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.
Oh well.

15 comments:

  1. wow thanks for sharing this, is great to see how accurate the description of the character is!

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  2. Beyond amazing!! Thank you for posting this! :) Perfect!!

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  3. Buck, how could we not love him?

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  4. Congratulations!- my kids and I are big Fans of buck!

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  5. Really interesting post!!! Good luck for the nominations!!!

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  6. Your style is insane. Congratulations!!

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  7. Good luck, your work is amazing.

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  8. http://jasonseilerillustration.blogspot.com/2010/02/quick-warm-up-sketch.html

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  9. Congratulations! Felicidades!

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  10. Awesome!! This is so fantastic!! Great post & I'm excited about your new book, too!

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  11. Buck is definitely my favorite animated character. Love these kinds of drawings. Love the new book too.

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