Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Film - The Poodle



This is the first minute and a half, sneak preview, of the much anticipated Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie, due to be released sometime in 2007. Of course, you can see a much larger version of this on the adultswim.com website, but I felt I had to show it here too, since I had the privelege to work on it. Check out the movie below to see a pencil test from this scene.



I designed and animated the Poodle for the movie, sometime around February of 2005. Jeez! It sure is taking them forever to finish this movie!

I'd like to take a moment to give a shout out to Mike Carlo. I had forgotten until today that I had hired him shortly after I moved to NYC, to do all of the finishes for the animation I created for the ATHF movie. Thanks Mike! I've added his name to the links section so check out his blog when you get a chance.

5 comments:

Silvolf said...

I can't wait for the film! I like the design for the Poodle. It must be awesome working on things like this, one day I hope my own cartoons will be good enough that I can find a career in animation.

R. Banuelos said...

Is the movie a theatrical release?

Matthew I. Jenkins said...

silvof - thanks! my advice; draw, draw draw, get classical art training like life drawing, 2-D composition, art history, art theory, etc., attend a good art school if you can afford it, look at all things animated, study styles, rip-off and emulate anyone and everyone, and then draw draw draw, and be persistent!

r. banuelos - I was told a long time ago that it would have a limited release in theaters, New York, LA, and Atlanta. I don't know the up to date news...

Silvolf said...

Thank you very much for the tips! I certainly draw a lot, every day, ever since I could hold a pencil and I hope to go to an animation college when I have enough money. I'm teaching myself Flash now but I'm better with pencil and paper than working on the computer to draw. I also did some storyboards for a friend which have been used in a short film, so its a start!

barbara said...

There are two types of people, those who get Aqua Teen Hunger Force and those who just don't understand its appeal. Having said that, I am of the former. I and many of my friend circle here in New Jersey and also my colleagues at aquabot have always loved Aqua Teen Hunger Force. For those like me elsewhere , you will not be disappointed. This movie is great! Sure, the movie goes all over the place and has a zany plot that really goes no where, but thats what makes the movie so good, it follows the same crazy storyline style of the show.