Of Animations and Directors
Back when we were developing Alice: Madness Returns I posted online a stop-motion animated short which caused a massive stir. The animation attracted a huge amount of attention, got people very excited about A:MR and caused more than a few marketing people to have aneurysms. You can see that video over on Vimeo.
Troy Morgan, the video's director and a long-time friend of mine, has produced a beautiful collection of darkly themed stop-motion animations over the years. You can check them out on his website. And today I'm happy to announce that he's agreed to contribute to the Alice: Otherlands project. His video(s) will live alongside contributions from other directors, in other styles.
One of the things that excites me most about the Otherlands project is that we'll be able to see creative expression from so many different directors, animators and writers. We'll see slick pre-rendered 3D animation similar to the trilogy of marketing animations produced by Shy the Sun, 2D animation in the style of the intro sequence of Alice:Madness Returns and stop motion contributions like Troy's. The possibilities are as limitless as the mental landscapes Alice will invade and explore. What a cool collection of videos we could end up with!
We'll have additional announcements about directors, musicians and animated styles in the coming days. This is just a small sample of what's to come.
A little housekeeping and promotion. As I write this we're at nearly 70kUSD (35% of our goal) and trending towards nearly 500kUSD (245%+ of our goal). This is wonderful and amazing! Thank you again, everyone, for helping support this mad dream. Together we're going to build a collection of Alice animations that make history and live on for years to come. I get chills just thinking about it!
A new poster being added today. After many requests we’re adding the Alice with Sunflowers Van Gogh image. It will be printed on the same canvas as our other poster and measure in some number of feet.
Just because we're being so awesome doesn't mean it's time to relax. Make some noise! Write blog posts, post Cheshire cat pics on Imgur, upload Bumby's favorite brownie recipe to Pinterest and shave your head with "Otherlands!" There are plenty of negative Tweedle Dee's and Dum's out there on the Internet talking about how we're not going to make this work. Go give them some Insane Children what-for!
From Shanghai with a Combo of Stop and Motion,