Welcome To My Life Animated Short Now On YouTube

Welcome To My Life Animated Short Now On YouTube

Welcome To My Life Animated Short Now On YouTube

Yesterday (07/04/2017), Elizabeth Ito’s animated short – Welcome To My Life has been uploaded onto Cartoon Network USA’s YouTube channel. The short has been shown at various film festivals including NYICFF 2017 (New York International Children’s Film Festival) where it won an audience award in the ages 12 to 17 category.

Welcome to My Life follows the life of a young American monster named Douglas (nicknamed T-Kesh). However, it’s not easy for a monster to live alongside humans; even though to his classmates he appears to be a monster but really he’s a human in the inside. The short is formatted as a “mockumentary” and is an insight of someone’s life who struggles with their differences. The short features lineless 3D CGI characters with a slightly blotchy shaded texture, also similar to The Amazing World of Gumball, the short uses photographs for backgrounds. Compared to the usual output from Cartoon Network Studios, Welcome To My Life has a more mature, quiet and relaxed tone.

As with all animated shorts from Cartoon Network Studios in recent years, the Emmy-award winning art director Nick Cross has also worked on Welcome To My Life. External animation work on the short was completed by French animation studio TeamTo, known for their animation work on Angelo Rules and My Knight and Me.

http://www.cartoonnetworkstudios.com

Over The Garden Wall Art Book To Be Released September 2017

Over The Garden Wall Art Book To Be Released September 2017

Over The Garden Wall Art Book To Be Released September 2017

Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a book containing artwork from Cartoon Network Studios’ critically acclaimed and Creative Arts Emmy award winning mini-series – Over The Garden Wall. The book, Art of the Garden Wall will contain drawings made during the production stages as well as sketches from the mini-series creator, Patrick McHale. The book will also contain never-before-seen artwork that never made the final cut and artwork from the mini-series’ prototype pilot – Tome of the Unknown. Art of Over The Garden Wall will be available to purchase at book retailers in the United States from Wednesday 13th September, the book will be available to pre-order very soon.

Over The Garden Wall follows two half-brothers named Wirt and Greg who find themselves lost in “The Unknown”, an enchanted and mysterious land filled with forests and small villages with an autumnal and turn-of-the-20th century theme, on their journey, they befriend a cursed bluebird named Beatrice who wishes to break the spell that was casted upon her. Voice acting talent includes Elijah Wood (Wirt), Collin Dean (Greg), Melanie Lynskey (Beatrice), Christopher Lloyd (The Woodsman), John Cleese (Quincy Endicott, Adelaide of the Pasture) and Tim Curry (Auntie Whispers).

Official Description Of The Book:

From Pottsfield to Cloud City, venture up and over and dive right into this colorful hardbound art book. A complete tour through the development and production of Over the Garden Wall, this volume contains hundreds of pieces of concept art and sketches, along with a comprehensive look at the show’s breathtaking production art, including art from the acclaimed 2013 short film Tome of the Unknown: Harvest Melody, which served as the series’ pilot. Also includes commentary from creators Patrick McHale and Nick Cross, interviews with the cast and crew, and more!

http://comicbook.com/2017/02/24/exclusive-dark-horse-announces-over-the-garden-wall-art-book/

Infinity Train New Cartoon Network Studios Pilot

Infinity Train New Cartoon Network Studios Pilot

Infinity Train New Cartoon Network Studios Pilot

Cartoon Network USA has uploaded another new animated pilot today (02/11/2016) onto YouTube called Infinity Train. In Infinity Train, the main protagonist, Tulip, must learn to set her personal interests aside to make her way through a mysterious train and help the king of all corgis save his people. Tulip is aided and accompanied by her robot friend – One-One. Infinity Train as the name implies is a train that goes on forever and each carriage has different world or/and theme, if this show is greenlit there’s a lot of potential for story ideas.

Judging from the short, it’s similar to the Adventure Time episode “Dungeon Train” but with the randomness and surrealness of Regular Show and has an Over The Garden Wall feel too as the main character is trapped in a strange environment.

Infinity Train is created, written and storyboarded by Regular Show’s Owen Dennis, with Over The Garden Wall’s Nick Cross working as Art Director. According to YouTube comments on the pilot’s video so far, viewers reception has been positive, but ultimately it’s Cartoon Network’s decision whether they wish to greenlight the show (same with Victor & Valentino), either as a short-form series on the Cartoon Network Anything app or as an animated series.

http://www.cartoonnetworkstudios.com