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Buried Treasure Of The Week: Disney's ATLANTIS - End Of A Grand Era

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Intent on reversing the adage "They don't make 'em like they used to", the team behind 2001's ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE succeeded in spades. Dir. by Kirk Wise & Gary Trousdale (the men behind BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), with a story by FIREFLY's Joss Whedon and GORILLAS IN THE MIST's Tab Murphy; and featuring designs by HELLBOY's Mike Mignola, it was the grandest of Verne-sian adventures. A moderate success, it's failure to achieve blockbuster status marked the end of "hand-drawn" animation at Disney, and signaled a policy change which would tear apart many who in the previous decade had given the studio it's biggest hits - including THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING. Includes film audio clips, concept art, excerpts from James Netwon Howard's score, archival commentary by Wise, Trousdale, Murphy and Mignola; and an excerpt from Gary Trousdale's 2012 interview with TAG (The Animation Guild).  

For more:

* TAG INTERVIEW WITH GARY TROUSDALE - PT 2 @ http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-gary-trousdale-interview-part-iii.html

* Original ATLANTIS concept art @ http://floobynooby.blogspot.com/2011/10/disneys-atlantis-concept-art.html

* THE GRINDHOUSE: WITH CRAIG & JIM on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/TheGrindhouseWithCraigJim

* GULL COTTAGE / SANDLOT Film Blog - Film Reference Library @ http://gullcottageonline.com/

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