Sunday, March 25, 2007

Viva EL TIGRE!


Finally! I've been sitting on these since last fall waiting for the show to premiere so's I could share some cool EL TIGRE stuff with you. I got to have the really fun job on the show-- doing juicy action poses. Man, this show rocks.









Did you know you can order official EL TIGRE t-shirts at the Nick.com on-line shop? There's 3 cool designs to choose from and they're available in both adult and kid sizes. Click on the pic and go git some ET gear!

36 comments:

sean said...

wow these are sexy. Great line of action, great silhouettes. Tons of energy! You guys definitely did it right at the design stage. I've only seen what I can download but the show looks amazing!

Felicitations mon ami!

Todd Oman said...

Nice Stuff, I have only caught one episode of the show but from what I have seen it looks good.

Goobeetsablog said...

cool.
nice action shots!

kk said...

just a quick note on sc. 131, pnl 1:

Can you possibly make the shadows 1% less opaque? (I mean, you doknow how to use your cintiq, right..?)

TonyC. said...

go go El Tigre! Great work chris. we miss you and were talking about you today here in Portland. Love your aliens too!

Martin Hsu said...

stop showing off your action packed poses chris!

Ciaran said...

Cool! ...and a crazy coincidence. I study animation and, earlier today, 2 guys from Boulder TV were talking to us about this programme. Such a seriously action-packed show. Probably loads of fun to work on.
Great work.

Mukpuddy said...

Great poses bro!! Man I gotta get my hands on one of those shirts!!!

Doktor Viktor Von Kreep said...

Hey pal! I'm really digging these action shot's! You da man!

I'm planning on getting a shirt real soon so that I can wear around in Kreepsville it with pride.

craig said...

KILLER poses Chris. Your childhood posts remind me of me own youthful sketches. Great stuff

pumml said...

Holy ass those are nice. I'm going to get everyone at my office to watch and love El Tigre, or die trying. Please keep posting this stuff!

Stephen Studios said...

Those are some kickin ass poses!! Nice work man!

paublo said...

these poses are geat man! i've only been able to see the show in spanish on you tube cause we're so behind here in canadia land.. i dunno what they're sayin but it sure looks sweet!

Alina Chau said...

It's always more fun to see original production concept drawings!! THese ROCK!!

Scott Tolleson said...

Awesome!!!

tomm said...

these are cool - are they posing for animators to follow? or model sheets? or storyboards?? I'm curious about ho w you work with flash doing this posing? Do you know my good pal Tod Polson?

Timothy Robert McKenzie said...

Well, Chris, sometimes later, would you, and your ex-comrades at Cartoon Network like to revisit your Cartoon Network years by putting together a series of coffee table books combining text with all the artwork, illustrations, etc., etc., etc. from Dexter's Lab, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Lab: Ego Trip, the Powerpuff Girls Movie, Samurai Jack and much, much more? Would it be called The Art of Cartoon Network? Would it also be a website?

Mebbo said...

I echo the question tomm asked:

They're great poses, are they just character concept pieces, the key layout drawing for each scene or are they the lineword used to build the Flash library?

Congrats on El Tigre, I've caught a couple of eps - wonderfully vibrant and crackly! :)

Chris Battle said...

Glad everyone's digging the show! It's doing well in the ratings, so hopefully there'll be plenty more episodes to come! (Cross your fingers for toys possibly soon...)

Sean- El Tigre is bringing sexy back.

Kevin- Shouldn't you get busy building another level for some time-wasting flash game? SLACKER!!

Tony- We miss you guys, too! Your latest scultps are rad, & Stef's last Nucleus show pieces were awesome!

Tomm & Mebbo- They're called "specialty poses", and they're sort of a layout/model 'cause you can't make them from the standard model rigs. You can check out Gabe Swarr's explanation HERE. Tod's name sounds familiar Tomm; I think I'm better at faces, tho...

Timothy- Don't start up again. Cartoon Network owns the shows and the artwork, so only they can make such a book. I suggest sending all inquiries to them.

Serapio Calm said...

Wow! Great poses and attitudes. Battle-Force cannot be stopped!

Gnarfdeath said...

those rock la casa!!!

Kitty said...

beautiful

MARILLA said...

thank you for your warm comment.

Timothy Robert McKenzie said...

Don't Give up Hope now, Chris, for you will be reunited with Genndy Tartakovsky to work on his next film after Samurai Jack’s big screen debut and Power of the Dark Crystal and here is some 25 questions you will answer:

1. Will Tartakovsky's next film after Power of the Dark Crystal and Samurai Jack be something about dinosaurs?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

2. Would Cartoon Network, the Tim Box Company, Genndy Tartakovsky, The Orphanage, Weta Workshop and Weta Digital be involved in your own dinosaur film? Would it be a theatrical release? Will David Krentz, Ricardo Delgado and the same artists who work and consult on Disney’s Dinosaur, Jurassic Park and other dinosaur films be involved?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

3. Will Tartakovsky's Dinosaur film be Cartoon Network’s first theatrical feature to be based on a completely original story? Would it be distinctively different from both Dexter’s Lab and Samurai Jack?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

4. If so, although the story will be pure fantasy (especially in a realistic prehistoric world ruled by dinosaurs), would it be the first movie since Disney’s Dinosaur to place naturalistic prehistoric animals (the dinosaurs) in an environment that approximates their true habitats?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

5. Would work on it begin on either 2011 or 2012?
A) 2011
B) 2012
C) 2013
D) 2014

6. Will Tartakovsky's dinosaur film be in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

7. Who will provide the sound creation and design? Randy Thom, Christopher Boyes, Ethan Van Der Ryn, and Tom Myers?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

8. Would Genndy Tartakovsky's dinosaur film have a final running time of 3 hours and 20 minutes without an intermission?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

9. If so, Will 48 minutes be cut from the final version of his dinosaur film? Will it ever be a 248-minute extended cut of Tartakovsky's Dinosaur film from Tim Box Home Entertainment?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

10. What will be the official title for the Genndy Tartakovsky dinosaur film project, which will come next after Samurai Jack Returns and Power of the Dark Crystal?
A) Dinosaurs
B) Creation
C) Prehistoric World
D) Dinosaur Kingdom

11. Who will distribute the dinosaur film?
A) Walt Disney Pictures/Touchstone Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox/Warner Bros./The Tim Box Company
B) Twentieth Century Fox/Dreamworks Pictures/Paramount Pictures/The Tim Box Company
C) Touchstone Pictures/Miramax Films/Walt Disney Pictures/The Tim Box Company
D) MGM/The Weinstein Company/Twentieth Century Fox/The Tim Box Company

12. Will Genndy Tartakovsky's Dinosaur film combine Realistic CGI with Live Action, Miniature, and Digital Backgrounds?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

13. In addition to having no connection with The Land before Time (1988) and Disney’s Dinosaur (2000), Will your dinosaur film be an powerful, visually-exciting epic film and an original Aesopian fable, making the idea of dinosaurs and apes talking to each other and violating the laws of nature
less disturbing than Dinosaur (2000)?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

14. Who will write the music for Genndy Tartakovsky's dinosaur film, which will combine the traditional orchestra with a few new-age pieces and tribal world-beat percussion like in Disney’s Dinosaur (2000)
A) James Horner
B) Hans Zimmer
C) James Newton Howard
D) Harry Gregson-Williams

15. Will the sound effects in his dinosaur film be exciting and dynamic and new for a dinosaur film?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

16. Who will provide the post-production services for Genndy Tartakovsky's dinosaur film?
A) Skywalker Sound
B) Park Road Post
C) Todd AO Soundelux
D) Buena Vista Sound

17. Who will be the protagonists in Genndy Tartakovsky's dinosaur film?
A) an Iguanodon, His Iguanodon Brother, a Triceratops, a Stegosaurus, a Parasaurolophus, An Apatosaurus, and A Lambeosaurus
B) A Styracosaurus, a Corythosaurus, A Lambeosaurus, an Iguanodon, a Brachiosaurus and a Parasaurolopus?
C) A Parasaurolophus, an Ankylosaurus, a Pachycephalosaurus, an Iguanodon, Corythosaurus, a Lambeosaurus, and a Diplodocus?
D) An Apatosaurus, a Triceratops, a Parasaurolophus, a Stegosaurus, a T-Rex, and a Raptor?

18. Who will be the villains for Tartakovsky's dinosaur film?
A) Tyrannosaurus Rexes and Raptors
B) Allosauruses and Ceratosauruses
C) Giganotosaurus and Spinosaurus
D) Carnotaurus and Tyrannosaurids

19. Would you and Tartakovsky tell you and Tartakovsky Orphanage and Cartoon Network comrades, “Don’t animate the dinosaurs like Dexter or the Powerpuff Girls. Make them very scientifically and paleontologically accurate for today and cover some dinosaurs in feathers.”? Would you go to Natural History Museums or go to dinosaur websites, or whatever, to research and study the Dinosaurs and their anatomy and stuff?

A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

20. Will the dinosaurs in Genndy Tartakovsky's dinosaur film reflect the most current paleotonlogical and scientific theories? Would your dinosaur film be consulted by paleontologist and paleo-artists?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

21. Will the dinosaurs of The Genndy Tartakovsky dinosaur film be living, breathing and organic animals rather than monsters?

A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

22. Will his dinosaur film be teen/adult-oriented unlike the Land before Time?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

23. Will Tartakovsky's dinosaur film be released in D-Cinema and Digital 3D?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

24. What will be the release year for Genndy Tartakovsky's dinosaur film?
A) 2014
B) 2015
C) 2016
D) 2017

25. Would it be a blockbuster? Will it have a gigantically massive publicity, promotional and marketing campaign? Will it going to cost $315 million if it is ever been made?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Maybe
D) OK

Well. That’s it. There’s my other set of 25 questions. Answer them in your opinion. OK?

Chris Battle said...

Timothy- I've been nice up to this point, but from here on out, I'm going to have to "filter" out your comments, much like I've had to filter e-mails from you. I can't have rambling, overly-long posts like the one above. (Your posts on other people's blogs have shown this to be a problem.) Sorry, man, but that's how it's gonna have to be.

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Marmax said...

Seems like such a fun show to work on! I think when you work on a show with a cool concept, with enthusiastic artists it definitely shows.

Miah Alcorn said...

Man these are fantastic Chris! Great poses, super drawings... just down right amazing stuff man. You never cease to amaze!

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Ha HAA, Those claws are so rad. So dynamic and funny.

ridd1 said...

sweet posing chris!

Miss Mindy said...

Hey Chris! congrats man! The show looks great! - I still am living in a few posts back... the Rick Hunter art..."sniff" - - - it'll take me awhile to get over him.
:)mm

CHRIS GEORGE said...

Viva El Tigre, indeed. Nice character poses, Chris.

Paul Conrad said...

DUDE!
These are so sweeet! Love 'em.
And, those t-shirts are pretty cool too... may have to get me one of those!

Kanokadafi said...

nice man, el tigre is a cool ass looking show!

kevin kaliher said...

new time wasting flash thingy. check.
new blog post from chris battle? ...

bad blogger. bad!

Gary Doodles said...

Your El Tigre poses are sweet! Keep them coming!