Hand Drawn Animation in Virtual Reality: The Making of Disney Animation’s “a kite’s tale”
“a kite’s tale” is an animated virtual reality short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios as part of its experimental program Short Circuit.
The short combines classic hand-drawn animation and the latest innovations in virtual reality to tell the whimsical tale of two kites; a playful puppy (with a wagging tail) and a pompous dragon who clash, tangle, and ultimately must learn to live with one another subject to the winds of fate.
Bruce Wright is an Effects Animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, California, and director of the experimental animation virtual reality short, “a kite’s tale”. His Disney Animation feature credits include effects animation on “Tangled,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and “Frozen 2.”