Category: film

Purple Socks and Fantasy Van Halen — Episode 1: ONWARD

Join Animation Force Creator and Executive Editor Christopher, and Managing Editor Courtney, as they discuss the latest Pixar film, Onward! Check out the podcast right here, and contribute to the conversation by reaching out to us on Twitter (@scribeandscribb, @animation_force) or by commenting on the video on YouTube. And stay tuned for more podcasts and video content coming soon!


As animation production continues even in the current quarantine culture, we imagine a world of animation remakes of live-action films — or simply of animated stories finding a broader audience.

Sony Pictures’ “Connected” Arrives in First Trailer

Sony Pictures Animation demands family time — and screen time — in the first official trailer for “Connected.”

The film hits theaters on September 18. 

– Courtney (harmonicacave)

Produced by “Lego Movie” duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller 


Sony gets viewers connected with previews through this exclusive Entertainment Weekly preview

The robot uprising is upon us, but so is the Great American family road trip, as the Mitchells — parents Rick (Danny McBride) and Linda (Maya Rudolph), Katie (Abbi Jacobson), Aaron (Rianda) and Monchi the pug — try for some family bonding moments while taking Katie to college. In the midst of travel chaos, appliances, phones and all kinds of tech “decide to take over.” 


I can’t wait to see more of Monchi this film.

– Courtney (harmonicacave)

Like, Here’s the First Trailer for “SCOOB!” from Warner Bros. Pictures

The gang’s back together for Scooby-Doo’s first fully animated theatrical release — and the first film in theaters to follow Mystery, Inc. since the James Gunn-scribed live-action projects in 2002 and 2004. 

This time, Warner Animation Group (WAG, a fitting abbreviation for this puppy-powered update) teamed up with Reel FX Animation Studios (“Ugly Dolls,” “The Book of Life”). Together the studios bring not just Scooby, Shaggy (Will Forte), Velma (Carmen Sandiego’s Gina Rodriguez), Daphne (Mean Girls’ Amanda Seyfried) and Fred (the Zac Efron), but some other associated characters, like Captain Caveman (Tracy Morgan) and Dynomutt (Ken Jeong), to the big screen. 

But while the switch to CGI shows a departure from the 2D styles of Scooby-Doo’s many television iterations, Scooby’s voice holds a unique tie in Frank Welker, the voice of ascot-loving Fred Jones since the original series in 1969.

Find out more about the film at, but you may find spoilers on this official movie site. 

– Courtney (harmonicacave)


SMALLFOOT 2012-2013


More SMALLFOOT stuff 2012-2013

Visdev paintings by John Park for the 2019 live-action/animation hybrid remake of Dumbo by Walt Disney Studios. (source)

Character design art from Laika’s Missing Link (2019). (source)


In 2012, The Spa Studios offered me the opportunity to join their team.
Smallfoot was the first movie I ever worked on as a character designer.

Years before I started to dedicate myself to comics, illustration and children’s publications. I did those jobs in Comicup Design Studio.

I met great people there, professionals in their trade, good friends. I inked many pages of incredible artists and drew comic books among other things. But with no doubt, working with my father was the best experience. That settled in me a base that allowed me to enter on The Spa Studios.

Sergio recruited a team for the preproduction of his movie “Smallfoot”. Then, I was part of the -Old Dream Team Spa-

The imagination and creativity that was breathed in that study was superior.
Constant feedback from where great ideas emerged, good chemistry.

We all spent sleepless nights to give the best of ourselves, we loved the project.
I made very special friends there, of which I’m still learning.

Six years later, I share a small sample of my work.
Yetis, as like many contributions from my colleagues, never saw the light.