Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cat Man Do by Simon Tofield

I tend to focus on 3D animation on this blog as it is my main area of study, but of course 2D is where it all started. In fact, Disney is finding a renewed interest in 2D animation of late, as can be seen with their recent animated / live action release, Enchanted. Other 2D feature films coming out in the next couple of years include The Princess and the Frog as well as the Pixar / Disney's Up.
From what I've heard and read around the internet, a lot of the 2D push is a direct result of Pixar's John Lasseter, who, after Disney bought Pixar in 2006, has become the chief creative officer over at the house the mouse built. Interesting, considering Lasseter is the guy who basically drove the entire 3D animation industry to where it is today.

Anyway, today's video is a 2D Animation by Simon Tofield, an animator at London based Tandem Films. I don't think this is anything that was made officially for Tandem, but rather just a side project by Tofield, who I would guess owns a cat.


Andy said...

This is precisely why I sleep with my door closed. Atari purrs like a motorboat and tries to lick your skin off, and Bruce just wants to sleep on your head.

Ross said...

Thanks for the history lesson and funny animation. That's kind of what Mario was like this morning, except since he's a dog he doesn't have opposable thumbs, like cats do. So instead of hitting me with a bat he just whined a lot.

boddicker said...

This is kind of off the subject, but does anyone know if there are any concept artist/traditional 2D animation jobs available in Los Angeles? I just graduated from UCSD with a Studio Art degree, and I'm desperate to get a job in this field.