Friday, March 12, 2010

Day & Night



I was lucky enough to be production designer on this great short film created and directed by Teddy Newton. It is the short that will be shown before Toy Story 3 (opening June 18th in the USA) so get to the theater early and don't miss it! I am very excited that the public will finally get to see it because it's unlike anything Pixar has produced before. Working on this film was one of the best times I've ever had, which is saying a lot because I’ve worked on some really great projects (like the academy award winning UP!). I can't wait!

Oh and P.S. It's not about a dinosaur!

28 comments:

Stephan Royer said...

hmm i am definitely interested, a story about characters made up of day and night is very creative. I'll be there with my kids day one, good luck!

elephantmarchblog said...

hee hee, yes, that dinosaur/boy thing's sure be creating a lot of hubub.

Further speculation on that aside, this looks quite clever and possibly abstract; whether it's going to be 2D or CG (it'll be REALLY interesting to see how they might handle this in the latter), it's nice to see Pixar's continuing to challenge themselves.

Mr. Semaj said...

I haven't missed a Pixar movie in its theatrical release yet. I'll definitely see this one!

Ty Carter said...

I can't wait! I'm blown away by the uniqueness of the look and story.

It was nothing short of amazing to be able to work with you on this Don, even the little bit I contributed. I learned a ton and feel so lucky to have had such a wonderful opportunity.

Hope all is well,

Ty

David Nethery said...

That image of the Day and Night characters is intriguing. Very appealing character designs.

I am looking forward to seeing this.

Alex said...

So, fill us in: based on the promotional image, is it going to be a 2-D short or a CG short?

I can't tell.

Don Shank said...

Yes.

Chris Battle said...

Awesome! Heard the news this morning, but didn't know you were involved. Rad.

Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Looking forward 2 it!

samacleod said...

Looks incredible Those drawings are 'perfect.' Can't wait!

billspaintingmn said...

I always grab a front row seat for stuff like this..thanks!

lorelay bove said...

Oh that's awesome! I can't wait to see it!!!

Anthony Holden said...

Very cool! I'm stoked to see some more 2-D work from Pixar; it's always so fresh.

shannon said...

Can't wait to see this!

Pete Oswald said...

Don, I can't wait to see this. Congrats!

PaoYunSoo said...

awesome style and texture : )

william wray said...

whatever it's a combination of, I'm sure it will be great with your desiogn work in it.

Andy Bialk said...

Congratulations!!! Teddy Newton and Don Shank together is one talented combo! You continue to inspire me! Can't wait to see it!

michaelamos said...

Really looking forward to seeing this - sounds like the screening the other day went really well.
Can't wait!
Michael

Joe Cressssss said...

I love your style man

Sketchees said...

Congrats Don. I had no idea Pixar would do traditional!(*with a little 3D)

It certainly has a beautiful "retro" feel to it. I'm sure alot of animation buffs(*including myself) will love the esthetics(*and story) of this short.

Are there more images to tease us with?? Is this traditional direction something Pixar is willing to do more of??

Please reply to my Flickr page if you can.

Thanks and congrats again! :)
Ariel
www.flickr.com/photos/ariville

Don Shank said...

Thanks, I'm not really authorized to reveal any info that isn't already publicly released by Disney-Pixar. Once the film is released perhaps I would be allowed to show more.

Jeff Harter said...

Heard about this. Looking forward to seeing...

simon said...

Congrats on designing the short, the teaser clips show a great looking theme.

I've been a keen admirer of your work for a while. It really stands out in an over saturated market.

Woody
Production Designer

twitter.com/markersketch

DianeM said...

Saw it yesterday's media screening at The El Capitan Theatre. It is just dazzling, easily the bravest and most sophisticated effort yet. Extremely thrilling to see Teddy Newton's work in full dispaly especially in such an amazing setting.Terrific job Don!

Mr. Semaj said...

I saw this along with Toy Story 3 this weekend.

It was wonderful! A great, clever way to marry the old with the new.

Upstart Thunder said...

We are very upset as we are working on a similar concept for a short film (not using night and day though) that I know people will now compare it to Night and Day.
bawl!
Love your blog Sir

Mattias said...

I just saw it, such a wonderful little film