Paul Donnellon VooDooDog

MTV Wrecked

This was a Title sequence we directed and designed for MTV for a show called Wrecked.

Our Idea was to approach the two main guys in the show as if they were a live action Tom and Jerry. For example one of the guys smashes the other on the head with a giant mallet, it certainly had the violent edge of the old cartoons. ….The show revolved around comedy pranks. We filmed the two guys in a small green screen studio at Nickleodeon for half a day in soho.

It was good fun and we had a tight storyboard so we could film all of the snippets of action we would need for our compositing. Then we built the sets in 3d and graded everything to have the black and red tones of the branding of the Wrecked show.

The whole piece was completed in 12 days from beginning to end. It aired for two series on MTV networks in the U.K.

Louisiana museum denmark

Louisiana museum denmark

http://cinefex.com/blog/jimmy-t-murakami/

This was an early job i made for MTV and it was made using old fashioned cel animation to make it as realistically in the world and technique of the great max Fleischer who i love.

Superbrat one of my characters painted  oil on canvas…

Superbrat one of my characters painted  oil on canvas…

Happy Christmas from VooDooDog

Rob Minkoff

This week we had the lovely Rob Minkoff into the VooDooDog studio.
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Rob is in London finishing off the music for his next movie Mr Peabody and Sherman released in Feb by Dreamworks Animation. He also switched on the regents street Christmas lights which have his movie as the theme this year…..

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I remember the original cartoon shorts from when i was 8 .

Rob was co director of the Lion King and directed Stuart Little and he kindly autographed my Stuart little DVD with a note to my twin 4yr old boys Leo and Joseph and he drew this amazing sketch for them on the inside . image

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Seen here.wow!

Rob gave me some good pointers on my storyboard for an Animated Film I am directing next year for channel4. I always loved those roger rabbit shorts he directed too, a very talented film maker and great guy.

Mr Peabody and Sherman trailer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy6oD7BZw50

rough model set for an animated project i am working on at the moment.

rough model set for an animated project i am working on at the moment.

Why the long face??

One of a series of Panda Idents Animated by Paul Donnellon and Satchiko nita for the World Wildlife Fund. The brief was to take the famous logo character and to animate him in a way to bring out his character while retaining the integrity of the original design Logo graphic.

The challenge was to make him feel alive and move in a three dimensional movement while not breaking the flow of the simple logo, this took quite a lot of testing and designing.  

The character only exists as he is drawn for the Logo, there is no other angles designed for this character so the first part of the job was to create a model sheet to work out how he might look in profile, behind etc