the team of Mike Batt (Director) John Gosler
(Art Director) and Lee Hill (Line producer –
and all our other artists, we have recently
van Gendt who is concentrating
on “turnarounds” (views of previously-
designed characters from many different angles
and in many poses) but will hopefully be doing
some character designs for us, too. Here are
some of her initial studies, - flying and movement
studies of Elsie, angles on Nigel, and also
some poses for Arthur Monkberry, the Chief Avocado
Pear Farmer troll.
Additional news is that we
are now nearly at a working second draft script
stage, and thinkinig hard about who to cast
as the principle characters. Unusually Mike
Batt has decide to record as close to finished
sound (including star actors) as possible at
a pre-animation stage, even to the extent of
a finished–sounding symphonic music track.
This will be followed by storyboarding and only
the will we move into full animation production.
The sound will then be re-recorded or adjusted
to taste before final dubbing.