Archive for June, 2007

On Spec

June 23rd, 2007


Occasionally, at Perennial Pictures we will produce a spec piece of animation to help sell a concept. While digging through the archives, I found a little piece of animation we made a couple of years ago. The image above is from a 10 second network ID we made as part of a pitch to Cartoon Network. The pitch was made during the time Cartoon Network was putting together their “Tickle U” morning cartoon programming block for preschoolers. They didn’t buy the idea, but we did make some new friends and contacts along the way.

To see the ID, Click here.


Russ Harris


Subtle Multiplane Camera

June 15th, 2007


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Homage to the Voice Artist

June 10th, 2007


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“Squash and Stretch”

June 3rd, 2007


This week at Perennial Pictures more animation cranked through on “Crawford’s Classics – Cinderella.” The image above is from a scene that introduces the Fairy Godmother character in the show. The background art and animation is by G. Brian Reynolds. Brian used a lot of “squash and stretch” in the animation to create the character’s clumsy entrance. “Squash and stretch” is a great old phrase that refers to a time-tested animation basic. Today, an animator can easily squash and stretch the art in programs like FLASH. What does not come easily is that animator’s knowledge of where and how much to use this and other animation techniques. That knowledge only comes as the result of a lot of hard work and experience.

Nice “squash and stretch” G. Brian Reynolds!

Click here to see a few seconds of the ANIMATION.


BTW: Hats off to animators everywhere who share with us the fruits of their [Read more…]