Thursday, October 22, 2009

UP


I went to see UP last week and it has to be one of my favourite films I've seen all year. I loved how they mixed some really 'real world' emotional stuff with some really cartoony, off the wall ideas. I was never a huge fan of the early Pixar stuff, they were solid stories but their design sense was just pretty ugly. But ever since the Incredibles the wonderful influence of Brad Bird seems to have dragged them off their path to the uncanny valley.

6 comments:

Will Sliney said...

Brilliant, love this piece.

Declan Shalvey said...

The uncanny valley? I'm scared! Get me outta there!

Great piece man. Is this done on paper? It looks it.

I'm always annoyed how you're able to take on-model characters and make 'em yer own. Jerk.

Liam Geraghty said...

Fantastic sketch. Fantastic film.

Let's see a sketch of the rather great zombie cameo from Zombieland. (No spoilers!)

Moondog said...

Loving that pointy dog.

Bob Byrne said...

I got all choked up 5 mins into that film, I loved it. I've only seen it Spanish but it still got me. Done on paper or wha?

Stephen Thompson said...

Yeah, this is old fashioned ink on ye olde paper. There was much manly clearing-of-throats about 5 minutes into the film alright.