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Saw Kung Fu Panda 2 last night- was surprised to see I got a full storyboard credits, as I feel I did very little compared to all the other talented fine folks who worked on it. Surprised and happy to have seen about 15 seconds of board has survived the final version!

The movie is out May 26th in North America. For those of you who will go see it, hope you'll enjoy! Still a lot of humour, and they've pushed the art and the look in this one. Bravo to the art team!!

Still finishing those Explorer pages. Happy that the colorist for my Horus book is able to help!

There's a bit of news about Guardians- on the book front.
The film is based on the books. I wonder if people will make that many comparisons with it as say when Dragons came out. I feel like were playing in a parallel universe, with books and movies being done at the same time, with the books coming out first.
A few images from the books are available here:

http://pages.simonandschuster.com/guardians

I wonder if that will make out studio release more pics of the production. Hmmm...

oh! And I've given all the characters and infos about the 20 years image on DA:
http://rufftoon.deviantart.com/art/20-Years-209787211

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snapes_angel
May. 22nd, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
That's a pretty cool list!
archangelbeth
May. 22nd, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
In the US, the little pup is Dogmatix. I wish I got the Idefix pun. O:(

Triplettes De Belleville?? Oooo! My friend from England brought a copy of that once, some years back! It was entertaining, as I recall!

You are a really, really good artist. I know I said that already, but, well, bears repeating! O:D

rufftoon
May. 22nd, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Triplette is an odd film in its own way, very much european in its style. still, more movies like this brings much needed variation in the usual style of animated movies.
(Anonymous)
May. 22nd, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
WOW! That's an impressive list! Kudos to you!

I'm uber excited about seeing Kung Fu Panda 2 soon! The other day me and my mum were in the cinema and the trailer came on where we has to do the kung fu staring contest, my mum was like WTF?! BUT I WON:DDD
rufftoon
May. 22nd, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
I keep losing the staring contest. I'm a wimp.
(Anonymous)
May. 22nd, 2011 09:28 am (UTC)
Well, Po is pretty intense at it, he is a kung fu master after all!:)
amiraelizabeth
May. 22nd, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
Very cool. Looking foreword to KFP2.

The books look interesting. I'll have to check them out when the library gets them. The librarian in me is rather curious. Then see the film. :)

I love that pic. I love seeing what people have worked on.
rufftoon
May. 22nd, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
As long as you see the film and the books as...parallel universes ;)
I wonder how many books will be out before Guardians hit the theaters.
amiraelizabeth
May. 22nd, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
Of course. :)

It would be interesting to see how many come out prior. The two they have for pre-order look cool from what I can see. Will definitely be looking out for them.

S&S have had a table or at least reps at comic-con. They might have more info then.

Edited at 2011-05-22 04:51 am (UTC)
king
May. 22nd, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Caught an early screening of KFP2. Doesn't quite measure up to the first one, but still pretty good, regardless! Shen was a great character all around - really well-designed and animated, plus it's Gary Oldman.

What 15 seconds did you work on, if you're allowed to share?
rufftoon
May. 22nd, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Doing sequels is always hard- hard to do better than the first if the first is really good.
Hmmm...I prefer to wait until the movie is officially out before I say which part I did survived. hint: it's towards the very end. More next friday.

Yeah, Gary Oldman as a crazy Peacock is hard to beat.
Oh, but wait until you hear our villain for Guardians!
(I am totally biased here, ha ha!)
egoulet
May. 22nd, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see KFP2!!! :)
rufftoon
May. 22nd, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
Hope you'll have fun!
meryl_jed
May. 22nd, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
I THOUGHT that was the mechanic from Triplettes! How awesome! I loved that film!
rufftoon
May. 22nd, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
I chose him because he was the first character I cleaned up-inbetweened in the film. I hadn't touched any of the Triplettes or the old lady.
(Anonymous)
May. 26th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see KFP2!!!

Hey just curious, are you working with Nick on Legend of Korra or are you just on The Guardians at the moment?
rufftoon
May. 26th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
No time for Korra, sadly :(
Just Guardians.
So instead of Zhao keeping me busy these days, it's Jack (and the thing in the closet...)
(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2011 09:45 am (UTC)
Ah well, I think Zhao has had enough love don't you? Time for some new blood:DDD
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
Zhao now wants to pummel you for saying that. Rhaaa!
sdskuld
Jun. 6th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
Having finally seen the movie, I speculate that the sequence you're responsible for is Po getting beaten up by a radish. ^^
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, no. But the radish scene was one of my fave- kinda sad to have seen a line of dialogue cut at the end of it. ah well.
Nope! The only I did that survived involved an angry little piggy at the very end. Very short. But I claim this angry little piggy as mine! Mwahaha!
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