There are 4 children characters in the book version, with a couple of them more central to the story. Without ruining the plot, we wanted to share with you the character model sheets for Clyde and Pete. At this stage we were just looking to lift these 2 characters out of the 2D book and show them in three-dimension, complete with some key facial poses.
One of the key scenes in the book takes place downstairs, where the children attempt to hide from the Beastie. As this room is one of the main locations in the film as well, it was one of the first that we began laying out sketching.
After the winter break, the Fearsome Beastie production team are looking forward to 2014 and all the exciting developments that are to follow. What better way than to introduce you to our production team (sorry it has taken so long!) and the various roles they all fill…
Here is a sneaky peak at some of the early development and concept art for The Fearsome Beastie – there will be much more coming soon…
The Fearsome Beastie begins at sunset and ends at sunrise, with all the action and the scary stuff happening at night – so we knew from the outset that we’d need to pay a lot of atten tion to the colours and lighting if we want the film to have the right atmosphere.
Progressive Pre-School Magazine interviews The Fearsome Beastie Author Giles Paley-Philllips, about CG Animation of the award winning picture book
Yesterday saw Alison Steadman come to the recording studios in Farnham to record the narrator for the Fearsome Beastie. Alison was so amazing, we even cast her as the Grandmother character, on the spot!
Animation Magazine reports on the casting of The Fearsome Beastie: http://www.animationmagazine.net/features/brian-blessed-voices-fearsome-beastie/