Friday, June 06, 2008

Kung Fu Panda Credits























Kung Fu Panda has some 2D animation credits that echoes the opening dream sequence animated in 2D by James Baxter.

For the final credits I animated the Panda. Here is one of the keys and the final frame.

34 comments:

Jorge "Jay" Garcia said...

I've been reading your blog for a while, but have never left a comment, didn't want to bug ya... But I just got home from the theater, and KFP was such a blast! From beginning to end I loved it and just wanted to say..great work! :D

AWESOMEEEEE.

Cooked Art said...

Fantastic work you guys did on Panda!

The credits were fantastic - great job!

Walter Gatus said...

Beautiful work. I can't wait to see the movie!

Joe Jusko said...

I saw it last night!!! It was great!! The jailbreak scene was really awesome, as was the rest of it! Laughed my *ss off at times!

Jarrett said...

I can't wait to check out Kung Fu Panda! I love that sword.

flaviano said...

great! thanks for posting! so you worked with Rod"genious"Guen?!!! lucky man!

Bobby Pontillas said...

I loved this film!

kyle said...

Been waiting for this one to come out. Congrats!

Tatevik Avakyan said...

Great work!

flaviano said...

ho appena visto le animazioni dei titoli di coda sul sito della Shine e sono fantastici! mi piace un sacco come Po "mena colpi a casaccio" con la spada!

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

that was really well done. Fantastic work.

David Nethery said...

That was outstanding ! Loved the end credits and the opening dream sequence by James Baxter.
(the whole movie was beautifully crafted, but the fantastic 2D work really stood out . )

Shine Studios posted the end credits on their web site:

Kung Fu Panda End Credits Sequence

Alina Chau said...

Kung Fu Panda ROCKS!! LOve the 2D animation!

Kent B said...

The animation at the start and end of the picture was really outstanding and beautiful - doing things graphically that are impossible in 3d. I hope someone at Dreamworks or Disney realizes that "2d is not dead".

It's like someone decided: "Well, 'Treasure Planet' and 'Sinbad' were both a flop, therefore, audiences don't want to see 2d animation any more"

Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

Thanks Guys.

I'm glad you all liked the movie. It is really good to hear all these feedbacks.
If you are interested here are the animators who worked on the end credits.

Panda: Gabriele Pennacchioli
Shifu: William Salazar
Tigress: Rodolphe Guenoden
Tai Lung: Philippe Le Brun
Mantis: Ken Morrissey
Viper: Rodolphe Guenoden
Crane: Simon Otto
Oogway: Ken Morrissey
Dad (Duck): Alessandro Carloni
Messenger Goose and Rhino: Pierre Perifel
Monkey: Gabe Hordos

Flaviano- Yes, I worked with Rodolphe Guenoden. He did all the Kung Fu choreography and gave us classes as well. Kung Fu Panda wouldn't be the movie that is without his huge contribution.

Kent b- I can tell you this: here at Dreamworks, 2D is not dead at all.

Jenny Lerew said...

Gabriele--you know-you have many many many fans over here across the freeway! : )

What beautiful work from you and the guys/girls...I miss 2D so much. I wish you could post some of the test for Po...but this is so cool to see as it is. Congratulations!
-Jenny L

Jorge "Jay" Garcia said...

Hey, quick question!

I am glad to see 2D is not dead there (Hooray!!). I've had a couple of traditional animation classes here at Ringling, but my focus is mostly 3D. Does Dreamworks offer classes or opportunities to try out and practice 2D on and off projects, for their animators?

Thankyee :)

G1toons said...

great stuff i loved the movie i would like to see the 2d style as a tv series, i think it would work

Meg Shaw said...

THe whole moving was amazing and so entertaining! Beautiful animation...it's great to see such atractiveness and awesomness

Greg Manwaring said...

Excellent work Gabriele! I can't wait for the film to open here in Muenchen!

Larry Levine said...

Beautiful work--you're very talented, Gabriele!!!

Aleta Vidal said...

wow very nice, congratulations!

C.B. Canga said...

nice job. it's an awesome sequence. i love the style it was done in.

c.g.young said...

wonderful movie,...great work on the animated credits!!!!

-c.g.young

Quim Bundó said...

It is great!
I like a lot the sketch of the panda,
you´re so good drawing animals.
please visit my blog, is new and there are only a few drawings by now,
but, i´ll put in a lot more within a days.
Sorry for my bad english,
Quim
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Clio said...

Man, I wish the whole movie could've looked like this! But it was great fun anyway, congrats on being a part of it! What a blast you guys must've had working on it - it shows =)

Howard Shum said...

The 2D stuff in Kung Fu Panda was awesome!

Anonymous said...

To tell you the truth, I liked the 2D opening and closing credits of KFP better than all the CGI parts, well-done though they were. There's still an energy and expressiveness about good 2D animation that the best CGI can't touch.

Liron Topaz said...

Really amazing job you guys did on Panda. In every aspect, it was so much fun to watch. I really liked the 2d animation as well, really well done. It was really nice meeting you at the Comic Con. Keep up the great work.

Aira said...

ho visto il film...l'animazione dei titoli è stupenda

JAEWOOKIM said...

Awsome! i like this!!!

Andrea Pucci said...

Bravo, fantastico lavoro...complimenti veramente!

Chetan Trivedi said...

KFP was awesome.. cool work.

Armando said...

Nice ~