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.
Loren Bouchard’s new animated series Central Park has recently released on Apple. For the last year I had the privilege of supervising the animation for the musical numbers on all 13 episodes which were produced at Tonic DNA. Working with Bento was a fun experience. I was a bit reluctant to get involved with the show at the beginning because the style of animation is not my cup of tea. However, once I started seeing the story and characters unfold, I began to enjoy it. The music is enjoyable, and the show is full of funny situations and gags.
Central Park is a writers show. This became evident while visiting Bento Box’s studios in LA. The writers rooms are central to the production, and my producer, Howard Huxham, and I had the privilege of sitting in on a script reading for Bob’s Burgers.
The one criticism I have with the final product, which was unavoidable, unfortunately, is that we had to animate to the temp music scratch tracks as the final voices were not recorded until late in production. This effectively destroyed most of the animated lip sync. I cringe to watch it.
My team had a hand animating some of the new Looney Tunes shorts, coming to HBO Max in May.
Here’s an image from one of the shorts we did featuring Bugs Bunny and Gossamer. It’s called Big League Beast.