Saturday, January 17, 2009

LITTLE RIKKE








Here are the opening title sequence and end credits for a TV show pilot I co-directed with the show creator and massively talented Rikke Asbjorn (animator on the Gorillaz videos and Monkey Opera).
It's a product of my day job at the Cartoon Network Development Studio where we're currently developing shows for TV. We produce one eleven-minute super-animatic and colour bible for each show which are then pitched to our bosses at CN worldwide.

Unfortunately I'm not allowed to show the whole animatic here but I hope you like this little taster!

Created by Rikke Asbjorn

Opening Title
Co-directed by Rikke Asbjorn and Chris Garbutt
Storyboard - Chris Garbutt
Backgrounds - Sylvain Marc
Character Animation - Rikke Asbjorn, Sylvain Marc and Ben Marsaud
Compositing, Animation, Sound Supervision - Stephane Coedel

End Credits
Co-directed by Rikke Asbjorn and Chris Garbutt
Storyboard - Chris Garbutt
Character Animation - Rikke Asbjorn and Stephane Coedel
Compositing, Sound Design, Backgrounds - Stephane Coedel

Copyright2008 Turner Entertainment Networks International Limited

37 comments:

Chris Kennett said...

Hey Chris, I saw this on CHF and it blew me away! Great work mate, you have the dream job!

Don Shank said...

Wow those look great Chris!
Congratulations! The end credits has such great feel. It's amazing to finally see these, and I can't wait to see the rest of the stuff you all have been working on there at CN.
Pass my compliments along to Rikke and the rest of the crew.

-Don

Pop-Monkey said...

I'm intrigued. Hope to see more of this soon!

AURORE DAMANT said...

C'est beaaaaaauuuuuuuu... bravo les amis!

Kyle Poling said...

the whole project has a great look to it. The characters have a lot of personality, love how they animated the walk on the scout troop - how they bounce up and down. Its nice to see rendered backgrounds too, so much stuff today tends to be flat and graphic - while thats good, its a nice change to see some rendering. Hope it gets picked up, great job!

Ben Mounsey said...

Hey, i was lucky enough to see this in production last year, when i looked around the development studio with Jen. Its a really great piece of work, congrats to you and Rikke and team, hope it gets picked up!

Mustashrik said...

Hey Chris - nice work, I totally understand the process and satisfaction after creating something for an animation pitch! You rock! Keep making kick ass cartoons for the kids, they need them and so do us adults - would love to work for the CN Development team in Soho!

- Mushie

Steve May said...

Looking fine sir! Nice work!

JeanArts said...

nice job chris one more time u have make an awesome job. im still studying Animation and practicing ilustrations to make someday perfect art like u. i think this year im gonna travel from Venezuela "where i live" to EspaƱa for study cinema animation . cheers, if u can helpme with some tutorial i would be happy.

Jean C. Moreno C.

Gorillustrator said...

Fantastic work Chris!

Owen Flanagan said...

Great job Chris, It looks like a really interesting show the animation on the scouts is brilliant .

Mukpuddy said...

I also saw this on the Cold Hard Flashies and really dig it!!

WJC said...

Lovely, lovely stuff! I remember Little Rikke from my visit. She's looking great.

Chris Garbutt said...

Thanks a lot everyone!

geraldraws said...

I have seen it through Sylvain Marc's blog, you can be proud of it Chris ! What about your other upcoming contribution in some other secret project ;) ?

Tobias Schwarz said...

looking great!

Pito said...

Gran blog.

Saludos

Leocartunista said...

Fantastic!!!!!

Jason McArthur said...

off the chain...I love it, really with you could share the Animatic...cheers man. great stuff

craig said...

sounds like the best job ever. Nice work

Kristian said...

wonderful work. I love the whole feel of this. I'd love to see this on tv.
great work one and all

jublin said...

wow so much awesome art here!

Mitch L said...

Nice! Cool animation. My girlfriend loves the cat.

the doodlers said...

Hi Chris! Hope this one gets a pickup...it's looking fine.

We finally put your link on our blawg.
See ya!

tandooridesign said...

so cute!
great work

Chris Garbutt said...

Thanks so much everybody for the great feedback. Sorry I've not posted in a while. I've been crazy busy at work. I'll post some tit-bits soon, but hopefully later in the summer I should be able to post all the stuff I've been up to at CN this year, so please bear with me!

the doodlers said...

Wanna see them tit-bits, sir.

il decu said...

Amaaaaaazing works!!!

Artur Gorczynski said...

fabulous stuff! I'm your fan :P

craig clark said...

Very good feel and wonderful colors! I'd like to see more!

jake armstrong said...

Man this is so what cartoons today need. CN would be crazy not to pick this up. Really, really excellent style.

Arthur Mirzoyan said...

cool work and project!
Arthur Mirzoyan

search cartoonnetwork said...

If they have enough talent to create new programming in a different style for kids, they should be making a new network that would serve as a generalist: TBS Kids, TBA, TNBA; or add more kids programming to the CW. Frankly put, Cartoon Network should not be Turner's generalist unless the reality shows are animated. Search Cartoonnetwork

TURCIOS. said...

fantastic art!!!

Bradford I. Graham said...

Excellent!!!...Thank you for sharing.

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Awesoommmee!!!

Andy Rainford said...

Wow, sounds like you may well have just about the best job in the world.