Friday, June 25, 2010

Day & Night - Various Bits

I'm so glad this cartoon is finally out in the wild!
I hope that you've already had a chance to see Day & Night with Toy Story 3.
If not, you can now download it from iTunes for a measly $2! So you can watch it over and over and over and over.
(But you should still get out to see TS3 too, it's pretty damn good!)

"Day & Night" on iTunes

This image of Las Vegas was the first thing I did on Day & Night. Originally there was a shot that showed Vegas from a distance.

A bleak Day version.

Later the story changed and Vegas needed to be more fun so I did another loose sketch

Some random sketches from the Vegas sequence.

We built this sign for The Club Club but ultimately we had to remove the text because apparently there's some club that has a similar name.

Some early Sketchup models exploring the Vegas set. The ultimate set is quite a bit different.

The following is a design I did in Sketchup for a Vegas motel called "Inn the Red". It didn't make it into the final set though.


Gregory Georges said...

Really lovely work for a lovely short ! I was lucky to watch it during the last Annecy Festival !
It's the first times I post a comment on your blog but I really like your work as well ! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Chase Standley said...

Awesome! Pure awesome:)I enjoy the shapes you use for the interpretation of Vegas.

The short was great, it had everyone in the theater cracking up.

michaelamos said...

Saw the short and the film on the weekend here in australia in 3D. Both were fantastic. I wished they had screened Night and Day a few times - so much to take in and such fun to watch!
TS3 was awesome. The story is beautiful and the animation amazing. GREAT work!

Austin Papageorge said...

I was so impressed by Day & Night- surely the best animated short in 40 years! Whatever you did as art director, it was sure fantastic!

Susan Shank said...

I loved it! But you already knew that.

Maria said...

I watched Toy Story 3 the other day and it took me a minute to realise why NIGHT AND DAY seemed so familiar - and then it clicked!

I really loved it, it was absolutely fantastic. Bravo!

chelsea said...

An amazing short, I loved it and can't wait to see it again. Chelsea Odd :)

Eric Stefani said...

'Night and Day' was Wonderful. Great job!

Don Shank said...

Hey Eric,
Thank you! It's good to hear from you. Haven't seen you since I think we worked on the Troop Beverly Hills title sequence.

Malgorzata Arska said...

i saw it
it's brilliant :)