Today award winning director Michael Dudok de Wit visited the studio. He has just finished his own debut animated feature called The Red Turtle . Some of the Ethel and Ernest crew also worked on Michael’s film, so it was an opportunity to share experiences and to meet some old friends and colleagues. A good excuse for a pub lunch too.
February 1, 2016
January 30, 2016
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More crew have been taken on as the final months of production are upon us. Animator Vincent Petremann pictured below is one of the latest recruits to join us. Lupus Films has also opened up an annexe studio in north London to accommodate the army of clean up artists and assistants that an animated feature film requires.
December 20, 2015
Raymond Briggs features in a full page article in today’s Observer newspaper.
Speaking about his Ethel and Ernest book:
“It’s not exactly profound but it’s not just dealing with nonsense like the others are,” he says. “It works because it’s a true story and I was a bit obsessed with my mum and dad anyway.” Because he was an only child? “Hmm, oh yes, probably. I was my mother’s darling boy, of course … I think my dad was a bit upset by that but not badly so.”
Raymond Briggs celebrates his 82nd birthday next month.
(photo: Roger Mainwood)
November 28, 2015
Photos courtesy of Paul Marc Mitchell
Animation Director Peter Dodd.
Animation director Peter Dodd and Roger Mainwood discuss a scene and check lip synch.
From left to right: Art Director Robin Shaw, Layout artist Martin Oliver, and director Roger Mainwood.
The art department corner of the studio. From left to right Assistant art director Mat Williams, Art Director Robin Shaw, and Art Department supervisor Martin Dray.
November 21, 2015
One of the many great animation talents that we have working on the film is Jean-Christophe Lie.
Here he is at Lupus Studio in London getting briefed on his scenes by animation director Peter Dodd.
Jean-Christophe co-directed the film Zarafa which had its UK release earlier this year.
February 22, 2015
Animation director Peter Dodd shows Raymond Briggs the character sheets that he has been working on. He was thrilled with the progress being made.
Peter reported: …he viewed the model sheets of his parents and seemed genuinely over the moon “yes that’s bang on” he said.” And of the ones of Raymond himself? “That really looks like me” he said of his moustachioed self, but commented on his regret at ever having grown one.