The Mice War is a comedic children's musical composed by three time Grammy nominee David Chesky in which two different kinds of mice wage a war following a disagreement about what color cheese should be. For the past few years, the show has been playing around the world as a theater production, but I am hoping to reach a broader audience by producing it as an animated movie. The film aims to instill in children the absurdity of war, the senselessness of fighting and the message that our differences as well as our similarities can be embraced and celebrated.
READ THE REVIEWS !!!
"The Krakow Opera plays host to the world première of an opera for children titled “The Mice War or a Tale of Brave Albert and Cheese” prepared by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association. The libretto and music were written by David Chesky, the American composer and pianist, who was a three-time nominee for the Grammy Award." http://old.opera.krakow.pl/english.php?id=2378
"A hit with its target audience!" The Financial Times
"David Chesky uses music to tell a story about love & peace, it's a wonderful imaginative journey, highly recommended." Zhao Ziqiang, Children's Theater, China
LISTEN TO A FEW SONGS !!!
Lucy the Sea Monster, featuring two time Tony Award Nominee Alison Fraser as Lucy the Sea Monster https://soundcloud.com/avidhesky/01-lucy-the-sea-monster-44k-the-mice-war
We're Going to War, featuring all the Blue Mice Soldiers https://soundcloud.com/avidhesky/02-were-going-to-war-44k-the-mice-war
The Cheese Song, featuring Tony winner Greg J'bara as General Kan https://soundcloud.com/avidhesky/03-the-cheese-song-44k-the-mice-war
The Mouse Trap, featuring all the Blue Mice Soldiers https://soundcloud.com/avidhesky/04-the-mouse-trap-44k-the-mice-war
It's a Trick, featuring Tony winner Greg J'bara as General Kan https://soundcloud.com/avidhesky/05-its-a-trick-44k-the-mice-war
Oh Poor Albert, featuring all the Blue Mice Soldiers https://soundcloud.com/avidhesky/06-oh-poor-albert-44k-the-mice-war
To Sea, featuring all the Blue Mice Soldiers https://soundcloud.com/avidhesky/07-to-sea-44k-the-mice-war
THE ANIMATION TEAM
I was introduced to the animation artist Tree Liu by the National Philharmonic of Taiwan when I was composer in residence with the orchestra. Mr. Liu is one of the most original and creative young animators on the scene. Tree created the most amazing animations for the orchestra's Peter and the Wolf. His company Animaze Studios extending the field of animation by combining many mediums. Animaze studios is getting international acclaim with its high level of 3D animation and establishing Taiwan as one of the leaders in 3D animation. Please take a look at their portfolio.
THE ANIMATION PROCESS
All of the music and dialog tracks are finished to give us a complete audio track ready for the animation process.
1. Artist Design
3. 3D Model
4. 3D Shading
5. 3D Rigging
6. 3D Layout
7. 3D Animation
8. 3D Lighting
9. 3D Render
10. 3D VFX
Risks and challenges
As we all know animation is a slow and meticulous process. This film should take about 12-14 months to complete once the funds are raised. As we proceed rewards will be sent as we get them.
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