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Disney veterans fight to save 'dying art' of 2D animation with new steampunk film 'Hullabaloo'

 Disney veterans fight to save 'dying art' of 2D animation with new steampunk film 'Hullabaloo'

  While Pixar, Dreamworks and Disney have created some wonderful films during the gradual move to 3D and CGI, there is still a great fondness for hand-drawn cartoons, which are at risk of extinction.

Disney veterans fight to save 'dying art' of 2D animation with new steampunk film 'Hullabaloo'

  Some of Disney's top animators have banded together to "preserve the dying art of 2D animation" with a new steampunk-themed film called 'Hullabaloo'.

Disney veterans fight to save 'dying art' of 2D animation with new steampunk film 'Hullabaloo'

  Animators are raising money through the Indiegogo website to create a series of shorts to help them find investors for a full-length movie.

Disney veterans fight to save 'dying art' of 2D animation with new steampunk film 'Hullabaloo'

  The project is spearheaded by James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator who now teaches animation at CalArts. His credits include 'The Lion King', 'The Princess and the Frog', 'Pocahontas', 'Flushed Away', 'Hercules', 'The Emperor's New Groove' and the Oscar-winning short film 'Paperman'.

Disney veterans fight to save 'dying art' of 2D animation with new steampunk film 'Hullabaloo'

Ветераны Диснея борются за спасение "умирающей" 2D анимации

  Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father–the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring–missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Disney veterans fight to save 'dying art' of 2D animation with new steampunk film 'Hullabaloo'

  People who fund the project will receive a variety of gifts, depending on their level of contribution. Some of the perks include a signed print by James Lopez, Steampunk sunglasses, a skeleton key bottle opener necklace, a T-shirt and hand-drawn drawings used in the movie.

Disney veterans fight to save 'dying art' of 2D animation with new steampunk film 'Hullabaloo'

  For more on the perks, and the project, visit the  Indiegogo Hullabaloo site.

Based on: independent.co.uk

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