Sunday, September 29, 2013

Taco Talking

During my stay at Dreamworks working on Shadows I was borrowed by the Turbo production  for a couple of weeks to animate a couple of hand drawn shots for one of the sequences.  The idea was that the character who owned Turbo needed to have money to pay to enroll the snail in a car racing competition and he takes the money saved by his brother from their Taco stand restaurant. 

He knows he did a bad thing and did not have a clean conscience after that.  In the shots I did he looks at the taco restaurant's logo and one of the tacos, that represented his brother would talk to him as if it was his conscience saying he did a bad thing to his brother.

I thought it was a great idea and it could have been fun to see it in the final film but they decided it was not and dropped them from the final version.

The other day I saw a scene from the Sopranos where a fish in a farmer's market talks to the character of Tony Soprano as if it was his conscience playing with him.
So, there you go.

taco 1 from Sandro Cleuzo on Vimeo.

taco 2 from Sandro Cleuzo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Micro Gallery


I did this piece for a small event here at Dreamworks that they called Micro Gallery.  All artwork had to be done small and they were auctioned.  All the profits went to the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.  The theme was "Childhood and Nostalgia" and I drew my caricature as a kid playing super hero.  I would wrap a piece of cloth around my neck and put socks on my hands as if they were gloves.    I do not know who won the bid for it but I hope it went to a good home.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

See You At The CTN Expo?


This November I will have a booth at CTN Expo in Burbank and will be selling a couple of personal art books and I hope to see you there.  I will show you a preview of the books in a few weeks here on the blog.  I will have posters and postcards too.
I will be sharing it with my talented friends Len Simon and James Lopez which will be selling their books too.  It will be awesome.
Here is the link to the event:http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Milt Kahl Day

This is one of my favorite shots by Milt.  It's a shot from Mary Poppins of the fox hunting sequence.
The way Milt animated this horse is incredible.  He knew enough the mechanics of movement of a real horse in order to caricature it so great and still believable.