WICKED As An Animated Film

Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 07:54pm
It was part of the animator's portfolio to get his job.

Hold your horses, BWW, sheesh.
Michael Bennett
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/05
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 08:02pm
I love these!
RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 08:03pm
This isn't going to happen. NBC Universal wouldn't give Wicked to Disney, no way.
Michael Bennett
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/05
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 08:05pm
As Kad points out these are just 'suggestive' sketches by a Disney artist. They aren't being presented as anything beyond that.
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Star
joined:6/13/12
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 08:10pm
Disney had their crack at Wicked. It was called Oz the Great and Powerful. This girl got a job based on her animation skills. Kudos to her.
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

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justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 08:20pm
@RW3 They'll try to snatch it from them, that's for sure. They just bought the Indiana Jones franchise, and they recently got their hands on Star Wars. I tell ya', Disney wants to own everything...
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 09:03pm
Disney won't ever get its hands on the 1939 Wizard of Oz or on Wicked.
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 09:16pm
I'm suprised they haven't got their hands on R&H...
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 11:05pm
Disney has its own unique musical identity- and makes a killing on their library.
PTOPhan
Featured Actor
joined:6/5/12
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/7/13 at 11:34pm
After seeing a clip from Frozen, I decided that Wicked would be perfect as a Disney animation -- or even a non-Disney animation. Stage fantasies may work better when they're animated for a movie because the theater leaves a lot to the imagination. Once the story moves to live action film, people expect either out-of-this-world special effects or exact translation from the stage, set and all -- perhaps both at the same time. Another advantage of an animated film would be the potential availability of Menzel and Chenoweth, who have gotten too old for the live action roles. I think an animated Wicked could be great.
You alone can make my song take flight.
Princeton Returns
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/10
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 07:44am
Disney or not, I think an animated movie is the best way forward for Wicked as a movie
Tom 2
Swing
joined:12/28/06
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 01:27pm
Looks good. Agree with Princeton Returns and his comments below an animated film would probably do more justice the the show than a traditional movie.
Tom McGovern Jr
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 02:49pm
An animated version of WICKED would be a great idea and they can retain Idina and Kristin to do the voice overs and singing for their animated counterparts. It's a win-win.
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 04:17pm
What's the appeal of getting Idina and Kristin back, fifteen years later? Their moment has passed and I doubt that some of them would even WANT to return to Wicked after so long. It's not as though the first to play a role has to own the role forever, and with a show that has run so long and launched so many careers, the witches themselves are much more iconic than any performer, even the original Broadway cast, associated with them.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 04:24pm
darquegk - - - I was only referring to Idina and Kristin providing the talking/singing voices for Elphaba and Glinda if WICKED were made into an animated feature film. The appeal for me, anyway)is that they originated the roles and since the film would be animated the 15 year gap isn't really an issue.

Hope that answered your question.
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 04:32pm
^Meh. I'd rather hear Willemijm
denali.fire
Featured Actor
joined:3/16/09
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 04:53pm
The whole idea is fugly
KirbyCat
Broadway Legend
joined:4/23/08
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 05:17pm
I watched this a while back, and it actually looks like this storyboard video is based on the same character designs. I personally don't love Wicked, but I think it really would do quite well as an animated feature.
http://youtu.be/XKSlQinKTD8
AEA AGMA SM
Broadway Legend
joined:8/13/09
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 06:11pm
The thing I think a lot of people do forget about when talking about how this should be animated is how much more would probably be cut if they went with that medium. Very few animated films run much longer than 90 minutes, so that's a pretty big chunk of material to leave out to get it there, or an pretty big extra expense to leave it all in.
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EponineAmneris
Broadway Legend
joined:5/25/06
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/8/13 at 06:21pm
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Updated On: 12/8/13 at 06:21 PM
FlowerChild67
Stand-by
joined:7/11/12
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/9/13 at 01:02am
I don't care that this isn't really happening, but those are gorgeous illustrations, I love them!
Fan123
Understudy
joined:8/30/08
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/9/13 at 04:19am
These are great. If you haven't seen the second half of the images, they're available here:
http://reverianslip.tumblr.com/post/69254710922/old-visual-development-portfolio-based-on-wicked
jonahke
Swing
joined:9/25/13
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/9/13 at 05:15am
Heidi Gilbert made 3 years ago a storyboard of Defying Gravity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKSlQinKTD8

EDIT: Sorry, I just saw that this video was already posted here
Updated On: 12/9/13 at 05:15 AM
Dave19
Broadway Star
joined:12/23/11
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/9/13 at 06:48am
This is a fabulous idea. Those drawings look great, also the 2nd set.

It's about time people/creatives/theatre-filmmakers widen their horizons. This has never been done before (turning a stage show into an animated film), and Wicked would be the right show to do it with. I also think that with animated films, creatives just held on to traditions for the last 20 years. To me, the idea of a painterly 2d film, with a mature look/story, not too cartoonish, that lasts 2 hours, can turn out to be a piece of art and a triumph of fantasy and beauty.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
WICKED As An Animated Film
Posted: 12/9/13 at 06:53am
This has never been done before (turning a stage show into an animated film)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING and I was the basis for a 1999 animated film.

REALLY ROSIE, an off-broadway show featuring music and lyrics by Carole King was also adapted into an animated television special.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN was also adapted into an animated film.

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