Friday, October 25, 2013

Peabody Trailer & Stills

The first trailer is finally out!  Can't wait to see what people think of it...I personally think it's unlike any DreamWorks movie we've done - in a good way!

Also, in an article in USA Today, a bunch of stills from "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" were released.  I love the character designs on these guys - and they look amazing animated.  Hopefully a trailer will show up soon

Monday, October 7, 2013

"Home" (previous known as Smekday)

A few images of Home (which had been called "Happy Smekday!") came out today from a press screening DreamWorks was hosting.  It's been a real fun show to animate on - especially with these little aliens (the Boov).  You can get the sense of humor of the film from their press release about cast updates:

Subject: Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez
DreamWorks Animation
Somewhere in the Universe -- Attention Earthlings: Your friendly alien invaders The Boov would like to inform you that legendary comedian Steve Martin and singer/actress/pop-culture icon Jennifer Lopez will be taking their rightful place among three-time Emmy Award winning actor Jim Parsons and international superstar Rihanna in our upcoming film from DreamWorks Animation. Since humans are largely a primitive and uninformed race, we will also remind you that our film, Home, is based on the critically acclaimed book “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex and will be released in theaters in November 2014.

Steve Martin will be honored with playing the role of our very brave and never-wrong leader Captain Smek, while Jennifer Lopez will play one of the very important humanspersons you call a “mother.”

Our research on your race leads us to believe you will also find the following information helpful:
DreamWorks Animation’s Home is not your standard post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy. When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated (Captain Smek optimistically declares “Relocation is fun and mandatory!”), while all Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet (“You’re welcome”). But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car.

Tim Johnson (Over the Hedge, Antz) will serve as the film’s director. Chris Jenkins (Rio, Surf’s Up) and Suzanne Buirgy (Kung Fu Panda 2) are serving as producers and DreamWorks Animation’s Head of Development Gregg Taylor is overseeing the project. Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember (Get Smart) are currently writing the screenplay.