In between the downpours of rain, I dashed into Walt Disney Animation's hat building and visited three floors. On floor #1, layout artists have been at work on Winnie the Pooh/ for the past month and a half. (Somehow I wasn't paying attention previously.) Upstairs one of the leads on the picture said:
"We've got fifty feet of animation in the story reel, and the animators are starting to roll on footage. They haven't handed out a lot of scenes yet." ...
A couple of story artists informed me that 60% of Rapunzel has now been moved out of story and into production. They told me: "We have another screening of the picture next week. The last one went pretty well. John L's been giving his notes, and we're most of the way there. By next week 70%, will be cleared for production ..."
Elsewhere on Disney development front, several artists are working on Snow Queen, and "The feature former known as Joe Jump" continues in work.
Then there is the television blockbuster Prep and Landing:
Me: So what's going on with P and L, you doing a sequel?
Story Artist: Yeah. ABC had really good numbers with it, more than they projected. For sure we're doing a sequel.
Me: I think it was one of the great television specials, really funny. You should do three featurettes. Make it a feature.
Story artist: Don't think we haven't thought of that.