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Dead Ringo – Episode 6

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2012 by eddie

Images from ‘Ringo & The Night Procession’ are up on the Dead Ringo tumblr

Remember – Images are constantly being added as the scenes are finished :)

Betsy Go Boom!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2012 by eddie

Betsy Go Boom! – a series about a little girl who is literally a human beatbox – is an idea that has been around for a while now. The project was recently revisited, resulting in this series teaser. Music by the wonderful Bran Flakes.

New Dead Ringo trailer

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2012 by eddie

Adios Big-Headed Rikochet…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2012 by eddie

Mixed emotions today. The Rikochet Halloween costume has finally been discontinued. I say mixed emotions because: a) the bulbous head on this thing has been freaking us out since 2004 and b) well, actually there is no b.

My wife actually searched for this to buy it for our 2-and-a half year old. Querida Edna Mort…you dodged a bullet ;)

Working rough…

Posted in Dead Ringo, New projects, Storyboards & Layouts, Uncategorized on April 21, 2012 by eddie

Storyboard page from our feature film ‘Los Campeones de La Lucha Libre’. Because other studios were involved in the production, the storyboards HAD to be detailed and on-model – especially as we knew some (most!) artists would be skipping the layout stage and working straight from the boards. Here are some more examples:

I personally love boarding as I feel it’s where true animation direction comes from. But right now I am enjoying working a little looser and rougher; because the cartoons we are doing are being produced from within, it means the storyboards become more of a blueprint for ideas, rather than rigid direction. And they don’t have to be consistently on model. Hell, when we work on our own stuff, we don’t even use model sheets.

Here are two examples of rougher boards; Super Computer & Dead Ringo. Note that some of the dialogue has been removed because these are still in production, and we don’t want to give EVERYTHING away! :)

Schoolhouse Rock

Posted in Uncategorized on April 19, 2012 by eddie

Growing up in England and Australia, I never got to see this series of educational interstitials that American kids did in the 1970’s. That is until this week, when my wife found a bunch of them on VHS at the local thrift store.
And they are awesome – especially the ‘Grammar’ series from 1973. Simple, stylish designs, nice (not jerky!) animation, simple backgrounds and fantastic music. This stuff really shows up the so called ‘pre school on TV’ shows on Nick Jr as the bollocks they really are.
And you get the feeling that these were done to actually entertain and stimulate kids, rather than to sell them a Leapfrog device or a Dora playhouse. Most of them are on youtube. This is my fave…

EDIT: I should also point out that the vocalist on the clip is the legendary Blossom Dearie.

Dead Ringo series

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2012 by eddie

The first images from Episode 5 (the Cherry Blossom episode :)are up on the Dead Ringo tumblr…

As mentioned previously, I’ll be posting images as the scenes are completed!

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