Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I'm a big fan of good CG work. I'm also a big fan of good traditional work. What I'm not a fan of is when a good looking traditional animated product goes CG and looks crappy in the process.

Take Chester Cheetah for instance. Have you seen the CG version of him in the last year or so? U-g-l-y! How about Tony the Tiger. Another mistake. The list goes on.

The hot chick from the Esurance commercials is the latest character to go down in flames. That cute and sexy Erin has morphed into Ugly Betty. Not only did she lose most of her charm, but the animation and lighting was downright nasty. What a mistake. I hope this is not a permanent decision.

I feel bad for the 2D guys and gals at Wildbrain that had to sit by and watch this happen. They've got to be hating the results even more than I do.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Howdy Hooo

I haven't really had much motivation to come and blog. No, it's nothing that you did. Really. You've been swell. It is just that there are more important things in life. Like. Life!

Even though I'm not posting, I'm still thinking about what to say here in my next post. The problem is, when I actually sit down and start typing, I've forgotten all the things that I wanted to say.

Lucky for you, I did remember one of those things...

While browsing youTube, getting my fill of cute puppies and kitties, I ran across this guy who posts about his exploits trying to get financing for an animated film. The guy is really creative and his videos are actually funny. I'm pulling for him for no other reason than he makes me smile.

You can click here to find him. It seems he is "close" to getting funding. I put it in quotes, because it always appears close, then the rug is pulled from beneath you. He hasn't said what his movie is about, but from the videos, I've gathered that he has a co-production deal with some (probably foreign) animation studio. His latest video explains that he is trying to get an investor and distributor to agree so that he can finally fund his film.

I wish him luck. And anyone that reads this blog knows, I'm not normally nice enough to actually wish someone luck. At least, with any real meaning.

My advice to him, as if he were listening. Is to employ a producer that is actually familiar with these negotiations and not do it yourself. Don't risk it. You could probably talk someone into helping you in exchange for some money after the deal is done.