Friday, June 8, 2012

Wreck It Ralph

 Kind of nice to see my love of videogames and animation colliding in such an epic display as "Wreck It Ralph" from Disney.  Its nice to see they made the extra effort of securing the rights to all of those video game characters.  It definitely adds a certain intrigue that I haven't felt since seeing all of the different characters included in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Speaking of animation, I was thinking of the recent Maurice Sendak tribute that me and the rest of the Rust Belt Monster Collective did recently and was reminded of a test Disney did in the early 80's.  It was Disney's first attempt at combining CG backgrounds with hand animated characters.  While the CG looks pretty primitive by today's standards, Glen Keane's animation still blows my mind.  I have enough trouble drawing a simple character turn around let alone all of the angles he achieved in this test.  It boggles the mind.


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