How about a little equal time for Kung Fu Panda opening sequence hand-drawn goodness?! If you haven’t seen this yet, I recommend you see it on the big screen first. And if you’re extremely spoiler-averse, don’t hit the “Read More” button at all.
A friend sent me this link to the two and a half minute James Baxter-animated opener to KFP, and as a follow-up to the last post, here’s some more wonderful big-screen old-school goodness:
I’ve turned it into a movie file so you could step through it. It’s full of extra frames, which don’t seem to be in the usual 3:2 pattern, and which sometimes mess up the flow of the animation, but it’s still a joy to watch and to step through. Have I mentioned here before that James Baxter rocks! Enjoy!
Oh, and for those of you who just love the animation highlighted in the last two posts, word is that DreamWorks has a bunch of very talented animators hard at work on a hand-drawn KFP short (that’s REALLY long from what I hear) that will come out on the Kung Fu Panda DVD.