IMDb and the We Bare Bears

So I just realized that the good folks over at Cartoon Network gave me the official credits for my work on their shows on my IMDb page.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2823724/

I am sooooo excited, that brings my credits up to 14 and I have a very recent one now instead of all the older ones. I am so grateful to whoever put the credits up for me, THANK YOU.

This was such a good surprise today and it made my day completely.

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Hullabaloo at CTNX 2015

Hullabaloo Team

Hullabaloo Team

The Hullabaloo Team at CTNExpo 2015.

What an amazing week end we just had. This year the team was invited to hold a panel about “The Making of Hullabaloo” at the CTN Lounge and it was a success. We had a full house attending our talk about how we deal with the demands of the production and how we got it all up and running. We shared some of the process of film making in traditional hand drawn animation and it’s challenges. The panel was on Friday and for the rest of the week-end people came to tell us how much they had enjoyed the panel and how happy they where to attend it.

Saturday James also held an animation lecture on one of the characters and mesmerized people with the magic of seeing drawings created and then a sequence of them actually moving the character right in front of their eyes. There where quite a few dropped jaws and that indistinguishable ahhh at the end that tells you the audience was enchanted.

What a rush to be there and finally show some of our work in various stages on the screen and getting so much positive feedback. We had people running up just saying how excited they where and asking when it would be available to see. We had people walking by and getting stuck as they looked at the video screen and could not carry on till the loop of artwork came back to the point they had first started. So many times people who had pledged on IndiGogo last year came up and said; wow this is so cool, we can’t wait…

Young and old, students and old timers of the industry have complemented the project and we could not be happier. Thank you for your patience and support and thank you for cheering us on on our way. We are just as excited as all of you and we are working very hard on completing episodes 1 & 2 for the new year.

CTNX was as usual a whirlwind of energy and for us a confirmation that we are doing something right. The work looks great and I want to thank all the team for their contribution, you guys rock. Let’s keep it going and show the world that 2D traditional hand drawn animation is alive and kicking.

Hullabaloo team at CTN panel

Hullabaloo team at CTN panel

Hullabaloo Team at CTN panel

Hullabaloo Team at CTN panel

Hullabaloo Booth at CTN

Hullabaloo Booth at CTN

Hullabaloo Team at the Sunday wrap party toast

Hullabaloo Team at the Sunday wrap party toast

 

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We Bare Bears… New TV show

This is the promo for the new TV Series “We Bare Bears” that just started on Cartoon Network.

My very good friend Ronan is working on this and last winter I was so lucky to be able to help him out. I was doing Clean Up-Final Line Model Sheets for characters and props to be sent out overseas, where they actually animated the series. They needed a very specific type of linework to be done on the Cintiq to mimic an actual pencil line. Working on those drawings was a lot of fun and I am glad I had the chance to do this.

I hope the series will do well and kids like it, so check it out.

We Bare Bears and me at ComicCon 2015

We Bare Bears and me at ComicCon 2015

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Hullabaloo in the Works

Hullabaloo Pipeline Progression Story-Final

Hullabaloo Pipeline Progression Story-Final

Yes I know it has been too long since my last post…

We have been working very hard on Hullabaloo for the last few month and I have been taking a little hiatus from blogging.

So what is been going on, you want to know!

Well, animation has been slowly kicked up into gear and our animators are doing a great job so far. Unfortunately, like with all freelance projects, we had to wait for some of our animators to finish some of their other commitments and we still have some people that have not jet been able to start. James had a few month over at Disney TV as well and that kept him from giving his full attention to our shorts, but he has been making up for lost time I can assure you. He is given Hullabaloo his undivided time and labor and has been animating and directing since.

Hullabaloo Pipeline Progression Story-Final

Hullabaloo Pipeline Progression Story-Final

Clean Up/Final Line has been chasing the animators tails since we got our first few scenes and our department is hungry. It has been a blessing to finally being able to sink my teeth into some amazing scenes and drawing the characters is so much fun. All of our Final Line team is so talented and passionate about their work. I can not wait for you to see some of the work when we will showcase it at this years CTNX in Burbank in November. We already have a booth reserved for the occasion and yours truly will be there all three days of course.

Hullabaloo Pipeline Animation Process

Hullabaloo Pipeline Animation Process

Leo has been working on the CG car chasing sequences and Dan has been busy scanning and painting all the finished artwork. Jake has been doing some amazing work with After Effects to finish the final look and so far everything is looking awesome.

James has released some little teaser images to show the progression in our pipeline and I am featuring them here so you can see them.

On another note James and Dominique have been working really hard on our pledge prices for the IndiGogo campaign as well. Between designing the activity book and paper doll dress up kit and all the other prints for the different perk categories. Also they have been packaging up all the little knick knacks and getting everything ready to be shipped. Dominique is heading up all the organization and following up on checking addresses and making sure that the prices will be sent to the right people. Hopefully we’ll be able to ship out some of the lesser perk prices by September, that would free us up to concentrate on the next steps.

So as you can see we all have been very busy bee’s.

As usual I will keep you appraised of more Hullabaloo as I can, so keep an eye out for the next news here on the Katpurr Blog.

Hullabaloo Headquarters

Hullabaloo Headquarters

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CTN RoadTrip Burbank

Booth Hullabaloo

Booth Hullabaloo

This last week end Hullabaloo was out on the road with other great art and artists at the Burbank Arts Festival. Just as it is a success within the industry, it is also been a complete 10/10 with the public.

James flipping a scene

James flipping a scene

So many people stopped by to ask where they can see the movie and when it will be showing at the theaters. Kids and adults alike got mesmerized by our screen and the few scenes we where showing. On Sunday we brought an entire scene, animation and clean up to flip for people, so they could see the drawings and the movement and that attracted the crowds like magic was happening in front of their eyes… and so it did. IMG_3018

James was barely able to take a few breaks to eat and rest as he was inundated with questions and compliments and everyone wanted to shake his hand for keeping the true magic of animation alive.

Jules, Veronica and James

Jules, Veronica and James

Our wonderful cosplay queens Angi Viper and Caitlin Postal where there on Saturday as Veronica and Jules. As last time they attracted a lot of attention and people liked taking pictures and kids where amazed to see the characters come to life.

Thank you, to all that came by to say hi and introduced themselves as our patrons on IndiGogo and fans, we loved seeing you all.

All in all another great event, thanks to Tina Price, the mastermind of CTN.

A bunch of Hullabaloonatics at the CTN RoadTrip.

A bunch of Hullabaloonatics at the CTN RoadTrip.

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WonderCon Anaheim 2015

Cinderella and me at WonderCon

Cinderella and me at WonderCon

WonderCon 2015 was awesome as it was a last minute surprise trip for me.

Sporting my Hullabaloo tee yesterday I encountered some incredibly good cosplay amongst my absolute favored 2, Angie and Caitlin in Super Anna and Elsa outfits that rocked.

Super Anna & Elsa to keep Arendelle and the world safe.

Super Anna & Elsa to keep Arendelle and the world safe.

As I said this one was a surprise since I had not planned to go and my very best friend Jen only mentioned on Thursday that she got me a guest ticket. So it was lucky I had a day off on Friday and we spent all day in the mayhem that is WonderCon.

Logan the Wolverine keeping me safe.

Logan the Wolverine, aka Lonstermash, keeping me safe.

It was so much fun and I saw some of my very dear friends at their booths, where I got a couple of treasures. One from Brett 2D Bean, his art of booklet and one from Stephan Franck, volume 4 of his dark comic Silver.

WonderCon loot

WonderCon loot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was overwhelming as usual and it took us all day to get thru to the other side, what with all the artwork and knick knacks to look at and getting distracted a million times by all the costumes and people.

Fleur Delacour

Fleur Delacour

So all in all a great adventure and fun and I even met up with an old friend that I had not seen in a while.

Edward ScissorHands

Edward ScissorHands

This was such an inspiration and recharge moment and sorely needed. WonderCon is such a great atmosphere and everyone just wants to have a good time.

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Stephan and I with his new comic book

Where else in the world can you be a kid and a geek at the same time and see icons of the Silverscreen you grew up with or meet the characters that impacted your life. It is incredible how much detail some go into to give you that experience and everyone is really approachable and happy to pose for pictures.

At the end of the day I even saw Lois Lane from the first Superman Movie I grew up with, still spunky and charming and bewitching two wanabe Supermen, just as she did with the original.

Margot Kidder aka Lois Lane and a pair of strapping Supermen

Margot Kidder aka Lois Lane and a pair of strapping Supermen

So I guess I’ll give this day an 11/10 for awesomeness, fun and total surprise.

The WonderCon is on till Sunday at the Convention Center in Anaheim, but it will be back next year in April as it always does. So do yourself a favor, if you like this sort of stuff, and go see and experience it for yourself. It is just as great as ComicCon in San Diego, but easier to get in to as it is a bit smaller and more manageable, especially if it is your first time.

So drop off the kids at Disneyland for the day and have yourself a vacation at the other “happiest place on earth” across the road…hahaha

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“Salon Productivity Academy” video

This is the freelance project I helped make recently. I was responsible for all the artwork and the animated storyboarding to introduce the live action part of the video.

This was a first time for me, to come up with all the elements.  I had the script and a general idea of what was expected and it was a lot of fun diving in and doing the drawings and then playing around StoryboardPro to put it all together. I did all the art and animation bit, the sound, live action and editing was done elsewhere.

It was a tight schedule and budget, but the opportunity was too good to pass. I sure learned a lot while making this and that was worth the experience. So here it is and the client was very happy.

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