Although it’s fallen behind the anticipated schedule, there has been a lot of talk about Walt Disney Studios taking a cue from Pixar and days of yore and bringing back animated shorts to premiere before every film. Even more recent reports speculate that Disney will be applying this train of thought to live action shorts featuring lesser known characters from the Marvel Universe.
At the 2010 Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France, Walt Disney Animation Studios recently offered a screening of one of its long-awaited shorts alongside The Princess and the Frog. In Tick Tock Tale — directed by Dean Wellins and produced by Dorothy McKim – a small clock adorned with a whimsical figure for sale in a shop is overlooked by customers and looked down upon the other, more refined clocks. That is until a thief breaks into the shop one night and changes everything.
With thanks to Animatie.blog for the tip.