Disney Shows Off New Movies; Mocap "Christmas Carol" with Jim Carrey
The New York Times reports on a gala event held by Disney to promote its upcoming movies (free registration required). The day-long event showcased several of their upcoming animated movies, including the CGI Bolt and the hand-drawn The Princess and the Frog, and the mixed-medium Tron 2. Breaking news from the event included the following:
- Oprah Winfrey will provide the voice of a character named Eudora in The Princess and the Frog.
- Jim Carrey will headline a motion-capture CGI animated version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
- Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 will be released in the summer of 2011, a year earlier than planned.