Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kung Fu Panda
















Just finished working on Kung Fu Panda!
It has been an amazing experience. The characters, designed by Nico Marlet, were so much fun to animate. If you are interested you could check out the Kung Fu Panda web site. The opening scene with the panda doing some clumsy Kung Fu is mine.

Hope you enjoy.

46 comments:

Jamaal Bradley said...

good stuff.. looking forward to seeing this!

keep grinding

JB

orange said...

The designs look great...great shapes and signature silhouttes.

and a great wow to the opening animation. hats off...i am really excited and looking forward to the movie.

best regards Gabriele.

Chris Bivins said...

The designs look really good. And cant wait to see this movie. I know the animation is going to be a site to see. I wonder if you'll do more 2D though? Just a thought.

-Biv

Jarrett said...

Wow! Looks amazing, Gabriele:)

[Moth] said...

wow! great!

working in a project like this must be amazing.

Kinds regars from Spain!

-Carlos

Yaxin said...

you're the boss Gabriele

samacleod said...

Man, you're animation is just beautiful. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

Thanks guys.

orange- You wont be disappointed. This movie looks beautiful and has a great main character. The Panda's voice is Jack Black and he is "Awesome!"

chris bivins- Nicolas Marlet worked close with the 3D modelers and the result is on the screen.
My last animation as 2D animator was on "Enchanted" under the direction of James Baxter. I love 2D but at the moment I'm more interested in 3D.

moth- Yes, it has been amazing. We had a great team of animators and we all loved working on it. I hope it will show on the screen.

samacleod- And you shall see it!

Scarecrow said...

heeeei!!! ti ricordi?? come stai?

ho visto il trailer del film dev'esere bellissimo non vedol'ora che esca :D

Bobby Pontillas said...

The design and animation look great. Did you work in story and art as well?

Joseph Lee said...

Sounds very cool! Looking forward to seeing it on big screen!

Mirella said...

Fortissimo!!! Very cool!!

Hey Bullblog said...

The design is really incredible.Congratulations for the amazing animation in the opening scene.Your work and blog are one of my favorites.I add you in my links.
Alex.

Joe Jusko said...

Welcome back!!! Saw the trailer at the theater, and it looks really funny! Can't wait to see it!!

Anna said...

Bellissimooo.....non vedo l'ora che esca deve essere qualcosa di fantastico....ahahahahah
^^

lelisblogspot said...

wow! Wonderful!

jojo said...

wow!!
this is awesome artwork!!

glad i found it. will visit regularly.

MASSIMOasaro said...

spettacolare maestro m'inchino al vostro cospetto.Grande fonte per il mio umile lavoro
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Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

Thanks guys.

scarecrow- certo che mi ricordo, cosi' come mi ricordo che il panda e' uno dei tuoi animali preferiti.

bobby pontillas- Thanks. On Kung Fu Panda I didn't work in story or art department.
I did gave some story idea while I was working on my shoots. The animation that you see on the web site is an example. In that case I suggested to present the panda as a real Kung Fu master, then he looks around and starts to fight imaginary enemies doing some clumsy Kung Fu. In the original storyboard he was doing some generic Kung Fu.

hey bulldog- I'm glad you like it. You can see two more shoots of mine in the last trailer. They are: the panda reaching the top of the stairs rolling on himself and cheering.

Douglas Ferreira said...

Your scene is very funny!I am a animator myself aND I can't wait to see this film!Congratulations and best wishes from Brazil!

martin wittig said...

Oh man! This looks really cool, I can't wait to check it out!:)

A. Riabovitchev said...

Congrats!
Look forward to see this film.:o)

EL GRANDE said...

Amazing! I had no idea you did this type of work.

So cool,
Joe and Elio

PAOLO PELLEGRINI said...

HO APPENA VISTO IL TRAILER 2 DEL FILM,
SPETTACOLARE, MA SOPRATUTTO DIVERTENTE.
COMPLIMENTI!
CIAO CIAO.

Joshua James said...

This is the FIRST Dreamworks movies since El Dorado that I'm excited about! The composition and atmosphere and character posing is so inspiring..

Great blog btw ^ ^

Emily said...

just saw him in telling me to turn my cell off at the movies!
greetings from sweden.

Munchanka said...

The design and color of the images I've seen from this film is really top notch! Well done, guys!

Marie Thorhauge said...

It looks very promising! And may I say very nice scene! :D

/Thorhauge

brent said...

prepare for awesomeness!

David Colman said...

very excited for this movie, it looksgreat..Jim
Vanderkeyl is a friend of mine and I got to see some scenes he is working on... fantastic stuff!!

OV! said...

G!

congrats! the film looks amazing!

>oVi

mamozzi said...

I see the trailer.. ehm, parliamo italiano, va... :-)
Ho visto il trailer e sembra proprio carino! Presto io e signora andremo a vedercelo! E come per Shrek, nella scena dell'omino di pan di zenzero, sarà simpatico pensare che "quel tizio che disegnava Dylan Dog" ha fatto questo cartone!
Ciao.
_Antonio_

Montecristo said...

Ciao Gabriele,
non ci conosciamo, volevo farti i complimenti per il lavoro su Kung Fu Panda, lo shot del trailer di cui parli è quello che ho visto un milione di volte FramesbyFrames! :D
non vedo l'ora di vederlo.

continua così! a presto.

C.

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Baro said...

guarda ne vengo proprio dall'aver visto or ora il trailer sull' imdb e pensavo di farti una sorpresa ma vedo che mi hai largamente anticipato! Complimenti, sembra promettente!
Quando lo vedrò ti farò sapere subito! ciao e continua cosi!

dzmagic said...

you're really awesome, i liked the opening animation :)
well done

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flaviano said...

but do you work already as story artist?
i just saw the site and the panda anim is very funny! really near Jack Black acting. remind me of sa fat classmate of my childhood who always want to do karate after watch Karate Kid movies :)

Jeff Merritt said...

Cant wait to see that movie, I used to have a thing for drawing pandas, animation looks great.

Hoony said...

I'm very looking forward to this movie!!

Claudia said...

Bel trailer veramente solo che è da un sacco che vedo spezzoni di questo film voglio il lungometraggio:D a forza di stuzzichini si apre una voragine nello stomaco. Complimenti per i tuoi disegni.

Araceli said...

Looking forward to see the movie!

Mel Celestial said...

I've watched Kung Fu Panda today, and it was really amazing and enjoyable (characters, story, design, animation, and everything in between)! Love it so much! You all did a great job :D

herbie said...

Hi! I work for your... um... (Cough) competition, and I must say I loved the film!!! Excellent Animation! Real fluid and clear. Keep up the great work. I Cannot wait to see it again! :)

vAnEsA said...

oh!! i´ve already gone to the cinema and the movie is amazing!!
the film was presented this thursday in argentina. i recomemd it to everybody!!
congratulations for your work!!
:)

juanan said...

Congratulations
Great work ,indeed. I loved the film
sorry for my poor level of English