This Day in Disney History March 2
1951: The Donald Duck Cartoon Short “Dude Duck” was released
From Disney ARL (Animation Research Library):
At the Bar None Dude Ranch, an uncooperative horse gives Donald his usual case of exasperation during his much-needed holiday of rest and relaxation, in “Dude Duck”.
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2007: The Disney/Touchstone Comedy “Wild Hogs” was released
Wild Hogs is a 2007 American biker comedy road film directed by Walt Becker and starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. It was released nationwide in the United States and Canada on March 2, 2007.
Despite negative reviews, the film grossed $39.7 million on its opening weekend, ranking #1 in box office sales and nearly tripling the debut of fellow opener Zodiac. The film performed well throughout its entire run, falling just 30.5% in its second weekend and ultimately grossing $168.2 million domestically and $253.6 million worldwide, becoming Travolta’s first film since The General’s Daughter in 1999 to gross over $100 million domestically.
The Best Animated Feature nominees were:
The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine, Frozen, The Wind Rises
The Best Original Song nominees were:
“Happy” from DESPICABLE ME 2, “Let It Go” from FROZEN, “The Moon Song” from HER, “Ordinary Love” from MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
Elsa’s character supervisor, Wayne Unten, has heard “Let It Go” more than any of us. He had the considerable job of animating a character who could match the Broadway diva Idina Menzel’s vocal strength, expressions, and emotion. We caught up with him at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, California. And as he tells us below, on his journey animating this segment of the film, Wayne had to really set all his creative barriers aside and let it go.
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Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd Disney animated feature film. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”, the film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on a journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer, and a naïve snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
It ranks as the highest-grossing animated film of all time, the third-highest-grossing original film of all time, the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time, the highest-grossing film of 2013, and the third-highest-grossing film in Japan.
Disney’s Frozen Official Trailer
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
FROZEN – Let It Go Sing-along | Official Disney HD
Sing-along with Idina Menzel in this full sequence from Disney’s Frozen.
Demi Lovato – Let It Go (from “Frozen”) [Official]