This is an early looks test. Although this is rough, this is the look and feel for the final film.
Animation = Erick Oh
BG Painting = Willy Hwang
After Effects = Craig Foster
Character Paint = Dice Tsutsumi
This short animated film is about finding an unlikely hero in an unlikely place. Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo are both Art Directors at Pixar who have worked on animation films such as Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, and the upcoming Pixar film, Monsters University.
Please check out our facebook page for our production progress and concept artwork
About the filmmakers
Dice, originally from Japan, entered the world of animation through roles at Lucas Learning and Blue Sky Studios (creators of Robots Ice Age, and Horton Hears a Who!" He joined Pixar in 2007 and his paintings have exhibited in galleries around the world and children's books. He has led charity initiatives such as Totoro Forest Project, Artists Help Japan, and Sketchtravel to bring together the artistic community to make a difference in the world. Dice also directed a short Sketchtravel vimeo.com/30312312 but he's hoping The Dam Keeper will be a lot better!
Robert grew up in Southern California and graduated from the Art Center College of Design and worked at Oblique Strategies and Angel Studios before joining Pixar.