3D! Woot!

I know where I'm taking my girlfriend Valentine's Day...

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

Yeah, that should be really good. I'm interested in seeing it, although I don't know if it's the existing movie in the "3-D" effect, or something that was rendered three-dimensionally by cgi. most likely the former. They're really going to push the 3-D gimmick hard.

Geoff said...

Yeah, the money they're pulling in from the 3D effect has really driven the market to a point of looming saturation. Many of the films that use it don't even really benefit from it like how The Polar Express or Beowulf did. (which Zemeckis made with 3D in mind)

I remember when the Polar Express came out in 2004, they thought it was going to be a bomb after it's initial few weeks, but it kept making money from the 3D to the point where it broke even in theatres and went on to draw profits because of the DVD release. Which of course has led to its re-release in 3D each Christmas since.

As for Beauty and the Beast, I was born in 1987, so I was smack dab in the middle of the whole "Disney Musical Renaissance", making it apart of my childhood and forever engraved into my psyche. BatB has always been my favorite Disney film, so for me, they could not have picked a better one to put into 3D.

I never saw BatB in theatre the first time around (I was 4 anyway) and missed the boat on the IMAX re-release in 2002. I'm just glad that this time I have somebody to go with, same with "Ponyo".

Hurray for girlfriends that like animated/anime films. =P

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