Sad news this morning. A giant of the animation industry, Jimmy Teruaki Murakami — director of When Wind the Wind Blows, and co-director of The Snowman —Â has died in Dublin, Ireland. Jimmy was bo…
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.
This week we had the lovely Rob Minkoff into the VooDooDog studio.
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…..
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 .
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
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
A short clip i animated for the author Angela Clarke for her debut book Confessions of a Fashionista. Publisher random House Jan 17th 2013.