As a part of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration, Studios brought back a familiar face after a whopping 95 years.
Walt Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is back! ? For the first time in nearly 95 years, Oswald stars in an all-new hand-drawn short from Walt Disney Animation Studios in celebration of Disney 100 Years of Wonder! #Disney100 pic.twitter.com/A7fwaurZqG
— Disney Animation (@DisneyAnimation) December 1, 2022
Oswald the ’s comeback is made even more exciting by the fact that the animated short is entirely hand-drawn. Studios hasn’t released a full-length utilizing hand-drawn since the days of Winnie the Pooh (2011) and The Princess and the Frog (2009).
Despite the popularity that accompanied the shift from 2D to , many Disney fans have never stopped mourning the death of hand-drawn .
Although can bring Disney stories to life in a unique way, the nostalgia and the charm that comes with hand-drawn will never be replaced.
Fans of traditional will be pleased to hear that there have been rumors surrounding a comeback for hand-drawn over at Studios. Particularly surrounding the French folk tale Bluebeard.
While the speculation surrounding a hand-drawn Bluebeard Studios launched a is just hearsay, there is truth in this statement: in 2021, training program.
The program lasts an entire year and covers everything from animating characters to the cleanup process. It’s headed by legendary animators such as Eric Goldberg, who supervised the of Genie in Aladdin (1992), , who supervised the of Young Simba in The (1994), and Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, and many more animators.
According to a report by MovieWeb, Eric Goldberg has even implied that he believes hand-drawn will play a more significant role at Studios in time.
While we’re simply speculating here, it’s certainly exciting to imagine what may come in the future!