Tuesday, July 19, 2016

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS: HEY, THESE GAGS WERE IN THE MOVIE!!!

Been trying to post regularly, but things are busy.

While PETS is cleaning up at the box office, I wanted to get some more artwork out into the cyberspace gallery.

I'll try to post some more in-depth stuff later in the summer, but for now i just wanted to add a couple short bits that made it into the film, very last minute.

These gags were boarded earlier this year, just little character bits to add an extra laugh.

The first one is from early in the film, when the pets are taken to the park by the dog walker and is the gag with the little guy who keeps getting yanked away from his friends by his owner.




















The second gag is for the very popular, head banging poodle, Leonard.  He thinks he's gotten away with the party while his owners been away, but, uh...not so much.
















Lots more artwork to come!



























THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE: PART 3 - OH SHIT! THOSE PIGS CAN FLY?!?

To continue with our Angry Birds assault, those brave, pissed off birds thought that they were getting the best of those greedy old piggies, but Leonard, King of the Pigs has his little henchman unleash the full idiotic furry of the Piggy Air Force!

What was so fun about this project and the two smart, confident and collaborative directors of it, was the freedom and amount of individual creativity they asked the board artists to bring to their work.  They knew that given a framework for the sequences and idea of where the characters need to line up, that the artists drawing up the sequences would bring an entirely other level to the story content.

For this battle, the Pig Air Force had not yet been designed so Fergal Reilly, my director gave me the freedom to design as much crazy shit as I could, using the classic Hanna Barbera series, Stop That Pidgeon!...or it's real name: Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, as my reference point for insane flying machines.  Here's the link to that show opening sequence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj6-LG5VpGk


Again, keeping it focused on character and how the balance of power keeps shifting within the sequence, I was encouraged to go as crazy as I could with the design, humor and action.

Ahhhhhhh, what a joy as a story artist to get THAT kind of support and that kind of trust from your directors.