The Mighty Boosh director Paul King made his first feature film Bunny & the Bull in 2008. The film was live action with the grand finale being a bull fight, interacting a live action actor with a stop motion bull. The live action was shot in advance & we had to make the bull blend with actor Simon Farnaby’s movements. We had just 2 weeks to animate this full 2 minute sequence, working literally day & night at Clapham Road studios, London. Despite being exhausting, it was a wonderful experience with an intimate team of truly fantastic people!
It was a rare opportunity as this type of work is typically made in CGI these days. I was very honored to be invited to Ray Harryhausen’s house to talk through this sequence. It was fascinating discussing the techniques he used & where things have changed or indeed stayed the same!