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DJI. DEATH SAILS by Simpals Animation Studio
April 1, 2015

Dji. Death Sails Model Sheet

Dji. Death Sails Concepts
THE DAM KEEPER by Pixar’s Dice Tsutsumi
April 22, 2014
The Dam Keeper

The Dam Keeper – Trailer #1

The Dam Keeper – Official Clip #1

In total 75 talented filmmakers worked on The Dam Keeper. The film was Directed by Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi the Lighting Art Director for Toy Story 3 and Monsters University and Robert Kondo Art Director for Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, and Monsters University. Supervising Animator Erick Oh lends his talent from Pixar Animation Studios where he currently works as an animator.

The Dam Keeper – Early Looks Test

Plot: “The story of The Dam Keeper tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything. Set in a desolate future, one small town’s survival is solely due to a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. Despite bullying from classmates and an indifferent public, the dam’s operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning in order to protect the town. When a new student, Fox, joins Pig’s class, everything begins to change.”

Animation process in The Dam Keeper

With a total running time of 18 minutes, the film is made up of over 8,000 paintings and blends traditional hand-drawn animation with lush brushstrokes to bring the directors’ celebrated painting-styles to life. The film was produced using Photoshop and TV Paint software.

Box + The Dam Keeper

BOX the Online cloud storage solution provided a way for the team to collaborate easily.
Autodesk HYPERSPACE MADNESS 3D Model Downloads
December 4, 2013

Sven The Hero

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Evil Minion

Hyperspace Madness Minion Download

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HYPERSPACE MADNESS is a game and short film created by Autodesk

See previous cganimationblog Hyperspace Madness post entitled

‘HYPERSPACE MADNESS Game & Short Film by Autodesk’

HYPERSPACE MADNESS Game & Short Film by Autodesk
December 3, 2013

Gameplay Footage

Building Hyperspace Madness, GDC 2012 presentation

Final Animatic

HYPERSPACE MADNESS is a game created by Autodesk over a 2 month timeframe using the Unreal UDK game engine to demonstrate what their software is capable of.

A short film directed by Remi McGill is currently in production to demonstrate how Autodesk is used in film production.

Here’s some pre-production goodies to tie you over until the film is released.

The Animatic Mood Boards and Opening Script with Animatic

THE FEARSOME BEASTIE by Giles Paley-Phillips
May 7, 2013

May 2013 sees the announcement of a CGI animation Short film of The Fearsome Beastie by award winning author Giles Paley-Phillips.

The Book published by Maverick Arts Publishing will be adapted by Slurpy Studios and Co-Directed by Katie Steed and Jon Hunt, in collaboration with UCA

UCA has a prestigious track record in animation having produced four Oscar winners to date.

The Film will be completed during the summer of 2014 and will be launched on the festival circuit soon after.

The Fearsome Beastie has had much success since it’s release in May 2011, having won the People’s Book Prize in 2012 it has also been shortlisted for many other awards including The Rotherham children’s Book award 2012 and The Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Prize in 2013.

For more information please contact: sales@maverick-arts.co.uk or info@slurpystudios.co.uk

Follow on Twitter: @slurpystudios
SHAVE IT Animated Short by @3DarVFX
April 11, 2013
August 3, 2011

Excellent short film by Ringling students Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis.



IRON BABY by Patrick Boivin
August 15, 2010

Iron Baby Short Film on YouTube in HD

Loving the CG work (and the evil enemy bunnies!) on the excellent animated Iron Baby short by French Canadian animator and director Patrick Boivin The CG/FX was handled by Strob and his 3DS Max model of the Iron Baby is available to download from Turbosquid

The GRUFFALO: Christmas Day BBC One
December 21, 2009

The Gruffalo YouTube Trailer

The Gruffalo was created by Studio Soi and Magic Light Pictures for the BBC. The short 30 minute animated film combines both CGI and Stop-Motion techniques to create a stylistic look which is faithful to the original book

Here’s a great interview with Axel Scheffler as he talks through his initial Gruffalo book illustrations.

If you don’t manage to catch it on Christmas Day, the DVD is available now.

The Gruffalo DVD
Dir: Jakob Schuh & Max Lang
Voice Cast: James Corden, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane

ALMA: a Short by Rodrigo Blaas
August 10, 2009

Alma Short Film in HD on Vimeo
Excellent short animated film entitled Alma by Pixar animator Rodrigo Blaas

There are two main characters in the film. Mainly the girl, but also the doll shop itself, which takes architectual influences from Gaudi’s House in Barcelona, to become something out of the ordinary.

Even though the film is beautifully animated and rendered, it just goes to show that a good story will leave you wanting to watch it over and over.

The film was recently shown at Siggraph 2009 in New Orleans and won the Jury Honorable Mention award.

Visit the Official Alma Website for an insight into the film.