Jul 31, 2013
Emanuele Pavarotti's John Carter Animation Reel
Update: (Emanuele has been asked to password protect this reel, but the pw is barsoom)
Cinematic animator Emanuele Pavarotti just recently released a comprehensive set of insightful process breakdowns regarding his work on Disney's underrated adaptation of Edgar Burrough's 1895 scifi epic, John Carter (Of Mars), a film that I still believe failed thanks to the atrocious marketing behind it, including it's last minute name change to remove any semblances of scifi themes. This can be attributed in part to director Andrew Stanton's (Toy Story 3, Wall-E, Finding Nemo) getting the ability to dictate how the film would be advertised. So in a nutshell give the movie a chance, it's actually pretty solid and well acted, and the visuals are nothing to scoff at either.
Emanuele's work is such an example of the amount of effort poured into each and every shot, where he acted out, blocked out and refined in multiple passes with the input of the director and multiple departments. Since his work on that project and Clash Of The Titans, he's gone on to work at Blue Sky on projects including Rio 2, Epic and the fourth installment of Ice Age.