Sunday, April 12, 2015

Some animation Drawings

Here's some animation drawings from a project I was developing that was inspired by Blake Edwards Classic Comedy 'The Great Race'. I went as far as animating a couple of scenes to some funny dialogue based off of Jack Lemmon's Comic creation from the movie. I was proud of the way it turned out and it came across as funny when completed. Unfortunately, it didn't go anywhere beyond these two scenes; mainly because Hanna/Barbera had already created a show that was inspired by this movie in the 60's called 'The Wacky Races' and the other wide spread belief that these characters weren't considered marketable/relatable to the small fry in the audience (which seems to be a necessary element in today's market). Now don't get me wrong, when I was a kid I loved The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy and many other things that in today's world aren't considered kid relatable. Well, when I was watching these things, I was looking for the sheer fun and entertainment value! It never bothered me that these characters were adults because they acted kid-like and did funny and goofy things!  It didn't seem to concern other youngsters either. The fact is that many other kids loved this stuff too! 


Tony DiStefano said...

Good to see you blogging. I scrawled down to the mickey you drew. Really great drawing. I get a nice feeling looking at your work as though esthetics once again make sence.Not like today.
Nice to see you doing art again!

Brian Mitchell said...

Thanks Tony. I need to blog more often which I'll
Try to do. There's not a whole lot of animation out there today that features designs that are appealing. Seems like quirky design is in and classically drawn cartoons are out because the perception is that it's old school. Truth is, great design doesn't go out of style.