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Friday, January 29, 2010

Valse Triste

Another scene from Allegro non troppo. I thought this one has the most emotion put into it. It defiantly pulls some heartstrings. The cat's memories of the house mixed with Jean Sibelus' music makes an instant classic in animation no matter what country it comes from.

Allegro non troppo

This is actually an Italian animated film from 1977 that I stumbled upon on YouTube a few months ago. The whoile fim is essentially a parody of Disney's Fantasia made by animator Bruno Bozzetto. I personally felt this movie (when it comes to individual style and humor) is the superier one of the two. It's amazing that this one animator can have so many styles in this film versus the 7 or eight directors of Fantasia. There are six movements in the film altogether, one of which will make it in Fantasia 2000 almost 30 years later.

The segment I want to show you is my favorite part of the film. When Maurice Ravel wrote Bolero, it instantly became a classic. (Not bad considering he had narcolepsy when he wrote it.)
What Bozzetto does here is something that's a direct parody of The Rite of Spring in Fantasia. Here, a black blob from a Coke bottle evolves into many fantastic creatures and are on a continuous march for survival. Wait... why am I doing all the talking? Watch it for yourself here!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Alpine Antics credits

Title sequence for a Benny & Gordo cartoon called Alpine Antics..

This was one of the first ones I made using Windows Media Maker. There's no credits, but the later ones do. Enjoy this one for now.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More TC's

"Sailor Squirrel"
Stars: Benny, Gordon (?)

"Gordon's Goofy Gopher"
Stars: Gordon

"Monster Mouse"
Stars: Ralph, Lionel

Title Cards

Sorry it's been taking so long to post stuff here. New semesters of college wear you out!
Anyway, here are the latest projects I've been working on" title cards for the cartoons.

"Alpine Antics"
Stars: Benny & Gordon

"Half-Pint Pachyderm"
Stars: Fred & Lenny

"The Nutty Pipsqueaks"
Stars: Ralph, Benny

Stars: Benny

"It's A Dog's Life, I Guess..."
Stars: Ralph

"Bathtime For Eli"
Stars: Bear & Eli

"Eli's New Pet"
Stars: Bear & Eli

"The Devil and Fred & Lenny"
Stars: Fred and Lenny

"Of Mice and Ducklings"
Stars: Ralph

Trust me, there'll be more to come later.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Book of Eli

This is a title card for an idea I had for Bear and Eli. It's a mini series called "The Book of Eli" where Eli reads from his storybook and tells classic fairy tales to Bear as she dreams. His stories are always a nice twist on the old favorites.

I thought it was a cute idea. What do you guys think?

Angry Monkey

My theory with character expressions is "don't be afraid to emphasize or even push your character's emotions". These angry Gordon expressions prove my point.

Genie the Light Brown Hare

I've snuck this guy in several promo images, but never properly introduced him to y'all!

Meet Genie, a rabbit with one magical personality! He's really a 50,000 year-old genie rabbit who was just recently released by a man who buys him at the pet store. He has power beyond imagination. He's very light-hearted and fun loving as well as a natural prankster. Genie is very wise due to age and experience too. He doesn't like dogs and prefers fruits over vegetables.

The human is Charles M. Avery, the man who buys Genie at a pet store for $5. He's single, a little cranky, and frustrated with his life and his new rabbit's pranks. Chuck's also middle-aged and works at a toy factory. He's going through a mid-life crisis and needs some excitement in his life. Genie is just what the doctor ordered!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ralphie and the Wolf

Pretty much "Peter and the Wolf", starring Ralph as Peter. Set to the music by Sergei Prokofiev.

Gordon's Garden Gopher

Gorden is gardening one day to find that all his vegetable are destroyed. The culprit is a Scottish gopher with an appetite for trouble. The Irish monkey now tries to get rid of the problem, but screws up constantly thanks to the pest.

Gorden's first solo cartoon.

Pet Peeves

In India, the Gupta family have a rat problem. While the wife claims that a mongoose is the best way to control rats, the husband (for whatever reason) thinks a tame cobra is the way. So they find one of each animal and make a deal with them: whoever gets rid of the rats first stays. So the two of them try their own ways to earn their keep. The mongoose, however, tries to mess up the poor cobra's methods. Which one will stay?

Big Baby Blues

At the stork's baby delivery service, there is an undelivered baby that has to be taken to it's mother. The only worker that volunteers is Ralph. What he doesn't know is that he's delivering a baby elephant. It's difficult, but someone's gotta do it!

Saturday, January 2, 2010