Baobab Studios, the more than one Emmy Award-winning studio in the back of Bonfire and Crow: The Legend, will unveil a primary have a look at their latest immersive enjoy, Baba Yaga, with a unique “Work in Progress” presentation on the Annecy International Animation Festival’s 2020 Online version. The presentation will debut on Monday, June 15th and be to be had to authorised competition audience for all of the two-week tournament.
The Baba Yaga WIP consultation at Annecy Online will function Baobab’s co-founder/CEO Maureen Fan, co-founder/CCO Eric Darnell and co-founder/CTO Larry Cutler, in addition to a number of different key contributors of the studio workforce, together with head of content material Kane Lee, co-director Mathias Chelebourg, animation manager Ken Fountain, and manufacturing dressmaker Glenn Hernandez. The presentation will mirror on lots of the studio’s previous award-winning movies, comparable to Asteroids!, Invasion! and Bonfire to Crow: The Legend, discussing the studio’s philosophy and distinctive solution to interactive filmmaking whilst providing a unique sneak peek at Baba Yaga.
Directed by means of Darnell and co-directed by means of Chelebourg, Baba Yaga is a modern portrayal of the Eastern European legend impressed by means of illustrative 2D pop-up animation, hand-drawn, and stop-motion types, developing a contemporary visible language for VR impressed by means of vintage animation. Leveraging the studio’s award-winning animation pioneers and interactive gaming veterans, the brand new mission blends theater, cinema, and animation into a novel enjoy that explores subject matters of empowerment and environmentalism.
“While we would like shall we in reality be in Annecy assembly up with all our buddies within the trade to have a good time the most efficient in animation this month, we’re so glad to take part within the competition’s on-line programming with this primary have a look at what we’ve been as much as at Baobab with our latest movie, Baba Yaga,” Darnell stated.
The Baobab Studios workforce may even take part in a Live Q&A hosted by means of the Annecy competition on June 23rd at 9am PST/6pm France time. Featured panelists will come with a number of key creatives from the Baba Yaga manufacturing, together with Darnell, Chelebourg, Fountain, and construction manufacturer Shannon Ryan.
Baba Yaga will premiere in more than one codecs later this yr. Click right here to be informed extra concerning the movie.
Source: Baobab Studios
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.