Monday, March 14, 2011

Siegfried



I just found out about this traditional animated film and have no idea where it was or has been produced (I am going to investigate further) but it gives me hope that traditional animation lives on.
I loved the animation, art direction and EFX on this piece and I can not wait to see it.
Whoever did this, congratulations.

UPDATE: According to some friends, this is actually a trailer for a proposed Feature film that is still looking for finance. Hopefully they will get the funds to make this soon. It was made at Bibo Films in France and it was created by Alex Alice, based on his comic book saga. Claire Wendling was involved and she created the horse and you can see the list of artists who worked on this in the credits .
Beautiful work.

17 comments:

  1. Sandro, I guess it's an announcement from Dargaud (Asterix's editors for a long time) but for a Bande Dessinee and not an animated film... French comics are always announced with small animations, I see a lot of them but none like this one. They really did a great job!

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  2. Hey Walter,

    I get it now. It's to announce and promote the comic books that they dd this for, thanks so much for the information, I really appreciate it.

    It would be amazing if it's was an actual animated film.

    best.

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  3. Not exactly sure, but I believe Claire Wendling and Pierre Alary may have had something to do with this...I may be wrong though...I heard that a long time ago.

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  4. I'm sorry but this featurette was done for a comic publication ... I was in annecy festival two years ago and it was shown for the comic promo of almex alice , apparently it seems it was on ly a short trailer to tease the public ... what a shame it looks great !And no, french don't use to do animation befor them comic come out , the just don(t have money enough hahaha , sorry walter but I guess it will give us the luck to do more of things like this beautiful short one . bye inspector cleuzo your art 's so cool as always !

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  5. wow , it's early in the morning my english is so weird ...

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  6. http://alexaliceblog.blogspot.com/

    this is the man behind it if i remember. I'm not sure if it's only a promotional animation. It might be a full length movie.

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  7. Hey, Sandro

    I too was disappointed that its not an actual film. but it did pump me up to read the comic! :)

    Not to get too off the subject, but I have a Milt Kahl question. Which Milt drawings would you tell students to study and draw over?? some time ago I was very adamant to go over someone else's drawings, because i considered it a cop out. however, Richard Williams did it in one of his recent classes. He traced over the famous jungle book still where Sher Kahn dominates the foreground with the snake on the right.

    I have gone over some of Milts drawings that you have posted on your site, however, which Milt Drawings would you say are essential look up and go over??

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  8. Hey Tokyobanana,

    Thanks for the info, I appreciate it, and your English is fine!

    Aj,

    I do not really like to trace drawings to study but if you want to do it to practice that's fine.
    It's a difficult question for me because I like all of Milt's drawings. Just choose your favorites. You will learn from any of his drawings, I guarantee it.

    Thank you guys.
    Best.

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  9. Ashley,

    Claire Wendling is one of my favorites and I would be glad to know that she worked on this piece.
    Thanks for the info.
    Best.

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  10. nikudy,

    Thanks for the link.
    This guy is amazing and yes, he is the one who did the comic books but I do not think he animated on the trailer but must have had done key drawings for it.

    Best.

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  11. Actually this is really for a full-length movie. Alex Alice did this trailer as a proof-of-concept and try to use money from the comic book to finance part of the project.

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  12. Yannick,

    OK, now it makes more sense. I thought it was an amazing effort just to promote the comic books.
    It does look more like it was done to get investments for a feature film.
    Thanks for the info.
    Best.

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  13. In the credits it says that it was made at Bibo Films in Paris. The horse was designed by Claire Wendling and it also lists the animators.
    The average time it takes for a film to come off the ground is eight years (so they say). So maybe we will see this in 2020 :)

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  14. Hey Uli,

    Thanks for the info.
    Wow, 2020? I hope we can see this sooner. Amazing how no one wants to invest in something like this now.

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  15. Wow! Sandro Thanks for sharing this gem of EpicNess!
    Gonna spread the word about it!
    It's amazing to see how European publications have been using more and more animated shorts to generate buzz for their products!
    I wonder if the publishers are funding these or done by the artists on the side with a team of friends? Sounds silly, I know, but we rarely see this much effort and terrific work put behind US illustrated books/ comics.

    But wow that is some great Epic animation! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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  16. Alex Alice has a blog here on Blogspot (http://alexaliceblog.blogspot.com/), and shares glimpses of what he's working on every now and then.
    He even uploaded a picture taken from the movie, though I don't know if it was just a concept. It looked fully rendered, so I guess the production has improved a bit.

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