The silver lining: Brad Bird is returning to animation.
Today we look at the work of Peter de Sève, Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day!
On a couple occasions throughout the years, people have asked me, Why do so many animated films have dead mothers in them?
Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” told of a touching bond between a clownfish father and son. But according to this fascinating excerpt from Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi’s new book “The Extreme Life of the Sea”, “Finding Nemo” director Andrew Stanton bypassed the most intriguing trait of clownfish, which is that they can change their sex. Had Pixar stayed true to clownfish biology, they would have ended up with a quite different story.
Carter Goodrich is an artist who creates illustrations for children’s books, editorial illustrations for magazines, and character designs for animated films.
Audiences can instantly recognize a cute cartoon character when they see one, but why are memorable cute characters so difficult to create?