October 28, 2016
Cloth Cat animation studio, Ethel and Ernest - the movie, Lupus Films, STUDIO 352, Uncategorized
After a long journey the day has finally arrived when our film hits the cinema circuits !
This is a very proud moment for all the crew that have worked on this production. So, a huge thanks to all of them at Lupus Films in London, Cloth Cat Animation in Cardiff, and Studio 352 in Luxembourg.
The reviews we have been getting have been amazing! Below is a four star review from The Times. To see all the reviews collected together in one place, please visit our Press page on the Ethel and Ernest website.
August 24, 2016
Animated Feature Film, Cloth Cat animation studio, Ethel and Ernest the animated movie, STUDIO 352, TVPAint
Ethel and Ernest was animated using a software called TVPaint. When the film was first being developed, way back in 2007 (!), we were going to animate it on paper. That was how all the other Raymond Briggs films had been done (The Snowman, When the Wind Blows, Father Christmas, The Bear, and The Snowman and Snowdog). However, technology has moved on and in the intervening years TVPaint has become more and more the industry standard for hand drawn animated films. Using a Wacom cintiq to draw on, the animators can reproduce a line quality that is virtually indistinguishable from a line drawn with a graphite pencil on paper.
Many of our crew were new to TVPaint, but tutorials were given by Lupus Films’ animation supervisor Isobel Stenhouse, and also Elodie Moog from TVPaint was always on hand to answer any questions.
So a big thank you to TVPaint for all their support throughout the production !
Elodie Moog from TVPaint answering questions while on a visit to our co-production partners, Cloth Cat Animation, in Cardiff .
All three studios, Lupus Films, Cloth Cat Animation, and Studio 352 all used the TVPaint software. Here it is being used at Studio 352 in Luxembourg.
February 12, 2015
Ethel and Ernest
A trip to Luxembourg today to visit one of our co-production partners, STUDIO 352 http://www.studio352.lu
It was great to catch up again with CEO Stephan Roelant and production manager Fabien Renelli, and to meet the talented team that will be working on the Ethel and Ernest film.
In the photos below art director Robin Shaw from Lupus films, is in discussion with Studio 352 head of backgrounds Pascal Gerard, and head of layouts Denis Lambert. (click on images to enlarge)