The Pink Panther

Working in commercial animation, every now and then you get the wonderful (and *gulp*...daunting) opportunity to take a crack at a famous character. This year has been great for that- first with Cap'n Crunch, and then with the one and only Pink Panther! Researching animation reference for this project was a joy, considering so many talented animators & directors have worked on him throughout the decades. Looking at the work of Friz Freleng, Bob Kurtz, Eric Goldberg, etc... I was quite motivated and inspired to keep that panther attitude (even when he's doing something as mundane as installing foam insulation!). His character model is a bit different these days, unfortunately rendering him a bit less animation friendly, creating some challenges along the way. Still it was a fun project and I was so glad to be a part of it with the stellar crew at Imaginary Forces