Sunday, February 21, 2010
VES Award nomination for work on Buck in Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs!
The Visual Effects Society will be holding their annual gala this weekend to celebrate nominees for best work done in film and television. I'm very happy to say that I will be sharing a nomination with Simon Pegg (he once played a famous Scottish Engineer I mentioned recently-hint, hint) for Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture for our work on Buck, the deranged weasel from Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Also nominated under the animation category are my amazingly talented Blue Sky chums :
Galen Chu, Supervising Animator
Jeff Gabor, Senior Animator
Anthony Nisi, Animation Production Supervisor
Melvin Tan, Senior Animator
As they say, it's an honor just to be nominated and it's particularly gratifying since Ice Age, DOTD, didn't quite garner the kudos I had expected from the industry despite it's colossal success at the box office. I believe Blue Sky really delivered their best work on this one so I can only chalk this up to the curse of the sequel.