THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE This weekend the Angry Birds Movie premieres! It has been an amazing experience being the Production Designer of this film. I’ve had the honor collaborating with an extremely talented group. I want to thank John Cohen, Catherine Winder, Clay Kaytis, Fergal Riley and the rest of the team for the trust and support.
Here is a small sample of my work from the film. Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing more in-depth details of how we transformed the popular mobile game series into a spectacular world. Now go see the movie!
A little over 2 years ago I was given the opportunity to join the Rovio Animation team for an experience so great I could have never imagined. I am so happy and proud to have been apart of this project and work on such a beautiful film lush in design, humor, heart and friendship, and the same goes for the crew… We got to do things we’ve never done before, go places we’ve never gone before, smell things we never smelled before (The Wizard), given responsibilities we never had before and made a ton of life long friends along the way, and it all wouldn’t have been possible with out the leadership of our great friend and Production Designer, Pete Oswald. You’re the best, thanks man!
I’d also like to thank our Directors Clay Kaytis & Fergal Reilly and Producers John Cohen & Catherine Winder, all for contributing to the best working experience of my life. Its been RAD.
Now go see the movie! 2 or 3 times to take it all in!
“We did so many different versions [of Mother Gothel]. They came close, but didn’t quite get there. They Byron Howard did some designs. The [final version] is based primarily on Byron’s drawings, though it also combined all the drawings Glen [Keane] did. […] Somehow it all got mixed together.”
– Clay Kaytis, animation supervisor on Disney’s Tangled
Shown above: Byron Howard’s concept art for Mother Gothel
some caricatures of people at work! Here was my list of targets in order of the images: Bill Perkins, Brittney Lee, Hyunmin, Glen Keane, Minkyu, Clay Kaytis, Jennifer Hager, Lissa Treiman, Steve Anderson, Rich Moore~ all amazingly talented artists and so fun to draw! haha : )