Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Paultje & de Draak: now available

This week the dvds of the film arrived and also the excellent Paul and the Dragon Special Edition funpack with quartet card game, stickers, pencils, pinball-game and friends/game book. Christmas comes early this year:

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Paultje in 3D

A couple of weeks ago we visited sculptor Frans van Straaten in his studio.
He'd saved three of the larger Paultje sculptures (made for the The Quality of Life Gala) for us and we picked them up :

Once again, thanks a lot, Frans! The sculpture got a nice spot in our studio!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Little Quentin kick off

BAM! We started animating on our new animated shortfilm 'Little Quentin'.
Check out some concept art below:
Including some new artwork by the talented David de Rooij and Jelle Brunt:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Premiere

Last Sunday at the Holland Animation Festival 2008 our film 'Paultje en de Draak' or 'Paul and the Dragon' had its festive premiere!
It was really fantastic and we wanna thank everyone that came to our party!
Check out some photos below:

*Bonus update* We were also interviewed by the daily festival newspaper, HAFF Daily:

Friday, October 31, 2008


Here are the 4 different movieposters for Paul & the Dragon:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New website. Finally(!)

Hey, we recently launched a new Paul & the Dragon website.
You can check out the trailer, wallpapers and lots of other info about the film by clicking here:

It even has a freaking guestbook and everything. Some parts are still under construction so watch out where you click.
English version coming soon. A special thanks to HoYin Man and Pepijn Blom for their amazing mad programming skills.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

2.1 million!

Last weekend all the rich and famous gathered at
the Quality of Life Gala to raise money for child cancer research. The theme of the evening was our film 'Paul and the Dragon'. For the auction 50 famous Dutch people painted a statue of our Paul character, a nice bronze statue of Paul was auctioned, some jewelry of the characters and lots of other stuff. Paul himself and his family were also there and in the end 2.1 million was raised to support child cancer research, which is amazing.
Check out some pictures below:

Newspaper article:

Friday, October 3, 2008

New logo, new address, new studio

This week we moved to a bigger and better studio!
Our new address is:

Binckhorstlaan 36
2516 BE, Den Haag
The Netherlands

Pictures and more exciting news coming very soon!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sounds good.

Clean-up and backgroundart are finished! The brilliant soundtrack by Maarten Spruijt is finished!
And earlier this week we finished recording soundeffects for the film at Bob Kommer Studios.
It was a lot of fun and we'd like to thank Ronald & Jeroen for their professional work, good stories and lots of laughs.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Exciting Update

So we got good news and we got bad news.
The good news is: we are still alive after finishing the rough version of the entire film. The bad news is we still have to do a shitload of clean-up, coloring, compositing and background painting. And we do not know if we will survive this.
One of us will probably lose an arm, but that's the sacrifice one has to make in creating an animated film.
This will most likely be the coverart:

Monday, June 23, 2008

Welcome to the third dimension

Last week talented sculptor Frans van Straaten paid us a visit and showed us the model of Paul he's working on.
Check out the beautiful sculpture from all angles below:

FUN HOBBY-TIP OF THE WEEK: If you have nothing to do in the weekends, print the image above 100 times, put them next to each other and run past it. You've created your very own 360 turnaround animation of Paultje, because Albert was too lazy busy to do it for you. Thanks to Monsieur Daan Faudet for the photos!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wohoo!!! Little Quentin coming soon...

We just got news that the National Film Fund has granted us financial support for our 2nd movie Little Quentin.
Prepare for this bizarre tail in 2009!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Let us feed the hungry blog!

Whoa! Blog, we almost forgot you existed! We haven't fed you for almost 2 months, you must be hungry as a dragon! So let us now submerge you with random updates. How about some backgroundart as a starter:

Then a short clip as a main course. With some tasty music by musical maestro Maarten Spruijt:

If that hasn't fulfilled your appetite, here's a strawberry-topped dessert:

Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Images that will make your life richer

Whoa. Check out this crazy SUPERcollage of screenshots. Click it. They may be tiny, but that's also what makes them cute. Clicky:

BONUS UPDATE: Background image from one of the fast Michael Bay like action scenes from the film. In fact, it goes by so fast, that you'll miss all the actual detail from the painting, as it flies by in less than a nano-second. But thanks to Blogger you can now enjoy it. So let's thank Blogger for making our lives richer.

Monday, April 7, 2008

More Previews!

Here are 2 more sneak previews from the Paul & the Dragon movie

The first scene is where Paul has just entered his fantasy world and encounters a new friend.

Second scene is where we are introduced to the dragon.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Color me!

Here's a layout for one of the forest scenes:

Monday, February 18, 2008

Tree of Life

Currently we're working on Paul's absurdly detailed forestworld. It's a work in progress:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Enter The Dragon!

Some more screen shots for you today. As you see the last picture shows how many frames can go into a yawning dragon.