Link to Huffington Post article:
Why Stephan Franck Was Drawn to Use Hand-drawn Animation on The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
Posted: 09/17/2013 7:54 pm
Has computer animation's omnipresence in today's entertainment left you... well, feeling a little blue?
Well, don't fret. There are still folks in Hollywood who are huge fans of traditional animation. Witness Disney's announcement last week that its Touchstone Studios will be handling the North American distribution of Hayao Miyazaki's latest hand-drawn masterwork, The Wind Rises. Or -- better yet -- what Sony Pictures Animation...
Director Stephan Franck Returns “The Smurfs” To Their Hand-Drawn Roots
C. Edwardson Thursday September 19, 2013 8:43 pm
In The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow, the new 22-minute mini-movie by Sony Pictures Animation, competition gets the best of Brainy Smurf and Gutsy Smurf and lands them in trouble with not only Gargamel but also the mysterious Headless Horseman who roams the nearby Smurfy Hollow. Presented as a supplement...
Animated Views • http://animatedviews.com/2013/director-stephan-franck-tells-the-legend-of-smurfy-hollow/
Director Stephan Franck tells The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow
by Jérémie Noyer
September 5, 2013
The world’s most beloved little blue creatures embark on a new spooky adventure this fall! The Smurfs: The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow is an all-new animated mini-movie from Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, making its debut nationwide on DVD on September 10th.
Combining computer animation with hand drawn animation, the 22-minute short was directed by animation...
Sony Pictures Animation Announces Hand-Drawn Smurfs Mini-Movie
by Jerry Beck
August 5, 2013 2:17 PM
The Smurfs 2 may not have done as well at the box office as the studio hoped, but a brand new mostly hand drawn short (a 22-minute "mini-movie") is coming to the rescue.
The Smurfs: The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow - essentially a combination 3D-CG/2D animated film, faithful to the original Peyo Smurfs comics - is coming to Home Video on September 10th and is expected to air on TV in October. The film was selected in official competition at this year's Annecy film festival, and was directed...
Sony Pictures Animation: Reinventing How Toons Are Made
It also mentions the project I have been working on for he last several months which has been selected for Annecy this June:
Annecy 2013 official selections
The animated commercial that I designed and art directed last year for Secret Plan Studios last year won a Golden Remi at World Fest Film Festival 2012 in Houston and Best Animated Spot at Animayo Animation Festival, in Spain. Whoo Hoo.
The Client is Rotoloni Regina, in Italy.
It is inevitable that everyone in this industry works on an sanitary roll commercial at some point in their career...
You can view it here.
A couple of my bronze sculptures will be on display at this year's Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, from April 15 through May 13 . Courtesy of Tirage Fine Art Gallery.
More info on PSHA and the 2012 SHowcase House on their website: www.pasadenashowcase.org
An ArtBeatsLA article on PSHA: www.artsbeatla.com/2012/04/showcase-house-2012/
An Art Auction to benefit Tomodachi, in support of Japan's recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Reception April 1st 2012, online auction from April 1st - 27th.
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center - Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004