Elves Still Going?http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/ ... going.html
Anon #1: Btw, does anyone know of the whereabouts of Clements & Musker? Are they still at Disney after Mort's cancellation? Are they pitching new ideas? Are they working on a project?
Anon #2: I spoke to Ron Clements by phone about 2-3 weeks ago. He said that Mort might still see the light of day and that he's still at Disney. Ron and John are working on ideas if Mort doesn't work out. We also talked some about hand-drawn animation and he told me overall they've been pretty supportive.
Anon #3: I know Ron and John are still there and they went up to Pixar about a month ago, I think to pitch some features (2D).
Steve Hulett wrote:
I heard laughter coming out of Ron's office a few days ago, when I stumbled by. I peeked around the corner and there Ron was. Didn't peek around the corner enough to see who else was in there.Untitled Road...http://blueskydisney.blogspot.com/2011/ ... -road.html
Word is that they'll be pitching stories to Mr. Lasseter soon. If Disney can land the rights to Mort, they'll probably do it. Certainly the motivation and enthusiasm for the projects is there.
Presuming that another film gets released that year, it is likely to be the new hand-drawn film from John Musker and Ron Clements. And no, I'm not talking "Mort" as the rights to that would have required the Mouse to purchase the entire series, which it didn't want to commit to. So this new project is something else that the duo has pitched Lasseter. All that is known, is that it will be hand-drawn.