I've been wanting to post a work in progress video of some of my shots from Frozen. This is the first one I wanted to post and it shows the process that I go through on a shot like this. I use 2d animated rough tests a lot in my workflow , specially for a broad cartoony shot like this one. I wanted also to show how the 2d sketch translates into the CG character , and the fact that I don't copy 100% the 2d into the CG , I just use it as a reference and starting point. Later, I hide it and concentrate on polishing and refining the CG animation.
I would like to credit the talented people responsible for making this shot look the way it does in the final movie:
Voice acting of Kristoff: Jonathan Groff
Story Boards: Fawn Veerasunthorn
Animation supervisor : Lino Disalvo
Directors: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Sven's rig: David Suroviec
Kristoff's rig: Nicklas Puetz
Tech Anim :Corey Bolwyn
FX: Mike Navarro
Lighting: Benjamin Huang
Music Score: Christophe Beck
And of course, I want to thank the amazing Mitja Rabar for his role as Sven during the live action reference !!
I hope you enjoy it!