Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Cartoon Saloon and the Book of Kells

A couple of years ago a friend sent me a copy of the book Flips 7. It basically gives a profile on about a dozen studios and creators and the things they're working on. It also had a free DVD with some clips and by far the best animation on it was by an Irish company called Cartoon Saloon.

http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/website.htm

Basically these guys are the best. If it weren't for a couple of really frustrating reasons (well, a two bedroom flat shaped frustrating reason anyway) I'd be over there, happy as a sandboy working on their Flash series Skunk Fu: http://skunkfu.blogspot.com/

And I don't know of a more exciting project than their feature Brendan & the Secret of Kells: http://theblogofkells.blogspot.com/

It takes so much money, talent and resources to make even a half watchable feature animation that it always surprises me how keen everyone seems to be to keep doing it. It seems to me that 5-30 minutes is the ideal length for animation, giving you a much better chance of getting more things right than wrong. But this project looks like the absolute bees knees and I can't wait to see it.

2 comments:

Mark said...

Great links Andrew.

Bentos said...

Dude, your Blog seems to have gone AWOL.

You around next Tues?