To go behind the hand-drawn scenes of the animation blockbuster, LBB spoke with several members of the team who brought the project to life. In no particular order, we heard from head of production for Space Jam Laura Montero, lead animator Alain Seguin, FX supervisor Geneviève Létourneau, animation supervisor for Space Jam Todd Shaffer, and supervising producer and Tonic DNA partner Howard Huxham…
Space Jam is released today. My team was occupied on this production for a good part of last year. It was a joy to work with great people and produce a fun project. My hat’s off to Spike Brandt for his creative direction.
One of my colleagues is featured in an article at CTV for her work on Space Jam 2.
The first short we did at Tonic DNA for the new Looney Tunes for Warner Bros. The shorts are streaming on HBO Max.
Entertainment Weekly article on Lebron James involvement in Space Jam: A New Legacy.
For years LeBron James blocked questions about the most animated — and top secret — moment of his career. But now he’s wide open.
“It’s one of the biggest games, if not the biggest game, I’ve ever played in,” he says. “The Goon Squad is probably the best team ever assembled in basketball history.”
Loren Bouchard’s animated series Central Park has won Best Animated Series and Best in Class for programming for Tweens/Teens at the 2021 Kidscreen Awards.
The show and characters are quite funny, and some of the songs are brilliant. Our team had a lot of fun working on it.
Read more about it here.
Teaser trailer for one of the songs from Prodigal the Musical, which is still in production. This song features Jeff Kready (Les Miserables, A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, Billy Elliot) and music composed by Romano Musumarra.
I recently launched a new instructional website called Story Driven Arts, which currently features a new podcast and video reviews of animation for animators. The site is aimed at the arts as a storytelling medium, including animation, film, and images.
Shaffer Creative interviewed numerous animators and painters such as Mike Surrey, John Stobart and Michael Greenholt. You can find those podcasts episodes here.
Here’s another one of the Educ ‘alcool ads called Porcupine, animated by Sam Cabanac and Guillaume Blackburn.