adventure and absurdity in making an animated short

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Your Friend the Rat

production art by nate wragg (property of disney/pixar)

I always thought "Leonardo" would be my first short. But Pixar and Brad Bird gave me a great opportunity and allowed me to realize a screwy little film idea I had while heading up story on Ratatouille. On November 6th the Ratatouille DVD comes out and you guys out there (if there is anyone still checking this blog) will get to see what has distracted me from Leo for the last year. All those posts in which I said work was keeping me busy well it was because of "Your Friend the Rat" Pixar's first 2-D short! It was a blast to make and I had the privilege to lead a great team who made the film a little gem of animation. I hope you all enjoy it. If you want to see some images from the short check out animated-news and cartoon brew I'll post some photos and stuff soon.


Blogger Blammo said...

Fantastic stuff Jim!
What a great crew to play with too.


6:47 AM  
Blogger danlevy said...

It is a marvelous short... truly in the lineage of great animated documentary. It just gets better and better as it goes on. congratulations!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Ward Jenkins said...

Jim, I am floored by the short. You guys did a tremendous job on YFTR! I'm curious, were you guys already in production on this thing when the end credit sequence for Ratatouille was being considered for 2D? Or was it the other way around? Either way, the stuff looks fantastic. Simply fantastic. I love the nods to Toot, Whistle, Plunk & Boom, and other fun Disney/John Sutherland-type of instructional films. Love it, guys.

We want more!

12:47 PM  

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