A new generation of animated classics has arrived in theaters this weekend, but the first one to be released as a box-set was the groundbreaking ‘Fruitvale Station.’
In its first three installments, Disney and Pixar had developed a unique, cinematic vision for the worlds of Frozen and Inside Out, and the Frozen films had a unique ability to tap into the imaginations of a wide swath of audiences around the world.
And as they grew into their own successful franchises, Disney released these beloved films on multiple formats and over a dozen platforms.
While the original ‘Fruits’ were on VHS, the sequels have been released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Today, it’s also a good time to revisit some of the best animated classics of all time, and some of their greatest hits are finally available on Blu.
To learn more about some of these classics, we reached out to the directors of ‘Fridays Night at the Museum: Frozen,’ ‘Futurama’ and ‘Coco’ for some of our favorite behind-the-scenes details.1.
What was it like to adapt a film like Frozen into a box set?
A lot of the story is the same, but a lot of it was adapted from a novel by the same name.
In a nutshell, this is a story about a kid that gets frozen by a snowstorm and ends up in a different world than what he remembers.
And the story revolves around his mom.
[Director] Josh Friedman and I were inspired by this book by Stephen King, and we were trying to figure out how we could adapt that to an animated feature.
We knew we wanted to make a film that would capture that same essence, and to do that, we needed a story that we could get behind the camera and shoot.
So we went back to a story we were really familiar with, but we were not familiar with the characters.
So the original book was one of those things that we had to figure that out.
It had a lot to do with a lot more than just the story of the snowstorm.
And we went into it with the idea that we wanted the audience to get behind those characters, but it would also have to be about a family.
We wanted the family to feel like they were really connected to the characters and to the world of the movie.
We had to be able to show the family and their struggles and how they are dealing with it.
That’s the story that Josh and I are trying to tell in this box set.2.
How did the box-sets go?
The box-sales for ‘Fulcrum’ were great, but ‘Fantastic Voyage’ and the other two box-ends were a little bit more difficult to sell.
The first one sold out in four days, and it was an incredible sales day.
And then there was the box that I think was the best of the bunch.
I think we sold a lot.
I know I did.
[director] Bill Condon has been the driving force behind all of this.
He really pushed us to do something different.
We needed to do a box.
And what we did was, we put the movie on our website and on our mobile app.
We showed it on TV.
We went on the Internet.
And that was really important.
We didn’t want to do anything we weren’t proud of.
So, that’s why we went the Internet and got our story.
And when it sold, we had a whole lot of love.
[producer] Michael Arndt and I also had a big fan base that loved it.
It was really easy for us to make the box.
We put a lot into the box and it felt like we had all the right ingredients to build a world for Frozen.3.
‘Frimmin’ had such an iconic image.
What made it so popular?
Frimmins was such an epic, memorable, memorable movie.
I mean, there’s a lot in there.
And I can’t tell you the amount of people who have watched the film over the years.
But the one thing that makes ‘Frisim’ so memorable is the way it captures the essence of Frozen.
There’s this great moment when they’re walking through a snow field and there’s this woman with a big snowman on her back.
And she’s just like, Oh, that girl with the big snow man?
What does that mean?
And I think that really captures the emotional core of Frozen as well.
And you really feel for Elsa.
You really feel what she’s going through and how much of her life she’s living.
And her family.
And how she’s feeling about what she wants.
And so that’s what makes this movie so memorable.
[writer] Kevin [Yerby] and [producers] Rob Tapert and [director and co