Mumbai: The Walt Disney Studios unveiled a diverse and ambitious slate of 10 new animated feature films from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios to be released through the year 2012 at a New York press conference.
The roster of new animated features includes six new films from Pixar Animation Studios, four from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first four in a series of direct-to-DVD films featuring Disney Fairies from DisneyToon Studios.
Starting later this year with the release of Disney’s Bolt, all Disney and Pixar animated features will be presented in state-of-the-art Disney Digital 3-D.
Additionally, newly converted 3-D versions of the beloved classics, Toy Story and Toy Story 2, are set to debut in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
The line-up includes new films from Disney and Pixar’s accomplished team of filmmakers, and features vocal performances by such top celebrity talents as John Travolta and Miley Cyrus (Bolt), Reese Witherspoon and Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson (The Bear and the Bow), Anika Noni Rose and John Goodman (The Princess and the Frog), as well as return engagements by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and the rest of the Toy Story vocal ensemble (Toy Story 3).
The Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook said, "We couldn’t be more proud and excited about our upcoming line-up of feature projects. With so many great films literally on the drawing boards and computer screens, we felt that now was the perfect time to give moviegoers all over the world an update on the state of our art… With John Lasseter and Ed Catmull guiding our creative efforts both at Emeryville and in Burbank, this is as exciting a time as any in our history."
Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios chief creative officer John Lasseter added, "We’re excited to be pushing the boundaries of 3-D and computer technology to tell our stories in the best possible way. At the same time, we’re drawing on our past to emphasize memorable characters, original edge-of-your-seat stories, and believable worlds. Walt Disney and his creative team taught us how to blend comedy, powerful emotion, and action-filled excitement in our films, and this group of incredible filmmakers is bringing their own originality and sensibilities to the process."