Thursday, December 14, 2017

BBC One Christmas Promo


The first few clips of The Highway Rat show up here.  I had to laugh watching the promo, because they are also airing Home which I worked on and Big Hero 6 that my wife worked on.  About a third of the BBC Christmas movies have someone from the Raymond household involved :)

Monday, December 11, 2017

First Highway Rat Review


The List has the first review for The Highway Rat, and they gave it a 4 out of 5.  They said that "if you've got kids this is the perfect cute and cosy addition to the Christmas TV schedules."  Just two weeks until it'll premier on BBC-One.  Another quote from the article:
You can tell The Highway Rat is made with love by Magic Light Pictures. The vocal talent is exceptional, with Rob Brydon narrating, David Tennent as the eponymous rat, and Nina Sosanya as the Duck, even bit parts are filled by actors of the stature of Tom Hollander and Frances de le Tour. The animation is big and chunky bringing Axel Scheffler's illustrations to vivid primary coloured life.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Annie Awards Nominations Out


A big congrats to friends and former co-workers who got nominations this year!  You can see the full list of nominees HERE

I was excited to once again serve on one of the Nomination Committees.  It's always amazing to see the work that gets done throughout the year - I think animation just keeps getting better each year.