Saturday, August 28, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

Again, great designs by Milt.  I specially like the way he designed the bear and I do not understand why the other animators changed it in their scenes, looking more like Baloo.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Great find!

What a find! I just found this amazing reel, all in pencil test, on YouTube via "What About Thad? blog.
I had never seen an entire Disney short as a working reel before and it is just stunning. I love the animation and layouts and even though it is not that funny, it still entertaining.

I can not believe that Disney went so far ahead with this short but decided to shelve it. Can you imagine the amount of money they spent on this to simply shelve it?

At least we can all enjoy and study the great animation by Fred Moore, Hal King, Cliff Nordberg and others and the great layouts.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Family Guy Disneyfied

Family Guy Disneyfied from sandro lucio on Vimeo.

Family Guy Disneyfied from sandro lucio on Vimeo.

To celebrate the current work I am doing for Fox on a Family Guy episode, here are a couple of scenes that I animated for an episode where they go into a Disney universe and they all become Disney style.

The second scene was a tough one as I had to plan the scene so each character could be seen and they had to be in the clear.

It was a fun and different project for me. I also did the final design of most of the characters based on the director's notes.

These tests are from an episode already aired and it should be on DVD as we speak or soon. What I am producing now can not be shown until it is aired.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

When I was working at Disney, I had this sheet (among others) over my desk for inspiration.  It is just an amazing use of stretch and squash by Milt on the great dialogue piece.  The character, Edgar says "my hat, my umbrella!"   I really love the shapes that Milt drew and the way he did the M sound shape of the mouth by squashing the face.  When he opens the mouth for MY you see no teeth and tongue at all.  You see the tongue only when he says umbrella.  Genius!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010