Okay so Excited/Terrified? I just learned that my favorite book of all time is getting an animated movie adaption. I have wanted this to be made into an animated movie since I was 14… that’s over 20 years. I even have done some storyboarding of my own over the years (Not really liking the version of PounceQuick they’ve got there … he’s supposed to be a white fluffy kitten, but whatevs).
The director is the same as the “Rise of the Guardians” (the owl movie).
Executive Producer Peter Ramsey made his feature film directing debut on DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians last year (worldwide box office $300 million) after working on the studio’s Puss in Boots, Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek the Third, and Shark Tale. Previously, he was a top production illustrator andstoryboard artist on such blockbusters as Independence Day, Men in Black, andMinority Report.
(From: Animation World Network)
The Animation studios are a collaboration of Animetropolis, IDA and EFG-Renascence Productions. I’ve never heard of any of these before - and a quick look at IDA’s “Cat Shit One” (their most recent release?) fills me with trepidation.
However, concept art by Matt Rhodes gives me a little hope:
I don’t think I’ll be able to watch this movie (For watch it I will) without thinking about what I would have done. I hope that Ramsey insists on a more realistic look for the characters and uses the same kind of vision he did with the “Guardians” movie for special effects. I think I’d be disappointed if the animators chose to go with a cartoony style for the characters with over-exaggerated features.
I’d like to see realistic fur textures and cats that look like they could be the one sleeping on your back patio or in your lap. I can see through the “Cat Shit One” trailers that the background graphics have the potential to be amazeballs. I just hope they spend as much time on the characters as they do the environment.
The movie is slotted to come out in 2016. I’ll have forgotten about it by then, but they’ve been working on it since 2011, so here’s hoping and keeping my fingers crossed.