Here's a small selection of my animation work on stop motion feature films. Ok not all of these projects are feature length, but they are of the quality level that it felt right bunching them together. It's been fantastic having the opportunity to work on such big scale projects & of course a very satisfying challenge!

The last project featured is 'The Magic Piano' which I was Animation Supervisor on. It's available on iTunes for a very affordable £1.99 right here!:


The Magic Piano on iTunes

Video Copyright:    
     
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride ©Warner Bros. Pictures Breakthru Film's website
Peter & the Wolf ©Breakthru Films  
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie ©Walt Disney Pictures  
Bunny & the Bull ©Warp Films  
Fantastic Mr Fox ©20th Century Fox  
Goutte D'or ©Christophe Peladan & Happy Flyfish Goutte d'Or film trailer
The Magic Piano ©Breakthru Films The Magic Piano on iTunes

 

 

 

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!

A Slinky pictures production for Warp Films  
Feature Film Director: Paul King  
Animation Director: Maria Manton  
Assistant Producer: Ryan Goodwin Smith  
Animation DOP: Matthew James Day Matt's work at Clapham Road Studios
Animator/Bull Fighter: Tim Allen  
Bull puppet construction: Jill Simpson  
VFX Comp: Rob Ward & John Taylor Rob Ward's website
  John Taylor's website