Friday, July 06, 2007

Wingnut


Above is the final CG version of the Robot "Wingnut" based on visual development work that I did for the animated movie "Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!" The movie will be released in theatres August 4, 2007 by 20th Century Fox, and is produced by SD Entertainment. I was given Lead Designer credit, which I'm pretty excited about.
Below is some early development. It started looking a bit too much like R2D2 so I changed direction...


I have this rusted outdoor fire place at home. The lower half where the logs sit looked like a body and the little smoke stack on top looked like a head. We wanted him to look like he were made out of old rusty scrap metal parts, so I thought it might be a good new starting point for our robot. I used it for inspiration for the top left drawing below. My designs eventually morphed into the bottom right concept, which is what we used for the final direction.

Wingnut turn around drawings...




The final drawing. We decided to get rid of the legs and add a wheel at the bottom. Also got rid of the belt around his waist.

I will be posting more of my visual development from the movie, so keep checking back!

6 comments:

Dan Thompson said...

neat stuff Jeff

shawnee said...

These are really cool jeff! I will have to have Terrell look at them, he will be so impressed.

Jeff Harter said...

Thanks Dan and Shawnee. This is my first attempt at character design for a feature animated film. Its neat to think that this character will be zipping around the big (and eventually small) screen entertaining kids all over the world.

NICMCPH said...

I WANT TO BUY A WINGNUT FOR MY SON WHERE CAN I BUY ONE

Jeff Harter said...

nicmcph,
That's a good question... To the best of my knowledge, there is no Wingnut product currently out or in the works, but I think there should be. I will pass this along to the powers that be...

chellev said...

I have also been trying to locate a wingnut for my daughter...she loves him...please post something if a product is developed.