The classic Christmas animated film 'the snowman' celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion a sequel has been made and will be screened on Christmas Eve.
The Sequel is called 'the snowman and the snowdog' and runs for 24 minutes. It has been entirely hand-drawn using Caran D'Ache coloured pencils.
Numbers vary a little depending on which interview you read/watch but more than 70 artists were employed and each had to produce 1 second's worth of viewing/film per day. Between 12-24 drawings went into 1 second of film. In total the film used 200,000 bits of paper and 5,000 pencils.
The Director explained that they thought about using PhotoShop or computer generated images but these just couldn't match the soft, magical look achieved with 'crayons' .... yeaaaaay!
and I have done more work on the Horse portrait and will show the update later this weekend.