ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Disney's "Feast" Behind-The-Scenes Panel & Screening

“To call ‘Feast’ a hit with that [Annecy Film Festival premiere] crowd would be an understatement: Erupting with laughter early on, then moved to the brink of tears in almost record time, the audience erupted into applause when the credits rolled, and then, realizing that clapping wasn’t enough to convey their enthusiasm, began stomping loudly on the bleacher seating while director Patrick Osborne stood stunned and speechless, overwhelmed by the response.” — Variety

Walt Disney Animation Studios has done something tremendously wonderful over the last few years that’s been forward-thinking for the evolution of the art: they’ve green-lit short subjects to accompany their blockbuster features that combine both 2D and 3D techniques in breathtaking ways. Under this program, 2012’s Paperman won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Subject, 2013’s Get A Horse! (which used vintage Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit) was Oscar-nominated — and this year’s Feast is on track to be just as legendary. Feast is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. After a screening of the short, both director Patrick Osbourne and producer Kristina Reed will join us onstage for an engaging Q&A panel, complete with behind-the-scenes footage and a tour through Meander, Disney’s new animation process that allows for the expressiveness of 2D drawing to interact with with the dimensionality of 3D in previously unexplored ways.

Watch the trailer for Disney’s “Feast”!
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