Wednesday, May 9, 2012

King of the Elves

I've always loved Disney movies. My two personal favorites are Beauty and the Beast and Robin Hood (the animated one with animals in all of the roles), and I never get tired of watching them over and over and over again.

Maybe that will also be the case with Disney's new animated film, King of the Elves.

Current poster for King of the Elves
King of the Elves, a book written by Phillip K. Dick, "becomes the basis for this fantastic and imaginative tales about an average man living in the Mississippi Delta, whose reluctant actions to help a desperate band of elves leads them to name him their new king. Joining the innocent and endangered elves as they attempt to escape from an evil and menacing troll, their unlikely new leader finds himself caught on a journey filled with unimaginable dangers and a chance to bring real meaning back to his own life" (Movie Insider). The plotline sounds very intriguing to me, and I think it could be really good if Disney does it well.

Screenwriter Michael Markowitz (Horrible Bosses screenwriter) wrote the script, and the film will be produced by Chuck Williams and John Lasseter (director of Cars, Cars 2, and the two Toy Story sequels, as well as the screenwriter for Tangled). No directors have been hired yet (though both Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker were considered at one time), and I do not have a cast list either.

Currently King of the Elves is in the Development stage, which is when the final draft of the script is written, the budget is confirmed, and preliminary casting begins. The film has been at this stage since September 5, 2010.

The film will be in theaters sometime in November of 2013, though an exact date has not yet been pinned down. I do know, however, that King of the Elves will be available in 3D when it hits theaters.

Do you think that King of the Elves will be Good, Bad, or Ugly? And, while we're on the topic, do you have a favorite Disney film (animated or live-action)?

In Other News.....
......Disney/Pixar's upcoming animated adventure Brave has finally recieved its rating from the MPAA. It has been rated PG for some scary action and rude humor. Brave will be in theaters nationwide on June 22, 2012. See the official trailer at this link:

 - Edessa, signing off


  1. I am not really sure what to think but I never really cared for any of Disney's animated movies.
    My favorite Disney movies: The Avengers (I guess it counts), Pirates of the Carribean, Tron: Legacy, and The Rocketeer.


  2. Sounds interesting!


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