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.
Smallfoot – Official Final Trailer
Minions-making Illumination Entertainment may have its classic Dr. Seuss film in theaters this November, but it appears that Warner Animation Group won’t let the Grinch ruin any of its celebrations, as WAG announced a deal to make several Dr. Seuss films today.
Warner’s Seuss film slate begins with The Cat in the Hat, which is still in the development stage and will be soon looking for a screenwriter.
Dr. Seuss (a pen name for Theodor Geisel) published more than 60 books and inspired several films for animation and live action, including the very popular How the Grinch Stole Christmas films (1966, 2000), Horton Hears a Who! and The Lorax.
The Cat in the Hat was less successful as a film, but the characters have enjoyed a long run on television — currently, as The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, a half-hour animated show first aired in 2010.
Interestingly, Dr. Seuss’ first book to be adapted to film was Horton Hatches the Egg, produced in 1942 by Warner Bros. as part of the group’s “Merrie Melodies” series of short films — yes, the same series that introduced the world to Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
Is Warner’s new plan a recipe for a box office smash?
WAG’s films of late have been wildly entertaining — there’s a reason so many feel Lego Batman was snubbed by the Oscars. It will be interesting to see where Warner goes with its Dr. Seuss deal on top of the films already in production:
– Courtney (harmonicacave)
Smallfoot (2018) Teaser – In theaters on September 28 next year, Warner Animation Group’s upcoming feature is a film that “turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.”