Miss Fox of Toto House.

March 23rd, 2011

“Toto House”, our latest, designed and directed by Uwe Heidschoetter can now also be seen in its entirety in the “work” section of our website. Above are some few of the endless poses Uwe drew as preparation for the animators. (click to enlarge)

Der Grüffeloadventskalendercountdown #22

December 22nd, 2010

Facial expressions for the Gruffalo, dgtl. paint over by Max Lang. Watch the film on ZDF, Dec 24th 10.40 am.

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December 21st, 2010

Throughout the production of “The Gruffalo” we felt very lucky to be able to approach both Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the book’s author and its illustrator, for their advice. Early on, Axel graciously supplied us with a series of beautiful drawings of the film’s then potential sidecharacters, many of which -to our fault- didn’t make it into the film. One though, the toad, became a much beloved cast member to us (see him in action here). Top: Initial design for the toad by Axel Scheffler. Below: Modelsheet by Max Lang. Bottom: Final model by Wolfram Kampffmeyer and Felix Schaller.

Watch “The Gruffalo” on Dec. 24th, 10.40 am on ZDF and on Dec 25th, 04.30 pm on the BBC.

Der Grüffeloadventskalendercountdown #19

December 19th, 2010

Here are some of the horrible things we had to do to Harald’s beautiful drawings further down the road (click to enlarge). Modelsheet for Owl by Jakob Schuh.

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December 15th, 2010

Left: Snake’s design was largely based on the way Max Lang drew the character in his storyboards.  Right: The final modelsheet, a dig. paint-over by Jakob Schuh based on a maquette by Klaus Morschheuser (click to enlarge).  See more from that sequence here.

Der Grüffeloadventskalendercountdown #14

December 14th, 2010

Above: Some of the great work Harald Siepermann has done for the characterdesign of Owl, perfectly suggesting not only his design but literally his character. (click to enlarge) Watch the result on ZDF, 24.12.2010 10.40 am.