Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: April 1992
||Posted: June 18, 2013, 8:49 am
IMHO / YMMV (In my humble opinion, your mileage may vary ) :
I think in this new teaser trailer that is now "world premiered" Disney might need an optometrist and a new pair of glasses or contact lenses, because it sure can't see itself very well. If this is part of what we can expect in "Frozen", then I concur it's a "Thanksgiving movie" because it looks like a "movie turkey". Read Comments following the video movie clip… There's fan backlash already and only "some" support.
Derivative of "Ice Age" movies by Fox and the "Bambi" ice skating scene, at least IMHO. I have major disappointment in this scene… Look at any of the classic Disney animated movies we revere to see true class and true original ideas and true animated scenes, acting and story, on display.
John Lasseter is head of Disney Feature Animation, Pixar and Imagineering. He's had a lot on his plate : Revamp Fantasyland at WDW, build Shanghai Disneyland, revamp California Adventure, and crank out the Pixar movies. People liked "Tangled" and "Wreck It Ralph"…. But judging solely by this scene in "Frozen" this is just Saturday morning cartoon-type basic slapstick, nothing special, nothing that elevates it to the former stellar reputation Walt Disney and his animators achieved when they were alive and professionally active. And Disney honestly expects to show this in front of "Monsters University" this week in theaters, at D23 Expo and maybe even Comic Con in San Diego next month..… really????
Not ready for prime time, Mr. Lasseter !
This movie needs you, Mr. Lasseter, to "channel" (through a spiritual medium get in touch with) the late Walt Disney's spirit and do whatever his spirit tells you to do to improve this movie, short of pulling this from movie theaters, might be too late for that extreme (but it's what Walt might have done) and tweak this scene or the whole movie while you can before Thanksgiving… And tweak the marketing before putting the trailer in front of "Monsters University" this weekend, before showing this teaser at D23 Expo and before showing it at Comic Con in San Diego. Bad impressions are dominating in the Comments at the link, Mr. Lasseter, and online bad impressions travel fast. What would Walt do? He'd nix this scene earlier on, in the storyboard stage. A lot of work in the trash, but better 'way back then than spending millions to go through with animating it, music score, sound effects added, putting it in a trailer that shows all over the place mostly virally, etc.
In the "leaked early still frames" You Tube video some of the still frames of "Frozen" of the princess look good, like ice crystals can cast rainbows…. That sounds very lovely and magical to see animated. But this new trailer will make the otherwise nice seeming movie look like a turkey. And once again, Disney, you sometimes don't get a second chance to make a good impression…. You don't want a "Frozen" turkey, you want a "Fresh" (as in Rotten Tomatoes scores) magical money-making movie. Gobble gobble gobble….