Early buzz on Disney's `The Wild,' an outsourced CG project
It'll be interesting to see how much money Disney puts behind its marketing campaign for "The Wild," which comes neither from Pixar or Walt Disney Feature Animation, but rather an outside animation firm in Toronto called C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures. Adding to the marketing challenges is the fact that the movie, about animals escaping from a zoo, echoes "Madagascar" in plenty of ways.
Cartoon Brew has an item that says the movie's budget was $80 mil.
Jim Hill compares "The Wild" to "Madagascar," and talks about his impressions on seeing some early footage last fall.
The official site and trailer are here.