Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Crazy Pelican Postman



I animated this scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit about a hundred years ago.
These frames are from the start of the scene, which went on and on as the camera pans screen right to reveal life on a film studio's backlot.
This was the cartooniest animation I had done up to this point. I remember animating the brooms from Fantasia using live actin brooms sweeping the floor. All on ones. 
The brooms were also hopping along to the beat of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

A ton of work, I had no weekends working on this film. No regrets. It was all worth it!


6 comments:

  1. Dang Andreas! I love this shot and the animation in it... but I never knew the pelican was yours! The innocent, clueless expression on the fish always cracks me up.

    Hope you're doing okay these days. Stay healthy!

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  2. And it still holds up perfectly.

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  3. roger rabbit is what made me become an animator

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  4. I remember this so vividly, very good

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  5. I thought you said Dave Spafford animated this part? Or did he just do the pelican with the bag on his head reaching for the mail?

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    1. That's correct. Dave animated the Pelican after he crashes and reaches for the mail.

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