Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ah, the milk nose game. Take one glass of milk and hold it in your face until it comes flying out of your nose. Another bit of animation in from overseas. From Jetoons. It's starting to really come together nicely.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bruce Lee joue au ping pong avec un nunchaku !!! by Meilleur17

Really, I ask you... does it get any better than this? Never mind the lost Abbey Road tapes, this is the coolest thing ever seen. Is it real? I think so.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Not very often but once in a while, usually when Stuart's on a board, we have some animals talk. This is two cows commenting on something Duke just said. Trust me, it's a lovely stupid joke. The stupider the better, when it comes to jokes with talking animals, I feel. Very pleased that Disney let this gag through. Look at those girls. Ahh...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Back in the U.K. I'm like a yo-yo on that Eurostar. I'm now on first name terms with the gendarme. The show is going from strength to strength. Here's just a normal, regular panel by I think Fanny on the UK team. Simple, simple, but lovely acting, even in such a simple moment. Sometimes I wish we could just animate fully the animatics, you know, black and white and scrappy, but oh the lovely energy in the hand drawings. Almost a shame to go to Flash.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ok, Richard, the plugging starts now!

I'm proud to blog that Richard Phelan's brilliant film 'DAMNED' is finally finished and will be playing at various cinemas and festivals around the globe this year.

Please support this film... and if you're on the jury, well please vote for it. (It doesn't hurt to ask, right?) It's a gem of a project and I feel privileged to have helped out in some small way. I am, after all quite small.

No it's not about Dante's inferno... it's about a Beaver's Dam... and life, and human nature, even though there are no humans in it, and, and ... it's layered and lovely. Like a cake. Try to catch it at an animation festival near you.

Well done to Richard and the whole crew.

Jules, Rupert, Liz, Rupert and Paul did a scene where Liz's character dresses up as Steve Steele (sort of an Iron Man hero guy) and Paul is the robot that has transformed into the suit of armour (it's a weird show) to fool Fred's friend, and well... it'll all make sense when it's animated. But it makes no sense when you listen (I've been reviewing audio edits today) and as little as it makes sense, it cracked me up. This is good. There's a saying that if you listen to a cartoon and it makes no sense without picture, then it's on it's way to being a great cartoon. A radio play that works without the pictures, means the toon isn't working hard enough. Show don't tell as they say in the biz. Anyhow, I tried to upload the audio clip but blogger won't let me. Shame. Here's a picture of the video screen from our last day of records. Bring on season II.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Forks fly at a tree and miss Tom by a fraction all around his body. And he gingerly extricates himself from that postion. This one drawn by me.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Website is under construction. Rome wasn't built in a day. That's due to mostly to Roman builders sleeping late, but you know... these things take time.