I had the pleasure (and I really had a blast) to work on the new animated short from Pixar featuring the characters from their previous movie Cars. Starting this weekend (Dec. 12th) it's attached to the front of Disney's Bolt.
It's called Tokyo Mater and as the titled suggests it all takes place in downtown Tokyo. (Somewhere I've always wanted to visit since watching UltraMan as a kid) Anways, I had a great time mostly doing graphics for all of the BladeRunner-esque signage and motion graphics in the "times square" sequences as well as some of the character "costumes". Everything with that Cars world "wink". Be sure to check out the "House of Donuts" too! :)
"I thought it was as visually arresting as the first time I saw TRON... that sort of crazy neon beauty.From today's write up about it as well as another image over at Aint-it-Cool News.
We ended up watching it twice back-to-back, just so we could soak up even more of the back-to-back-to-back visual gags and design details."
UPDATE: There's a few more promotional photos and a more detailed press release over at Coming Soon.net
ALSO attached to Bolt is the first offical trailer for next summer's Pixar release UP, which I also had the pleasure of working on. This is going to be one very cool film, directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson. Check it out over here in HD: Up Trailer.
'Looking forward to seeing both of these on the BIG screen!