James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.
Last May, while doing my student short EL TERROR, I had the great opportunity to design a puppet with Furry Puppet Studio for a music video. Sadly, the music video will not be release publicly…But the creative director told me I could show you some of my work on it. So here it is! I don’t have a pictures of the whole body but I’m sure there is one of it on their facebook page.
It’s really weird and funny to see one of my scrappy digital doodle to turn into an actual real three dimensional thing!! Seriously the picture with the expressions totally freaks me out! He really looks like he’s alive for real! Like he has a job, a family and other stuff that real people have (toothbrush). I don’t know…
Anyway, I hope I’ll have the chance to design other puppets with Furry Puppet Studio because it’s just super awesome.