Sit Down Shut Up: “Hurricane Willard”

Hulu put this up a day late, which probably means it’ll be gone in 16 instead of 17 days.  I did the opening “Miracle on a bike” sequence, which actually took about a week to storyboard, given the layers of background kids that had to be drawn.  Funny that a week’s worth of labor ends up being about 15 seconds on the screen.  Personally, I would have allowed the entire sequence a little more time to breathe, but it was the style of the show not to linger on anything.  Besides, throughout my storyboarding career I’ve rarely seen an animated sequence that matched the timing I imagined when boarding same sequence.  Except for maybe once or twice, usually what I’d see in my head never really matched up with the end result.

Also, they didn’t animate that rear view of Miracle as sexily as I would have liked, although I did get a kick out of the “halo” effect, which was not there on the board!

(Edited 10/30 to remove dead Hulu link.)