Friday, March 02, 2007

Unbraided Uploaded

A clip has appeared on YouTube alleging to be a few seconds from Rapunzel Unbraided, the 2009 release from Walt Disney animation. It was screened at Siggraph and a cunning pirate had their camera at the ready.

Directed by Glen Keane, and infamously reoriented in early development when John Lasseter was given his Disney spurs, this looks to be quite a pioneering film. Most intriguingly, it combines tecnhiques from 2D cel animation and 3D CG in new ways that are just a bit too nerdy to go into here. Oh... okay... you want the overly basic version? The artists draw with pens onto computerised graphics tablets, the end result looks like CG.

This certainly does look like a test for that film. Download the clip now, before it's too late.

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