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HBO2 Animated Documentary Premiere

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This Sunday, February 14 2010 at 7:30pm on HBO2 will be the premiere of the film entitled “Getting Over Him In 8 Songs or Less,” by Debra Solomon. Debra is most widely known for bringing Disney’s animated Lizzie McGuire to life. She is also an award winning filmmaker and illustrator.

Flaming Medusa contributed animation assistance to the parts of this feature.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to watch it!

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Throwback to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Feature with Soapbox Media

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Before Flaming Medusa there was DarcyVDesign, a one-woman company run by Darcy Vorhees.

In this article Soapbox Media discusses the work that Darcy did on Turtles Forever, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary movie:

“After a decade in New York, Cincinnati native Darcy Voorhees[sic] returned home to build her own animation studio. But the 1997 Kings High School graduate doesn’t limit herself to local accounts. Vorhees’ DarcyVDesign contributed to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever, a movie feting the cartoon’s 25th anniversary, from her home office.” (read more)

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Space Chasers

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Darcy Vorhees is teaming up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles director Roy Burdine to bring his brain-child Space Chasers, an out of the world kids adventure property, to life. This is a piece of concept art for the property, done by DarcyVDesign. More to come later. Also, don’t forget the Turtles Forever premiere tomorrow morning!

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TMNT 25th Anniversary Movie

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Movie with storyboarding by Flaming Medusa Animation founder Darcy Vorhees will premiere on Saturday November 21st 2009 at 10am on the CW.

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Character Design Process

Animation Character Design Process

These are some character designs from the vaults. They have been brought back into the daylight to demonstrate the character design process we do here at Flaming Medusa Animation. These particular drawings were done by founder Darcy Vorhees.

The client provided descriptions of the personalities of the characters along with their script and a few conversations about the project. From there, Darcy started doing sketches to test a variety of looks. Here you see the ones she chose to share with the client. These are Asimov and Gustav, who were supposed to be sort of like “bad guys” in the story. Also included is quick design of a costume change that the first character would have.

After seeing these the client wanted Asimov to be less like a brute but still ominous looking. his body type was changed to one that may not beat you up in bar, but you would definitely need to watch your back if you messed with him because he solves his problems intellectually and has others carry them out.

Here are a few more of the main characters, about midway through their development. These guys are a group of friends who display varying degrees of responsibility, optimism, and grumpiness.

And here they are again, with changes, in a line-up for size comparison with some other characters that were being worked on. The additional characters are first round sketches.

From here it would have continued to clean up and then creation of rotations of each character, then color. And there you have it- a glimpse into the character design process at our studio.

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