Hullabaloo Mania

Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo

In 2&1/2 weeks Hullabaloo has taken the Animation World by storm, the IndieGogo campaign now in its 3rd week, has raised over $291.000 and keeps going. Blogs, Podcasts and other Social Media Forums have shared, talked and written about it all over the world.

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2014/09/disney-animators-aim-to-revive-2d-hand-drawn-animation-with-hullabaloo-an-independent-animated-steampunk-film/

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/disney-veterans-to-save-dying-art-of-2d-handdrawn-animation-with-new-film-hullabaloo-9710694.html

http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/james-lopez-hullabaloo-steampunk-animation/

http://www.rotoscopers.com/2014/09/01/disney-veterans-gather-to-save-2d-animation-from-extinction-with-hullabaloo/

http://io9.com/hullabaloo-is-the-disney-steampunk-animated-movie-of-ou-1631222798

http://www.blastr.com/2014-9-3/former-disney-artists-keeping-hand-drawn-animation-alive-new-crowdfunded-steampunk-indie

http://www.movies.ie/movie_news/1199423/HULLABALOO__Animated_Steampunk_Movie_Aims_to_Saves_HandDrawn_Animation

http://www.hypable.com/2014/09/02/veteran-disney-animators-indiegogo-hullabaloo/

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/09/02/can-indie-cartoon-hullabaloo-save-hand-drawn-animation/

http://comicrelated.com/news/26823/hullabaloo

http://www.youtheentrepreneur.org/hullabaloo/

http://blog.bcdb.com/big-hullabaloo-2d-animation-7946/?shared=email&msg=fail

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/09/disney-animators-band-together-for-animated-steampunk-short-film-we-must-have/

http://steampunkrevue.blogspot.com.es/2014/09/james-lopez-hullabaloo-steampunk.html

http://imperodisney.com/about/comment-page-1/#comment-714

http://www.syfantasy.fr/19395-Hullabaloo_un_courtmetrage_steampunk_pour_sauver_lanimation_2D

http://www.magazine-hd.com/apps/wp/hullabaloo-o-renascer-da-animacao-2d-num-hino-a-estetica-steampunk/

http://cinemania.es/noticias/hullabaloo-el-regreso-al-2d-de-los-veteranos-de-disney/

http://www.kotaku.jp/2014/09/hullabaloo-steampunk-animated-film.html

http://this-is-chris-colfers-world.tumblr.com/post/96387197580/disneyconceptsandstuff

Still think 2D Hand Drawn Animation is not viable??? I think the overwhelming support of 7000+ people on IndieGogo and everyone blogging about Hullabaloo online might beg to differ.

James Lopez and the team are quite out of their wits, for never have we ever dreamed that our project would be received so well. That our sincerest hope to revive Traditional Animation has been amplified and become a beacon of hope for animation lovers and artists everywhere.

We are hellbent more than ever to give it our absolute best and make these shorts into the best animation has to offer.  Our dearest wish is to be able to reach our goal of being sponsored as a web-series and/or feature film. We have now been given the chance to bring back this beloved art form and not only to have work for ourselves, but maybe, just maybe, to reignite the industry and jobs for all those who have lost it and are waiting.

So if you have not done so already, please check out our IndieGogo Campaign and be part of “The Greatest Animation Film you get to help MAKE”.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hullabaloo-steampunk-animated-film

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Hullabaloo funded in only 6 days…

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…and still going strong.

The reception since day one among fellow animation geeks and general public has been resounding. Comments left on websites, Facebook, Indiegogo, Google and re-posts that count in the tens of thousands only reinforces my believe that 2D Animation has been sorely missed and it is time to give the people what they want.

We have been overwhelmed with many blogs actually picking up our cause and giving us many heartfelt reviews and the support in general is making us dizzy. James and the whole team is genuinely touched by the glowing reception Hullabaloo has recieved. I think James is in shock that, what I have been telling him for ages, namely that his stuff is great, is actually true, I don’t think he truly believed it from me. But now he can’t deny it and I am so glad so many people actually agreed with me and pledged to get us 100% funded in only 6 days.

So now what? Well we are still going and there are a few stretch goals we can achieve. Any money from now on will just help us to make a better product and to do more animation, more shorts and show investors that there is a market and that people still want to see 2D Animation. Every penny more and we can really make a difference to the art form we love and to do justice to how it is supposed to be done.

You can be sure that everyone on this team will do the very best to make it the best movie you have ever seen, to do Walt Disney proud and show what is possible when artists have the reigns instead of accountants. I don’t mean to be disrespectful to anyone but when people who have no artistic bone in them make artistic decisions, it is usually a disaster and bad decisions have ruined many would be great projects, don’t we all know it…

Anyhow, I digress: check out the Hullabaloo Facebook page for all the news and  all the great reviews and blogs we have gotten. https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkAnimation/timeline

So please keep on sharing and pledging to help make the greatest animation project ever.

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

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Support Hullabaloo on Indiegogo

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hullabaloo-steampunk-animated-film

It is time to rally the troops and really show your support to 2D hand drawn Animation like never before.

My friends and I are trying to raise the money to make this amazing project a reality. Hullabaloo is a Steampunk adventure for the whole family. A mixture of Lara Croft meets The Great Race ( Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon)  with a twist.

We have an incredible talented core group of people that will work on this project and we hope to turn this into an opportunity for more work, for other talented artists, young and old, that are passionate about hand drawn animation and miss it.

If Walt Disney himself was still alive he would support us, I am sure, he was a visionary and those are hard to come by. He was passionate about his work and so are we. Most of us artists on the team, have worked in the animation industry for over 20 years and for Studios like Disney and Dreamworks, so we have done this before.

All we ask for you to share it and/or pledge on it. Help us make the best action adventure animated feature you have ever seen.  Be part of the Renaissance of  hand drawn animation, so when you finally see it on the big screen you can say: ” I helped make that movie”…

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

Hullabaloo by James Lopez

 

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“Art that inspires me:”4-Yoshitaka Amano

Vampire Hunter D by Yoshitaka Amano

Vampire Hunter D by Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano is another incredible talented master of illustration I came across during my very early days, when I was watching a myriad of Anime while growing up in Italy.

Yoshitaka was the designer of some of my most beloved anime series like Tekkaman, Casshan and Gatchaman. I grew up with a lot of anime and some of the designs really resonated with me.

Some of Amano’s artwork reminds me of Gustav Klimt, but he just made it his own.I really came to know his personal style with Vampire Hunter D and the Sandman illustrations and I admire the amount of detail he puts into each piece. The drawings are so beautiful and evocative, even the darkest ones are still mesmerizing.

I wish I could see one of his paintings in real life to see what they look like up close. I would love to study them and maybe steal a few ideas. But for now my books will have to do.

Sandman by Yoshitaka Amano

Sandman by Yoshitaka Amano

Nr 28 From Maten by Yoshitaka Amano

Nr 28 From Maten by Yoshitaka Amano

Casshan by Yoshitaka Amano

Casshan by Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano

 

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Georg Goriup Art

Art by Georg Goriup

Art by Georg Goriup

Opening Vernissage for Georg Goriup’s Art Show in Merano, Italy is on August 7 2014 at 8pm at the Ansitz Rosengarten in Lana. The show will be on from August 7th to 21st.

This is my dads first solo art show and I am so proud of him.

He has been drawing and painting for years and his style has really taken off and become something very particular and interesting. He even made all the frames himself to match the paintings.

Georg works mostly on paper and board with acrylics, chalk, pastels and anything he fancies at the moment. His very expressive style reminds me of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt a little in the drawing, but his color style and design is all his own and there are no similar. His paintings are almost all very large in size and that means a lot of work, but he loves it.

I wish I could be there to see it all happening, but for now I will do my part in advertizing and showing his amazing work online. So if you are close to northern Italy and have time to go see it, let him know you saw this blog and say hello.

Art of Georg Goriup

Art of Georg Goriup

Art of Georg Goriup

Art of Georg Goriup

Art of Georg Goriup

Art of Georg Goriup

Art of Georg Goriup

Art of Georg Goriup

Georg Goriup and one of his pieces

Georg Goriup and one of his pieces

 

 

 

 

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Animation Paper on IndieGoGo

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/animators-new-favorite-software-animation-paper

This project looks like what we have been waiting for. A real simple way to animate traditionally on a Cintiq or tablet and feel like its the old animation disk, pencil and paper.

This team from Denmark is working on Animation Paper, a new program to animate the traditional way with an X-Sheet and digital turntable, you can work just like on the old desks we used to use. I don’t know about you but to me that sounds like heaven, especially after seeing “Duet” by Glen Keane (see post from 6-27-14).

I think that we all, who are interested in traditional animation, should pledge to make this program a reality, support the people who are trying so hard to help keep 2D animation alive. So check out the link and pledge.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/animators-new-favorite-software-animation-paper

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Marc Davis, one of the NINE

The new book

The new book

Marc Davis was one of Disney’s NINE OLD MEN.

That group of legendary animators and immagineers have shaped the fates of the Disney Studio in the early years. Without them who knows if Disney would be Disney today.

Marc was the creator of more than just beloved characters on screen, but key designer for the park’s attractions and rides. You will recognize his drawings in now famous imagery from “The Jungle Cruise”, “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Haunted Mansion” to name a few.  He was the father of some of my most beloved characters of the Disney arena. Cinderella, SnowWhite, Maleficient, Aurora, Thumper and Flower…do I have to continue?

I was once again so lucky as to be one of the first to hold the book about Mark, that is to be released October 7th 2014. There will be a be a book unveiling and signing at the Center Stage Gallery in Burbank on July 12th 2014, where Alice Davis, his wife, and Andreas Deja will attend.

Unnecessary to tell you I was blown away by the book and had to have one myself, it evoked so many memories. So if you are an animation aficionado, a complete Disneyfile or just a fan of his work, mark your calendars and take the opportunity to see and buy this book early, before it is even out on Amazon.

Marc Davis Scetches

Marc Davis Scetches

Malificient

Malificient

Cruella DeVille

Cruella DeVille

Pirates of the Caribbean, concept work

Pirates of the Caribbean, concept work

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