Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew on StoryBots:
The show was set up “in a way that individual artists can make big contributions,” Spiridellis says. “There isn’t a style that runs through the whole show.” The show has “anchors”—for example, when the Storybots enter the human world, they always appear in cg, while at Storybots headquarters, they have an outline-less 2D look.
But other sequences are open to the interpretation of the artists. “That really enables us to let the team do what they do best,” explains Spiridellis. “Which means, ‘Hey you like painting this way?’ ‘Well, paint that way.’ ‘You like making puppets?’ ‘Go make a puppet.’” Link
I’ll be adding to this post more in the Spring semester as it is a great case study of creating a world that works across a variety different mediums.
For now, check out these posts on StoryBots at Cartoon Brew:
- How Jibjab Broke All The Rules For Its First Series, ‘Ask the StoryBots’
- VIDEOS: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look At The 2D Animation and Puppets in ‘Ask the StoryBots’
Behind-The-Scenes Videos on ‘Ask the StoryBots’