Monday, 16 May 2016

Nina Needs To Go

Way back in 2014 I worked on series 2 of the Disney Junior show 'Nina Needs to Go' as a layout artist at Arthur Cox. Which is essentially about a little girl, Nina, who always needs to go to the toilet at the most inopportune times and her super Nana who always saves the day. 

It was so cool to work on a whole series but also really hard work!   I was in charge of setting up each shot in Flash so that when the animators received them they had all the assets (characters, props all at the correct size for the shot), audio and background art ready to go. Which, when you consider that one of the episodes is called 'Parade' not to mention additional changes to the script and animatic, was no mean feat. 

NNTG - Parade (c) Disney 

When we were nearing the end of the production, and I had readied every episode, I was given the chance to animate a few shots of my own on an episode called 'Country Fair'. I was tasked with animating running pigs for the pig chariot (thats right, pig chariot) unfortunately (for legal reasons) I can't show the full shot I was in charge of, but you can see a clip of my piggy's in action here.

(left - Charlotte Wadsworth right - Sarah Cox)

The series won the RTS West of England award for Best Animation this year!