Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is now the third highest grossing film of all time overseas!!! It’s at #17 on the worldwide all time list (that’s U.S. domestic plus overseas box office).
Absolutely incredible… It must have been the beautiful set dressing. That always packs ‘em into theaters. Yep – ground cover. Can totally make or break your movie. Just a tip for the aspiring filmmaker. That one’s free.
In related news, Peter de Séve, Galen Chu, Tony Maki, Michael Defeo and myself are doing a talk at the Society of Illustrators in NYC tomorrow night – Thursday, September 24, 6:30 to 9:00 PM – about the development of Ice Age 3′s new star Buck. We’ll be talking about how his character came to be, what motivated his design, personality and performance as well breaking down the sequence which tells his backstory. Probably my favorite sequence in the film, and definitely one of the most fun challenges I’ve had the pleasure of working on in my artistic career.
We’ll be showing tons of artwork, animation clips, and examples of how a character moves through Blue Sky’s pipeline. This will be a great rare opportunity to peek behind the curtain of how Blue Sky works. Here’s the link: http://societyillustrators.org/upcoming/bluesky.cms