Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

Medusa was Milt's last animation assignment  at Disney.  He left the studio to retire and gave his assistant the last few remaining scenes for him to finish them up. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rio


My fellow country man Carlos Saldanha has created and is directing this beautiful new project from Blue Sky called Rio.  It is looking great and I loved the way they are portraying Rio de Janeiro.
I am intrigued by this film and much more so because the story happens in Brazil.

A couple of years ago  I flew to Blue Sky and interviewed with Carlos.  He is such a nice guy and it was great to meet him.
They offered me to work on the film as a storyboard artist but I decided on working at another studio.  I met most of the story crew and I thought they were a great bunch.  I loved them and they made me feel so welcomed.  They are so talented and you can see that in their recent movies.

To be honest, I kind of regret a little for not  accepting the job there at the time.  I would have loved to be a part of this beautiful film and it would be fun to work with the story team.

Congratulations to you Carlos, for showing our beautiful Brazil in a high profile animated movie and to all the talented crew involved in it.

Sorry but I am not able to get the whole full size video embed.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

Again, another powerful drawing by Milt.  This particular drawing is just full of great things to study. Composition, staging, silhouette, design, appeal, you name it, it's there.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

KFP Secrets of the Furious five


Untitled from sandro lucio on Vimeo.

These three scenes are from Kung Fu Panda's Secrets of the Furious Five.   I animated a lot of shots in this show and was nominated for an Annie for my animation in it.   It was a lot of fun to work on it and Dreamworks was wonderful to work for.
I am currently working on a few new hand drawn shorts in the same style, this time for How to Train your Dragon, that you will really enjoy.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

This is one of my favorite Milt drawings.  It has so much appeal.  It was designed for Jungle Book and was actually animated by Ollie Johnston , which did a great job as well.
This image is from the new Disney book  The Archives Series on Animation and the original belongs to my friend Andreas Deja.  In the book it says Ollie as the artist but it was a mistake.