Saturday, 31 December 2011

Good Riddance 2011

I can assuredly say without a shadow of a doubt, good riddance to 2011. You were a crap year for a number of personal reasons, plus generally a bad year globally overall. Here's hoping for a better 2012.

P.S. Now I was just thinking to myself about Walt Disney Animation ( I do that a lot). It highlights the power that a name can have. For example Pixar, when people see that name above a film, they know it's a name they can trust to deliver a film to be enjoyed by everyone. Disney used to have that but they lost it. Keeping audience's trust is difficult enough when you have, its even more difficult to get it back.

It's not like Disney has had to reinvent themselves before, but the difference is they were the only fish in the sea. Now they are trying to find their identity in a middle of an ocean full of animation studios. They're the old boy surrounded by young upstarts. That's probably why they haven't announced any projects after 2013.

In one respect it's a bit like Nintendo. They are also the grand daddy of video-game console developers. When they couldn't compete with the Playstation 2 or Xbox they completely change course and went after a whole new audience with the Wii. And it work. Some could argue however that they went too far away and alienated their original audience. That's the problem now, Walt Disney Animation has to find what a new Disney film is, whilst it still being recognisable as a Disney film (us fans sometimes don't help complaining it's either too similar to previous films or complaining when it's too different).

I honestly don't know what the future holds for the studio that started it all. Maybe they should choose one medium though, its better for brand identity that way. Whatever they do, I'll be looking at it with great interest.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

My Christmas card for this year. Happy Holidays everyone!

Wallace and Gromit Comic Strip

I recently had the opportunity to draw some test comic strips for the Wallace and Gromit comic strip that runs in the Sun newspaper (Thanks Tony). Loads of fun working with these characters. I would be great to get the chance to do this professionally.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

New Showreel

Here is my new showreel. It's much like the old one but with my red bull canimation entry added to it.

My website

Monday, 14 November 2011

Red Bull Canimation Entry

I entered the Red Bull Canimation Contest. Public voting starts on the 15th November 2011. I could use all the votes I can get.

Animated, Designed, Storyboarded and Edited by Daryl-Rhys Taylor.

Feel free to look at my other work at my website

Completed from start to finish in a week.

Sound-effects obtained from and credited to creators.

Squirrel is copyright to Daryl-Rhys Taylor 2011

Red Bull Can and Logo is copyright to Red Bull and is used with permission.

Red Bull Canimation_Daryl-Rhys Taylor_HD from Daryl-Rhys Taylor on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011

New Art work

The fully coloured version of the Doodleboy and the Toons line up.

A Bruce Timm inspired Super Gal

Green Lantern Mickey vs Yellow Lantern Pete

Bugs Bunny