Strange World Writer Details Differences Between Writing for Animation and Live-Action
Strange World is the upcoming movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios that will rejoin Raya and the Last Dragon’s writing and directing group, Don Corridor and Qui Nguyen. ComicBook.com as of late gotten the opportunity to chat with the couple, and Nguyen explained how it was not the same as working on Raya and how Strange World is definitely “a personal story for Don.” In addition to writing animated features, Nguyen has likewise composed for live-action projects, including Netflix’s The General public and SyFy’s Incorporated. During his chat with ComicBook.com, Nguyen discussed writing for various mediums.
“All things considered, I think the contrast between writing scripts, say live-action, typically … you’re going to the studio, you’re pitching and they’re like, ‘Definitely, make that film.’ You compose it, then the director comes sometime later. In animation, the drive came from Don, Don got me. And thus, then I’m writing. I would agree that writing a script in some other format, including television, I’m not actually writing the script that’s ideal. I’m going to sell and present to Don and go, ‘Don, might you at any point endorse this.’ I’m fundamentally writing groupings that, I need to concede I kind of unpleasant in, in light of the fact that I know there’s additionally an incredible group of story artists that I get to collaborate with, so I simply get the essential thought.”
Nguyen added. “I work with them. I thumbnail my scene, they get a whack at it. They pitch even their very own portion lines in there, then I get it back and then I zhoosh it, so everything seems like one story. It’s a significantly more this way and, substantially more collaborative cycle than simply writing the script, giving in, and executing on the script. It is in a real sense working with Don, working with the story artist, then animators the entire way through, and then with Jake [Gyllenhaal] and Lucy [Liu] and our actors in the room, they’re likewise improving in the stall, so it’s a significantly more liquid, collaborative cycle than basically writing it and animate.”
“Definitely. There’s no finished script up to this point,” Lobby added. “The film’s done. There’s a finished script. After that point, everything is, similar to we said, it’s really pliant. It’s exceptionally collaborative and we’re bouncing stuff to and fro and that’s the point at which it works the best. I think surprisingly [Nguyen] was ready to, despite the fact that his experience is in other sorts of writing, including playwriting, to come in here and completely embrace the cycle and the cycle completely embraced him in such a lovely way. Indeed, even from, it was quite a while back, working with the story group right off the bat, however it was exceptionally clear that we as a whole kind of had a collective conscience of what this story is. Not that it was prescriptive at all, yet we as a whole kind of understood what we were going for and so everything, it recently felt, it was only a truly, really mysterious collaboration.”
Strange World opens in theaters on November 23rd. Remain tuned for more from our interviews with the creators behind Strange World.