It was not in the script. Kat Marusik and Kyler Spears did fantastic work wringing every ounce of cuteness out of this board as possible. Not only that but the monstrous moth version of Domino 2 strikes a wonderful balance of creepy and cool: This episode also has some of my favorite special poses: Props by Andy Gonsalves and color styling by Daniaelle Simonson, Ian Worrel, and Carol Wyatt! It feels like a real show: BG wise, the team got to stretch their legs with a location that feels nothing like our normal setting. That’s all for now! We also get some nice looks at Anne’s nook here. For a long while, their story arc wasn’t working, but once I landed on the idea of them complaining in similar ways (Anne with: “where I’m from” and Hop Pop with: “back in my day”), both stuck living in the past, rather than focusing on what they have in the present, things finally clicked and fell in place.”. Jenn has such a natural talent for coming up with hilarious expressions, amazing posing and dynamic staging while Steve is a master of charm, gentle comedy, and what I like to call “lumpy perfection.” We are so lucky to have had them on this episode - they brought out such wonderful things in the characters. The things you learn in production. It was one of the first episodes boarded so we were still finding our voice. - Matt Braly. The story originally had the title Passing the Ladle, and was told from Sprig’s POV. amphibians activities amphibians and reptiles preschool amphibians crafts amphibians kindergarten amphibians preschool. Tags. Most popular Most recent. Props by Andy Gonsalves and color styling by Daniaelle Simonson, Ian Worrel, and Carol Wyatt: The big challenge for this episode was figuring out how the world would look like during Anne and Hop Pop’s “trip.” Elle Michalka, one of our painters, settled on something really nice: trippy but with a restrained palette. Color by Daniaelle Simonson and Carol Wyatt. “Matt had the brilliant idea to start “Anne or Beast” from Sprig’s point of view, then switch mid-episode to Anne’s. All posts. Most of Anne and Sprig’s quirks were directly inspired my personal experiences. There are some lovely special poses in this episode done by Joe Sparrow. “Cane Crazy was one of the first episodes to start expanding the town of Wartwood beyond the Plantars. Both are such natural comedians and knew how to push and pull the characters in fun ways that never broke them. From there we reverse engineered the story into a “whodunit” where the family became addicted to binge-watching TV - a concept that should NOT exist at all in Amphibia. Amphilbia summary . The idea for the Zap-apede to have + and - shaped pupils came directly from Steve. ”. A little fun fact about this episode is that the first couple of pages were used as our storyboard test. THIS IS NOT A DRILL (via bipper-billdipper-deactivated20) BG design wise, it was fun for the team to “infest” Anne’s room with Domino 2′s cobwebs. Leopold Loggle the woodsmith was created to steer Anne to the Doomtree, but we wanted him - and all our side characters - to feel like real people with their own lives, personalities, and quirks. The flour is caked on in a really appealing way and I love all the little details in the background. This episode was one of the very first episodes boarded and was significant because it was one of the first stories that just always “worked.” I remember distinctly that the very first rough board pitch was like a breath of fresh air - these characters had such successful chemistry and their conflict for the episode felt so natural. Sinopsis: Serie de animación infantil de Disney Channel en la que Anne Boonchuy, una niña de trece años mitad tailandesa – mitad americana, es transportada mágicamente al mundo de Amphibia, un lugar habitado por ranas. Not only that but it teases some pretty cool things to come at the end. Amphibia is the latest cartoon from Disney and creator Matt Braly and the first two episodes are available for anyone to watch now (for free!) The water snake in this episode was designed by Brandon Wu. Artwork by Joe Sparrow, Erik Elizarrez, Brandon Wu, Andy Gonsalves, Daniaelle Simonson, and Carol Wyatt: It was important to us that the human world feel relatively drab compared to Amphibia. Also editing his was hell my PC froze twice and crashed once. Them being frogs and all. Log in Sign up. This is the first time we see Sprig’s room, and it fits him perfectly–the hammock bed, the terrariums, the hanging model dragonflies. Amphibia is script driven, meaning that much of a story’s DNA and structure are figured out before the storyboard launch. I'm mostly into Pokemon, western animation, and certain indie games. I will never grow tired of these wonderful expressions courtesy of Steve: Another point of interest is how much we abused Hop Pop in this episode. Maddie as a character is someone who existed all the way back in development but I really like how she turned out in the actual series. Once again Jenn Strickland and Steve Wolfhard outdid themselves with the boarding of this episode. A music section?! It was also important to track how comfortable Hop Pop and Polly were with Anne up until now. Neither of us minded, and in fact, I think it was instrumental in forging the strong creative relationship we share today. 1 being how Stan finally scared … Sprig obviously was won over by her very early on but the other two needed a little bit of convincing. “Hop Luck was a script that Matt and I wrote when Amphibia was still in development. It’s nice to see Polly somewhat enjoying Anne’s companionship by the end, given that she wanted to kill her in just the previous episode. Props by Andy Gonsalves. But what drew me to this story was seeing Anne and Hop Pop try to relate to one another for the first time. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. … Creepy marionettes and other oddities litter the room. I don't know how tumblr works, but I'll also post my art here I guess. “Matt had the brilliant idea to start “Anne or Beast” from Sprig’s point of view, then switch mid-episode to Anne’s. A place for all my art. This episode was boarded by Bert Youn, Yonaton Tal, and Kyler Spears. Revisions were done by Nate Maurer. It can be intimidating writing characters for the first time but Anne, Sprig, Hop Pop, everyone was so fleshed out, even at that stage, so it felt more like fun than work. I can’t help it. Artwork by Ian Worrel, Daniaelle Simonson, Joey McCormick, Sun Jae Lee, Elle Michalka, and Amanda Winterstein. I remember thinking how cool it was that Sprig could move in that way, and also— oh yeah, he’s totally lost it. In this conversation. Not to mention how they brought “web crusties” to life…gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about them! Here we'll be posting storyboards, character designs, backgrounds, animatics and more. Amphibia is script driven, meaning that much of a story’s DNA and structure are figured out before the storyboard launch. Daniaelle had this amazing idea to film iridescent cellophane rotating on a turntable and run that footage through a kaleidoscope filter on her phone. Ian Worrel and his team did an amazing job making it feel murky, disgusting, and somehow producible. You’ll be shocked to learn that the looping texture in Anne’s hair was created completely with practical effects. At the pitch, seeing the moment when Sprig leaps out of his bedroom window, backwards, was a real, aha moment for me in terms of Sprig’s character. “Stakeout was difficult to write because it deals with all four main characters and, at this point in the writing, we were still trying to figure out who they all were. De Matt Braly Avec Tom Kenny Nationalité U.S.A. Chaîne d'origine Disney Channel US. All so that Anne could scroll by them in an instant. Props to Andy and Jenn for building what looks like some kind of story progression to these images. In the writers room, everyone was excited about this episode because it goes to an insanely fun place, with teapots for heads and fighting off corn monsters with power ups. Here’s a particular highlight, boarded by Hannah Ayoubi, which introduces the character Leopold Loggle. Matthew "Matt" Braly is series director for Big City Greens .. About The Staff. Next up is “Taking Charge!” Thanks and take care of yourself! This was further developed, later at board. It's where your interests connect you with your people. Your one stop shop for all things related to the production of Disney Channel's new show, Amphibia! It's where your interests connect you with your people. He went on to become head writer of the wonderful show, Craig of the Creek at Cartoon Network! BGs by Ian Worrel, Daniaelle Simonson, Phillip Vose, Sunjae Lee, Joey McCormick, Elle Michalka, Jules Itzkof: That’s it for “Taking Charge!” See you next time! She even built a rig at home so that she could easily film the material: Afterwards, it was added to Anne’s hair via After Effects. It was ambitious and a bit risky, but essential to establishing the world and characters the way he wanted. Colors by Daniaelle Simonson and Carol Wyatt. For example: Sprig can go a little mad at times. “Sometimes you write an episode to serve a greater narrative need, sometimes you write to satisfy a pet peeve! Dirigida por Matt Braly. 1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for. Soooooo… That Daycare/Combat training course dude… That’s how Sasha got Anne roped into their friendship, only in a shorter time span, isn’t it? Designs by Brandon Wu and Andy Gonsalves with colors by Daniaelle Simonson and Carol Wyatt. It’s also worth noting that this is the first episode to feature painted portraits like the one of Hop Pop with his cane. The show follows two friends from different places. We were having fun, trying to surprise each other and make each other laugh. Fun fact: the garden wall from this episode is the same as the one featured in the ending credits. Check out this side by side comparison of board panel to final picture: The scary Lampreys were designed by Joe Sparrow, who always gave us fun color options with his rough sketches. Matthew Benjamin "Matt" Braly is a Filipino-American writer, animator, storyboard artist, director, and voice actor. Character deisign by Brandon Wu and Andy Gonsalves. Photo. I especially like how naturally Sprig and Anne grow closer in this episode, culminating in a pretty big disagreement.”. Later, when we moved the script from development to production, we realized it would be better to tell it from Anne’s POV, so we could show her becoming a more integral part of the Plantar family. Props by Andy Gonsalves. I couldn’t believe it when I finally saw it! It was their first board on the show and they did an amazing job together. “I was lucky enough to come into Amphibia and work with Matt and Jack pretty early on in the show. I especially like some of the faces Hop Pop makes during his rant about having a roommate. Matt Braly grew up listening to his grandmother tell stories about her life as a little girl in the Philippines. See you next week with “Best Fronds!”, “I miss Charlie big bottom with all my heart! Since this episode was boarded after our board team was assembled, it’s almost as if Kyler and Kat provided the official “answer” to the test! Text. Even so, you can feel the world and characters coming to life. a-sidekick:. ... “Avec toi- je peux aller toujours plus loin et encore plus haut.” Screenshot redraw of Kuromaya because I love these two and their “rivalry”. in this case, Taking Charge was conceived because it made me INSANE that Anne’s phone has lasted as long as it has without running out of power. So was anybody gonna tell me Matt Braly’s mother voiced Anne’s mom, or was I just supposed to find that out on his twitter account myself? Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn StumbleUpon Tumblr Pinterest Reddit VKontakte Odnoklassniki Pocket. That’s all folks! Artwork by Joe Sparrow, Erik Elizarrez, Daniaelle Simonson, and Carol Wyatt: Art director Ian Worrel and his team of did an amazing job establishing the intial look and feel of Amphibia with this episode. It was ambitious and a bit risky, but essential to establishing the world and characters the way he wanted. Plus the added perk of being able to do a story about Anne having a pet, meant I could pull on my own experiences as well, which made for a great episode that I’m really proud to have worked on. This episode was boarded by Hannah Ayoubi and Aaron Austin. I remember having everyone listen to “Yakety Sax” while they boarded to help make sure the chase felt fun. - According to Matt Braly, Anne Boonchuy's ethnicity is Thai-American just like him. This episode was storyboarded by Kyler Spears and Kat Marusik. 10/10, would help out again.”. The shape language of Amphibia’s characters is deliberately soft and volumetric. The sequence where Anne and Sprig meet for the first time will always be one of my favorites: This episode was key in terms of introducing our core cast as well as some of the creatures that inhabit Amphibia. Here’s an excerpt of a pivotal scene from Best Fronds: Storyboards. He had complete faith that the audience wouldn’t be thrown off by it, and he was absolutely right. Director Derek Kirk Kim has always been passionate about this story and added some real magic at the end with Sprig falling into Anne’s arms as he nods off. Beguiling, hostiling, we’re all suspicious isling!