I miss the team of 42 we all worked with together on a bunch of TheGreenSquad episodes that are now doing extremely well globally:
It’s great to see that all our hard work on the 13 Episodes of the 52 episode series that Gaumont-Alphanim created is paying off.
Join Nox, the cheerful tortoise-fox, Harper, the manic deer-squirrel and all the other delightful
mix-ups of Dr Mixum’s Zoo, as they go on the craziest adventures this side of the hippo-pig enclosure.
How long is an ostrich-giraffe’s neck? Are wolf-sheep vegetarian? Why did the chicken-gorilla
cross the road? If your answer to all of these questions is SAY WHAAAT!? It’s obviously your first visit to The Weird World of Nox ‘n Harper.
Join Nox, a cheery tortoise-fox, and Harper, a neurotic Deer-squirrel as they take you
into Dr Mixum’s Zoo – a place where anything is possible, adventure lurks in every cage and feeding the croco-sharks is strictly forbidden.
From yodeling elephant-goats to a moose-owl psychologist, walking the plank to Wild West showdowns, there’s enough crazy adventure to keep you coming back again and again.
StraightTwisted.co.za has just hired us here at Toon53productions cc to help them create a 35 second animated ad for the Nissan Juke Music Festival happening in JBay South Africa.
We were approached to created an animated version of the Nissan Juke radio ad that is currently running on 5FM. StraightTwisted worked closely with us and briefed us saying that they were looking for two pigeon characters that start beat boxing as the Juke drives past.
We had full creative freedom on the character designs and animation style from storyboards to final, the ad had to be finished in a week. So with a team of four very talented creatives and no sleep we produced an ad that we all had great fun with.
The hard cover bibles for my IP “The Weird World of Nox and Harper” will be ready by the end of the month. Then it’s time for show and tell to the international animation industry.
A huge thanks to the staff of twenty two very talented individuals and the companies involved who are spread across South Africa for putting award winning talents together to create an amazing production.
Life is fun, if you force it to be
So a few days back I was featured on the front page of Animation South Africa’s website thanks to Liezel Vermeulen who specialises in rebates and co-production status administration of new international animation shows who is a board member of Animation South Africa. I also have to thank my good friend Nick Cloete from Minds Eye
Here’s the link to the article, I had fun in this interview.
Over 16 000 sound effects in the past day and a half!!
If I hear another “Click”, “Clang” “Chink” or “Clunk” I’ll jump through this window ha ha ha!
Now it’s time to put them all in place. . . (the sound of an office window can be heard breaking in the distance).
Last night at around 9:30pm (Sunday) Dean and I have found the style to move forward with on the Nox and Harper series.
Art Directing someone with raw talent is fun and rewarding.
Just stick with the style now Dean! And stop changing the layouts!!!
Ha ha ha. Like I said, raw talent.