Monday, May 6, 2013

First Mama Odie Test

A while back I posted a Mama Odie experimental scene, but this one was the very first animation I did with her.  When I was doing  the rough pose test I still saw the character with chubby arms and hands. Madame Mim was on my mind, so I stayed away from skinny limbs. 
But I was asked to make the adjustment, as you can see in the tighter inbetweened version. And I saw right away that those proportions worked better.
For final production the scene was restaged, and I re-animated it accordingly, but the ending stayed intact. Of course eventually I added more neck mass, which was too much fun to incorporate into her dialogue with all that squash and stretch.
Jennifer Lewis gave me one of the juiciest voices I ever worked with.