The Pestle


Ep 149: “Aladdin” (1992, animated)

May 25, 2021

We summon Disney’s “Aladdin” and discuss:

  • Story & writing, pushing the story forward, theme;
  • Notes from the screenwriters;
  • Wes reveals the first movie he ever saw in theaters;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

I think 2-D animation disappeared from Disney because they made so many uninteresting films. They became very conservative in the way they created them. It’s too bad. I thought 2-D and 3-D could coexist happily.Hayao Miyazaki

Notes & References: Establishing the rules of supernatural/horror/etc Animation Quiz Dan Harmon’s advice for writer’s block, a “The Simpson’s” writer on writing a crappy first draft
“Rick and Morty” is 2-D, but created digitally with “Toon Boom”
“Shooting on twos” is what they called step-printing 12fps into 24fps playback (where you double each frame to play back at traditional 24fps)
Robin Williams over 16 hours of improv’d outtakes
Robin Williams’ Will prevents Disney from using his outtakes for 25 years after his passing
Robin Williams’ stand up was animated to win him over for the role

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