SDCC: Disney 3D Panel Doesn’t Fall Flat


The first in many anticipated panels today, The Disney 3D presentation seems to have impressed all of the Twilight fans that got in to see it. Hell, even some movie sites were impressed. Since we couldn’t be there – I’m pretty sure Robert Fure is wandering around the streets of San Diego handing out his business card to ladies dressed like Lara Croft – we took a quick look around the horn to see who had what to say.

Alice In Wonderland

The big surprise of having Johnny Depp joining the panel seemed to be getting mothers and fanboys tingly, but the clips from the movie were definitively solid. And weird.

@Laremy Alice in Wonderland also looks fantastic but in this instance the creepy factor works. Could be Tim Burton’s opus.
@GeekTyrant Tim Burton just gave us a taste of Alice in Wonderland. March 2010 is too long to wait for this film.
loquaciousmuse Alice in Wonderland is gonna blow my face off, holy shit.
geeksofdoom The Alice in Wonderland footage looks amazing!

A Christmas Carol

Not a ton of chatter went down for this film. But the reactions did seem positive – and surprising considering that the footage they showed made the film look more like a Christmas horror film.

mrbeaks Finally sold on A CHRISTMAS CAROL. It’s a horror movie. And, judging from what we saw today, a fairly terrifying one at that.
GeekTyrant We just watched ten minutes of Robert Zemekis’ A Christmas Carol. Totally worth it!
bdgrabinski COMIC-CON TWEET: Zemeckis basically just said he’s done with live-action. He’s “dedicated to setting this art form out into the world.”
davidehrlich Christmas carol “looks” neato at times but methinks it’s better as a quick ride than a movie. Mild bomb.

Tron Legacy

So apparently Tron 2 is now Tron: Legacy. Also, despite only showing concept art, the geek crowd was pretty willing and able to bask in its sci-fi glory.

The best write-up of the entire panel comes from Garth at Dark Horizons, who gives some additional detail about the darker world that Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski has created:

The director says “the world of Tron has been evolving on its own server for twenty years like the Galapagos, so its darker and more visceral”. The environment has become more detailed with weather patterns and textures. There was some video footage of athletes doing motion capture sessions for the disc wars game. They used the ‘Phantom Camera’, which shoots 1000 frames a second, which was in 3D for the first time.

And now, more reactions from Twitter:

kateyrich Patton Oswalt keeps making Big Lebowski jokes to Jeff Bridges. I love it.
firstshowing They just showed a bunch of concept art for Tron Legacy of the new lightcycles and other vehicles and a look at the very dark world.
DrewAtHitFix That “Tron” footage from last year looks reeeeeeeal sexy in 3D.
totalfilm Tron Legacy, even just in pic form looks… spectacular.

Photo courtesy of Mike Sampson on Twitter. For more from San Diego, keep an eye on our Comic-Con ’09 Homepage.

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