Clip du jour: 'Wicked' as a Disney movie

What if Wicked became a Disney animated film? Animator Heidi Jo Gilbert put together these storyboards, and they’re pretty fantastic. The doe-eyed Disney princess look, the quirky skyline, the “I want” anthem: in just two minutes, this clip manages to cover all the requisite Disney bases except for “excitable sidekick.” I know this movie might never happen, but it’s still nice to daydream, no?

Can you see Elphaba and Glinda alongside Belle and Ariel, PopWatchers? [via TDW]

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  • David

    Love it! It’d be great if it happened. This could really work as an animated feature.

  • Seth

    That was freaking awesome! Disney, make this please, and use Ms. Gilbert!

  • Caitie F

    That would be AMAZING! I never thought of it as animated, but it would work SO well.

  • Marie-Claire

    An animated film means that the original Broadway leads – Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, both awesome – could believably play those roles for the film. Do this, Disney, and I will line up early to pay full price to see it!

    • Lori

      That would be awesome. Someone get disney on that right away!

  • Jeanius

    Now, I’m not a fan of the stage show, but even I have to admit that storyboard was pretty cool.

  • bud

    Universal owns the film rights. As much as we all would love to see Wicked as a Disney film…probably not gonna happen.

    • Kat

      Yeah, plus the video description even says that Disney had nothing to do with the video. The woman has worked for them, but did this video on her own time and just wants to animate this clip herself.

  • Steph

    Yes, make this HAPPEN!

  • Emil

    I think Dreamworks animation could do it well too if they stuck to hand drawn. I still thing The Prince Of Egypt is an amazing animated movie

  • BrandonK

    OMG…that was fantastic! I want to see an animated version of the musical now! LOL

  • J

    OMG Yes. Just get Idina and Kristin to voice Elphaba and Glinda, and you’ve got the perfect Wicked movie right there.

  • Karikata

    Heck yes! Like everyone else has said get Idina and Kristin to do the leads. Can you image other songs like “Popular” being animated? That would be incredible. This can become an instant classic and without a princess in sight, it would be a great accomplishment!

  • Mike

    This is amazing. Heidi Jo Gilbert is one gifted artist!!!

    • Brynne

      Heidi Jo is the best! Use her ideas. It will be an instant hit!

  • Tracy

    Amazing! I can only imagine what this would look like animated. Great job on the storyboard Ms Gilbert! FANTASTIC!

  • Andrew

    I LOVE IT! She should do the movie!

  • Mo

    These storyboards are incredible. Hopefully Heidi Jo Gilbert can be involved in future projects.

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