Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Postby PirateSteven » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:19 pm



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Imagine if there was a way to explore every single frame of every single production from Walt Disney Feature Animation, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs through Wreck-It Ralph and beyond. Imagine if you could have the ability to take a CG model of Vanellope von Schweetz based on an import of the real one and not only easily animate her with more than a hundred points of articulation but save and share your creation with your friends and even allow them to collaborate on your animation (app required). Imagine if you could harness the power of Elsa’s magic snow from Frozen and control its every move and appearance using the same software principles as the film’s animators used.

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Only you don’t have to imagine — it’s already here and you can have all of that and much, much more today thanks to a special collaboration between Disney Interactive and Walt Disney Animation Studios, called ‘Disney Animated‘ available exclusively for the Apple iPad 2 and newer generations (including iPad Mini).

At a cost of $13.99 and a file size reaching nearly 1.7GB, it’s easily Disney Interactive’s most ambitious and extensive projects to date. Developed in partnership with Touch Press, at the heart of the app is an eight chapter, heavily interactive text that delves into the animation process from concept to screen. In addition to the text which was co-authored by Theodore Gray, Chief Creative Officer of Touch Press, and Dave Bossert, Producer/Creative Director for WDAS, it also includes an unabridged version of the ‘Principles of Animation’ chapter from the iconic work The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. And — unlike in the print edition — all the illustrations move when touched.

In addition to the text are several activities which allow you to perform the tasks mentioned at the top of this article, and even more. Using the Mood Shifter, for example, you’ll be able to manipulate just a few points of articulation on Tangled’s Maximus to demonstrate how his face can convey a wide range of emotions without saying (neighing?) a word. An interactive timeline provides direct access to the entire history of Disney animation films and additional information including original theatrical posters and more — even the ability to transition between various stages from pencil sketches to the final scene all at your own will.

And perhaps most impressive of all is the Color Map — a single full-screen image that shows every scene from every Walt Disney Animation Studios animated feature film in thumbnail form. Never before has Disney’s complete catalog been presented like this.

If all this weren’t more than enough already, ‘Disney Animated’ also provides unprecedented access to the Walt Disney Animation Research Library and allows fans to explore items that even many inside the company have yet to see. One such treasure is a Pinocchio maquette which now resides inside the Walt Disney Studio Archives but spent more than five decades hidden away in a locked storage cabinet in the basement of the old Animation building. While very few people will have the opportunity to see it in person, let alone touch it, ‘Disney Animated’ brings it to fans in a way that not only lets them view it in a full 360 degree format, but also zoom in on the high resolution scan.

All in all, dozens of top animators, artists, technicians, and designers contributed to making ‘Disney Animated‘ an unprecedented hands-on experience. ‘Disney Animated’ gives you access to an astonishing amount of material from all eras of Walt Disney Animation Studios, beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and continuing through an exclusive first look at concept art, animation tests, and visual effects from the upcoming film Frozen.

For those attending D23 Expo in Anaheim this week, there will be a special ‘Disney Animated’ presentation on Saturday at 3:30 pm in Stage 28. The panel will feature co-author Dave Bossert along with Disney animators Eric Goldberg, Amy Smeed, Mike Kaschalk, Brittany Lee and Darin Hollings who will discuss the art form, legacy and future of animation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to leave with exclusive limited-edition giveaways.
 
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Re: Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Postby Wayworn » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:24 pm

It cost $13.99! WOW. I thought about getting it if it was under $10.

http://mashable.com/2013/08/08/disney-animation-app/
 
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Re: Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Postby Agent C » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:26 pm

Well, I will be picking that up.
 
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Re: Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Postby Sheriff Woody » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:27 pm

it is very disappointing that so many companies are still focussing on the apple owners and completely ignoring the huge android opportunity
 
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Re: Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Postby Wayworn » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:27 pm

Agent C, you will have to review it for the community to let us know if it's worth the price.
 
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Re: Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Postby Agent C » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:29 pm

I will be happy to do it. It sounds like a great app.
 
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Re: Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Postby Wayworn » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:19 pm

 
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Re: Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Postby Agent C » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:21 am

Wow! I have had the opportunity this evening to go through the Disney Animated App. It is one of the more pricier apps. It is $13.99, and that will most likely scare some people off. I was lucky. I actually received a $10 credit from Apple because a movie I bought on iTunes was messed up so I essentially got it for $4.

The meat of the app discusses the process of bringing an animated film to the big screen. It starts from the beginning phase and runs through script and art style. It goes into visual effects and even promotion of the film the Disney way. It is all pretty fascinating stuff if you are a fan of Disney animated theatrical releases. It only touches on the movies that have been released from Disney Studios for the big screen. Pixar projects are not present at all in the app.

My favorite part of the app is the Interactive timeline of movies. They give you the synopsis, cast, run time, interesting facts, and stills from each of the fully animated films they have brought out, 1937 (Snow White) to 2013 (Frozen). I really like that. I also like the fact that you have the ability to view frames from beginning to end of every one of those films. There are also some other nice features like working with facial expressions on Maximus the Horse or animating Venellope.

Is it worth the money? The app itself is very much like an interactive coffee table book. If you look at it that way, and you are a Disney fan, I would say yes. I am happy with the purchase, and I really think it is something that we will revisit quite a bit, but the $10 credit made it a lot easier to buy.

The size is a big issue. If you have the 16gb iPad, this app will take up almost an eighth of that space and that could prove problematic. I have the 64gb so it is not an issue.
 
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Re: Disney Animated (iPad exclusive)

Postby Fix-It Felix » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:51 am

I really really want this, looks so good! :)
Wont be on the Forums until I get Infinity on the 23rd
Hope you guys enjoy it!
 
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