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Today’s guest is Dreamworks Animator Larry Flores.
During the Animation Renaissance….
I met him at Walt Disney Feature Animation back in 1995 when we were both doing clean-up animation on Pocahontas. Larry was on Pocahontas full time, I was just helping out in the evenings because during the day I was assigned to The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Larry is a very talented artist. He delivers exceptional work and he does it quickly! Two things that all animation productions require. Larry is a class act. He has always been cool, talented, hard working and nice.
Larry left the animation business for a few years and fell back on his engineering expertise. He made a great living painting decorative murals in the homes of the well to do.
I don’t know what it is about walls but Mexicans love to paint on them! We don’t care whether it’s a beautiful mural like one by Diego Rivera….
….or a gang tag like something by a guy called Li’l Puppet.
Back in the Animation Business.
but recently got sucked back in when he was asked to contribute his pencil on the Dreamworks film “Me and my shadow” an upcoming hybrid feature slated for release in spring 2014. The film, which is about a shadow that takes control of its owner’s actions, will combine CG and hand-drawn animation, the latter which will be used for the shadow animation.
Check out some test animation Larry Did for Me and my Shadow as well as some pencil tests from his days at Disney.
Sounds good doesn’t it?
But then, the proverbial “shit” hit the proverbial “fan.” Thanks to the bad box office performance of The Guardians, Dreamworks got cold feet and…..
Check out the show if you are wondering WTF?
Enjoy the show!