At this time’s Cartoon Brew Decide is Uli Meyer’s brief The Discarded, a 10-step information to designing a cartoon cat that shortly goes off the rails.
Any artist who has ever toiled to search out the appropriate search for one among their characters will probably relate to Meyer’s brief. In it, the London-based filmmaker struggles with the design of a cartoon cat, going by means of a well-recognized cycle of rejection and frustration earlier than his newest creation takes offense at being discarded.
Whereas the playful interplay of an anthropomorphized cartoon animal and our personal actual world will probably remind viewers of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which Meyer labored on, The Discarded is darker in its tone and finale.
Meyer instructed us one of many predominant causes he made this movie was to “animate a cartoon character historically and add tones and rim gentle mattes to get a 2.5d look and mix it with stay motion.” It’s a technique that he prefers to trendy cg cel-shaded characters, and the result’s a variety of enjoyable. The coloring and composition are top-notch, and the cat appears and appears like a cartoon, not a photorealistic or videogame character shoehorned right into a live-action scene.
Meyer additionally shared a few of his storyboards for the brief and a few behind-the-scenes stills of his office-turned-film set. It appears like he and the movie’s crew had a blast.