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DreamWorks Animation To Combine CGI and Traditional Animation With ME AND MY SHADOW


DreamWorks Animation has just announced a new 3D film project called Me and My Shadow, which will combine both CGI animation and traditional hand drawn animation. 

According to DreamWorks Animation co-prexy of production Bill Damaschke,

 “The way ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ combined hand-drawn and live-action, this does the same, but with CG and hand-drawn.” 

He went on to say that 

 “Shadow will combine the time-honored tradition of hand-drawn animation with the magical sophistication of CG characters and worlds in ways that have never been experienced by audiences before.”

The film will tell the story of Shadow Stan, an incredibly frustrated shadow that yearns for a more dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world’s most boring human.Eventually pushed to the brink, Shadow Stan breaks the singular rule of the Shadow World — “they lead, we follow” — and takes control of Stanley.
Theanimation styles will be broken down as follows
  • Shadow and everything in the Shadow World will be hand-drawn traditional animation
  • The human character and human world will be created in CG.
  • The movie will alternate between the two worlds.

The original screenplay was written by Steve Bencich and Ron Friedman. It is currently being revised by the writing team of Tom Astle and Matt Ember (Get Smart). The film is being directed by Mark Dindal who also directed Disney’s The Emperors New Groove.
DreamWorks Animation has set March 2013 as the release date for the film.
This sounds like a unique film and one that I would be interested in seeing!  What are your thoughts on this news?
Source: Variety
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