Monday, October 24, 2022

Disney's Live Action/Hyper Realistc CGI Remakes, and the Chronicles of Prydain live action storyboard pitch reel

Since 2016, Disney repurchased the film rights for Prydain Chronicles, and no further announcement was made. probably shelved. 


Disney is doing the stand outs, the well knowns first: the crown jewels of the Disney animated feature canon for movie theaters and Disney+.   However, some of the lesser, obscure and cult films of Disney's animated feature canon don't seem to make it to get the treatment. Perhaps for the better.

Don't get me wrong, I like some of the remakes and reimagings like Pete's Dragon (2016), The Jungle Book (2016) and The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010). 

Other remakes/reimaginings ether miss the mark or give me the feeling of wanting to watch something else.  even worse the remake/reimaginings taint the legacy of the animated classics. maybe we shouldn't wish on a star for that.  On the other hand,

Here a storyboard pitch reel for a live action Prydain film by Jared Crossley and Justin Kunz pitched to Disney.


The animated film may be a cult classic, there are those who think The Black Cauldron (1985) improved over the books, others say it's not a good representation of the books. 

As for me, I'm admittedly torn between the two.  I would love to see more movie adaptations of the books, if done right. 

  Even though the story was rushed, I love the 1985 animated film still has a place in my heart since the early 2000's when my dad first rented that movie from Blockbuster video.  

I'm not so sure how Disney would approach to revisiting the Prydain Chronicles these days. I doubt they are doing anything with this now.

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