Of all the cancelled Dreamworks films over the past few years, the one that has perhaps generated the most enthusiasm amongst fans has been Me and My Shadow, the mixed-media project that was to have combined hand-drawn and cg animation.
At various times, the film, about a shadow who took control of his owner’s actions, had Alessandro Carloni (Kung Fu Panda 3) and Mark Dindal (The Emperor’s New Groove) attached as directors. More recently, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright was developing a shadow-themed project for Dreamworks that had been described as “a new approach to a previously developed concept.”
Not many visual elements besides a poster have ever been released from the film, so it’s a real treat to see veteran animator Matt Williames post some animation from the film on his personal Tumblr.
For ease of viewing, we’ve compiled the clips into a single video below [Comcast-NBCUniversal blocked the Me and My Shadow clips from Youtube. They can still be found at their original source: animator Matt Williames’ Tumblr.]