Bon appetit

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As the pace of production quickens there’s still time for a convivial lunch or two!

From left to right: Head of Assist Denise Dean, Lead animator Thierry Torres, Animation Director Peter Dodd, Animation Supervisor Isobel Stenhouse, Assist animator Aude Carpentier, and Director Roger Mainwood.

Denise Dean_Thierry Torres_Peter Dodd_Isabel Stenhouse_ Aude Capentier_Roger Mainwood_Ethel and Ernest Production July 2015

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Jean-Christophe Lie

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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.

Peter Dodd and Jean-Christophe Lie

Jean-Christophe co-directed the film Zarafa which had its UK release earlier this year.

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/focus-remi-bezancon-jean-christophe-lie-zarafa

Jean-Christophe Lie

Studio 352_the Luxembourg studio working on Ethel and Ernest

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Melusine Productions, a division of Studio 352, is an animation company based in Howald, Luxembourg. Stephan Roelants is a co-producer on the Ethel and Ernest feature film for Melusine Productions.

The studio will be doing layouts and backgrounds on the film and 28 minutes of the animation.

Here are some studio shots showing Studio 352’s very talented crew working on the ‘Ethel and Ernest’ animated feature during October 2015. (click on images to enlarge)

Some of the Ethel and Ernest crew at Studio 352 October 2015

Some of the Ethel and Ernest crew at Studio 352 October 2015

Nicolas Debray_Head of animation on Ethel and Ernest at Studio 352

Nicolas Debray_Head of animation on Ethel and Ernest at Studio 352

Denis Lambert_Head of Layout on Ethel and Ernest at Studio 352

Denis Lambert_Head of Layout on Ethel and Ernest at Studio 352

Pascal Gerard Headof Backgrounds on Ethel and Ernest_Studio 352 October 2015

Pascal Gerard Head of Backgrounds on Ethel and Ernest_Studio 352 October 2015

Etienne Willem working on a layout for Ethel and Ernest_October 2015

Etienne Willem working on a layout for Ethel and Ernest_October 2015

Studio 352 working on Ethel and Ernest production, October 2015

Studio 352 working on Ethel and Ernest production, October 2015

Ethel and Ernest production. Studio 352 October 2015

Ethel and Ernest production. Studio 352 October 2015

Working on Ethel and Ernest, Studio 352, Luxembourg, Oct 2015

Working on Ethel and Ernest, Studio 352, Luxembourg, Oct 2015

Produced by Lupus Films in association with Ethel & Ernest Productions, Melusine Productions and Cloth Cat Animation and supported by the BFI, BBC, Film Fund Luxembourg, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government, ‘Ethel and Ernest’ is set for theatrical release in 2016.

Work in progress screenings at Lupus Films

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Regular screenings of work in progress are now taking place at Lupus Films in Islington, North London. It is also of course a chance to open a few bottles and wind down after another exhausting week ! Here are some of the London based crew after the screening on October 16th.

The London studio

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Some of the Ethel and Ernest crew working at Lupus Films Ltd _London_July 2015 (Photo by Paul Marc Mitchell)

Some of the Ethel and Ernest crew working at Lupus Films Ltd _London_July 2015 (Photo by Paul Marc Mitchell)

Voice recording photos

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The first pictures from the Ethel and Ernest voice recordings were released today. The recordings took place at Goldcrest Films in central London at the start of March 2015.

Here are Jim Broadbent  playing Ernest, Brenda Blethyn playing Ethel, and Luke Treadaway who plays the part of Raymond Briggs.

Other cast members include Pam Ferris, Virginia McKenna, June Brown, Roger Allam, Peter Wight, Simon Day, Gillian Hanna, Harry Collet (playing the young Raymond Briggs), and Duncan Wisbey.

Photos by Jessica Bassett

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Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn at the voice recordings held at Goldcrest Films, London, March 2015

Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn at the voice recordings held at Goldcrest Films, London, March 2015

Jim Broadbent, Luke Treadaway, Brenda Blethyn, at the voice recordings for Ethel and Ernest, March 2015

Jim Broadbent, Luke Treadaway, Brenda Blethyn, at the voice recordings for Ethel and Ernest, March 2015

BFI Film Makers magazine on Ethel and Ernest

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The summer 2015 edition of the BFI magazine Film Makers features an article about Ethel and Ernest.

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BFI Film Makers magazine. Issue 3 Summer 2015

BFI Film Makers magazine. Issue 3 Summer 2015

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