Feature Pitch project XI

Evaluation

The story – I really wanted the story to contain reall places and dates, also want it to contain the value of the slavic folklore. This subject is really wide and I feel like I could have made more research even thought I read so much about it through my life. Even though the story gives us the transformation of the main character from vindictive to simply couragous. There is a field for a little love story. The is los and unexpected kindness, and a monster of course there is a monster, and a princess. So it would seem there is everything a good fairytale needs.

Characters – Anastasia was of course based on real Anastasia which was brave and stubborn but also made everyone laugh.

Ilya’s character was based on the friend from my childhood. He wouldn’t say anything he would just do things, like some sort of good spirit waiting to catch you when you are falling down from the tree.

Raya – she was based on my geat grandmother or more my imagination of her cause I saw here when I was about 3 and I have those glimpses of not even memories but impressions of her. She was a really nice old lady.

Ssanin – the monster was based on always terrible Vladimir Lenin, in the eyes of many seen as a monster or a hero…

I tried to keep the character simple  cause I have tendency to overcomplicating things….

Desings – My attempt was to imitate Ivan Bilibin’s illustrations and I think I got it. It might have looked better if I drawned the character manualy cause I found it hard to give colours this dirty heavy shade, nothing can replace real manual skills. The only thing I have to say about that is.

“Having started out as a drawing animator, Jim Richardson, now a computer animator, told me that when he first switched over to the computer, he found it was like ‘ANIMATING WITH A MICROWAVE’.”

I went a bit over 800 words but I’m sure I would fit it in to a 5 minutes live pitch without a problem.

What to improve: I deffinitely have to work on story telling, I find myself mssing words or being completely lost in the story. Try to analyse characters from different angles to improve the knowledge and understanding of the characters actions. I have to draw even more thought I can se an improvement already. And again time management is my enemy. I am buying myself a calendar for next year.

In the end I would like to watch that film.

I hope you enjoyed the story.

Feature Pitch project XI

PITCH PRESENTATION VERSION

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STANDARD VERSION

THE STORY

The story is much different from the original feature film. The reason for this is the fact that Anastasia (1997) is simply too American, bereft of Russian spirit and folklore, there is none of the beauty of Eastern animation in it. Because this is a story about a Russian Princess, I find it to be more fitting for it to take the form of a traditional Russian folklore tale, in the style of old Eastern Europe animation. The product is aimed at a wide audience but only the older generations will understand the actual meaning of the story.

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STORY

The Royal family has been captured and imprisoned by the evil monster Ssenin. After a few months, he decided to slaughter the Romanovs family but the youngest Princess managed to escape in the cover of the pitch black night. Running through the woods, she came across a simple woman and her son who were coming back home after a whole day of work at the fish market. They saw how terrified she was, so they offered her shelter. She wanted to leave the next day as she was afraid that she would bring a terrible fate to the village but it seemed that no one had recognized her, so there was hope that Ssenin wouldn’t find her there. The old woman Raya and her son Ilya had quickly noticed that she was no ordinary girl, so she told them the truth. They hadn’t told her secret to anyone so she stayed in the village. Every month, the well-being of the village and the country was falling.

The monstrous usurper was a vicious ruler. He would eat five children for breakfast and raise taxes everyday. Ilya helped the princess come up with a plan to kill Ssanin and after 6 years of hiding she left the village in the the night. Moving through the country, she saw many horrible things that happened, because of Ssanin, that changed her… The journey wasn’t to avenge her family, it was to save the people and the country. Even though Ilya promised to stay home, he was following her all the way to Saint Petersburg where she spotted him at the market. He knew someone working in the palace that helped them to get hired there. One day, she heard one of the cooks complain that she has to read Ssanin books every evening and she would really rather go to sleep. She proposed to swap places with an excuse that she would love to read all the books in the palace but she’s not allowed to touch them. From this time every evening, she would go in to the ball room, that Ssanin had made his lair, and she would read. The monster really liked her voice and had soon fell to trust her and sometimes she could swear that he was closing his eyes and having a little nap. One winter evening she brought with her a thin long needle-like sword hid underneath her coat. She read the book, as always, and, as always, she saw Ssanin closing his eyes. Silently, she got up and moved across the room towards the monster’s head. His breath stank of blood. She retrieved the sword, she raised it up but then a big red eye opened and the monster’s head was already 3 meters above her. He spoke that he knew that she would come back and that now it is time for her to die. Had it not have been for Ilya, she would have died but he had shot the monster in the eye and then she cut off his head.

Anastasia became the Queen of Russia and ruled it until she passed away as a very old lady. And of course Ilya stayed with her. The happy ending is necessary, since it’s the complete reversal of the real event.

STYLE

The film should be made as a 2d animation, strongly based on the style of Eastern Europe animation from around the 1950’s, with very strong illustration and flowery, fairytale backgrounds. The character should be simple but with dirtied colouring and dark strokes. The animation itself should imitate the swiftness of the Eastern Europe animation but should be smoother as with modern animations.

The main example of this style is the Russian Illustrator Ivan Bilibin who was fascinated with dark Slavic folklore and lived in the same time period as Anastasia Romanowa.

And an example of the Russian animation I propose is: The Scarlet Flower (1952), which holds the beautiful backgrounds and the magical movement of the characters.

For the music I propose compositions of Tchaikovsky or Grieg which are inseparable from Russian animation.

FORMAT

This story should have the form of an animated feature film. There is a space to create a TV series afterwards but the main story should be shown in one piece, so it was easier to absorb and feel as though it’s partially based on a real event. Also I’m afraid that if it was a TV series, it would lose on quality.

CHARACTERS

a

Anastasia Romanova, The youngest of the princesses.

After escaping the monster who slaughtered her whole family, she promises to avenge them. For six years she hides in the village, planning to slay the monster. On the journey to Saint Petersburg, her eyes see very terrible things and she changes. She decides that the most important thing of all is to free her people and take good care of the country. She has a very strong character and thinks that she is capable of doing everything by herself.

b

Ilya Mirov, the only son of Raya.

Every day at sunrise, he goes out to fish and then joins his mother on the fish market where they spend the whole day. He’s bright (and can read, which isn’t very common in the village), strong and he’s genuinely a good lad. He finds all the girls in the village dumb & boring until he meets Anastasia. Of course, he has a crush on her. He knows that there is no way in Hell that he could marry a Princess but he still follows her all the way to the Saint Petersburg and helps her slay the monster.

c

Raya Mirov, a widow. Has only one son, Ilya.

After her husband died at sea, she was forced to work all day to keep the house and her son in good health. She’s not as old as you would think. Also, she doesn’t understand why her son is still not married. She helps Anastasia because she always wanted to have a daughter. She really doesn’t want her to leave but she knows that nothing can stop her.

d

Ssenin, evil, monstrous snake with bat wings, long fangs and blood red lizard eyes.

A vicious creature, his only dreams and aspirations are death and misery. He likes to kill for fun and listen to screams of terror. Kills the Romanov family because he’s an asshole and just wants to have a kingdom of terror. He let little Anastasia run away just for fun and for some reason he likes bad romance novels.

PLOT

Russian Royal Family gets slaughtered by a terrible monster. The youngest of the Princesses manages to escape and finds shelter in the village nearby. After six yeats of hiding she heads to Saint Petersburg to slay the monster who killed her family. On her way there, the amount of terrible things she sees changes her and now she just wants to free her people from their horrible future. And there is a boy who follows her.

SYNOPSIS

A story about a girl who wants to avenge her family but soon realises that it’s better to be a saviour than a regular monster slayer.

References:

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/IMRC/course_website/slides08/bilib001_opt_tif.jpg. [Accessed 20 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.kino-teatr.ru/blog/551/13781.jpg. [Accessed 20 June 2016].

Feature Pitch project XI

Some stuff for the project.

I had much more of those sticky notes. MUCH MORE. But my bunny ate them….

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Some facts about Romanov’s family, half in polish half in english….

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Visual Research

Environement

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Clothes

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Monster

basilisk_by_rachel_bee

 

Character design sketches

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Anastasia2

Ilya3

Raya4

Ssanin

 

More inspirations

I thought about one more artist that I’m inspired by in this project (and all the time)

Ilya Repin (1844-1930)

one of the most magnificent Ukrainian painters. Also lived in the same time as Romanov’s family. He was also Bilibin’s teacher.

Sadko in the underwater kingdom

Yevgeny Onegin

References:

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/22/Ilja_Riepin.png/189px-Ilja_Riepin.png. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Ilya_Repin_-_Sadko_-_Google_Art_Project_levels_adjustment.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://guliverlooks.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/ilya-repin2.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.toddlockwood.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/basilisk1.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://bialczynski.pl/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/ss-shishkin_brook_in_birch_forest_1883.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://elmir.ua/img/456534/800/600/3d_pazl_umnaya_bumaga_russkaya_izba_s_geroyami_206.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://caravaningworld.pl/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Stara-malowana-chata-w-Zalipiu.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.globtroter.pl/zdjecia/rosja/105551_rosja_chata_syberyjska.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/26/19/70/261970d33655edbf4645b9b18d0a4bda.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://rememberingletters.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/russia-russian-clothes.jpg?w=535&h=799. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d4/cc/fd/d4ccfda3309c120dab4e10778f9fe6e8.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://cs407125.vk.me/v407125523/1ae4/agscLsiqRiU.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Prokudin-Gorskii-08.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/52/a2/e4/52a2e404e1f8581f9295e80a1476bbbc.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://img0.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/2/73/249/73249410_29.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.historia.ro/sites/default/files/articol/2010/08/S2.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://img00.deviantart.net/55cf/i/2010/005/e/2/basilisk_by_rachel_bee.jpg. [Accessed 16 June 2016].

 

 

 

Feature Pitch project XI

 Story

The Royal family has been captured and imprisoned by the evil monster Ssenin. After a few months, he decided to slaughter the Romanovs family but the youngest Princess managed to escape in the cover of the pitch black night. Running through the woods, she came across a simple woman and her son who were coming back home after a whole day of work at the fish market. They saw how terrified she was, so they offered her shelter. She wanted to leave the next day as she was afraid that she would bring a terrible fate to the village but it seemed that no one had recognized her, so there was hope that Ssenin wouldn’t find her there. The old woman Raya and her son Ilya had quickly noticed that she was no ordinary girl, so she told them the truth. They hadn’t told her secret to anyone so she stayed in the village. Every month, the well-being of the village and the country was falling.

The monstrous usurper was a vicious ruler. He would eat five children for breakfast and raise taxes everyday. Ilya helped the princess come up with a plan to kill Ssanin and after 6 years of hiding she left the village in the the night. Moving through the country, she saw many horrible things that happened, because of Ssanin, that changed her… The journey wasn’t to avenge her family, it was to save the people and the country. Even though Ilya promised to stay home, he was following her all the way to Saint Petersburg where she spotted him at the market. He knew someone working in the palace that helped them to get hired there. One day, she heard one of the cooks complain that she has to read Ssanin books every evening and she would really rather go to sleep. She proposed to swap places with an excuse that she would love to read all the books in the palace but she’s not allowed to touch them. From this time every evening, she would go in to the ball room, that Ssanin had made his lair, and she would read. The monster really liked her voice and had soon fell to trust her and sometimes she could swear that he was closing his eyes and having a little nap. One winter evening she brought with her a thin long needle-like sword hid underneath her coat. She read the book, as always, and, as always, she saw Ssanin closing his eyes. Silently, she got up and moved across the room towards the monster’s head. His breath stank of blood. She retrieved the sword, she raised it up but then a big red eye opened and the monster’s head was already 3 meters above her. He spoke that he knew that she would come back and that now it is time for her to die. Had it not have been for Ilya, she would have died but he had shot the monster in the eye and then she cut off his head.

Anastasia became the Queen of Russia and ruled it until she passed away as a very old lady. And of course Ilya stayed with her. The happy ending is necessary, since it’s the complete reversal of the real even

Explenation

I had  trouble in deciding which way to go to show the story. To make it realistic and use real human form of Lenin or to go in to a fairytale. After many days and asked questions for the opinion of others I decided to change him in to a monster and give him a similar sounding name. I think that in this way the story is less brutal so younger audience would be also able to watch the film. And in the way makes it more interesting, for some people can guess themselves that the fairytale monster is the real monster, and fun for others to find out in a different way, through internet or from someone else.

Ilya’s name – I’ve chosen this name couse is Russian and I simply like it.

Raya-s name – it’s the name of my great grandmother.

Looking for the style

Straight away I thought about Ivan Bilibin (1872-1042) one of the most known russian illustrators

He was highly inspired by a dark slavic folklore and creating in a form of Art Nouveau. Also he lived in the same time as Romanov’s family, which makes him a perfect persona to be inspired by.

The examples of russian animations from around 1950’s which also present the style I’d like to follow

 

References:

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.russianpaintings.net/articleimg/bilibin/small/boris_kustodiyev_portrait_of_the_painter_ivan-bilibin_1901.jpg. [Accessed 2 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://illustratornate.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/vasilisa.jpg. [Accessed 2 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://bordel.haghn.com/Art/Illustration/Bilibin%20Ivan/PR_RU–07–big.jpg. [Accessed 2 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://uploads5.wikiart.org/images/ivan-bilibin/mushroom-1900.jpg. [Accessed 2 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://aloblu.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/8950b-bilibin-stagesetinsadko.jpg. [Accessed 2 June 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://apolitical.info/teleleli/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/IvanBilibin10.jpg. [Accessed 2 June 2016].

 

Feature Pitch project XI

The Romanov’s Family

Looking from the right – Maria, Alexandra, Alexei, Olga, Tatiana, Nicholas II, Anastasia

The house Romanov was the second dynasty to rule Russia, starting in 1613 until the abdication of Tzar Nicholas II on March 15, 1917, as a result of the February Revolution. The Royal family was hold captive until 17th of July 1918 when they were all gathered in one of the rooms  at Ipatiev’s House in Yekaterinburg in the meaddle of the night and told that they are going to be transported in to a safer place after a few minutes soldiers entered the room then the sentence was read and the whole family was immediately shot and stabbed until dead.

Ipatiev’s House

Execution room

They said that there was so much blood it overcomed the threshold and runned down the stairs.. Afterward the bodys were taken to the empty mine, chopped, burned, and melted with acid. (On the way to the mine bolsheviks came across the women and her son coming back from the fish market, They told her to go home immideiately and don’t dare to look back. Woman did looked back and soon the whole country knew what happened.) Afterwards Bolsheviks told people that the Tsar whas shot dead for the crimes he comited and the rest of the family was transported in to a safe place.

Many people would come to the crime scene to pray and leave flowers or light candles. Comunists didn’t approve that sort of behaviour and Ipatiev’s House was demolished. It didn’t stop people from coming. Years later in it’s place was build The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land.

The bodies of Anastasia and Alexy was purposely burried in a different spot to confuse anyone who might attepmt to look for the royal family. Because of that there was created a tale that Anastasia managed to escape, there was no possibility that Alexei survived because he was already in really bad health and he couldn’t even stand on his own for a few minutes (he had hemofilia).

There was many impostors claiming to be Anastasia. The most known was Anna Anderson.

Those who had known Anastasia said that she was a fake but others were convinced that she was Anastasia. In 1927 a private investigation funded by Tsarina Alexandra’s brother identified Anderson as Franziska Schanzkowska, a Polish factory worker with a mental illness. After years of investigation the German court ruled that Anderson is an imposter but because of the media she was remembered as a real Grand Dutches Anastasia.

Vladimir Lenin

Lenin died 6 years after the slaughter of Romanov’s family and the real reason of his death is unknown. Also the fact of his death was kept a secret for many weeks because he was the most important comunistic persona and his death at that moment would wery badly affect the state of comunistic regime.

Fox’s – Anastasia (1997)

Plot – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_(1997_film)

“In 1916, Tsar Nicholas II hosts a ball at the Catherine Palace to celebrate the Romanov tricentennial. His mother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, is visiting from Paris and gives a music box and a necklace inscribed with the words “Together in Paris” as parting gifts to her youngest granddaughter, eight-year-old Grand Duchess Anastasia. The ball is suddenly interrupted by the sorcerer Grigori Rasputin, the former royal advisor of the Romanovs until he was banished by Nicholas II for treason. Feeling betrayed and seeking revenge, Rasputin sold his soul in exchange for an unholy reliquary, which he uses to place a curse on theRomanov family, sparking the Russian Revolution. Only Marie and Anastasia are able to escape the ensuing siege of the palace, thanks to a young servant boy named Dimitri who shows them a secret passageway in Anastasia’s room. Rasputin confronts the two royals outside on a frozen river, only to fall through the ice and freeze to death. The pair manage to reach a moving train, but only Marie climbs aboard while Anastasia falls, hitting her head on the platform and giving her amnesia.

Ten years later, Russia is under communist rule and Marie has publicly offered 10 million rubles for the safe return of her granddaughter. Dimitri and his friend/partner-in-crime Vladimir search for a look-alike to bring to Paris and pass off as Anastasia so as to collect the reward from Marie. Elsewhere, Anastasia, now using the name “Anya”, leaves the rural orphanage where she grew up, having lost her memory prior to arriving there. Accompanied by a stray puppy she names “Pooka”, she decides to head to Saint Petersburg, inspired by the passage on the necklace she still has. In the deserted palace she encounters Dimitri and Vladimir, who are impressed by her resemblance to the “real” Anastasia and decide to take her with them to Paris.

Bartok, Rasputin’s albino bat minion, is nearby and notices his master’s dormant reliquary suddenly revived by Anastasia’s presence; it drags him to limbo, where the soul of Rasputin survives. Enraged to hear that Anastasia escaped the curse, Rasputin sends his demonic minions from the reliquary to kill her; despite two assassination attempts, the trio manage to (unwittingly) foil him, forcing Rasputin and Bartok to travel back to the surface.

Anastasia, Dimitri and Vladimir eventually reach Paris and go to meet Marie, who refuses to see her, having been nearly fooled numerous times before by impostors. Despite this, Sophie (Marie’s cousin) quizzes Anastasia to confirm her identity. Though Anastasia offers the expected answers as taught to her by Dimitri, he realizes she is indeed the real Anastasia when she vaguely recollects how a boy had saved her ten years prior. Sophie, also convinced of Anastasia’s identity, arranges a meeting with Marie at the Palais Garnier Opera house, but Marie initially refuses, having heard of Dimitri’s scheme to present a stand-in in order to collect the reward money. Anastasia overhears the argument and angrily leaves. Dimitri kidnaps Marie and takes her to see Anastasia. When she refuses, Dimitri shows her the music box that he had found at the palace, and when its music plays, Anastasia is awash with her memories, convincing Marie of her identity. The two are joyfully reunited.

Marie offers Dimitri the reward money, but to her surprise, he refuses it and leaves for Russia, thanking Anastasia for her return to her grandmother. That night at Anastasia’s return celebration, Marie informs her of Dimitri’s gesture. Anastasia, deep in thought about Dimitri, wanders onto the Pont Alexandre III where she is trapped and attacked by Rasputin. Dimitri returns to save her, but is injured and knocked unconscious while Bartok abandons Rasputin. In the struggle, Anastasia manages to get hold of Rasputin’s reliquary and crushes it under her foot, destroying it. With Rasputin’s soul having been tied to the reliquary, he promptly dies and disintegrates.

Afterwards, Dimitri and Anastasia reconcile after Anastasia finally discovers the truth about herself; they elope and Anastasia sends a farewell letter to Marie and Sophie, promising to return one day. The couple kisses on a riverboat and Bartok shares a kiss with a female bat before bidding the audience farewell.”

This version of anastasia is very nice but I don’t really understand why Rasputin would wan’t to kill Anastasia after all its Tsar who wanted him dead. Also I find this film very “american” which doesn’t suit me because it has nothing of the Russian folklor and mentality.

I am planing on making my own version of the story how Anastasia survived cause I believe that you can make so much more of the real story.

http://giphy.com/gifs/cool-story-bro-ooh-boy-1unWthRtNnzkA

References:

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/56119f6e9dd7cc17008bf261-4295-3221/family_nicholas_ii_of_russia_ca._1914.jpg. [Accessed 20 May 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Ipatiev_House_-_Cellar_room.jpg. [Accessed 20 May 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://m0.i.pbase.com/o9/09/268309/1/156133730.bSKRgq8F.IpatievHouse1.jpg. [Accessed 20 May 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Yekaterinburg_cathedral_on_the_blood_2007.jpg/250px-Yekaterinburg_cathedral_on_the_blood_2007.jpg. [Accessed 20 May 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/AnnaAnderson1922.jpg/200px-AnnaAnderson1922.jpg. [Accessed 20 May 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://giphy.com/gifs/cool-story-bro-ooh-boy-1unWthRtNnzkA. [Accessed 8 May 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/Lenin.jpg. [Accessed 8 May 2016].

Feature Pitch project XI

Looking at the examples

 

Gilbert Shelton: Fabulous Furry Freak Bros/Fat Freddy’s Cat

 

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers is an American underground caricature comic strip about the lives of three unemployed brothers and their journey, mainly with marijuana. One of the brothers – Freddy has a cat which ocasionally appears in the comic, there is also the whole empire of cocroaches.

 

 

Fat Freddy’s Cat gained his own series stylised to be a little bit like Krazy Kat.Cat is smarter than Freddy, but in his everyday actions is really not much different than the Freak Brothers. He really likes to tell horrible stories to his nephews.

John Kricfalusi: The Ren and Stimpy Show

It’s an American animated TV series created for Nickelodeon full of dark humor, violence and adult jokes. It’s a story about mentally unstable small dog(Ren) and a nice, wise cat (Stimpy). It’s just crazy, crazy and once more crazy.

Marc Craste

Jo Jo in the stars

Hero comes to the circus to see Jo Jo trapeze artist every night. One night he steals the key to Jo Jo’s cell, the escape together  and start dancing in the stars. Unfortunately they are noticed so in act of desperation they jump of the highest window in the tower. Jo Jo tries to carry them of to safety but Hero loses his grip and falls while Jo Jo has been captured. After years the circus finds a new attraction, they find disfigured Hero and lock him in the cell next to Jo Jo, and they reunite.

The animationwas inspired by the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song “The Carny”

Varmints

The animation is based on the book by Helen Ward

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2096780.Varmints

Its a story about the story about the spiecies which build a big city on the grassland and turns it in to a grey ugly place. One little varmint found the seed, planted it and it grew….

 

Stuck on sunday

“Who are the Sunday Family? They appear to have discovered the secret of permanent happiness … and they live in a perpetual Sunday. But all that is set to change when an apparently harmless Beast turns up out of the blue. One by one everyone will discover that even paradise has its problems…” – STUDIO AKA*

 

Although those examples aren’t really my thing they helped me understand the meaning of the project. Also I found out that I am allowed to make ma own version of Anastasia(1997) which is awesome so I don’t have to wory about the idea any more. Now I just have to find inspiration!

 

 

 

References:

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://popculture.mearsonlineauctions.com/ItemImages/000046/46782b_lg.jpeg. [Accessed 9 May 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://assets.catawiki.nl/assets/2011/5/15/9/3/f/93f78490-612d-012e-9e7d-0050569439b1.jpg. [Accessed 9 May 2016].

. 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.knowitalljoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ren-Stimpy-ren-and-stimpy-944704_1024_768.jpg. [Accessed 9 May 2016].

*       . 2016. . [ONLINE] Available at:https://studioaka.co.uk/FilmWorks/stuckonasunday. [Accessed 9 May 2016].

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Feature Pitch project XI

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This brief means… DRAWING! Im not sure yet what should I make it about. The examples added to the brief aren’t really my cup of tea but I guess animation field is big so I should be fine.

Teagan gave us this really useful example. I’m sure it will become very handy

http://chrisoatley.com/pdf/RMPitchBible.pdf

Lets get to work then!

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