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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Anonymous #1 wrote:
KOTE hasn't been shelved, if that's any consolation.

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Honor is correct about Chris [Williams] leaving the project. He's busy boarding some other peoples project right now. Sad, I was looking forward to it. But there were too many notes and he wanted to do something else for a break.

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beaten to it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xu3JLXfuwQ


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that story has nothing to do with KotE :lol:

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it's in a similar vein


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O.B.gene wrote:
it's in a similar vein


Actually, Blue Sky Studios's, "Epic," is based on, "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs," by William Joyce. That movie has NOTHING to do with the elves, especially Disney's, "King of the Elves." "King of the Elves," is based on a short story by science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick. I read it on Wikipedia. Even though it is a false site, but it's worth it.


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Q: Is King of the Elves still on hold?

Steve Hulett: "King of the Elves?" Got no idea where it is in the mix.

Source: http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/ ... ailer.html

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Chuck Williams wrote:
Producer/Writer - KING OF THE ELVES

Walt Disney Animation Studios

January 2008 – December 2009 (2 years)

Original CGI feature film in development and pre-production, premised from a short story by Philip K. Dick.

• Brought project and world to WDAS Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) with directors.

• Created believable immersive fantasy world of elves, trolls, faeries, working closely with directors, artists and technicians to achieve "look" of the film.

• Developed story structure, theme, characters and all scenes with directors.

• Orchestrated and led all research, screenings, offsites, trips & lectures.

• Wrote "bible" of the film's world.

• Wrote first two drafts of the screenplay.

• Orchestrated and participated in several pitches to top echelon company's executive leadership of the company.

• Hired all key personnel on the team - story artists, additional writers, Art Director, Associate Producer, VFX Supervisor, etc.

• Worked closely with directors, artists and technicians to achieve "look" of the film.

• Initiated several technical tests to explore realistic eye simulation and complicated vegetation.

• Partnered/worked with studio to create budget and schedule plan.


Source: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckwilliams2010

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Plenty of new concept art by the former co-director of the film, Aaron Blaise.

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So when we were designing our elves, we wanted them to feel as if they could actually be out in the forest. If they had been there for thousands of years without having been seen, how did they do it? We looked at animals that use camouflage and mimicry to conceal themselves. Eventually the elves began to take on a unique feel. They began to grow leaves right out of their bodies! We thought that there are so many insects, lizards and birds that match the foliage that they live in then why not the elves?
Source: http://aaronblaiseart.blogspot.com/2012 ... years.html

Aaron Blaise wrote:
These are a series of characters I designed for a film I was developing a few years ago. Creating fantasy creatures like these is a joy for me. When I was young growing up in the Everglades of south Florida I spent a large amount of time out in the swamps and forests drawing and painting. I often imagined that there were creatures there that I couldn't see. I'd like to add that these were all done well before Avatar.
Source: http://aaronblaiseart.blogspot.com/2012 ... ers-i.html

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These are a collection pen drawings from several years ago that I drew over a few days as I brainstormed hidden creature/elf ideas.
Source: http://aaronblaiseart.blogspot.com/2013 ... i-did.html



There's also concept art by Disney animator Russ Edmonds.

Russ Edmonds wrote:
These are recent character designs and structural anatomy artwork I did for a Disney film that got shelved. The film was supposed to be the next CG film in line after Frozen. Now, it may never get made. I really enjoyed creating these new characters and playing with preparing them for the CG modelers and riggers.
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Wow, this is some of the most beautiful & lush Disney concept art I have ever seen. :o

I hope that some of these elements have survived. I would love a true fantasy adventure from Disney, not one set in medieval times or dealing with princesses.

I wonder what the film's current status is.

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I wish this project would just die already. And stay dead.

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For some reason, Epic came to mind while reading these


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Disney's Divinity wrote:
I wish this project would just die already. And stay dead.


Why? What did it ever do to you? Have you seen some of that artwork?

Also, this is Disney. Not everything stays dead at Disney Animation. Look at Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, or the Little Mermaid.

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Neal wrote:
I wonder what the film's current status is.


It must still be in limbo.

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Disney's Divinity wrote:
I wish this project would just die already. And stay dead.

Blasphemy.

I really hope we get to see this eventually! Those designs are sooooo nice.


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SWillie! wrote:
I really hope we get to see this eventually! Those designs are sooooo nice.


And Aaron Blaise's other work is simply first-rate. What a talent! He also has art from The Legend of Tembo on that site, so I suppose until recently he was working at Tradition Studios. I wonder what he's doing now that that studio's been shuttered.

If he's jobless, I really don't think he'll be for long.


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SWillie wrote:
Blasphemy.
It would only be blasphemy if it actually sounded good.

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SWillie wrote:
Blasphemy.
It would only be blasphemy if it actually sounded good.


While I don't have strong feelings either way (shelving something is sad for the hard work done by everyone involved I guess), I can't help but agree with you to a certain extent.

The plot always sounds so thin and... uninteresting. I'm guessing it was shelved because the story simply didn't work.

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But it's gorgeous! But yes, if and when this film does happen, I hope the story is a little more developed. I assume it would be, since it's been years since we got any kind of synopsis for it.


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Disney DID NOT quit on "Frozen" after the completion of Wizart's "The Snow Queen." So Disney will not give up on "King of the Elves."


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Honor Hunter wrote:
And before anyone asks, there is/was no movement on "King of the Elves" at this time. It doesn't mean there won't be any, but as of right now, Chris Williams is busy helping on other projects right now and John and everyone feels that they'll just let this story sit for a while. It doesn't mean that it's dead, I mean, look how long it took for "The Snow Queen" to actually make it into production. And what it became is miles from where it started out, so who knows what it'll look like when/if it makes it to the silver screen. Animated film take a long time to come together. It doesn't mean that you won't see it be one of these films, but it's not one as of right now.

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