Wednesday, April 12, 2006
So..... we had our Toronto staff preview on April 11th. It was the first chance I had to watch the film with all the final bells and whistles, and the first time I had seen anything for over six months! Pretty crazy. I animated on the film for two years. I'm not one to get all sentimental about it.... working on The Wild was a lot of fun, and we had some crazy talented people working with us. It was my first feature, and the friends I made are now all over the place. So what did I think of the movie? It went by fast. It looked better than I expected, and there was all kinds of new dialogue I don't remember. We're getting our work next week after the film comes out and if I figure out how, I'll put some clips up of stuff I did. Some of the shots I animated include the squirrel slapping his butt (that's in the trailer), the shots of Benny the Squirrel getting stuck in Samson's nostril and trying to get out, Nigel the Koala going crazy on the boat ride to Africa, some of the gazelle stampede stuff, and lots more that I forget. Anyway, I hope people give it a chance and don't just write it off as a Madagascar ripoff, and just sit back and enjoy themselves for an hour and a half.