Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day

I just received the Art of Ratatouille as a father's day gift. Pixar books have become somewhat of a tradition on father's day (although I have to admit we skipped the Incredibles book because of the lack of drawings in it). One of the biggest surprises in previous years was the Art of Finding Nemo signed by John Lasseter.

This year I had mentioned that I didn't want to even look at the book until I had seen the movie, fearing that the story would be given away. But we surprised my five year old last night and took her to the sneak preview. What an amazing film! We can't wait to see it again!

Here is the beautiful wrapping paper from my gift by the talented Ginny:

It's Remy and Emile. Evidently, Emile now has angel wings. Don't worry. No spoiler there.

Hey Pixar, she's available for the next film and she will probably work for Mac & Cheese and some toys.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

"Lucky" Story Reel

I few weeks ago I posted the story reel for the unfinished animated short film Lucky on my other blog. Lucky was to be the first production from the short lived Legacy Animation Studios established when Walt Disney Feature Animation shut down the Orlando studio laying off most of the animators and artists. After an amazing amount of (free) publicity, Legacy closed up because the primary investor changed her mind.
So for those of you who are interested, here is the most recent version of Lucky. Originally boarded by myself, John Hurst and Broose Johnson, it has been reworked a bit since the original screening in 2004. The story, however, is the same. The music is a temporary scratch track.

For the whole story on Lucky and Legacy Animation Studios, visit my Lucky blog.